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I didn't mean to shoot the project down, but from what you have described thus far there are considerably easier alternatives.

Lets assume that you connect via ethernet using some ssh jiggery pokery, you have options of laptop, netbook, desktop, smallest would possibly something RaspberryPi like + small screen.

Lets assume that you connect via WiFi, then you can add to the above list phones and tablets.

If you mean to directly connect to the Pineapple Board then the technical details are perhaps beyond the now how of us humble forums user.

Either way, to merely display the information available wouldnt achieve much. :(

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I have succeeded in building a handheld hacking device with a display out of a fonera (pineapple router).

In the end it's not very practical, considering you could do the same with a small laptop, but it's a lot of fun to build one.

Check out my results:

http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/2010/08/wifon-fonera-powered-handheld-wifi.html (old version with a monochorme character screen)

http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/2011/04/wifon-20.html (newer version with a color LCD and a touchscreen)

In both cases it consists of the pineapple router talking via the serial port to a microcontroller driving the display and collecting input.

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I like the thought of using a smartphone, since it wouldn't require a mod. My thought for a use-case would be to do some simple "mode changes" on the fly for the pineapple. In addition, seeing the target environment in a small, possibly integrated, display seemed like a useful addition to have an all-in-one device. I'm guessing that all that could be done with a smartphone, but I was concerned with adding concurrent connections to the one wireless interface available on the pineapple.

Phones/tablets are easily your best solution. There is not need for a display on the pineapple. Let's assume for a moment you have a pineapple running in a hotspot, hidden in like a lamp or something... You don't want to walk up and check a display. You want to connect to it remotely so no suspicion is drawn.

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Very cool! That's exactly what I was considering. I'll have to see if my hardware hacking skills are up to the task.

I have succeeded in building a handheld hacking device with a display out of a fonera (pineapple router).

In the end it's not very practical, considering you could do the same with a small laptop, but it's a lot of fun to build one.

Check out my results:

http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/2010/08/wifon-fonera-powered-handheld-wifi.html (old version with a monochorme character screen)

http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/2011/04/wifon-20.html (newer version with a color LCD and a touchscreen)

In both cases it consists of the pineapple router talking via the serial port to a microcontroller driving the display and collecting input.

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