I seem to be having trouble connecting to my pineapple on my Win7 laptop. There see to be two problems.
1. Then I plug in the cat5 cord to the pineapple and then my laptop, the network connections manager shows "Identifying" for a very long period of time, then eventually shows being connected to "Unknown Network", with an IP address of 172.16.42.228 and a gateway of 172.16.42.1. I tried to go to the web interface to no avail. I also changed the IP to the 172.16.42.42 that is supposed to be there, with the same result.
2. When I go to share the wireless connection with my LAN, it gives me the following error: "Internet Connection Sharing Cannot be Enabled. A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address that is required for automatic IP addressing." I've looked up the error but no solutions online have worked for me yet.
My current setup is the pineapple mk4, with a wired connection to my laptop, and then my laptop connected to my personal access point. I'm out of ideas, has anyone else had these problems or do you have any ideas on how to solve them?
I should add the firmware on the pineapple is whatever the Mk4 shipped with as I cannot actually connect to the pineapple to be able to see for myself.
Sidenote: I also tried this on Linux Mint with the auto config file, but I have little to no idea what Ip addresses and whatnot should be entered when it prompts me. The Mint connection manager also shows no connection to anything on the wired side. I'd much rather do this on Linux, but neither seem to work.
Sorry for the noob-ism, I know more about networking than I appear to, I'm just out of ideas for solving these issues.