Specifications and Power Considerations
The WiFi Pineapple hardware is a purpose built wireless auditing platform, combining versatile and convenient components to address the needs of the penetration tester. Please familiarize yourself with the WiFi Pineapple layout and specifications.

The ultimate WiFi pentest companion, in your pocket.

  • CPU: 400 MHz MIPS Atheros AR9331 SoC
  • Memory: 64 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Disk: 16 MB ROM + Micro SD (not included. up to 200GB)
  • Wireless: Atheros AR9331 (wlan0) + Atheros AR9271 (wlan1), both IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Ports: (2) RP-SMA Antenna, Ethernet over USB (ASIX AX88772A)
  • USB 2.0 Host, Micro SD card reader
  • Power: USB 5V 1.5A. Includes USB Y-Cable
  • Configurable Status Indicator LED
  • Configurable Reset Button

The WiFi Pineapple NANO requires 9W for stable operation under high load. This figure accounts for a 2.5W USB accessory in addition to maximum utilization of the CPU, SD card and radios. Power is provided from the male USB type A plug. A USB Y cable is provided with the WiFi Pineapple NANO.

The amplified, dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) powerhouse.

  • CPU: 533 MHz MIPS 74K Atheros AR9344 SoC
  • Memory: 64 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Disk: 2 GB NAND Flash
  • Wireless: Atheros AR9344 + Atheros AR9580, both IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with quad integrated skybridge amplifiers and included 5 dBi antenna for a high 29 dBm gain EIRP
  • Ports: (4) SMA Antenna, RJ45 Fast Ethernet, Ethernet over USB, Serial over USB, USB 2.0 Host, 12V/2A DC Power
  • Power: Requires 18W. Accepts power from any combination of sources; DC Barrel Port, USB ETH port, USB UART port. AC wall adapter for stationary deployment and USB Y cable for mobile deployment included.
  • Configurable Status Indicator LED
  • Configurable Reset Button

The WiFi Pineapple TETRA requires 24W for normal stable operation. While the device may function under minimal load with less power, such as from USB, system instability will occur during peak load causing a reboot. The recommended and only guaranteed power method is by using the included 12V DC adapter.
Power may be provided to the device by any combination of USB UART, USB ETH, or 12V DC ports. The 12V DC port accepts a standard IEC 60130-10:1971 type A connector with 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID (center positive).
The UART and ETH ports on the WiFi Pineapple TETRA will accept power from combined USB sources, such as from computers, wall adapters or batteries via USB Y cables. There is no risk of providing too much power from standard 5 volt USB sources as the WiFi Pineapple TETRA will only draw as much amperage as needed, however the WiFi Pineapple TETRA must be supplied at least 24W for normal operation.
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