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Antennas on the WiFi Pineapple Tetra

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Hello there,

I was thinking about putting my wifi pineapple in my backpack and using it in the go. However two antennas always look out of the bag and that's kinda stupid and gets me unwanted attention. My question now is if it it possible to remove 2 of the antennas and using the wifi pineapple with the other two remaining ones so they don't stick out. I know that for some router you have to leave the antennas connected because otherwise it damages the device but maybe it's different for the wifi pineapple?

If not I'll probably end up buying a WiFi pineapple nano.

 

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Operating radio equipment without a load (antenna) will damage the radios over time, as well as significantly affect the range. I'd suggest using an SMA extension like this instead.

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You can get stubby antennas for it on ebay or some other website.  I got 4 2dbi antenna for mine and it is very small.  lack some range with them compared to the stock antenna 

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just make sure they’re dual band for the tetra action. There’s a guy on here who used either a gopro or drone (I can’t remember exactly) case with these bad ass little nubby antennas. I’ll see f I can find the thread.

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These are what I bought 2dbi sma antenna

you have to select SMA (NOT RP-SMA)

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You could use a stripline antenna system. Basically buy one of those panel antennas on ebay remove the cover and put a piece of plexiglass over it. It would be directional and you should face it away from your body.

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On 7/22/2019 at 3:10 AM, Narus said:

You could use a stripline antenna system. Basically buy one of those panel antennas on ebay remove the cover and put a piece of plexiglass over it. It would be directional and you should face it away from your body.

Do you mean, purchase 4 of them?

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hi this might be a noob question, but could i just put a matched impedance load on two of the antenna connectors and then just use the other two?

75 ohm? 50 ohm?

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So it's the antennas that raise suspicion, not the big pineapple logo with Hak5 badge on it, assuming you have a tactical bag?  Disguise the antenna or add an extension cable so you can run the antenna along a seam instead of directly attached to the unit.  Or stick other tall objects out the corners like a ruler or a flashlight to disguise the antenna?

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On 7/27/2019 at 10:38 PM, venn said:

hi this might be a noob question, but could i just put a matched impedance load on two of the antenna connectors and then just use the other two?

75 ohm? 50 ohm?

A dummy load could be used by not sure if that would be recommended for long term use.  They are mainly used for tuning/testing of radio equipment.  

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