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TeachnLern
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registering nook

Does the nook have to be registered in a physical store?  I'm about 150 miles from the nearest brick & mortar store and I bought mine there but my friends and family would like to order on line.

 

 

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DariaJane
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Re: registering nook

Nope, you don't have to be in a store to register it.  You just need a bn.com account (which you have) and a default credit card on file.  To add a  default credit card, click on "My Account" at the top of the bn.com page and click on the link to Manage Credit Cards.  Once you add all that, turn on your nook and go to Settings.  From there you can touch Register Device (or something like that) and enter the email address and password associated with your bn.com account.  That's all it takes!  Let us know if you have any problems with this...

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TeachnLern
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Re: registering nook

Thanks for the quick response.  It's not fun to live 4 hours from the closest B&N!

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Re: registering nook

You do need to have wireless access to register. For a Wi-Fi-only NOOK, that means you have to be somewhere that the NOOK can access a hotspot.

 

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neurotrance
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Re: registering nook

How do you register a Nook when you're outside the US then?

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geertm
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Re: registering nook


neurotrance wrote:

How do you register a Nook when you're outside the US then?


 

You can register the Nook when you are outside the US using Wifi. No problem.

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neurotrance
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Re: registering nook

Ah, I see. Thanks!

 

Do you really need a Wi-Fi or can you register it while it is hooked up by cable to a desktop PC with Internet access as well?

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Re: registering nook


neurotrance wrote:

Ah, I see. Thanks!

 

Do you really need a Wi-Fi or can you register it while it is hooked up by cable to a desktop PC with Internet access as well?


 

Unfortunately that is not possible. Just Wifi.

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Re: registering nook

I need to register my new nook, I cannot get past looking for wifi spot....etc., so my question is once I go to where a wifi connect is, then will I be able to access my nook totally??  I plan to just use my nook for my daily meditations (by transferring from my computer), and when I want or need to buy or purchase a book of app, I would just go to a BN store or a location with wifi.?? we just have cable connect to the net, etc.  I sincerely hope and pray that I am correct.  I just purchased my nook HD+ yesterday afternoon, and am excited to access what is already pre-installed!:smileyhappy:

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Re: registering nook


ButtonsVB wrote:

I need to register my new nook, I cannot get past looking for wifi spot....etc., so my question is once I go to where a wifi connect is, then will I be able to access my nook totally??  I plan to just use my nook for my daily meditations (by transferring from my computer), and when I want or need to buy or purchase a book of app, I would just go to a BN store or a location with wifi.?? we just have cable connect to the net, etc.  I sincerely hope and pray that I am correct.  I just purchased my nook HD+ yesterday afternoon, and am excited to access what is already pre-installed!:smileyhappy:


Your HD+ has capabilities far beyond that of the original Nook First Edition reader. You inquiry would be much more apparent to people familiar with the HD+ in the B&N forums specific to the HD and HD+.

 

Some Nook models might require brief contact with B&N servers through a WiFi connection before other functions are enabled.

 

Some online services offer video or audio streaming that requires a WiFi connection for the entire time you are watching or listening to the content. Other services allow you to download video or audio content with your Nook HD/HD+ and or computer and view the content without a WiFi connection later (video or audio is stored in the Nook). Once loaded onto the Nook HD/HD+ you should be able to read eBooks and ePeriodicals without a WiFi connection.

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Re: registering nook


ButtonsVB wrote:

I need to register my new nook, I cannot get past looking for wifi spot....etc., so my question is once I go to where a wifi connect is, then will I be able to access my nook totally??  I plan to just use my nook for my daily meditations (by transferring from my computer), and when I want or need to buy or purchase a book of app, I would just go to a BN store or a location with wifi.?? we just have cable connect to the net, etc.  I sincerely hope and pray that I am correct.  I just purchased my nook HD+ yesterday afternoon, and am excited to access what is already pre-installed!:smileyhappy:


You could also purchase a router and set up WiFi in your home.  But, once you get it registered, you don't "need" WiFi", you can transfer books via PC, but, as was previously stated, the HD has a lot of other capabilities.  And, again, post your questions to the HD/HD+ board, you're much more likely to get responses, and will get responses specific to your device.

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