In the cybersecurity world, tools like the WiFi Pineapple Tetra are essential for professionals and enthusiasts alike. However, the cost can be prohibitive for some. Thankfully, Samy Younsi has provided a solution by detailing how to build your own WiFi Pineapple Tetra for as little as $7 using a TP-Link Archer C7 v2 router. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process step by step, combining information from Samy Younsi’s blog post and the Sweet Pineapple Builder project.

Understanding the WiFi Pineapple Tetra

The WiFi Pineapple Tetra is a powerful hacking device developed by Hak5, designed to facilitate penetration testing and network reconnaissance. It allows users to create rogue access points, intercept traffic, and perform various other security assessments.

Building Your Own WiFi Pineapple Tetra

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Materials

  • TP-Link Archer C7 v2 router
  • USB flash drive (preferably 16GB or larger)
  • MicroSD card (optional)
  • Computer with internet access

Step 2: Download the Sweet Pineapple Builder Software

Visit the Sweet Pineapple Builder GitLab repository here and download the necessary files to your computer.

Step 3: Prepare the Router

  • Flash the OpenWrt firmware onto the TP-Link Archer C7 v2 router. Detailed instructions can be found in Samy Younsi’s blog post here.

Step 4: Install the Sweet Pineapple Builder Software

Follow the instructions provided in the Sweet Pineapple Builder repository to install the necessary software onto the router. This will include installing packages, configuring settings, and setting up the USB flash drive for storage.

Step 5: Configure the WiFi Pineapple Tetra

Once the software is installed, you can configure the WiFi Pineapple Tetra according to your preferences. This may include setting up network interfaces, configuring rogue access points, and enabling monitoring and logging features.

Step 6: Test and Troubleshoot

Before putting your DIY WiFi Pineapple Tetra into active use, it’s essential to test its functionality and ensure everything is working correctly. You can do this by connecting devices to the rogue access points and monitoring network traffic.


Building your own WiFi Pineapple Tetra for just $7 is an incredible achievement made possible by Samy Younsi’s innovative approach and the open-source community. By following the steps outlined in this guide and leveraging the resources provided by the Sweet Pineapple Builder project, you can create a powerful hacking device at a fraction of the cost of the official WiFi Pineapple Tetra. Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, hobbyist, or student, this DIY solution offers an affordable and accessible way to enhance your skills and explore the world of wireless security.

Source: Samy Younsi’s Blog, Sweet Pineapple Builder GitLab Repository


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