Custom-compiled OpenWRT firmware is used by pentesters to create sniffer or hacking/pentesting platforms. The labs in this section teach you how to compile OpenWRT firmware and interact with emulated OpenWRT machines.
What will you learn?
Compiling OpenWRT firmware for an off the shelf router
Customizing packages and tools for firmware
Interacting with emulated OpenWRT setup
Make your own Hacker gadget (https://www.pentesteracademy.com/course?id=15)
Image building guide (https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-developer/quickstart-build-images)
Compiling firmware from source (https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/additional-software/beginners-build-guide)
In this lab, you will learn to compile/build OpenWRT firmware. A non-exhaustive list of activities to be covered includes:
Select an appropriate target, packages in the build menu
Clean previously created image files, building new images
Appropriate use of the created firmware files
In this lab, you will learn to interact with the emulated OpenWRT router device. A non-exhaustive list of activities to be covered includes:
Interact with an emulated router using console access CLI
Check filesystem and running processes
Use commands to interact with WiFi interfaces