OK.. I have been on this for about 12 hours now trying to setup my Pineapple. I..Think..I..Need..help..
I'm breaking down my setup/connection so you all get the gist.
Computer Hardware: 15" Retinal MBP
Pineapple hardware Version: MarkV
Pineapple Firmware Version: 1.0.4
OS used to connect to the Pineapple: OS X Mavericks
Network Layout: Pineapple is supplied power from wall outlet. I have my wifi pineapple connected to my Mac via USB to ethernet, ethernet cable connected into pineapple. My Mac is connected via WiFi from my personal Access Point. I have manually configured the settings per the booklet that came with the Pineapple.-- IP address: 172.16.42.42 / subnet mask 255.255.255.0 / DNS server: 126.96.36.199 (I have toggled this on and off) . I have set the connection service order Wi-Fi FIRST and then USB ethernet SECOND.
REMINDER: (no I'm not forgetting the part where I turn on ICS in the sharing tab inside system preferences.. I'll get to that part in just a moment)
After the hardware is set up you go to sign in and essentially when setting up the pineapple you have to create a password, accept the terms and then you're in. Walla, right?! not so much. Here's what happened...
After the "first boot setup" I Looked at the pineapple hardware and noticed I got a solid green. "POWERED" and secondly I get Yellow "ETHERNET". I got in and played around checking out the WiFi Pineapple - Management interface. Went to set up Karma it was as easy as typing in your personal access point name and then clicking START from the main menu. The newly named AP would show up in the "looking for WiFi networks" menu. AWESOME. Went to connect to the device with another computer to start this party and no connection. Bummer. Then I noticed that I had not turned on ICS. Turned that on in system preferences / sharing tab and toggled USB Ethernet check box then checked internet sharing and POW we should have connection right? nope. This is where it all went down hill.
After I did this I tried to connect back to the http://172.16.42.1:1471 site and it would not. Turned off ICS and rebooted my computer and I get connection. weird. I thought something went wrong so I reset the Pineapple to system defaults.
Went through everything again and same issue occurred.
Went to try and run updates and no connection. This is with ICS turned OFF.
Here's where things get weird..
After the 3rd or 4th default reset (using the dip switches, AWESOME) I noticed a solid blue light on the pineapple "ARN331"... Not sure what caused that but I got something different.
Went to run updates and randomly I could! (at this point the pineapple could connect to run updates and install infusions but not give off any wifi to have other clients connect) I ran all my updates and even did the firmware update 1.0.4 and I thought surly I was good to go. At this point I downloaded infusions and getting everything set up. Went to have some fun and tried to connect a computer to Karma's "made up AP" that I created and stillllll no connection.
Frustrated I reset back to defaults and tried everything over again. Firmware is still at 1.0.4 (latest update as of 11/23/2013)
This time I get ALL LIGHTS on my pineapple! green yellow blue and red! (this is still with no ICS on.. because IF I do that I can't even connect to http://172.16.42.1:1471 it just times out on my web browser) Went to connect a device to my Karam "made up AP" and walla I had it made. Don't know what I did different but I had connection. Just to make sure it was not a fluke. I unplugged the Pineapple and connected it back up and now I only get green yellow blue lights.
My setup: I have not changed a thing. Everything is still the same, yet I got different results after a power cycle. I tried a different ethernet cable but they both responded the same. Rebooted my computer multiple times to make sure connection was clear.
ERRORS I get right now: When I go to Pineapple bar I get "Error connecting. Please check your internet connection!" (but remember I got into here to run updates before.. with the same exact settings before) I also get the error under Network tab Internet IP: "error connecting"... although randomly when I could connect to the pineapple bar/ run updates but NOT have karma working I got a internet IP (obviously)
My Question is: What should my settings be? I had full connection but lost it. I have read and re read all the OS X Setup forums. The youtube videos. None of them work.. suggestions?
I'm willing to do anything, to start all over, to order a new one whatever at this point.. I just want this thing to work..
what should my settings be?