I am a new Pineapple Mark IV user and so far enjoying the ride! :)
I have a question about a strange problem I am having with my Pineapple, in a nutshell, I can connect to the Pineapple management portal, I have configured a tablet to connect to the pineapple wifi and it can access the internet. But on the Pineapple management portal if I click on upgrade or public_internet, I get a connection error... as if my laptop was not properly doing the ICS.
Now for the details.
I am using a Macbook pro (latest OS X), I have upgraded the Pineapple to version 2.7.5.
I tried to connect the pineapple natively from my Mac, but had problems with ICS. I could connect to the management portal but the Internet connection could not be shared, no matter how much I tried using the help I found online (manual network setup, moving the network interface priorities, Internet Sharing option, etc).
I stopped trying when I read there was a problem on Mac OS X ICS and that I should change my Pineapple IP address to something like 192.168.x.x.
I am waiting to receive my Serial TTL cable before trying to change the IP! :)
But... I could successfully configure it with running Backtrack 5 R3 on my Mac.
Disabling the Ethernet connection natively on the mac, In VMware adding the Ethernet connection as a "Bridge" and the Wifi Internet connection as a "Bridge" too.
Then running /etc/init.d/networking restart
everything worked fine. I was happy! :)
I tried the tcpdump infusion and it worked, same for URLsnarf, dns spoofing...
Karma... not so much, I get a very mixed result! (but I admit I am still a bit confused with the black/white list).
anyway... that was last night!
I am trying on another network (one I am allowed to try on).
I could connect to the Pineapple management console but the internet connection on BT didn't worked at first!
Meaning I could not get Backtrack to get an IP address for the Internet (through a WEP internet connection...yup...)
I had to change from a Bridge to a NAT, this time it worked. BT had an internet connection.
This is where it is odd...
I cannot access the internet from the pineapple console!
I tried resetting (many times) my pineapple, mac, vm, etc...
still no luck...
then I just tried to connect my test android tablet on the pineapple wifi just in case... and I can see I have internet access!
So the question is: How come I seem to be sharing my internet connection through the Pineapple, but the pinapple cannot access the internet from the console (public_internet and pineapple bar)?
what other troubleshooting can I do?
I will try again tonight at home, but I need for it to work where I have been asked to test it.