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Pineapple mark 4, USB hubs and external power question


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Hi there,

I recent recived the Pineapple mark 4 elite kit and was not aware the battery pack included cannot even power the pineapple and alfa (alfa working in montor mode but turns off when deauthing) at the same time. Also i want to have a usb connected at the same time using a USB hub for both the USB and the alfa wirless card.

My question is what hub would i best be using (actual name of a hub, i know it needs external power) and my second question is do i need a second external battrie for the USB hub or just a more powerful external battrie?

I ask that second question because am worried about putting to much power trough the pineapple and damaging it (if thats possible with a battery).

Hope to hear back soon because am really kean to get up and running so i can play with this device

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Here's what I'd suggest:

Anker 8400mHa - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0067TQQI8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

D-Link 4 Port Powered Hub - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006B7DA/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

USB Right Angle Cable - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W8EIMW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

USB to Type M Power Cable - http://hakshop.myshopify.com/collections/accessory/products/usb-power-cable

That battery pack will run the hub, all it's devices, and the pineapple.

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pictures would be agrate help thank you andalso di you have to butcher any of the usb cabels to stop power back feeding?

I didn't have any problems with power feeding back. In fact, I believe that the D-Link hubs have a safety feature that actually shuts them down if it detects power feedback.

Check out this post here for pictures:


By the way, I found that I get about 10 hours of runtime off the 8400mHa Anker when running the Pineapple, Pi, and 036NHA. So that's not too shabby. Longer than I'd want to be out anyways.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi. Do you thin that with this model http://www.amazon.com/Lightning-Sensation-Thunderbolt-connectors-customized/dp/B009USAJCC/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1361503700&sr=1-2&keywords=anker+astro I can use this setup:

Pineapple + hub + 3G + USB 8GB or Pineapple + hub +wifi adapter + USB 8GB?

What hub dou yo recommend? I want a full portable pineapple.


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