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Connecting to Mk7 via ethernet with a USB


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10 minutes ago, 5noopy_crack said:

version 1.1.1....I have a USB-A ethernet adapter plugged in.  Where does the other end of the ethernet cable connect to....my hub or my laptop RJ-45?  If directly to the laptop, dont I need a crossover? 

Router/modem. With 2.0.0 you can even play with the setting, give it a static IP and access management 😎

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You can power it from any source that supplies enough amperes to run the Pineapple. The spec says 2A, but if not attaching power consuming devices and/or running it at very high load, it's possible to just power it from a computer USB port. If having issues, then stick to the specs. You could of course use a USB "charger" as well, so it's not mandatory to use a computer to power it. It all depends on how you want to access the Pineapple. I normally use a USB power adapter and access the Pineapple using the management AP, but sometimes I connect to it using the USB-C port (and by doing that, both powering the Pineapple and getting Ethernet access).

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I recently purchased the new pineapple to upgrade from the tetra and I hate how it does not have an Ethernet port.  My PC doesn't have a USB C port so I have to power up via a USB C block, but I would also like to be able to connect the pineapple to an Ethernet port.  

Will connecting a USB A > Ethernet adapter work on the Mark VII?

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1 hour ago, SeRCH1nER said:

I recently purchased the new pineapple to upgrade from the tetra and I hate how it does not have an Ethernet port.  My PC doesn't have a USB C port so I have to power up via a USB C block, but I would also like to be able to connect the pineapple to an Ethernet port.  

Will connecting a USB A > Ethernet adapter work on the Mark VII?

I dont know.  I have some simple, basic questions like this that I could probably get answered in about 5-10 minutes and I'd off on my own.  I even paid for the Professional Support since I am a pen tester by trade, but still learning wifi pen testing.  I cant get through to the company to setup my Professional support.  I am stuck with this community support.  I cannot get anyone at Hak5 to respond to me.  What the heck is going on over there.  I've worked for several start-ups in Silicon Valley but usually Support starts out great and then it goes downhill.  This company is not starting out well, in my experience 

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3 hours ago, SeRCH1nER said:

I recently purchased the new pineapple to upgrade from the tetra and I hate how it does not have an Ethernet port.  My PC doesn't have a USB C port so I have to power up via a USB C block, but I would also like to be able to connect the pineapple to an Ethernet port.  

Will connecting a USB A > Ethernet adapter work on the Mark VII?

You don't need any USB-C port on your PC, You can use a USB-C to Type A USB cable and get Ethernet access to the Pineapple.

The Mark VII works with USB Type A to Ethernet adapters as long as they have supported chipsets (or, if not, then drivers/kmods needs to be installed if available).

https://docs.hak5.org/wifi-pineapple/faq/establishing-an-internet-connection/configuring-a-usb-ethernet-adapter

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Thanks I saw that as well and have purchased two USB-A to Ethernet adapters just to be sure one of them works.  But, here's one of my dumb questions that I have to ask....which end of the adapter goes into the Mark VII?  If its the USB-A, then I assume the other end has to go to my hub and then to my laptop.  And if this is the case, how do I manually configure the Mark VII in my Windows laptop as described in the instructions?  That doesnt make sense.  Im trying to understand how and where that Windows config would take place.  Im a linux guy but thought I'd try windows first.  Regardless, my confusion is the same for both OS.  a couple simple pictures would have solved my confusion from the beginning on this.

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To use the documentation, you need to use the USB-C interface. That way the Pineapple will serve the network to the attached client. When using a USB Type A Ethernet adapter (connected to the Type A USB port of the Pineapple), the Pineapple will be a client to the network which it is connected to. It's not the same thing. There can't be any confusion regarding what goes into the Pineapple when using a Type A USB to Ethernet adapter since there is only a Type A port on the Pineapple, certainly not any RJ45 male where the RJ45 female end of the Ethernet adapter would be possible to connect.

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Thank you.  With regard to the RJ45 aspect, I was referring to the adapter being connected to the laptop USB-A or the Mark VII USB-A.  Anyway, I have spent everyone's time on this silly question when Im trying to write a pen test report.  This was why I purchased Standard Support to get past these little things that are soo much faster accomplished via voice rather than via text.  But, <sigh> I cannot get help figuring out why I do not actually have it even though I paid for it.  There is not a even a Support phone number or a direct support email that i can find.  Just this forum with a limited number of responses allowed per day.  Im tempted to return all this and write the Better Business Bureau.  Starting to get pissed.  I buy support to speed things up when I dont have hours of time to surf the internet.  This is my business not hobby....

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