Setting up your WiFi Pineapple
Once you've connected to the WiFi Pineapple, this guide teaches you how to navigate the Setup wizard.
The WiFi Pineapple ships with a slimmed down firmware called the stager. This approach enables you to always have the latest firmware for the out-of-the-box set-up, due to the latest firmware being downloaded.
To start, begin by verifying that you are in the presence of the WiFi Pineapple. You can do this by pressing the reset button in one of the ways described on-screen.
Next, connect to an Access Point you know the credentials to. Doing this will establish an internet connection for the WiFi Pineapple, and the latest firmware will be automatically downloaded.
After the connection is successfully established, the firmware will be automatically downloaded and flashed to your WiFi Pineapple. Once the upgrade is complete, you will be able to access the WiFi Pineapple at http://172.16.42.1:1471 again.
The initial flash and boot process may take up to 10 minutes. Please be patient while the WiFi Pineapple installs and validates the new firmware!
After setup is complete, some versions of the Chrome browser may report that the page has become unresponsive after the Pineapple has applied the update.
As an alternative to getting the firmware over-the-air, you may choose to upload the firmware to the WiFi Pineapple manually. This can be useful if you are having difficulties connecting to an Access Point, or if you don't have one available.
Once the file is downloaded, verify the SHA256 sum with the one listed on the download portal.
Next, you can upload it to the WiFi Pineapple by clicking the upload a firmware instead link on the Network page.
After uploading, the file will be checked and flashed to the WiFi Pineapple.