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I can connect my Kindle via USB and transfer files between my computer and my Kindle. How can I do the same using WiFi? For example, from my computer is there a way to browse what's on my kindle (assuming they are on the same WiFi network)?

Ideally I could access my Kindle as a network share or over FTP, or something.

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I don't think it is possible unless you want to syncs the files from amazon or using build-in browser. –  Ye Lin Aung Oct 17 '11 at 5:48
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I'm convinced the Kindle WiFi is only usable for

  1. communicating with the Amazon Kindle store
  2. receiving content you emailed to your kindle's address.
  3. (experimentally) browsing the Internet.

I suspect that 2 is a subset of 1 anyway.

I'm pretty sure we'd have heard if Amazon had implemented SMB or FTP or any other such protocol. I imagine they want to keep the device as simple, secure and foolproof as they can and other protocols might pose more problems in those areas than they'd want to provide support for.

Warning: The above is largely one person's opinion and/or speculation resulting from a few week's use of a Kindle 4.


Note: As far as I know, the Kindle Fire is an Android (forked) Tablet. So presumably it can do things that the "normal" e-ink Kindle's can't.

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There is an FTP server application available. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055SCX66/ref=mas_ty

The single biggest problem with it is that currently the keyboard does not appear so you cannot change the default passwords or add new users. That makes this app VERY insecure on the Fire so you have to be careful to turn it off when you're done.

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