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Help a newbie to Pineapple please.

When I attempt to access the Pineapple bar from the Pineapple I get the following message:

The CGI process did not produce any response

I am using 2.8.1 and the pineapple can ping cloud.wifipineapple.com from a SSH shell.

root@Pineapple:~# ping cloud.wifipineapple.com
PING cloud.wifipineapple.com ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=51 time=29.415 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=51 time=27.747 ms
64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=51 time=28.010 ms

Any clue on what I'm doing wrong?


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k4r0nt3 may be on to something... It's not clear from your first post. Are you trying to access the Pineapple's Administration page at ? or is it that you can access the admin page but not the page that allows installation of the Infusions?

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I am able to access the pineapple via http on port 1471 and via a SSH shell.

When in the web interface select the Pineapple Bar tab.

Select List Available Infusions (cloud.wifipineapple.com).

After about a minute I get the error message:

The CGI process did not produce any response

Running the command from the ssh shell: opkg update I get the following....
Downloading http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/packages/Packages.gz.

The Pineapple gets stuck here and requires a CTRL-C to break out of the stuck process.

Running Wireshark from my laptop I can see that the Pineapple is routing out to the Internet correctly and is redirected from cloud.wifipinepple.com to http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/packages/Packages.gz.

Going to the openwrt website shows that the correct path is not

http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/packages/Packages.gz but http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/Packages.

However editing the /etc/opkg.conf file to reflect the URI http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/Packages doesn't resolve the issue.

Right now I'm stuck in that I can't get install any packages on the pineapple.

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Could you re-flash 2.8.1?

We use a different package repository than OpenWRT for some versions, so that won't always help.

Either way, seeing this error is because the pineapple tries to make a connection out but fails / times out.

It seems that you cannot reach wifipineapple.com

Try running a wget on http://wifipineapple.com/ip.php

If that works and gives you a file with your IP, good, if not, alright.

Then, try the same for http://google.com if that works but the above doesn't, it would seem somehow the connection is not allowing our host.

Please report back with your findings!

Best Regards,


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I reimaged the pineapple to 2.8.1

From a SSH shell

I am able to run the wget to wifipineapple.com/ip.php and I get 100%. - Reports back

"Connecting to wifipineapple.com <>

"ip.php %100 |***********************************| 13 0:00:00 ETA

I am able to ping and google.com

I am not able to run "opkg update"

From the a web browser I then select "List available Infusions (aka modules)" After 60 seconds I get the following message "The CGI process did not produce any response".

This happens from a machine that is running Windows 7 and from a device that is running Ubuntu 12.04LTS.

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Running WGET in Windows this is what I get:

C:\Users\SKDHF\Desktop>wget http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/packages/Packages.gz
--2013-07-12 13:18:38-- http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/packages/Packages.gz
Resolving cloud.wifipineapple.com...
Connecting to cloud.wifipineapple.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/
packages/Packages.gz [following]
--2013-07-12 13:18:38-- http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/
Resolving downloads.openwrt.org...
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 303339 (296K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `Packages.gz.1'

100%[======================================>] 303,339 252K/s in 1.2s

2013-07-12 13:18:40 (252 KB/s) - `Packages.gz.1' saved [303339/303339]

From the Pineapple via SSH shell:

root@Pineapple:~# opkg update
Downloading http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/packages/Packages.gz.


root@Pineapple:~# wget http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/packages/Packages.gz
Connecting to cloud.wifipineapple.com (
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org (

root@Pineapple:~# ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=52 time=30.455 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=52 time=28.678 ms
64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=52 time=28.687 ms
64 bytes from seq=3 ttl=52 time=28.960 ms
64 bytes from seq=4 ttl=52 time=28.288 ms
64 bytes from seq=5 ttl=52 time=28.804 ms
--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 28.288/28.978/30.455 ms

root@Pineapple:~# wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/packages/Packages.gz
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org (

Each ^C is when I aborted the transfer after 5 minutes.

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