Building an Isolated Wireless Lab Space on a College Campus

The goal of this project is to build two portable faraday cages for use as part of security labs in future classes. Inside one cage, a network will be set up consisting of a wireless access point with multiple clients sending traffic to each other to simulate a real network. The second cage will be similar, but instead contain a cellular network. The networks will be impossible to connect to from outside of the cage except through a single point which is designed to allow students to observe and learn about the traffic generated in the cage.

Part of this project includes the development of curriculum regarding how to use these cages in labs for students. The goal of this portion is to create lab exercises that are clear, concise, and informational--but also interesting for students.

Network Diagram