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Old 11-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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VPN in Fire settings?

I will be using my Kindle Fire overseas and would like access to Amazon's prime features, such as streaming videos. I don't think i will be able to do that without using a VPN from USA.

Can someone who actually has a Kindle verify as to whether there is a way to connect through a VPN with the Fire?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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bump. Could someone please reply to this? Just skim the connection settings or whatever, and see if you can find anything that could possibly be used to connect to a VPN
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VPN requires client software which is almost certainly not present on the Fire. The only solution is probably router-based VPN where you get a router that acts as a VPN client so that any wireless client connected to it uses the VPN.
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*Please, does anyone actually know the answer to this?

I need to start trying to connect also.
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Kindle Fire doesn't support VPN. Your options are:
1) using a router-based VPN
2) rooting it and hacking the VPN in (I'm sure that it can be done, but I don't have specific instructions for it)
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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**CAUTION: You need to really really be careful, read the instructions over and over again and go slowly if you are not sure of what to do:

Okay, my *excellent* VPN provider has confirmed the following:
"Amazon will prevent any attempt to establish a VPN connection on Kindle Fire. However, you can use a VPN enabled router to trick Fire.

In order to configure your router for HMA Pro VPN, you need to flash it with DD-WRT firmware.

You can check if your router supports this @ http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

How to install the DD-WRT firmare: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation."



AGAIN - I'm definitely going to go slowly here, as if you mess up, you will BRICK your router!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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I have my DDWRT router VPN connected but still unable to get it work for Kindle. It is strange that when I check my ip-address in PC with cable connected to router, it shows a US location. However, in Fire or other Wifi devices, it still showing my Hong Kong ip-address.

my setting are:
Router(1) PPPoE to ISP
Router(2) VPN to a US VPN server
Fire Wifi connected to Router(2) .... this shows Hong Kong ip location
PC cable connected to Router(2) .... this shows a US ip location

Anyone succesfully connect the Kindle via VPN??

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**CAUTION: You need to really really be careful, read the instructions over and over again and go slowly if you are not sure of what to do:

Okay, my *excellent* VPN provider has confirmed the following:
"Amazon will prevent any attempt to establish a VPN connection on Kindle Fire. However, you can use a VPN enabled router to trick Fire.

In order to configure your router for HMA Pro VPN, you need to flash it with DD-WRT firmware.

You can check if your router supports this @ http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

How to install the DD-WRT firmare: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation."



AGAIN - I'm definitely going to go slowly here, as if you mess up, you will BRICK your router!
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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Do you have a Macbook Pro running Lion that has VPN? and...
Do you have the ability to connect your Macbook to a "wired" internet connection using a network cable?

If so, you can turn your MacBook Pro's AirPort into a Wifi Hotspot, where every device connected to the Hotspot would go through the VPN.

I do this now in China, where I can connect my iPhone to Twitter and Facebook without using VPN configuration on the iPhone.

So, based on what I know, I figure I can still use my Kindle Fire overseas.

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:56 AM   #9
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nope, any way i can do this with a PC?

Or, is there a way to turn my iPhone 4 into a hotspot that uses the Wifi router and not the 3G connection? Then I could turn VPN on in my iphone
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You will need to change the wireless settings to Static and then modify the DNS settings. I have done this successfully. Try unblock-us.com Works a treat and you dont need to touch your router. I now run my PC and Iconia and Fire on these settings and there is no degradation to speed.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #11
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kindle fire vpn

i have a US vpn option set up on my network through a dedicated ddwrt router. i am told that this broadcasts a "US" wifi signal and all devices will be regarding as accessing a US network. i haven't set up a kindle yet *under the tree...) but i spoke to the firm that supplied the router and they say kindle works with it. haven't got around the US credit card problem yet mind you but i gatherecan buy gift card from non US amazon site and and redeem it on US site ?
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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haven't got around the US credit card problem yet mind you but i gatherecan buy gift card from non US amazon site and and redeem it on US site ?
Based on thisthread you don't need US credit card. European based Visas cards work just fine. Or they should be, though. I'm yet to try. Waiting for my new Fire to arrive

Will let you know the outcome.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Got prime video working on my Kindle Fire in the UK

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I will be using my Kindle Fire overseas and would like access to Amazon's prime features, such as streaming videos. I don't think i will be able to do that without using a VPN from USA.

Can someone who actually has a Kindle verify as to whether there is a way to connect through a VPN with the Fire?
You are so right there is no von support on the fire and rooting it does not help.

I tried hacking my router and using hide my ass.com but the fire did not like it even though my Mac works fine.

After many frustrating days and wasted cash I came across these guys;
http://www.unblock-us.com/

It works an absolute treat and is super simple to setup on the Kindle Fire.

I used the free trial and immediately bought a years subscription.

The only drawback is that you need to manually input your il address and dns settings

as their service works by a clever dns server trick.

This is definitely the way to go.

I will try setiing my whole network dns to point to their dns servers later so I can switch the kindle back to using dhcp but till then it works perfectly. :-)

Undoubtedly the best solution.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #14
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You are so right there is no von support on the fire and rooting it does not help.

I tried hacking my router and using hide my ass.com but the fire did not like it even though my Mac works fine.

After many frustrating days and wasted cash I came across these guys;
http://www.unblock-us.com/

It works an absolute treat and is super simple to setup on the Kindle Fire.

I used the free trial and immediately bought a years subscription.

The only drawback is that you need to manually input your il address and dns settings

as their service works by a clever dns server trick.

This is definitely the way to go.

I will try setiing my whole network dns to point to their dns servers later so I can switch the kindle back to using dhcp but till then it works perfectly. :-)

Undoubtedly the best solution.
This looks interesting, and I kind of wish I was taking a trip out of the country to test if it would work. Is there anything different about setting it up on the Fire that doesn't appear on the Android Set-up page? http://support.unblock-us.com/custom...rticles/291571
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After many frustrating days and wasted cash I came across these guys;
http://www.unblock-us.com/

It works an absolute treat and is super simple to setup on the Kindle Fire.

I used the free trial and immediately bought a years subscription.

The only drawback is that you need to manually input your il address and dns settings

as their service works by a clever dns server trick.

This is definitely the way to go.

I will try setiing my whole network dns to point to their dns servers later so I can switch the kindle back to using dhcp but till then it works perfectly. :-)

Undoubtedly the best solution.

Could have saved yourself a lot of frustration if you had read my post above


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You will need to change the wireless settings to Static and then modify the DNS settings. I have done this successfully. Try unblock-us.com Works a treat and you dont need to touch your router. I now run my PC and Iconia and Fire on these settings and there is no degradation to speed.
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