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I can't connect to my wifi pineapple nano.  I was able to connect to it before but I was experiencing some problems so I decided to do a firmware recovery.  I followed the instructions:

Next, follow these steps to access the recovery web interface and update the firmware.

  • Unplug the WiFi Pineapple completely from all power sources.
  • Begin holding the RESET button on the device.
  • With the RESET button held, power on the device.
  • Continue holding the RESET button for 10 seconds, then release.
    • NANO: The blue LED will remain solid
    • TETRA: The yellow LED will remain solid
  • Connect the host PC to the WiFi Pineapple via the USB Ethernet Port
    • NANO: The male USB A plug
    • TETRA: The Micro USB port labeled ETH
  • From the host PC, configure a static IP address on the WiFi Pineapple facing Ethernet interface to with netmask
    • For example, in Linux run ifconfig eth1 netmask up (where eth1 is the interface name of the WiFi Pineapple).
  • From the host PC, browse to
  • Click Choose File and select the factory firmware image downloaded above.
  • Click Update Firmware.
  • This process will take several minutes. Do not interrupt the power supply while the firmware is updating. Once complete, the WiFi Pineapple will restart.
  • Reset the the WiFi Pineapple facing USB Ethernet interface back to DHCP or with netmask

But when I try to connect to it via it goes to my router login.  Please Help.  What am I doing wrong?

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1 minute ago, Kook said:

But when I try to connect to it via it goes to my router login.  Please Help.  What am I doing wrong? 

Just disconnect from your wifi/router. The pineapple defaults to also so there is most likely a conflict. Disconnect and try again.

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So I tried setting my laptop wifi adapter to and the nano to and that didn't work.  Also I disabled my laptop wifi and set the nano to per firmware recovery instructions and then tried to go to on my browser and nothing.  I can ping but not 

I get the message: 

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from Destination host unreachable.
Reply from Destination host unreachable.
Request timed out.
Reply from Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),

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1 minute ago, Kook said:

I unplugged pressed and held button as I inserted back into my laptop and released the button 10 seconds after it was plugged in.

OK, if done correctly then it should be in uboot recovery mode. the wifi pineapple nano will automatically take the IP of when in this mode.

Ignore your wifi adapter settings your not using it so don't change them.

The adapter that shows up as connected (on ubuntu its USB Ethernet) on your laptop will need to have its IPv4 address manually changed to with a subnet of save and exit. You may need to disable this interface and re enable it for those changes to take effect, on Ubuntu i use the interface switch quickly off and on and its done.

Once done you should be able to browse to http// to upload the factory version of the firmware (not the upgrade file) and start ythe flash process.

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