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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Summary

This chapter provided you with detailed instructions on how to set up your own wireless lab. Also, in the process, you have learned the basic steps towards:

  • Installing BackTrack on your hard drive and exploring other options like VMware and USB
  • Configuring your access point over the web interface
  • Understanding and using several commands to configure and use your wireless card
  • How to verify the connection state between the wireless client and the access point

It is important that you gain confidence in configuring the system. If not, it is advisable that you repeat these examples a couple of times. In later chapters, we will be designing more complicated scenarios.

In the next chapter, we will learn about the inherent insecurities in WLANs because ...

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