Guidelines are just that, something to drive you in a direction and help during certain scenarios, but not an all encompassing set of instructions on how to perform a penetration test. Selecting the tools required during a penetration test depends on several factors such as the type and the depth of the engagement.In general terms, the following tools are mandatory to complete a penetration test with the expected results.Without this it's simply impossible to determine where and how far RF signals are propagating.
An 802.11 USB adapter allow for the easy connection of a wireless adapter to the penetration testing system.
There are several issues with using something other than the approved USB adapter as not all of them support the required functions.
The best choice is a panel antenna as it provides the capabilities required in a package that travels well.
The required hardware is the L-com 2.4 GHz 14 d Bi Flat Panel Antenna with RP-SMA connector.
A spectrum analyzer is used to determine whether or not a wireless transmitter is working according to federally defined standards and is used to determine, by direct observation, the bandwidth of a digital or analog signal.