So I just downloaded a LiveCD (r3) and decided to give Reaver a go on my Macbook Pro using an RT73 USB wireless device I had.
I booted into the GUI and identified my wireless card on wlan1
I then ran
to put it in monitor mode on mon0.
airmon-ng start wlan1
I used and picked the appropriate WPA encrypted MAC Address.
I ran reaver with
I got a bunch of
reaver -i mon0 -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv
I then tried another WPA network and received the same error six times, and then was told
[!] WARNING: Failed to associate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (ESSID: yyyyy)
However, after this output Reaver did not do anything else (I waited an hour).
[+] Associated with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (ESSID: yyyyy)
I exited that request and ran it again. The same thing happened. It managed to associate after several failures and then didn't do anything.
I'm not sure I understand the concept of associating with an AP or why this is happening.
Does anyone have any suggestions?