So, I was looking for a router to penetration test on because the one I have is very difficult. What are some of the well-known routers that are supposed to work for beginners to penetration test on?

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    Could you be more specific about what kind of penetration testing you aim to do? – Arminius Jan 10 '16 at 2:05
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    If your are looking for routers with well known bugs see routersecurity.org/bugs.php – Steffen Ullrich Jan 10 '16 at 5:54
  • As in pen testing against the router, like trying to access/change configuration things you shouldn't be able to access, finding unsecured traversal paths that aren't supposed to exist into a LAN, etc.? If so, are these routers home/home office "routers" (which are really very basic routers, switches, firewalls, and often wireless access points rolled into one device), corporate-grade networking routers, corporate-grade firewalls...the way you're going to approach testing the security of all those examples can/will vary a lot. – mostlyinformed Jan 10 '16 at 9:18

Pentesters do not use any "common" routers. As a pentester you should be able to perform a penetration test on any device. If a device is too difficult, it means you need to try harder.

  • it's a bit harsh, but we all go through the same process. – mk444 Jan 20 '16 at 5:02

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