How to practice Wireless networking using just a laptop?
#1
I know it sounds like this belongs in the packet tracer thread but I don't know if making a PT is the answer to this.

I'm reading the Book of Wireless and I want to replicate the Wireless networks from the book on the computer. The first thing that cones to my mind is PT or GNS3 but I don't think that that will work with the book. I don't think I want to order the supplies and build a wifi network at school because the school doesn't want us having our own wifi networks (I don't know why).

I could find a way around this but I wanted to ask if material from the Book of Wireless could be replicated on the computer.

What do you guys think? How to replicate the Book of Wireless and build the wifi networks on the computer?

Thanks.
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#2
Why don't you practise at home then?
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#3
(02-18-2018, 12:10 PM)enmafia2 Wrote: Why don't you practise at home then?

Because I live at the dorms. And I don't want to take a forty five minute uber ride just to practice wireless networking.

Also, do you think I could get special permission to have my own network if its not connected to the school's network? That's what the school claims to really care about when I asked them about it via email. Actually I think they said yes under that condition to letting me bring my own router.
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#4
If I understand right, you need to use your pc like an AP ???
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#5
(02-19-2018, 12:40 AM)overfl0wN Wrote: If I understand right, you need to use your pc like an AP ???

No, I have an AP and my school is only ok with it if I don't connect it to the school's network. The problem is they don't want me to do something "dumb" (which is bullshit) and accidentally do something to the school's network I wasn't supposed to. I have similar issues with bringing a router to set up wifi. Basically, they don't want people to build their own wifi networks at school to access the Internet unless its not Internet connected. The cybersec club gives a recommendation that I just don't even bother building my own wifi network because that's a simpler solution (bullshit).

I asked via email and the head of IT is ok with it so long as I don't connect it to the school's wifi.
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#6
If you have your own AP and it's not connected to the school's network, I can't figure out how you could cause trouble with it.
Since I never read the Book of Wireless, what are you trying to replicate exactly??
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#7
(02-19-2018, 11:52 PM)overfl0wN Wrote: If you have your own AP and it's not connected to the school's network, I can't figure out how you could cause trouble with it.
Since I never read the Book of Wireless, what are you trying to replicate exactly??

I want to use it to replicate the entire book but I realize I am getting too ahead of myself but I want to be able to replicate any setup I need from the book somehow to understand the material better.
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#8
I'm going to be the rude one to say this but it suprises me that you are in networking yet you've never heard of virtual networks? From what I hear, you can do your own network simulation on your own computer virtually through virtual networking. Set up your own virtual routers, switches etc.

Look into it.

I don't have all the answers but this is some links I found:
http://www.boson.com/network-simulator/c...-simulator
http://www.boson.com/netsim-cisco-network-simulator
https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/07/...-home-lab/
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/i...index.html

Honestly don't know shit about it. Maybe Cypher can provide more input on it? Or maybe ask your teachers about some good ways to set up your own virtual cisco lab?
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#9
(02-23-2018, 01:06 PM)Insider Wrote: I'm going to be the rude one to say this but it suprises me that you are in networking yet you've never heard of virtual networks? From what I hear, you can do your own network simulation on your own computer virtually through virtual networking. Set up your own virtual routers, switches etc.

Look into it.

I don't have all the answers but this is some links I found:
http://www.boson.com/network-simulator/c...-simulator
http://www.boson.com/netsim-cisco-network-simulator
https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/07/...-home-lab/
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/i...index.html

Honestly don't know shit about it. Maybe Cypher can provide more input on it? Or maybe ask your teachers about some good ways to set up your own virtual cisco lab?

People at my school get really pissed off if I even mention that. I don't think they want the students to know about virtual networks for some reason.
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#10
(02-23-2018, 07:53 PM)fogbright Wrote: People at my school get really pissed off if I even mention that. I don't think they want the students to know about virtual networks for some reason.

First off, sorry man Smile I had a bad day, I'm sorry I took it out on you.

Anyway, I see. Well either way I suggest you look into virtual networking. For something more simple, you could play around with virtualbox and NAT. Or maybe if you want more hardware oriented, you can buy a raspberry pi and set up your own internal router.
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