This chapter has covered a variety of ways hackers can use the Linux platform as a basis for conducting wireless hacking/auditing as well as how they can create their own hardware to augment their hacking/auditing capabilities.

Due to the nature of specialized operating modes being required for certain activities such as RFMON operation and frame injection, this chapter has also delved into the native hardware and driver combinations that are necessary for any kind of hacking activity to be effected using a Linux platform.

Even more important is the need for wireless network administrators to understand the ins and outs of RF and the higher layer protocols that their wireless networks are using, simply because attackers always start off with understanding the specifications before determining how they can exploit them. Further help in understanding RF and EMR can be found in the OSSTMM and the OWSE, both available at

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