03-07-2011 10:56 PM
I recently purchased the Nook Wifi + 3G version for my friend. I made certain to get the 3G Nook because she doesn't have Wifi, but she's having difficulty using the 3G. I wish I lived closer to her to take a look at it...I think it's just a matter of her not knowing the proper steps. Could anyone with the 3G model walk me through how to go about connecting to the internet through 3G instead of Wifi? Thank you for reading my post. Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.
All the best,
03-07-2011 11:20 PM
There really aren't any steps to using 3G. But it sounds like your friend is trying to use the Web browser, which only works with Wi-Fi. The 3G can only be used to communicate with the B&N store and the B&N account.
03-08-2011 02:23 AM
Ah, that explains things then. Thank you so much for your help. I'll pass the message along.
08-17-2012 02:55 PM
I have been unable to connect to 3G for the past month. When I try to shop for a book a message says "network unabailable." I have had a Nook first edition for over 2 yrs and never had a problem with 3G before this. It connects to my Wi-Fi without any probelm, but when I turn it off I cannot connect to 3G. I have contaced Barnes and Noble and even took my Nook to the store, but they haven't had any luck either. Said they have never had anyone with this problem before. I have unregistered and returned to factory settings and shut it down, but nothing works. Any ideas?
08-17-2012 03:14 PM
Are any 3G signal strength bars showing on the status bar?
Does the 3G radio show activated on the Settings screen?
Reader firmware version?
Considering the reader's age the 3G radio circuitry might have simply failed. You might end up requiring a mobile WiFi hot spot or other WiFi access OR simply sideloading from a computer with the USB cable.