Adopting a first generation gadget is always risky. You never know what could go wrong. To its credit, Amazon Kindle Fire has not had too many issues. But some are complaining about WiFi issues on the Kindle Fire. Some Amazon Kindle owners are now complaining about not being able to connect to their WiFi network at home. Strangely, some are able to connect to their WiFi network but do not get access to the Internet.
I seem to be having an issue where my Fire can connect to my router, but my internet’s speed immediately plummets down to where it can only download at 1.0 kb/s. As soon as I make my Kindle forget my network the speed jumps right back up. Downloading 6.1 update now to see if that fixes the issue.
Scott-ross Dailey explained on the Kindle forum. Kindle users are reporting that getting the latest Kindle Fire Update v. 6.2 solves this issue (it can be done over the air). You can also manually upgrade your Amazon Kindle Fire by downloading the latest version of Kindle software. Here are the instructions as provided by Amazon:
Have you experienced any WiFi issues on your Kindle Fire?