The Web Interface
The WiFi Pineapple Web Interface provides convenient access to most WiFi Pineapple functions. It may be accessed by most modern devices (PC, Tablet, Smartphone). Officially supported web browsers include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
To access the Web Interface, first connect to the WiFi Pineapple network from the host device. This may be accomplished in a number of ways. For example by joining the WiFi Management Access Point configured in initial setup, or by tethering from a Windows or Linux computer in an Internet Connection Sharing scenario as described in the previous chapter.
Once connected to the WiFi Pineapple network, browse to the http://172.16.42.1:1471. Note the :1471 part of this URL. It’s important to recognize that typically web servers operate on the default port 80 and do not require the port number to be specified in the browser with a colon after the IP address or hostname. The WiFi Pineapple web interface is hosted on the non-standard port 1471, and thus requires this addition to the URL.
It’s important to also note that the WiFi Pineapple additionally runs a separate web server on port 80, for use in various attacks or as a landing page or captive portal to connected clients. For the most part outside of testing it’s the http://172.16.42.1:1471 address that you’ll be interested in, so now is a good time to bookmark this page.
Lastly on browsers, it’s a good idea to clear any cache associated with the 172.16.42.1 address, especially if you operate multiple WiFi Pineapples, update frequently or are upgrading from a previous model like the Mark V. The keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+DEL will bring up the clear browsing data menu in both Chrome and Firefox. Keep this in mind if you ever run into an instance where the web interface isn’t behaving the way it should.
Once the web interface has loaded, you will be prompted to login as the root user with the password configured at time of setup