Installing the necessary software

The provided information should be enough to successfully choose an interface and we can move on to the software part of preparing a Wi-Fi hacking platform.

Let's assume that you have already installed a Debian-based Linux distribution on a hard drive or on a VM and want to prepare tools for a Wi-Fi penetration test. Here's the list of the necessary tools which we recommend you install first:

  • Aircrack-ng suite: This is a great wireless hacking toolkit, which we have reviewed in Chapter 6, Exploring Hacking Toolkits.
  • Hostapd: This is the software for installing rogue access points. It works well for WPA-Enterprise attacks when used with FreeRADIUS-WPE.
  • Hostapd-WPE: This is the software for installing rogue access points ...

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