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
 airmon-ng start wlan1
to put it in monitor mode on mon0.

I used
 airodump-ng wlan1
and picked the appropriate WPA encrypted MAC Address.

I ran reaver with
reaver -i mon0 -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv
I got a bunch of
[!] WARNING: Failed to associate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (ESSID: yyyyy)
I then tried another WPA network and received the same error six times, and then was told
[+] Associated with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (ESSID: yyyyy)
However, after this output Reaver did not do anything else (I waited an hour).

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?

Thank you.