blueAlien Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 I purchased a shiny new Pineapple MK4 (v.3.0.0) at DefCon, along with the ALFA USB adapter and the high-gain antenna. I wanted to test this out at the con, but due to the problem I am about to explain (and a strong desire to not use the WiFi at the event) I was unable to get this working. I think I might have a borked ALFA adapter, but I wanted to confirm that I am not being an idiot. I am Linux savy, but it is not my day-to-day computer. I mainly use a Mac (currently Mavericks). I did get a bad Pineapple Juice which Paul was nice enough to swap on the spot at the convention. Scenario: Enable Pineapple to operate independently (w/o a laptop) to deliver selective payloads and pass all other traffic to the Internet. Pineapple uses the antenna it came with, and the ALFA uses the high-gain antenna. * Potentially use Pineapple Juice, if power requirements line up. Setup: Connect Pineapple to laptop via POE LAN ethernet & 12v power adapter. Note: Base 3.0 firmware. Only change was root password. Login to web interface to verify USB is detected (LED on device is off). Attached USB devices: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n SSH into device. ifconfig to verify wlan1 not listed, but wlan0 is. ifconfig wlan1 upBlue light on devices turns on. ifconfig verifies wlan1 up. iwlist wlan1 scanBlue light on device turns off. wlan1 Failed to read scan data : No such device What now? Can't proceed with the other connection commands, because the radio shuts off. (iwconfig, dhclient) I have previously tried using the network manager and wifi infusions with the same results (turn radio on give blue light, scanning turns off light). I read somewhere that flashing the the firmware might fix the problem, which is what has put me back to the base configuration. Also tried swapping antennas and using no antenna at all... It doesn't work on my Mac either, but that could just be an OS X thing. I don't know what else to do, because it feels like I am going around in circles chasing this blue light. Thanks in advanced for the help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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