For a brief listing of compatible hardware, please see the listing below.
Recommended Wireless Network Routers
- NETGEAR AC1000 (R6080)
- Linksys WiFi 5 Router Dual-Band AC1200 (E5400)
Recommended Wireless Cards
- Alfa AWUS036NHA
In general, most access points can be used for the course exercises although some variations may occur. Your wireless card must be injection-capable so please refer to the Aircrack-ng wiki to verify compatibility.
Offensive Security Wireless Attacks is completed at home by the student, so the prerequisites necessary for this course are different from the other courses provided by Offensive Security. If not already owned, the student will need to purchase a dedicated wireless Access Point and a wireless card that supports traffic injection. More information can be found in the respective course description and course documentation.
The PEN-210 instructional course videos are roughly 3,5 hours long. Our students report an average of 20 hours of lab exercises.
The only report that is required for OSWP is your exam report, where you are required to submit the retrieved wireless network keys, exam proof files and the steps that you took to gain them. However, we do suggest you take notes while you are doing the course as it will help solidify the information and make it easier to retrieve when you need a reminder of steps that need to be taken while attacking wireless networks.
The current PEN-210 course is available as part of our Learn Subscriptions in the Offsec Training Library.
Note: For students who took the original WiFu (PEN-210) online course outside of the Training Library, the course was retired on July 20th, 2021 and the corresponding exam was retired on February 14th, 2022.
The new exam has already been released and can be scheduled on your PEN-210 exam page in your Training Library account.
We encourage you to check out our Important information about exam scheduling in the Training Library Article for more information and instructions.