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amonroe
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Trouble downloading books lately? (N2E)

I've had some issues with connecting to "proxied" wi-fi networks on my N2E since I got it, but I decided to keep it because I could at least connect to my home wi-fi and download books.  However, this morning I turned on my wi-fi and tried to download a book (a lengthy one, I will admit), and the Nook was not able to complete the processing of my purchase before I left the house.  I waited probably 30 minutes, and it still hasn't downloaded.

 

Anyone else having this problem?

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edu500acEC
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Re: Trouble downloading books lately? (N2E)

Yes. It is very hard to buy from B&N, unless you happen to live near one of their stores. I hope B&N improve their selling system, since I am very grateful for the Nook, and would love buying book from them.  I gave up buying books from B&N, since I cannot buy books while I am abroad. The point is that the perfect occasion to buy and read books is while one is on vacations in Greece, France, Quebec or Paraguay. I did not have any problems with other bookstores, except in one case (I bought the book, but was not able to read it on my Nook). BTW, to buy from other bookstores, one needs to install the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) in a computer. Plug your Nook to the computer, and launch ADE. Many bookstores let you use their computers to do the job. Make sure that you are buying an authorized electronic edition, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. In doubt, contact the publisher. 

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Re: Trouble downloading books lately? (N2E)

I am sorry some of you are having trouble.  I have seen reports of this for a few weeks now, but I have not had any problems at all buying and downloading books from B&N from any WiFi connection.

 

 

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edu500acEC
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Re: Trouble downloading books lately? (N2E)

There is one procedure that works for me. As the Wifi admin to eliminate the passward. I don't know why, but the Nook works much better when there is no password. After downloading the book, the admin can reconfigure the passward. Of course, if you live near a B&N shop, there is no problem. The Nook works perfectly well inside B&N stores.

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Re: Trouble downloading books lately? (N2E)


edu500acEC wrote:

Yes. It is very hard to buy from B&N, unless you happen to live near one of their stores. I hope B&N improve their selling system, since I am very grateful for the Nook, and would love buying book from them.  I gave up buying books from B&N, since I cannot buy books while I am abroad. The point is that the perfect occasion to buy and read books is while one is on vacations in Greece, France, Quebec or Paraguay. I did not have any problems with other bookstores, except in one case (I bought the book, but was not able to read it on my Nook). BTW, to buy from other bookstores, one needs to install the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) in a computer. Plug your Nook to the computer, and launch ADE. Many bookstores let you use their computers to do the job. Make sure that you are buying an authorized electronic edition, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. In doubt, contact the publisher. 


I buy the books BEFORE I go and read WHILE I'm on vacation.  Also, you can download freely from Gutenberg, Manybooks and other sites so enjoy a classic if you find yourself in a bind.

Currently reading: Destiny of the Republic, The Heritage of Shannara, Lonely Planet: Melbourne & Victoria