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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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Configuring virtual wired network devices

Now, let's consider how we can implement our lab network using virtual devices. The logical topology will be exactly the same as the network topology described earlier (implemented on hardware devices) and have the same addressing. The main resources will be deployed in virtual machines on a single-host high-performance computer. For virtualization resources, we will use the free multiplatform software GNS3 and VirtualBox.

To start off, we need a high-performance computer with the correct operating system. In our case, it will be a laptop with an i7 x64 processor, 8 GB RAM, and running operating system Windows 8.1.

Network virtualization platform

Graphical Network Simulator (GNS3) is a platform for experiments, tests, demonstrations, and learning network technologies. GNS3 is a cross-platform tool and works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It has a convenient graphic interface and essentially is a GUI for Dynamips. Dynamips is a software emulator for...