While I absolutely love the Kindle there is one improvement I would like to see, a way of copy and pasting a WPA key. I’m a little over the top when it comes to computer security so you know I’m one of those weirdos who uses a 63-character gibberish string for my WPA key. Needless to say this is a huge pain in the ass to enter when I want to attach my Kindle to my wireless network. With my iPhone and iPad I can simply e-mail the key to myself (as I run my own e-mail server the e-mail goes from my system to my system and thus never leaves my control), copy the key from the e-mail, and paste it in the wireless configuration screen on the device.
I wish Amazon would put in an easy workaround such as letting the user drop a plain text file containing their key in the root directory of the device. Anything would be better than having to enter in 63-characters of gibberish. With all of that said it is much easier to type in the key with the new touch screen Kindle than it was with the old Kindles.
Besides that the Kindle Touch is pretty awesome. I’ll eventually get a full review of the device up that better expresses my thoughts.
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I’m with you on that! I just got a new Kindle Keyboard and was hoping there was some way, as you say, to put a text file on the Kindle so I can copy it.
I got the 3G+WiFi version, so I’m wondering if I can indeed mail myself the key (maybe embedded in other gibberish or something).
Sadly the Kindle lacks any method of copying and pasting so you’re still relegated to manually entering your key in one character at a time. This wouldn’t be a big deal with the Kindle 3G but I often mail myself documents and don’t want to pay the fee Amazon charges for downloading personal documents over the 3G connection.
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