09-16-2010 07:45 PM
I managed to purchase a book, by way of wifi. I cannot, however get ANYTHING to work in 3g. When I'm at home I get a list of several wifi networks within range, all secure and belonging to neighbors, but I cannot get 3g. I can sit in the same spot on the couch, with my (gasp!) Kindle on my other knee, and get 3g to work just fine on it. What gives? Also, at my office in downtown San Francisco, SOLID AT&T country, I can't get 3g at all either.
The whole reason I purchased a nook (in addition to the Kindle) was to get books from the Northern California Digital Library. Apparently I need 3g to do that? But 3g doesn't work.
09-16-2010 07:53 PM - edited 09-16-2010 07:54 PM
I think you're confused.
The 3G is only for shopping from B&N. You can browse B&N, buy e-books at B&N, and download e-books (if they're not gigantic) from B&N over 3G. You can get updates to The Daily over 3G.
The 3G is only active when there is no usable Wi-Fi system in range, or when you disable Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is faster and (for B&N) cheaper, so NOOK uses Wi-Fi whenever possible.
From what I can tell, the Northern California Digital Library is just another OverDrive presence, and would work the same way as just about all the other libraries in the US. You need Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, and you'll download the e-books you check out into ADE. Then you'll use your USB cable to transfer the e-books from ADE into your NOOK. 3G is not involved.
09-16-2010 08:18 PM
Thanks. That was helpful.
The thing is, I don't care how I get access to the web as long as I get it. What you are telling me is that it can't be done on nook?
If I tap on Web
tap on "go to"
type in www.yahoo.com
the nook says "web page not available"
and gives a long list of reasons why it may be unavailable, such as typing url wrong, etc.
It just seems that it is giving responses as if I SHOULD be able to get a web page.
09-16-2010 08:49 PM
The internet can, in fact, be accessed on the NOOK, but only when it is connected via wifi. If it says, "wifi hotspot disconnected" the NOOK is not connected to the wifi for some reason. Tap on that line and see what it says.
09-16-2010 11:55 PM
its simple - you cannot use the web browser on 3g, only wifi. you can shop for books on both. try disabling the wifi and let 3g kick in when you tap shop.