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So I am looking to get some hak5 gear and am really liking the possibilities that the Nano provides as both a testing tool and as a personal network. I have searched a little on the forums and only found some older threads that mentioned AC support for the Pineapple. Could I use my Alfa AWUS036ACH attached to the Nano to test AC networks? The lab I am building is going to have an AC access point I would like to test. If not then is an AC version of the Pineapple in the works?

 

 

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As long as the pineapple has the drivers for the card you can use the nic, be it 2.4ghz or 5ghz

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I was able to get the nano to scan 5ghz frequency once.  It was quite a task.

First I connected a powered usb hub to the pineapple.  This USB hub had an input port that was not powered, but powered all attaching ports.

I connected an ALFA AWUS052NH to the device and it was able to scan A-band 5ghz channels.  It could also see associations.

I would like to find a smaller usb dongle to work like this, but it is a hit or miss buying such a device.  It mainly depends on the chip of the device.

This is what I would like to test, or hear from someone who has tested.  AWUS036EAC

If you find something that works better, please let me know.  Thanks.

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Went ahead and bought AWUS036EAC, but it looks to have the same chipset as the post above mentions, RTL8812AU.

I got it working fairly easy in KALI using DKMS to install.  Instructions Here https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au

Can't seem to get it working on the Pineapple and not sure where to start.  Is there anyway to build the drivers necessary?  Maybe using a GitHub Clone?

I've spent several hours looking around tonight and gonna give it a rest for a while.  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

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So I looked into this further.  Using dmesg I get the following line when attaching the wifi adapter.

usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-platform.

lsusb shows

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp

So it appears to be at least acknowledging the device at a rudimentary level.  Still no adapter showing under 'ifconfig' or 'iwconfig'

Does this appear to be simply missing the drivers?  I don't mind doing the homework, if someone can help point me in the general direction.

The driver for this card has been requested numerous times, so I feel the community as a whole would be helped by solving this issue.

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