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Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to by Vyacheslav Fadyushin

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Setting up a Wi-Fi lab (Become an expert)

This section describes how to set up a lab for practising Wi-Fi penetration skills with basic wireless network protection mechanisms.

Skills you can practise using this type of lab are as follows:

  • Essential skills
    • Discovery techniques
    • Enumeration techniques
    • Password and hash attacks
    • Wireless attacks
  • Additional skills
    • Documenting the penetration testing process

Getting ready

At first, we have to determine the Wi-Fi lab topology and architecture. In this chapter, we will use only those components that are essential for Wi-Fi penetration testing and will not include others. The following lab components are necessary for our current task:

  • Wireless router
  • LAN workstation
  • Victim Wi-Fi client (workstation, laptop, smartphone, ...

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