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It seems that the ssid beacons stop after a few hours of being powered up. I can repeat this 100% of the time. I've found that if the pineapple has no wifi clients for an extended time period (say, 4+hours) it just stops sending beacons. I cannot see an ssid from any OS. I've tried airodump-ng --bssid my:pi:ne:ap:pl:em:ac with no luck either.

I have had this trouble with every version of mkiv including 1.1.1. I have used multiple os's, multiple wifi nics, all to no avail.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Can one of you pineapple gurus explain how to get it to start broadcasting again without rebooting?

I have learned more in the last month about computers due to this device than I have in the last 5 years. My wife hates you, but I love ya. Keep up the great work.

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It seems that the ssid beacons stop after a few hours of being powered up. I can repeat this 100% of the time. I've found that if the pineapple has no wifi clients for an extended time period (say, 4+hours) it just stops sending beacons. I cannot see an ssid from any OS. I've tried airodump-ng --bssid my:pi:ne:ap:pl:em:ac with no luck either.

I have had this trouble with every version of mkiv including 1.1.1. I have used multiple os's, multiple wifi nics, all to no avail.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Can one of you pineapple gurus explain how to get it to start broadcasting again without rebooting?

I have learned more in the last month about computers due to this device than I have in the last 5 years. My wife hates you, but I love ya. Keep up the great work.

Yes i have had the same problem with both versions of the new firmware.

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Thanks for reporting this.

Could you open a bug ticket on the github and link to this thread there too?

Now for debugging purposes:

-Can you time it? Is it always the same +- a couple of minutes? Knowing this is important.

-Is this only when karma is on or off? Does it matter?

-Can you reach the pineapple after the SSID dissapears over ethernet?

If you could try to answer some of those questions / time how long it takes (be as exact as possible) it would help a lot.

I am certain I can get this fixed ASAP, but I am busy with a few things so debugging something time consuming is a bit difficult at the moment.

Best,

Sebkinne

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Thanks for reporting this.

Could you open a bug ticket on the github and link to this thread there too?

Now for debugging purposes:

-Can you time it? Is it always the same +- a couple of minutes? Knowing this is important.

-Is this only when karma is on or off? Does it matter?

-Can you reach the pineapple after the SSID dissapears over ethernet?

If you could try to answer some of those questions / time how long it takes (be as exact as possible) it would help a lot.

I am certain I can get this fixed ASAP, but I am busy with a few things so debugging something time consuming is a bit difficult at the moment.

Best,

Sebkinne

The hacker in me wants to script out some perl to parse an airodump file for ssid uptime. I will work on this tonight after the ol'lady goes to sleep.

As for the other questions:

Karma being enabled doesn't matter. In fact; I think it may drop the ssid quicker when it is enabled. (perhaps not having any clients has something to do with this.

I associated a seperate laptop with the pineapple and left it while at work. This seemed to make a difference, as the ssid broadcast remained.

I CAN use ethernet to connect after the broadcast is dropped. (hence why I wanted to know how to restart the broadcast.)

I'll weigh in later with the timing results...

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Does it still respond to probe requests?

n

ok.ok

I'm having REAL trouble with the power connection (and so haven't replied in a few) but that's another thread.

It has been 50 hours uptime and I've lost the ssid sometime in the last 10 hours. I need someones help connecting to the device via the command line in linux.

iwlist wlan0 essid pineapple

^assigns that ssid to wlan0

but then...

dhclient wlan0

^yields this error:

root@bt:~# dhclient wlan0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:24:2c:5d:db:8e
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:24:2c:5d:db:8e
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

I've tried using wlan1 (awus036h) as well

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and for shits and giggles, here is an iwlist scan:

root@bt:~# iwlist wlan1 scan | grep -A5 ESSID
                    ESSID:"HEI"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854be61178
--
                    ESSID:"MHSGuest"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c3f8e9
--
                    ESSID:"Guest"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854be47977
--
                    ESSID:"eyeore"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000000699c126311
--
                    ESSID:"2WIRE787"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000000007f86fd
--
                    ESSID:"Guest"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854cc49827
--
                    ESSID:"2WIRE957"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000000041b9224
--
                    ESSID:"MHSSecure"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000510c2748164
--
                    ESSID:"vocera"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000013dda78a19e
                    Extra: Last beacon: 468ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0006766F63657261
--
                    ESSID:"HEI"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854cc6c978
--
                    ESSID:"Guest"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854d6b6f36
--
                    ESSID:"HEI"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000005854d662977
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c260e8
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c3f8e9
--
                    ESSID:"HEIguest"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000000221e160bfd
--
                    ESSID:"HEI"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000000221e15f471
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c3f8e8
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000510c272e8e9
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000510c272e8e8
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cabc6a8e9
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d08225ed0e9
--
                    ESSID:"mmctele"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000976e1ff4ce8
--
                    ESSID:"BITCH PLEASE"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000001b6799bd80
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000510c272ec27
--
                    ESSID:"MHSSecure"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c3fc32
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000976e200d1ff
--
                    ESSID:"MHSGuest"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d08225ed4ef
--
                    ESSID:"mmctele"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c404e8
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cc4c3f8e8
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000510c27480e9
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000976e200e0e9
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d08225ed0e8
--
                    ESSID:"MHSGuest"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d07d062b8e8
--
                    ESSID:"MHSSecure"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000e9f1fc73917
--
                    ESSID:"physician_net"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cd73e38e8
--
                    ESSID:"MHSSecure"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0c36ed90e9
--
                    ESSID:"MHSGuest"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0c7da73515
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0cd73e38e8
--
                    ESSID:"mmctele"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0c36ed90e9
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0c7da690e8
--
                    ESSID:"mmctele"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d0807f630e9
--
                    ESSID:"\x00"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000d07eba428e9
--
                    ESSID:"mmctele"
                    Bit Rates:5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000c0c7da7b46b
root@bt:~# 

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