Here are the tools useful for building secure wireless networks based on Linux and BSD operating systems. These tools include Linux wireless drivers apart from the Orinoco, Prism and Aironet modules that come with the current kernels and are likely to be enabled in the distro kernels by default. They also include drivers with AP functionality that come very handy for both attack (rogue AP) and defense (secure AP/wIDS centres and sensors/active defence appliances construction). Of course, we include wireless-specific security applications for wireless authentication, VPNs and IDS deployment on UNIX-like OS'es. These should be complimented with appropriate higher layer security tools such as OpenSWAN, Snort, Ethereal, Ettercap etc., that can be found elsewhere. Good luck with your wireless experiments - proper defence is just as interesting as attack and gives you a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills openly while contributing to your local (or global) wireless community!
If you think we have missed on something that should be included in that list please e-mail authors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux wireless drivers - not included in kernel. You will need these unless you use Cisco Aironet or Prism drivers coming with a Linux kernel.
Miscellaneous - variety of software specifically designed and seleceted to fend off some of the attacks we describe and trace the attackers. Should be used in concert with the standard-implemented wireless security safeguards and/or higher layer countermeasure tools such as FreeSWAN and iptables.