Looking at the videos online and such, I was starting to believe the hype that WEP can be cracked in under 3 minutes.

Well, mine can't -- unless I'm really screwing something up.

I have a Netgear WNR864M router with WEP/128 bit, Automatic Authentication Type (I guess it chooses automatically between shared key and open system since they are the 2 other options in the drop down). The key in the router is actually B4582CDB412BD1BB00849F4A57.

I have collected 145,129 IVs so far - and nothing is coming out of aircrack-ng. I am using Aircrack-ng 1.0 beta r857 and a Hawking USB wireless device with the RT73 chipset.

I have noticed that there is a significant slow down in gathering IVs (as compared to just starting up. Router is 3 feet from rausb0 and other PC surfing via WEP connection is about 3 feet away.

Is there a difference in WEPs that make some hackable in 3 minutes whereas mine is still hanging in after after 30+ minutes?

I have another PC connected wirelessly via my router to generate some traffic and I am listening to streaming radio and surfing on that PC - to help generate some traffic.

Did I misunderstand all of those videos about hacking WEP in 10, 5 or even 3 minutes?

To be perfectly clear, this is what I did......

airmon-ng stop rausb0  (success)
macchanger --mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 rausb0  (success)
airmon-ng start rausb0  (rausb0 reports in monitor mode)
airodump-ng rausb0  (begins sucessfully)
(ctrl-c to stop it and get the BSSID)
airdump-ng -c 9 -w squishytest --bssid 00:14:6CDE:D1:A8 rausb0 (success)
aireplay-ng -1 0 -a 00:14:6CDE:D1:A8 -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 rausb0 (success)
aireplay-ng -3 b 00:14:6CDE:D1:A8 -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 rausb0  (success)
aircrack-ng -a 1 -b 00:11:22:33:44:55 squishytest-01.cap  (success)
And.....now here I sit......30+ minutes......and no penetration of the WEP router.

Am I screwing something up? Are there newer versions of Air* that I should be using? Is there a new driver that would work faster for my RT73 chipset? And, and how could I tell what driver/software versions I even have?

Thanks for helping me crawl.....