Finding WPA Key
I captured the handshake on my wireless router.
I used a notebook to do this. I transferred the cap file to usb and then I am running ewsa (a wireless security auditor in windows) and a 2gb dictionary file. I am getting a flamming 25k keys a sec average. It does 40k until the computer starts to get hot. :) I can run through that keylist in about 3.5 hours. I've got a quad core at 2.5ghz and an overclocked gtx 9800. :)
Sadly though after going through that giant wordlist it was not able to find the key. The wordlist was designed for wpa cracking and the program I am using is legit.
The key is lade9633zan which I don't think is even all that complicated a password....
I need some ideas!! Maybe someone could point me to better wordlists??
If that key isn't in your word list then it isn't going to find it. Doing a dictionary attack isn't the same as doing a brute force attack.
Yup, that's why it is recommended to mix numbers and special characters into passwords/passphrases since they won't usually be in a dictionary file.
Maybe you should read up on how these attacks work in detail.