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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
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we discussed the network communication and access rules in our lab environment. You saw two options for building your lab network: based on hardware Cisco devices and based on virtual ones.

You can now configure your devices and get a working network for any of the two provided options, depending on which one you chose for your lab budget.

Whenever you need it, you can go further and add and configure more network components/devices/subnets to extend your lab in much the same way as we have configured our basic lab network.

In the next chapter, we will show you how to design application lab components that will fulfill our main lab task: learning and practicing penetration testing.