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Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By : Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody
Book Image

Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By: Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody

Overview of this book

Starting with the basics of wireless networking and its associated risks, we will guide you through the stages of creating a penetration testing lab with wireless access and preparing your wireless penetration testing machine. This book will guide you through configuring hardware and virtual network devices, filling the lab network with applications and security solutions, and making it look and work like a real enterprise network. The resulting lab protected with WPA-Enterprise will let you practice most of the attack techniques used in penetration testing projects. Along with a review of penetration testing frameworks, this book is also a detailed manual on preparing a platform for wireless penetration testing. By the end of this book, you will be at the point when you can practice, and research without worrying about your lab environment for every task.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks
About the Authors
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General lab network communication rules

Network diagrams are a very convenient way to represent a network topology and its architecture. They are widely used by nearly all small or home office (SOHO) and enterprise networks. But this representation often lacks a logical layer for providing a better understanding of how network components interact and in which directions network traffic flows. It is not an easy task to show it in a diagram, so network engineers use a bunch of documentation for that purpose, mostly combining tables, flowcharts, and diagrams.

But as we have a very simple network diagram and a pretty straightforward understanding of how network traffic should flow, we can try to depict it as an additional layer on our network diagram, as shown in the following diagram:

The network diagram including a logical layer

To extend the diagram and better explain the target access rules, let's take a look at the additional information on the permitted access in the following table: