Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
Pingu
Enthusiast
Pingu began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 34
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: none
Wifi on or off?

Is there any advantage to having the Wifi on or off when just reading? Does it save battery power to have it off?

Thanx
Pingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,040
Karma: 72245445
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
Yes it saves the battery when it is turned off. There is no real reason to have the WiFi turned on when you are reading. I normally only turn on my 3G (I don't have the WiFi option) when I know I have books to download.
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #3
CyberpunkDad
Neuromancer Fanboi
CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
CyberpunkDad's Avatar
 
Posts: 49
Karma: 480
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle 3 / 3G
How do you turn off wifi?
CyberpunkDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:00 AM   #4
yogibare143
Tolkien Rules!
yogibare143 began at the beginning.
 
yogibare143's Avatar
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bartlesvill, OK
Device: kindle 3, kindle Fire
menu

turn wireless off
yogibare143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:02 AM   #5
CyberpunkDad
Neuromancer Fanboi
CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.CyberpunkDad has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
CyberpunkDad's Avatar
 
Posts: 49
Karma: 480
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle 3 / 3G
First I need to disable n00b mode in myself I think. LOL.
CyberpunkDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
wvcherrybomb
Sharp Shootin' Grandma
wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wvcherrybomb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wvcherrybomb's Avatar
 
Posts: 849
Karma: 1123940
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sunny Florida
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Fire, Literati (has been adopted by my daughter)
I always keep it off. Just turn it on for a minute to download all the stuff I had waiting. Then I turn it right back off. It's only purpose after that is to suck up battery life .... assuming you are just reading.
wvcherrybomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:19 AM   #7
Pingu
Enthusiast
Pingu began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 34
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: none
I've had mine for about 2 hours and I have 100 questions but am making myself calm down and read the manual first!!
Pingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 01:28 AM   #8
emellaich
Wizard
emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.emellaich ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,018
Karma: 3630887
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: Palm=> Ebookman=> IPaq=> Axim=> Cybook=> Kindle 2=>IPAD 1 & Kindle 3SO
On my K2, I almost always leave wireless off -- but there is a problem. I don't know if it was fixed on the K3.

The issue is that wireless keeps the clock synched. With wireless off it can get out of step. As a result, books in the sort that goes by "newest/latest read" (or whatever it is called) can get out of order. Its no big deal. I just turn on wireless for a minute when I start noticing this problem -- once a month or so.
emellaich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 11:11 AM   #9
Richey79
mrkrgnao
Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Richey79 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Richey79's Avatar
 
Posts: 241
Karma: 237248
Join Date: May 2010
Device: PRS650, K3 Wireless, Galaxy S3, iPad 3.
Turning off the wi-fi increases battery-life to a near-obscene length.

With regular - but not excessive - use, I get an average of just over two weeks on my Sony. With wi-fi off, the K3 is still running at nearly two months.
Richey79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:27 PM   #10
kindlekitten
Professional Adventuress
kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kindlekitten ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kindlekitten's Avatar
 
Posts: 12,709
Karma: 46180258
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Olympic Peninsula on the OTHER Washington! (the big green clean one on the west coast!)
Device: Kindle, the original! Times Two! and gifting an International Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
I've had mine for about 2 hours and I have 100 questions but am making myself calm down and read the manual first!!
*chuckle* that is why we are here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richey79 View Post
Turning off the wi-fi increases battery-life to a near-obscene length.

With regular - but not excessive - use, I get an average of just over two weeks on my Sony. With wi-fi off, the K3 is still running at nearly two months.
oh wow! they REALLY tweaked the battery life didn't they!
kindlekitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:48 PM   #11
OakIris
Addict
OakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a TexanOakIris might easily be mistaken for a Texan
 
OakIris's Avatar
 
Posts: 300
Karma: 18487
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colorado
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi
Like the others have posted here, I only have my Kindle's WiFi on when I want to download a book from Amazon.

Slightly off topic - for those with the 3G + WiFi version of the Kindle 3, can you turn off both 3G and WiFi so that you can save on battery life, or is one service always running?

Holly
OakIris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #12
ManosHandsOfFate
Addict
ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ManosHandsOfFate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ManosHandsOfFate's Avatar
 
Posts: 294
Karma: 1537324
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago
Device: Nook, K3, Fire, Nexus 7
I keep wifi off most of the time. Battery life is awesome. The Nook's is horrible in comparison.

I will say though that if you keep it off and you also want to sync the last place read, it's a pain to remember. If I was reading the same book on multiple devices often, I'd probably tend to leave wifi on.
ManosHandsOfFate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 01:38 PM   #13
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,040
Karma: 72245445
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
I know that I can turn my 3G off. I don't have a WiFi option but I would imagine that you turn both off and on at once. The Kindle looks for a WiFi connection first and if it doesn't find one goes to the 3G. At least, that is what I have read.

That and you have to be able to turn off the 3G and the WiFi otherwise it could not be brought on a plane.

Last edited by ProfCrash; 12-06-2010 at 01:40 PM.
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #14
TenaciousBadger
Mrawr?
TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TenaciousBadger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
TenaciousBadger's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,111
Karma: 15039064
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: kindle 3 wifi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richey79 View Post
Turning off the wi-fi increases battery-life to a near-obscene length.

With regular - but not excessive - use, I get an average of just over two weeks on my Sony. With wi-fi off, the K3 is still running at nearly two months.
hi, richey, i would like to ask how often you read on the K3 to get that insane running time?

ah, wifi off for me but i read an average of 4h a day (let's say) so i recharge after a week and a half. the battery down to a quarter by that time.
TenaciousBadger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #15
Tiersten
Guru
Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.
 
Posts: 987
Karma: 8641
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3G+WiFi
Quote:
Originally Posted by OakIris View Post
Slightly off topic - for those with the 3G + WiFi version of the Kindle 3, can you turn off both 3G and WiFi so that you can save on battery life, or is one service always running?
The toggle turns on/off both 3G and WiFi together. You can't have just one turned on whilst the other is off.

Even if you're on WiFi, the 3G modem is active and connected to the cell network. It doesn't disable the 3G modem if you're on WiFi.
Tiersten is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kindle to Israel, WIFI or WIFI+3G? shemsha Amazon Kindle 15 05-06-2011 02:12 PM
Wifi + 3g vs Wifi only [HELP! I'm about to pick up a Kindle!] RedNara Amazon Kindle 13 12-04-2010 05:09 AM
Buy nook wifi/kindle wifi nelson7lim Flea Market 1 08-15-2010 04:32 PM
NOOK wifi? or KINDLE 3 wifi? nelson7lim Which one should I buy? 28 08-15-2010 10:38 AM
BE and WiFi dhill iRex 3 05-16-2008 02:51 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.