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why wont my kobo arc recognise my router it just says authenticating

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why wont my kobo arc recognise my router it just says authenticating .have tried other routers and had the same thing.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Josh replied 3 years ago.
Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you. Let's get started!

If the Kobo is having issues with all routers then the issue is with the Kobo itself.

Let's try a factory reset on the Kobo and see if it works after the restore. If it does not work after the restore then it has hardware issues and you will need a replacement.

Please go to the home screen and press the MENU button.
Click on Privacy then Factory data reset; read the disclaimer. Click on Reset and Erase everything.

If it does not work after that then you will need to contact Kobo technical support for a replacement. Here is their number ---> 1-855-732-3662
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi josh have tried to put the password XXXXX but comes up with unable to join network please try again which I have +

Expert:  Josh replied 3 years ago.
Hi Barry,

Are you 100% sure that is your wireless network password? That could be the issue as well.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi josh again I have just going into my wi fi it is downloading updates which I hope it means it is going to work it is at 7% at the moment

Expert:  Josh replied 3 years ago.
Barry,

That is great news! Let me know how it goes and if everything is okay, please rate our session using the smiley faces below.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just one more question wile it is downloading would you know why my computer knows the kobo but kobo desktop does not

Expert:  Josh replied 3 years ago.
Barry,

No - It sounds like you have an outdated version of Kobo desktop and it needs to be updated.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi josh it has come back thanks for your help

Expert:  Josh replied 3 years ago.
You are so welcome!

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