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frolicndetour
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Registered: ‎07-02-2011
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Connecting NOOK to computer's internet via USB

Since no one told me when I got my Nook that the wireless is absolutely TERRIBLE and does not connect to most normal wifi connections that computers will connect to, I want to use my computer's wired internet.  Presumably there is a way to do this with the USB cable but so far I have not been able to figure it out.  And obviously customer service/tech support is completely pointless because they thought when I couldn't get my NOOK connected to a wifi that my computer was using that the device was broken, but when I took it to the store and used their wifi, lo and behold it worked.  So I am asking you all, the learned and experienced masses, because I figure it will be more likely to be accurate.  Thanks.

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gstone
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Re: Connecting NOOK to computer's internet via USB

When the device is plugged into your computer, the computer recognizes it as a removable storage device. There is no way to access the internet with a usb connection.

 

What you can do is install Nook for PC to shop or download ebooks. You can then copy the ebooks from your computer to the nook.

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dafrca
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Registered: ‎04-16-2012
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Re: Connecting NOOK to computer's internet via USB

How sad they removed this feature. My 1st edition had no issue with using the USB to interact with my computer to reach the internet. Living in an area where WiFi is interupted a lot, it would have been nice to be able to use the USB to reach the internet with the new Nook.

 

Guess Kindle does have one more advantage. :-(

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geertm
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Registered: ‎02-09-2010
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Re: Connecting NOOK to computer's internet via USB

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dafrca wrote:

How sad they removed this feature. My 1st edition had no issue with using the USB to interact with my computer to reach the internet. Living in an area where WiFi is interupted a lot, it would have been nice to be able to use the USB to reach the internet with the new Nook.

 

Guess Kindle does have one more advantage. :-(


The N1E cannot reach the Internet using the USB connection. The original N1E did have 3G to use the mobile phone network to connect to the Internet.

 


 

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