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Briel
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Never used Pineapple before so i decided to order one. After 4-5 hours playing with it I made zero progress. Tested beta and stable firmware, every possible setting and option. In my lab I setup several different WiFi APs and Routers, and simulated working networks... nothing... I never capture a single handshake, despite my best efforts to get at least one. It is true I don't have experience with pineapple, but I have plenty other devices and experience in the field. It should be easy, I mean even my raspberry captures handshakes a lot easier despite the fact it is not originally made for it.

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Routers won't let you capture any handshakes, but I guess you refer to "home routers" that are combined with wireless features. You mention WiFi APs, but what clients have you tried? 2.4 GHz only or 5 GHz? 5 GHz isn't supported out of the box if you don't add a supported 5 GHz USB NIC to the Pineapple. In what way are you capturing handshakes? Do you use the "sit and wait method" or do you deauth?

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Yes I use APs and Routers (with WiFi) specifically as dummy devices to test the pineapple. I use only 2.4GHz as pineapple only have that option. I deauth and use different devices to connect and disconnect from networks, try to simulate conditions of real world WiFI and test the pineapple. I mean I setup the whole thing to test pineapple. After hours and hours I was not able to catch a single handshake. On the other hand I can use my second machine with Kali Linux or my raspberry with WiFi shield to catch handshakes without any problem. With pineapple i have zero success. At this point i think it is very buggy, not supported unit that need a lot of work to be useful. After some reading i understand why many people recommend it... they just talk about older versions and as it seems they are far superior.

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Well, I don't agree to some things you are saying. I can't see how older versions could be far superior. There are no logic arguments behind that. Saying that it is "very buggy" is to take it a bit too far as well. Of course, bugs will always be present, like for any other product/object, but not "very buggy". I haven't experienced the same issues capturing handshakes, far from "zero success". Not sure what your issue might be. I guess you have to explain your method more in detail to be able to spot if there's something in the workflow that might be missing.

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