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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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Chapter 7. Preparing a Wireless Penetration Testing Platform

It is always necessary to be well prepared for a penetration test and have all your tools installed and your scripts tested to not lose valuable project time on downloading and making everything work. This is especially true when you don't have Internet access working on-site. In this chapter, we will help you to prepare for a wireless pentest exploring the following topics:

  • Commonly known variants of pentesting platforms

  • Choosing a suitable Wi-Fi hardware interface

  • Installing necessary Wi-Fi penetration testing software

  • Preparing important configuration files and scripts

  • Creating a bootable pentesting USB stick