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Ronix
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Hello all,

I've had my pineapple a week now. And even from the first start up, it constantly drops my home wifi.

I can actually watch it.

Type in the password watch it authenticate.......

It comes up connected.....then about 10 seconds later....no connection.

A few times I was able to keep it up and running long enough to reflash the pineapple and it seems stable for 10-15 min.

I've re-flashed probably 6-7 times.

In congruence with this, I noticed that the times the pineapple stays connected to my router (client) that is the time all the lights are illuminated, otherwise, the red light rarely comes on.

When authenticating the password, the red light will go out, then the blue one. Then the blue one comes back on, it authenticates, sometimes the red comes back on...but not long.

Then it drops the connection.

I tried this....

https://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/34586-internet-connection-sharing-not-working/?hl=%2Bdo+%2Binternet

Didn't do anything.

This is on an XP machine with chrome. If that matters.

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OK so reading this thread... for the 100th time...

https://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/32013-pineapple-ap-is-incredibly-slowinconsistent/page-8

I came across this bit of info I missed... from Darren himself.

"The only configuration this issue impacts is where the Realtek (wlan1) is being used as a client to a nearby AP to provide the MK5's (wlan0) clients with Internet access - and only then the throughput is capped at 11 Mbps (which may be suitable depending on load / capacity)."

When I'm looking to connect client mode, wlan1 is my only option for connect client mode too....(unless I have another NIC plugged into the external USB which I have wlan1 and wlan2 as options)
But if I'm reading this post correctly, I should be using wlan0 as the client, but that option is not there.
So every time I connect to client its wlan1....I had some luck connecting client to wlan2.
Hope somebody can help a noob :unsure:
I hope I don't sound too dum (misspelled) :lol:
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OK so reading this thread... for the 100th time...

https://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/32013-pineapple-ap-is-incredibly-slowinconsistent/page-8

I came across this bit of info I missed... from Darren himself.

"The only configuration this issue impacts is where the Realtek (wlan1) is being used as a client to a nearby AP to provide the MK5's (wlan0) clients with Internet access - and only then the throughput is capped at 11 Mbps (which may be suitable depending on load / capacity)."

When I'm looking to connect client mode, wlan1 is my only option for connect client mode too....(unless I have another NIC plugged into the external USB which I have wlan1 and wlan2 as options)
But if I'm reading this post correctly, I should be using wlan0 as the client, but that option is not there.
So every time I connect to client its wlan1....I had some luck connecting client to wlan2.
Hope somebody can help a noob :unsure:
I hope I don't sound too dum (misspelled) :lol:

He said the MKV's clients not the client radio of the MKV. The clients connect to wlan0 which is your AP. The client radio can be anything from wlan1 and up that you have available on the MKV. Keep in mind that if you want to use the PineAP suite you should have your client connection set up on wlan2 because PineAP requires wlan1 for some of its stuff.

In regard to your original question do you use MAC filtering on your home router? I had this problem when I forgot to add the MAC to the allow list. It always comes up as connected on the Pineapple but if you refresh the connection state it shows not connected.

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Crap sud0nick, you're right. I totally misread that!

As far as the MAC filtering, nope. It's the stock-o ATT router that I haven't touched.

OK, so I bought the extra NIC with the pineapple and have that plugged in.

I can pick either wlan1 or wlan2, and I've attempted today to connect on both, no go. It says "connection initiated" but under connection info, "not connected"

I've powered down multiple times, reset wireless config, nothing.

Today, I never get the red light to come on.

I don't even get the initial connection for 10 seconds.

I'm seriously at my wits end here. Full disclosure, I know I'm no big shot computer guy, but man. This is killing me.

Here's everything I've tried.

In the manual "connection setup." I initially did all that stuff.

started the sharing

172.16.42.1 and the subnet, and DNS server.

After doing so, I lost my native internal wifi. (maybe this is normal)

So I thought OK, plug in the pineapple.
Nothing. Won't connect.
So I went back to the original settings and everything was fine.

Was able to connect to the pineapple and as mentioned above fight though to just get a firmware update.

NOTHING has been easy.

I have now tried this on two machines I have.

The old acer with XP (originally vista)

and my new Asus with 8.1.

Same scenario, although I was able to get SSLstrip infusion to work for about 5 min last night, but it wasn't stable by any means. Pineapple plugged into the Asus and the Acer machine getting "stripped"

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Ok so.

My totally computer literate buddy received his pineapple today.

He plugged his in. Updated the firmware and in 8 min was messing around and making his son yell downstairs, "dad! The Internet is down....oh wait. Nevermind"

Deautenticate works. Lol along with Karma and Dogma. All is well.

So it appears my pineapple is faulty. I've already started an email with the shop and attached this thread as a link.

At least I'm not totally nuts.

Ryan

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Lmao!

Seeing as I've been fighting with it for a while I talked him through it, basically. And it came right up.

He's 700 miles away, so maybe pineapples like more snow than I have??? lol

And by talking through it. I said. Yeah. Just power it up first.

When you get the "special blinks" connect through CAT5 and I explained where things were on the interface. That was it.

He even has stable connection routed though the pineapple on his phone.

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hmm...interesting. It could very well be the Pineapple that's the problem but just to save yourself the headache of shipping it back and waiting for another one I would just quadruple check everything. Start from ground zero and work slowly through everything from the router you are trying to connect to, to the Pineapple itself. Don't assume that you've checked something already in a previous test. I would do this myself because I'm somewhat impatient and wouldn't want to wait for another Pineapple.

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I would totally do that. Even reflashing again for the 8th time. Not even kidding. Minimum.

But I can't even get it to connect to anything anymore. And I've tried 5 routers. One at home, 3 at work, and sister in laws, All via wlan1 and wlan2.

Oh I also have an 8gb sandisc class 10 card.

And, don't take this the wrong way, but what could I be missing? (Legitimate question) I mean from the first power up I had to reboot twice to get a connection long enough to flash the firmware.

Like I said I'm totally for blaming myself on this. But after hearing/talking with my buddy who literally plugged and played? I have a hard time believing its me.

He didn't write a framework, he plugged in a "router" and had about as hard a time as passing some White Castle and molson the next morning. :-)

And oh yeah, I'm totally impatient too. But, right now. I'm done.

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