The Kindle 3G Keyboard for example does not need a University wireless network to connect. It can connect to the Internet and download books for free anywhere where there is a mobile phone signal.
The standard Kindle does not connect to the 3G network but you can still download books to it.
- Staff can connect it to the Guest wireless network, which is intended to provide wireless internet access for guests of University staff but doubles up very nicely as a second wireless network compatible with the Kindle.
- Students can download their ebooks to standard student computers provided by CiCS and then connect their Kindles using the USB cable and copy the ebook across.