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Hi there,

I've just received my pineapple and am trying to do the first upgrade using the sd card provided. Having followed the instructions that came with the pineapple, all i get is a solid green light (after the amber and red for a couple of seconds before they go off).

I've read the instructions in this thread here


but still no use, the green, amber and red lights come on when i plug the pineapple on, then the amber goes out (after approx 2 seconds) followed by red (after approx seconds), then i'm left with solid green.

Is the pineapple knackered? I'll try another sd card but i can't see anything wrong with the one that came when its connected to my laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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So I tried another sd card but eaxctly the same, it's as if the pineapple doesn't see the SD port.

I found the details and process on how to recover a bricked pineapple here:


and followed them to the letter, and it successfully flashed (factory-1.2.0.bin).

I put the dip switches back to their original positions and pulled the plug. Rebooted the pineapple and now I see all LED's come on, followed by blue and amber going out, then the red 2 seconds later, fthen the blue led comes back on and flashes continuously. I can't get to the web interface on either by statically assigning an address on my PC or by allowing DHCP. This is the same even if I insert an SD card with the latest firmware (1.4.1) renamed to update.bin or upgrade.bin.

I have a USB-to-TTL cable on order but I'd appreciate any guidance on any other directions i can try to get the pineapple up and running - I need it to pen test a new wireless infrastructure in two weeks and was hoping to play with it before using it for the test.


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