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Old 02-20-2014, 11:51 PM   #61
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Or don't turn on wi-fi
Which does nothing if you're already updated.
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What firmware version do you have?
BookCat's Kindle, as stated, is still being shipped. Nevertheless, I am fairly sure all KindlePW2s now being shipped come with 5.4.2 or 5.4.2.1
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I have 5.4.2. and have not registered it or setup wi-fi cause I like it the way it is. For some reason Goodreads is not on my PW2 and I don't want it or need it. That is too much like a tablet to me. Been there and done that. I do my surfing with a computer. But that is me
As far as I know, 5.4.2.1 is only a bugfix. I do know that 5.4.2 definitely has Goodreads, so you must be in an unsupported country. You cannot avoid Goodreads by not getting the 5.4.2.1 firmware, so please don't suggest it (like you did here).
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I like the software differences like bookmarks, you can delete you old ones as you go along. I like I can have page numbers now. I like the lighting better too. I think the page turns are more responsive on mine compared to the PW1.
You could always delete bookmarks. Page Numbers have been available since the Kindle Keyboard, the PW2 is nothing special in this regard.

Lighting and responsiveness are good points though.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #62
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The PW2 has added page numbers to what cycles in the lower left hand corner of your book such that they can be visible all the time. I don't believe the PW1 has this update yet.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:35 AM   #63
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:14 AM   #64
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I've finally received the paperwhite 2, and though I ordered it direct from Amazon and sent them an email asking for it to be pre-registered, it's arrived unregistered! It's demanding a wi-fi connection to be registered.

Is there some way of registering it via the usb? I'm really not impressed that the upper left says 'My Kindle' rather than 'Catherine's Kindle'.

P.S. I'm on bad terms at the mo with the 'friend' whose wi-fi I was going to borrow, so don't want to ask him about this.

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:04 AM   #65
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I've finally received the paperwhite 2, and though I ordered it direct from Amazon and sent them an email asking for it to be pre-registered, it's arrived unregistered! It's demanding a wi-fi connection to be registered.

Is there some way of registering it via the usb? I'm really not impressed that the upper left says 'My Kindle' rather than 'Catherine's Kindle'.
There is no way to register without Wi-Fi. Maybe you could find the serial in the settings, and then call Amazon to register it for you.

However, there are three things you gain by doing so, all of which require Wi-Fi to function:

- syncing
- auto-delivery
- cloud collections

As your Kindle is not on Wi-Fi most of the time, it's of no use to register.

If you still want to, can't you pinch a Wi-Fi at the library, or Starbucks, or something? Most libraries and many lunchrooms over here have Wi-Fi for free.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:32 AM   #66
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You haven't given anyone karma in two months??

The rule is 10 ppl max per day, and never the same person two times in a row.
Sorry for the off-topic but, yes I guess I haven't given any since I 'thanked' you and HarryT two months ago (was it that long!). I don't hand out karma willy nilly to just anyone!

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I've finally received the paperwhite 2, and though I ordered it direct from Amazon and sent them an email asking for it to be pre-registered, it's arrived unregistered! It's demanding a wi-fi connection to be registered.

Is there some way of registering it via the usb? I'm really not impressed that the upper left says 'My Kindle' rather than 'Catherine's Kindle'.

P.S. I'm on bad terms at the mo with the 'friend' whose wi-fi I was going to borrow, so don't want to ask him about this.
Yes it will only be registered to you on Amazon, that is it pre-registered. You have to connect via wi-fi to complete the registration, basically it just links your Kindle to Amazon, it's already set up on their servers to do so.

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:45 AM   #67
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Have spoken to Amazon who say that the reader is already registered to me, but this won't show on the reader unless it's connected via wi-fi. The guy on phone was very helpful when I said I intended to load all books through the usb and he went into detail about how to do this.
Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #68
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I would try to find a local coffee shop or restaurant or library to connect it by Wi-fi. One time I broke a Kindle Keyboard while on vacation. I couldn't go all vacation without my books! I bought a new one at a local store and then drove to Starbucks across the street and enjoyed a latte while I registered my Kindle and downloaded my books. Good luck!
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Before I moved area, this would have been much easier. I lived in a studenty area where there were coffee shops with wi-fi access. But in the place I live now (a quiet, suburban area where the residents are mostly elderly) it's much harder to find a coffee house. I think there's a Costa not too far away, but I don't think it has wi-fi access, I don't think there's a local Starbucks. I'd have to go into B'ham city centre to find one of those.

When/if I'm on better terms with that 'friend' I'll ask him, meanwhile I'll do a google search for local hotspots.

Googled and discovered that the local Macdonald's has wi-fi.

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Castle Vale has free WiFi

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Have spoken to Amazon who say that the reader is already registered to me, but this won't show on the reader unless it's connected via wi-fi. The guy on phone was very helpful when I said I intended to load all books through the usb and he went into detail about how to do this.
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If you live in Birmingham, UK, go to Castle Vale to get free WiFi per this link:

http://recombu.com/digital/news/birm...fi_M12837.html
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Googled and discovered that the local Macdonald's has wi-fi.
Still, I don't understand why you don't just have Wi-Fi switched on in your router, and set a key for it. You don't have to use it, except when you want to.

It won't bite or anything

The only thing on my Wi-Fi at home are my mobile phone and tablet; all the rest is wired because Wi-Fi is just too slow.
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Costa's website says they have 30 minutes of free Wi-fi partnered with O2 supposedly rolled out nationwide a year or so ago. Can't say I've really paid attention when I've been in one. I wish I had a Costa by my house. I like them better than Starbucks. Their gingerbread latte at Christmas time was so delicious!
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Before I moved area, this would have been much easier. I lived in a studenty area where there were coffee shops with wi-fi access. But in the place I live now (a quiet, suburban area where the residents are mostly elderly) it's much harder to find a coffee house. I think there's a Costa not too far away, but I don't think it has wi-fi access, I don't think there's a local Starbucks. I'd have to go into B'ham city centre to find one of those.

When/if I'm on better terms with that 'friend' I'll ask him, meanwhile I'll do a google search for local hotspots.

Googled and discovered that the local Macdonald's has wi-fi.
If there is a public library near where you live that might be another place where you can find an open wifi hotspot. I know my own local library has it available for anyone who brings their own computer/reader with them. An option to think about anyway assuming that your library does have internet access.
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I think Katsunami has a good point--you could set up your home router for wi-fi and just turn it on when you need to use it--for occasions such as this. Then as soon as your Kindle is registered simply turn the wi-fi off again.

By the way, congrats on your new reader!! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've been enjoying mine over the last few months!!
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Which does nothing if you're already updated.

BookCat's Kindle, as stated, is still being shipped. Nevertheless, I am fairly sure all KindlePW2s now being shipped come with 5.4.2 or 5.4.2.1

As far as I know, 5.4.2.1 is only a bugfix. I do know that 5.4.2 definitely has Goodreads, so you must be in an unsupported country. You cannot avoid Goodreads by not getting the 5.4.2.1 firmware, so please don't suggest it (like you did here).


You could always delete bookmarks. Page Numbers have been available since the Kindle Keyboard, the PW2 is nothing special in this regard.

Lighting and responsiveness are good points though.
Do you have a PW2? Sorry no Goodreads on my PW2. Can't tell you why, but just saying....
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