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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 saw how to prepare a "battle" laptop for wireless penetration testing, listed the criteria for choosing a Wi-Fi interface, reviewed the list of the necessary software, and developed the useful scripts and configuration files to speed up the active phase of penetration tests. Now, you can load your device and start pentesting. Before you start with a project, we strongly recommend you learn how to use the tools and practice using them in your lab—that is what it's for!

At this point, you are almost ready to start learning penetration testing and practicing it in your lab, but one thing is still missing. We are going to cover it in the final chapter: suggested next steps for your further penetration testing skills development.