Along with my friend I am working to turn a spare room in my dorm into a penetration testing suite.
Currently in the suite we are running a TP Link router to act as an admin interface for managing the network and then an old Netgear/Virgin Media router, A Virgin Media SuperHub, a BT Home Hub 3 and two more TP Link routers for testing WiFi.
Moving down in the image we have a chromebook, which is my daily driver laptop, a monitor that we plan to use to monitor the network with the help of a Raspberry Pi and a Macbook Pro which we had lying around and intend to use as a client for connecting to networks and testing for security flaws and injection.
Some of the future plans for this suite include adding a server of some kind running VM’s of various software, Windows, Linux, Apache, etc to check for vulnerabilities and to avoid accidentally putting other machines at risk with our testing.
To go along with this suite I intend to do some write ups/tutorials on how to do some basic pen testing and talk about some of the risks involved when experimenting with pen testing.