>Wi-Fi Tools

>Wi-Fi Tools

As with many things in Pentest, there are many options to choose from and most work equally well provided the engineer has a thorough understanding of how to use them. I happen to use and prefer the following tools, but your taste may be different. Use what you like and know as long as it gets the job done.

Items with an asterisk are my preferred tools for each category.

Information Gathering:
*Fluke AirCheck
*AirMagnet Wi-Fi Analyzer Pro
MetaGeek inSSIDer
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
WiFi Scanner (Mac)
Kismet (Linux)

Predictive Site Surveys:
*Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS)
AirMagnet Planner
Motorola LANPlanner
Aerohive Wi-Fi Planner (online – Free)

Post-Installation Site Surveys:
*AirMagnet Survey Pro
Ekahau Site Survey
TamoSoft TamoGraph Site Survey

Protocol & Roaming Analysis:
*Wireshark with CACE AirPcapNx and Wi-Fi Pilot (now Riverbed Cascade Pilot Personal Edition)
Wireshark with Atheros Adapter (Linux)
WildPackets OmniPeek
AirMagnet Wi-Fi Analyzer Pro with multi-adapter kit
AirMagnet VoFi Analyzer
TamoSoft CommView for Wi-Fi

Spectrum Analysis:
*Cisco Spectrum Expert (cardbus)
*Cisco CleanAir Access Points (Cisco infrastructure only)
*MetaGeek WiSpy DBx with Chanalyzer Pro
AirMagnet SpectrumXT

Performance Analysis:
*Iperf (CLI) or Jperf (Java) (both Free)
*2nd Ping Test Tool (Free)
*TCP/IP on Ethernet Performance Model (reference only) (Free)
Ixia IxChariot
Ixia Qcheck (Free)
Nuts About Nets NetStress (Free)
Ruckus SpeedFlex (Ruckus infrastructure only)
Ruckus Zap

Security / Pen-Testing:
*Backtrack Linux
Immunity SILICA-U
TamoSoft CommView packet injection
CACE AirPcapNx traffic replay and injection

Cable Plant Verification:
*PowerDsine PoE Tester
*Fluke MicroScanner Cable Verifier
*Tempo 200EP Tone Probe
*Smartronix SuperLooper Line (loop adapters)

Miscellaneous Tools:
*Nuts About Nets AirHORN
*Cisco WLC Config Analyzer
*Microsoft Visio