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  1. If I want to run my tetra without the antennas, to work with software or other things, is this the safe and effective way to do it? A 50 ohm terminated SMA Male. I am noting this one is only rated to 3ghz but I'm not sure that actually matters. http://www.rfsupplier.com/coaxial-termination-loads-male-connector-p-1562.html
  2. Now that we have a later version of the Firmware, shouldn't the Dashboard Bulletins announce that and, in the future announce other things of interest? This could be a really nice feature if the server which serves it got updated. Right now, it's just a way to see if the Pineapple is on the public internet. Another thing would be announcing new Modules or updates to Modules.
  3. Struthian


    I'm more of a tell them there are fish than teach them to fish or hand them a fish kind of a guy :-)
  4. I connect to my LAN using the RJ45 connector. This is convenient for experiments at home. Not such a good idea outside where someone could get in to the Pineapple by that path (at least in some theories). Try this. The pineapple will be able to use your LAN as other computers you have do and you will be able to SSH to it. to /etc/config/firewall for Wan web and ssh access per: I enclosed the original firewall configuration and the one modified according to that post. firewall firewallOrig
  5. Which of the connectors did you use to connect to the internet? It does not appear you have a WiFi dongle? What is on the other end of which of those connections? The Bulletins will come through a public internet connection, when its connected. Simply connecting to the MAC is not sufficient. You must do something there to pass through that connection to your Mac's internet access. You can also use the RJ45 connection to get to a LAN switch, but you have to do a bit of configuring there if that's what you want. You can also tether your Pineapple to an Android phone. This is covered in the documentation.
  6. Struthian


    The simplest is to simply get a bigger card. Also, you can look at the contents through an OpenVPN connection. You can modify the code to make your own module. Instead of exiting, it would simply wait a few minutes, check for the card and restart. That would be an interesting improvement.
  7. OpenVpn is software. It's not a server. Many servers run OpenVPN. You provide no real diagnostics, incomplete information. How can you possibly believe anyone will help you with so little effort on your part. I am starting to believe you simply don't know what you are doing. Here is a list of Servers. There are many more than this one. https://www.bestvpn.com/free-vpns/
  8. Seb - personally, I prefer that you don't have an auto sleep or if you do - the means to shorten it. In some cases, perhaps quicker could work and be preferable OR other things could be done while waiting. Also, Automatically would be a problem for those who actually followed your current recommendation. Just my thoughts, no big deal though.
  9. Most companies don't announce products before they have them ready to market. It's reasonable to think some future version would have that. It's also reasonable to think that, given Hak5 product cycle that such a product might happen in the foreseeable future. I think such speculations are all that could be known. In general, I suggest buying tech products that you will get good use of within a year. There will be better ones later. If you got your money's worth from one product, you won't mind buying the next one.
  10. What VPN Server are you connecting to? How did you set up to that connection? I don't think the Packet squirrel requires a router in between. From your question, I'm not sure that you understand what the modes and payloads are.
  11. USB supplies are typically 2- 2.5 amperes at most. The cables are not rated for more. Some computers don't have that much current available at the USB A ports. As stated, the Squirrel uses 120 ma. Whatever you get from the USB A port of the squirrel would be the available input current - 120ma used by the squirrel. Putting more than 2-2.5 amperes through any USB device could cause damage or even a fire. All of this is pretty much common sense and based on general USB specifications and basic concepts of electricity. I don't understand why you think the "output current is not greater than 500 ma". Giving it an external supply is necessary. It requires one. USB A port or a quality wall module is typically all you need.
  12. It would be helpful to know where you connected which of the ports to what. There is a difference in how the device uses the two Ethernet ports. Why do you believe that there isn't IP? You didn't say. There is almost nothing to go on in helping you, given your post. What OVPN did you try to connect to?
  13. Yes, I think it would be best if there are two amplifiers. You are ordering the Boost, that's great. Now order another amplifier (to go with the dongle in the boost) and then the other kit with dongle, amplifier and a couple of accessories. So - yes you need both ends amplified to get the full benefit of amplifying in normal use. There are applications where the communications are just one way and may be the amplifier is not needed on the receiving end. In relation to the Tetra, you need two way. With specialized antennas and with the antennas higher above the ground you can get some good range. If you choose this kind of experiment, I recommend keeping the Radio cables short and use long USB cables. Line of sight gives the very best results. The Dongles which Hak5 provides have some extra capabilities not available in competing devices. So - you have a nice set up to experiment and learn. You mentioned you are not in the US - keep in mind that regulations for the use of radios vary in different countries.
  14. It pretty much has all you need. However, if you are interested in a longer stronger WiFi connection along with what comes with it ... get another of the Wifi dongles matching the one you get with the Boost and - Amplifiers for both from the HakShop. A word of caution on the Boost. The Wifi Dongle and its antenna uses RP-SMA connectors while the Tetra uses SMA. These look the same at first. The difference is whether the center pin of the connector is male or female. The Wifi antenna for the dongle looks exactly the same except for the very similar antenna. If you force connecting, you will break a connector. So mark the dongle antenna or, what I do is store it in the case pointing the opposite direction from the Tetra ones. If you mark it - don't use paint or tape that is metallic. Here is the amplifier you will need two of course. https://hakshop.com/collections/wireless-gear/products/long-range-wifi-kit Another way to go is this: https://hakshop.com/products/hak5-long-range-wifi-field-kit Then just add an amplifier for the dongle on the Boost. OR --- the Hak5 Bash Bunny or Squirrel is handy and fun.
  15. Good to know. In case it happens again, how long would you recommend waiting for a shutdown until it's surely safe? I feel for you. Race conditions can be hard to nail.
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