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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
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Installing and configuring domain services

As the next step, let's install and configure the core of any Windows-based corporate network: the domain and its services.

Creating a domain

In the next step, we create a domain and its services based on Microsoft Active Directory. It will provide the central services for managing application levels of our infrastructure (managing users and computers, name service, and so on).

First, we create a new virtual machine by cloning our Windows server template in VirtualBox. For this, we just need to select Clone… from the context menu of the virtual machine list of the VirtualBox management interface. In the wizard, we should check the option Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards in the first window and select the Full clone option in the second window of the wizard.

After cloning, start the new virtual machine. So, the clean operating system is running and we have a basic configuration. For creating a domain, we need to configure the domain...