How to get a Kindle Fire to connect to a wireless modem?

JetMech
02.01.2013
JetMech

My understanding is that the Kindle can access the Internet through our wireless modem, but it's not happening. When we try, the error message says "Authentication Failed." How do we proceed? Thank you.

Added (1). Thanks for answering Dan. Still no luck. When I must input a password to access our wifi, what password is it asking for? There is a security PIN number on the bottom of the router… That failed. Then we found a password called "Home group password"… That failed. We input the correct security type WPA2-PSK. Why is this thing so hard to connect to the router? Our two desk top computers were much easier. Here I have the screen up on the Kindle. It says the correct network identifier and signal strength excellent. Security WPA2 PSK. Password is blank. Which password is it looking for? One of the passwords we dealt with was a very long numerical one. It was very very long. Is that the one?

Added (2). I meant to say, what TYPE of password is it looking for. Of course I know that you don't know our password.

Dan Karas
02.01.2013
Dan Karas

You are not using the right wireless password or encryption type such as WPA, WPA2, etc.

Also be sure you are trying to connect to the SSID of your wireless router and not another in the range of the Kindle.

My Kindle Fire works seamlessly both with home WiFi and my Verizon cellular mobile hotspot.

Good Luck…