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I'm not sure if all Pineapple Nano's are like this, but mine is just a sloppy piece of hardware. The connection is constantly borked and then all of the sudden "Error connecting to WiFiPineapple.com. Please check your connection.". Modules seem to randomly disappear, and I've had multiple SD cards get corrupted when installing modules (probably not a Hak5 thing, but still). All in all, for $100 this is hot dogsh*t. Am I the only one experiencing this, or is everyone on the same page? This seems like a beta version at best that was released way too early.

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For what it's worth spamming various threads with your opinion without a serious discussion of the issues you are facing reflects more so on you than the product.

Does Nano have issues? Yes, it does. 

Do Hak5 proactively support those issues? In my experience, yes.

The latter is worth more to me that the minor issues I'll face with Nano. Buy a product from a company that won't even answer an email or reply on a thread, then come back to discuss the Nano and Hak5.

The majority of issues I see are people believing this device is plug and play. It's not. Tech moves on, security gets tighter. Nano is a spring board to speed up development and testing. This applies to all elements of pentesting. Many of the issues I faced with BackTrack, Kali etc were never answered by development teams but I accept that, it's just the nature of the beast.
 

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1 hour ago, LolNoStop said:

I'm not sure if all Pineapple Nano's are like this, but mine is just a sloppy piece of hardware. The connection is constantly borked and then all of the sudden "Error connecting to WiFiPineapple.com. Please check your connection.". Modules seem to randomly disappear, and I've had multiple SD cards get corrupted when installing modules (probably not a Hak5 thing, but still). All in all, for $100 this is hot dogsh*t. Am I the only one experiencing this, or is everyone on the same page? This seems like a beta version at best that was released way too early.

Read that.

And btw, you said "released way too early", the NANO was released in 2015. Just saying.

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Regardless, these are buggy as hell and unreliable. They're cool for a hobbyist thing but would never trust it and wouldn't recommend anyone else does either. 

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16 hours ago, LolNoStop said:

Regardless, these are buggy as hell and unreliable.

The device has been on the market since 2015 and in that time has seen continious updates and patches. 2.7 was released a little over a week ago. For a device so buggy and unreliable, many are using it and successfully so.

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They're cool for a hobbyist thing but would never trust it and wouldn't recommend anyone else does either. 

Trust it for what? Your livelihood? Job? A tool is only as reliable as the person using it. If you stake your reputation on a single device, that reflects on your own poor judgement and shows a serious lack of skill in risk planning. It also demonstrates that you really have no idea what you are doing as no one would use a singular device in such a critical test and if they absolutely had to, they'd have the skills and foresight to plan for any issues they may encounter.

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In reality it is a combination of things.  Most of the time it seems that their are three main purchasing groups for these products.

Professionals: They typically have a good understand of the software/firmware being used before purchasing so the transition to the device is easy.  In my experience this group will a lot of times not update there device once they have the features they need working.  This help prevent issues due to "latest" version firmware and waiting for patches to modules.

Hackers/True Enthusiasts: They typically are in it for the joy and learning experience.  Help find bugs and issues as well as develop modules.  

Splurge Buyers:  Ones who have no idea how the device works or functions.  Most the time individuals who buy the device because they heard it can "hack wifi" so they buy it thinking they will click one button and have the password to any WiFi network they please.

 

Issues seem to come most from the last group as the device did not meet their expectations.  Now all groups have unsatisfied users as well but it seems not as much from the first two.  This is a very rough overview but I feel this is important information when deciding to purchase the device.

I have owned wifi pineapples since the markIV and have hand my ups and downs.  Sometimes at the fault of buggy firmware and other times at my own cause.  Most recent issues seem to be users not understanding that modules are "community modules" and not developed by the Hak5 team.  

This is my opinions, and I am in no way calling anyone wrong.

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1 hour ago, Cap_Sig said:

Splurge Buyers:  Ones who have no idea how the device works or functions.  Most the time individuals who buy the device because they heard it can "hack wifi" so they buy it thinking they will click one button and have the password to any WiFi network they please.

😂

And Kids using kali so they can say thery are Elite.

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34 minutes ago, Jtyle6 said:

😂

And Kids using kali so they can say thery are Elite.

Hahaha true. Those are the types of people that think they are "advanced" now because they have ascended from "cmd color a" to "kali linux metasploit hacking"😂

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