Pineapple Nano Setup, Installation, and Configuration

I decided to spend some of my holiday vacation playing with my Pineapple Nano setup, un-boxing, and initial configuration.

This was the WiFi Pineapple that I won at BSides Raleigh 2016, so I finally playing with it was exciting.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Box


Once I got it out of the box, it was a pretty neat looking device.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Nano

Next, I attached both included antennas to the device.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Antennas

With everything plugged in, I connected the Nano to my laptop.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Connected

I wasn't actually able to get enough power from the single USB connector, so I had to plug the device in directly.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Direct Connect


Once the device was properly connected, Windows detected it.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Detected

The first thing I did was update the firmware.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Firmware Upgrade

Once that was complete, I was able to reach the device.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Access

First, I shared my internet connection with anyone connecting through the Pineapple.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Internet Sharing

After that was ready, I went to the device's UI and verified that it was running.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Uptime

I also modified my PineAP settings, so that it would allow and log associations.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Pine AP

As a final test of the device, I ran a quick Occupineapple.

This test would run through all the possible APs in its dictionary, and send out a beacon as that SSID. It will not respond to requests or allow connections, but it was a good test of the device and its functionality.

Pineapple Nano Setup - Occupineapple

To verify, I checked my Android device and saw the SSIDs being broadcast!

Pineapple Nano Setup - SSIDs

Future Uses

Next I'd like to blog about some Evil Twin and/or Karma attacks, so stay tuned!

Additionally, I may have an even higher powered option in the works.

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Ray Doyle is an avid pentester/security enthusiast/beer connoisseur who has worked in IT for almost 16 years now. From building machines and the software on them, to breaking into them and tearing it all down; he's done it all. To show for it, he has obtained an OSCE, OSCP, eCPPT, GXPN, eWPT, eWPTX, SLAE, eMAPT, Security+, ICAgile CP, ITIL v3 Foundation, and even a sabermetrics certification!

He currently serves as a Senior Staff Adversarial Engineer for Avalara, and his previous position was a Principal Penetration Testing Consultant for Secureworks.

When he's not figuring out what cert to get next or side project to work on, he enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching sports.

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2 Responses to Pineapple Nano Setup, Installation, and Configuration

  1. g

    hi there when setting up after resetting can it be takin over via nearby gamers?

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