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Windows 7: Kindle Fire networking question...

16 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Kindle Fire networking question...

If I can connect to my Windows 7 computer wirelessly over the network and access its shared folders with my Kindle Fire why do I not see the Kindle showing up as a networked device in the Windows 7 Network panel? Everything else that is wirelessly connected is there. Just curious is all.

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16 Jul 2017   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601

For Windows to see a device or another computer it has to have a couple of protocols running and a few ports open. I think Kindle is probably some fork of Linux and I doubt that they have any downloadable applications or packages to make it possible to view.

Your router would be able to see it in connected devices, If you download a network scanner you should be able to see it or if you run the command:
arp -a
you should see it's IP and Mac address
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