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  1. With a yagi and MkIV on batteries you could find an AP with a single pineapple... http://www.arrl.org/direction-finding
  2. Seb, I like what you guys have done with the MKIV firmware. I bought mine over a year and a half ago and haven't used it since just after the 2.7.0 firmware came out and this (2.8.1) upgrade was a piece of cake. For those having problems with space on the pineapple, do yourself a "flavor" and put a USB drive on your pineapple. Storage is coming down inn price big time, I put a 16G Cruzer Fit similar tfio the 4G one you can get at the Hak Shop. Plenty of storage to do whatever you need or want. Instructions for setting up usb drives are found elsewhere on the forums and many places on the Internet.
  3. I'm pretty sure the code for the firmware is at the openwrt page and code for karma is at digininja's page. there are other projects out there that are built in too and you'll probably need a build environment and tool chain as well. You could check the project page too and look in some of the older posts here, I've seen others ask for source and the answer is to look at digininja's page for karma. 73
  4. Yeah, I had this working on 1.1.1 too and did a write-up on here in early/mid april... Mine wouldn't boot 2.0.0 firmware if the usb device was plugged in... I've repartitioned to a 2 partition device, 1 useable and 1 swap... pineapple boots fine with it plugged in.
  5. Problem was a borked net connection. I have the pineapple connected to an ubuntu server that I built... the NIC I had it hooked to didn't have all of the iptables rules set to correctly allow the pineapple to talk outside... [edited to add]but it WAS able to ping and that's what lead me to thing there was a proble...[end edit] my bad. Also saw a note from someone else, my 3 partition usb device was also making it difficult for the pineapple to boot correctly... it wouldn't boot with it plugged in and would boot fine without it and would work fine until I tried to use it... It worked 100% a/ok in this configuration on 1.1.1... Following the advice in the other thread I repartitioned the drive and reflashed the pineapple to 2.0.0 and now all is well. I've reinstalled the modules under 2.0.0...
  6. Upgraded to 2.0.0 and am having difficulty with the modules system. 1. I log into the device and go to the modules page by clicking the modules link. 2. I click on the "Show" link to view availalable infusions. This presents me with a list of seven of whistlemasters modules. 3. I select the link to install the Site Survey module and am presented with this error: Warning: file_get_contents(/tmp/modules/mk4-module-sitesurvey-1.5.1/module.conf) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/pineapple/modules.php on line 10 Already installed It also displays the page below the arror as if I just ran step 1 of these procedures. If I click "Show" again and select a different module I get the same error regardless of which I pick. I test software for a living, so I don't mind doing some beta testing for the dev team if you guys want.
  7. Cool. Don't know why I thought it was much higher... I have a couple of UBNT AirGrid Ms and they can do 200mW at 5.75gHz with a 30 degree beamwidth, can shoot a signal a long way if you can get good LOS. Was thinking MKIIIs did 200mW for some reason... The only issue I know about with increasing pwr is if you have a client using 32mW and we're putting out 100mW on the pineapple, the client will be able to hear the pineapple, but we won't hear the client if they're out past the range the client can cover, but I think Darren's yagi would be able to pull them in. IMO 100 mW is plenty for most testing. Thanks for the clarification on the tx pwr. TomCat
  8. Mine acts as a wireless bridge/access point right out of the box. I hooked the PoE LAN adaptor to my network and it acts as a wireless transparent bridge when I connect to it using the provided SSID (Karma off). I even had network access out of my router and a DHCP address assigned my it. BUT, because I haven't adjusted my address space (yet) I couldn't browse to the UI until I manually set the IP on the netbook in the range... Granted it doesn't do all of the WEP/WPA2 stuff but AFAIK you can't spoof a WPA2 encrypted station anyway due to the encryption. Now... if you want it to do WPA2 stuff to set your own AP with it (and NOT spoof), that would take some development work but nothing too difficult since it's already been done on tons of other platforms. AFAIK the MKIV model has lower xmit pwr than the MKIII due to a limitation in the new hardware... I think I read somewhere that 20dBm (100mW) was the highest power it could safely do without harming the chipset, My unmodded linksys G router does 15dBm which is about 32mW and I can pick it up 2 houses down the street with a 7dBi antenna. I wouldn't want to cook it by overdriving the xmit pwr. Those are my thoughts, I don't claim they're better than the next guy (or gal)... TomCat
  9. Would really be sweet if it had an available micro SD slot in it. Wally World was carrying a 16GB microSD for 22 bucks today. I'd like to move all logging off of the pineapple and onto the USB... When I get home I'll be tinkering with it. All of my good tools are at home.
  10. If this is web output, I'd remove the "\n" and not even worry about it... the next echo has 2 html line breaks. The "\n" adds a new line for the shell...
  11. As a follow-up, From the OpenWRT Wiki: Autoswap There is one global section named autoswap which defines the hotplug auto swap behaviour. This example is included by default: config 'global' 'autoswap' option 'from_fstab' '1' option 'anon_swap' '0' The autoswap section contains these settings: Name Type Required Default Description from_fstab boolean no 1 Whether to use swap sections when doing hotplug swap on anon_swap boolean no 0 When using hotplug swapon, whether to automatically swapon devices not defined in a swap section Source: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/fstab So I was wrong on my earlier thought, but since I have a swap defined, it works. If I changed the anon_swap to 1 and did NOT define the swap at sda3, then it would create the swap automagically.
  12. I think I paid 22 bucks for it, but I didn't have to pay for s&h and I didn't have to wait till I get home to use it. Was on a business trip and then had a death in the family... Haven't had a lot of time to play with the pineapple yet but have flashed it to 1.1.1, changed the default SSID, root password and hostname... Also rooted around the file system to see where things are stored and what makes it tick... So far I like the Cruser, it's what I would call full size and a bit awkward but it works and that's what counts. :) There are a ton of options on storage. Did you get your drive yet, or are you still waiting?
  13. Oh, and I forgot to add, the third partition makes for a great place to store stuff so it isn't floating around on the netbook or on the Droid that I use to log onto the pineapple. Nice to have one place to store everything...
  14. No worries. It appears to me that it is, check out this copy-paste from my resources page: Up Time 00:02:11 up 2 min, load average: 0.72, 0.35, 0.14 Free Memory total used free shared buffers Mem: 29532 24852 4680 0 3216 -/+ buffers: 21636 7896 Swap: 931764 0 931764 echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches Experimental Disk Usage Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs 1.1M 256.0K 832.0K 24% / /dev/root 5.0M 5.0M 0 100% /rom tmpfs 14.4M 88.0K 14.3M 1% /tmp tmpfs 512.0K 0 512.0K 0% /dev /dev/mtdblock3 1.1M 256.0K 832.0K 24% /overlay overlayfs:/overlay 1.1M 256.0K 832.0K 24% / /dev/sda1 11.8G 158.5M 11.1G 1% /usb /dev/sda2 2.0G 67.0M 1.8G 3% /usb2 /dev/mtdblock7 5.0M 5.0M 0 100% /mnt/mtdblock7 USB Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0781:5530 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer I'll have to look up what "option anon_swap 0" does, but I think when set to true that it makes all usage of the swap partition anonymous on a multi-user system machine.
  15. BLUF: Added a 16GB Cruzer with 3 partitions. 1 for logging/extending my pineapple, 1 for storage of Mods, 1 for swap. Bought a 16GB Cruzer at the local wally world the other day and partitioned it so I could have a big partition to work with the pineapple, a partition to store mods, scripts, and other stuff, and a decent sized swap partition. I used Darren's tutorials as a basis. The big partition is 12 Gig, I made the second partition 2 Gig and I think the swap part is 1 Gig. I know there's a little extra unused space on it but it'll serve its purpose. I remember playing with Sun Sparc 10s that had 4GB SCSI drives; 12 Gigs is a LOT of space. Here's the USB config from my pineapple: config global automount option from_fstab 1 option anon_mount 1 config global autoswap option from_fstab 1 option anon_swap 0 config mount option target /usb option device /dev/sda1 option fstype ext4 option options rw,sync option enabled 1 option enabled_fsck 0 config mount option target /usb2 option device /dev/sda2 option fstype ext4 option options rw,sync option enabled 1 option enabled_fsck 0 config swap option device /dev/sda3 option enabled 1 I don't know how much power draw this Cruzer pulls, but I don't intend on running the pinapple POE.
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