Configuring ICS on Windows

On Windows, Internet Connection Sharing is achieved by using Window's "Network Sharing" feature, by sharing one internet-enabled interface to the WiFi Pineapples.

The following guide is designed to work on Windows 11, although the same or similar steps apply to Windows 10/8.1/8/7 too.

Configuring the Internet facing interface

Start by opening the Network & Internet settings in the Windows settings application. Scroll down to Related settings and click More network adapter options.

In the new window, right-click the Internet facing adapter, and select "Properties". In this guide, the Internet facing adapter is the interface named Ethernet.

Once you're in the properties window, select the Sharing tab, and then check the box to allow other users to connect. Then, select the WiFi Pineapple adapter and click OK.

Next, configure the WiFi Pineapple adapter by right clicking and selecting "Properties". In the new window, select the text that says Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select Properties.

Finally, set the adapters IP settings as follows:

  • IP Address:

  • Subnet Mask:

  • Default Gateway: Blank

  • Preferred DNS:

  • Alternate DNS:

You may set your own preferred and alternate DNS servers if desired, but Google's DNS is recommended.

After clicking OK to save the settings, your WiFi Pineapple will now be able to access the internet through the USB-C interface connected to your computer.

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