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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, you saw how to fill your lab with the useful components that actually bring sense to the whole story of building a lab network. We installed the common services that you are most likely to meet in the scope of a commercial penetration testing project and the ones you most probably would like to be able to hack.

If you need to practice some specific skills, you can and should extend your lab by installing and configuring additional specific network services or applications according to your requirements.

You can find, for example, a lot of preinstalled VM images at the following websites:

In the next chapter, we will see how to leverage your lab level by installing and configuring security solutions.