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Calibre Tutorial: Transfer E-books to Kindle through Local Wireless Transmission

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In this article I'll introduce local transmission skills. If you want to push e-books to cloud via email please read this article Calibre tutorial: push e-books via email

For those people who need to local transmit e-books to kindle, they must have been tired of using USB cable. But if you have installed Calibre on your computer, you can turn Calibre into a small server by connecting to wireless router. Then you can download Calibre library's e-books to your kindle by visiting kindle experimental web browser.

1. Click "connect/share" in Calibre

Click start content server in the pop-up window

Calibre-connect

2. Record IP and port

Calibre-IP

3. Use kindle experimental web browser to visit and download

Open kindle, click three-lined button and click experimental web browser, then input IP and port in the browser address bar and enter the site.

For Example: http://192.168.1.100:8080

kindle-web-browser

If your Calibre's library has a lot of e-books, you can also search the book through search function. When you don't need to use this function, you can click stop content server at any time. Isn't convenient?

*Note: Because of the design theory of experimental web browser, Kindle can't connected to the LAN when the router is not connected to the Internet. When you're trying to do so, it will pop up a cue: your Kindle is connected to the WiFi network but unable to connect to the internet. Please contact your Internet service provider for further assistance. So please make sure your router is successfully connected to the internet in order to use the local sharing function properly.

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Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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06/5/2019 18:42:48
Hi,i followed your directions and all went well.But now it stopped working my kindle keeps saying cannot connect.Please advise thank you
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06/6/2019 09:07:17
Thank you for your comments. Have you checked your router? Please make sure your router is successfully connected to the internet. You can contact your internet service provide for further assistance.
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06/14/2019 09:25:14

If the IP address changes on the content server, then you will need to change it on the device you are using to access the content server.

I set up my content server with a static IP instead of a dynamic IP so it would not change.

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08/1/2019 12:34:03
It works on my smartphone but not my paperwhite kindle, says it can't connect. the issue must be kindle but mine is updated.
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09/20/2019 23:49:18
Excellent tip as the Email to Kindle appears not to be working these days. Many thanks
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