im actually really curious about this too
i have a friend at my college that dared me to try and crack his wep key (i was tempted to bribe his room mate to let me on his comp and steal the password that way but i didnt) anyway through the research i did i can only find that the easiest way to do it is through a combination of aircrack and airsnort, however you have to have one of a set of a small list of cards that can go into "listening mode" meaning it can just capture the packets. From what i can find i dont have one of those cards and considering i didnt want to pay another $40 or so dollars for a new wireless card i gave up
is there a way to configure a wireless card to capture? or do you not have to (and a capture card would just work faster) because if the difference is say a few hours i can live with that.
ive been searching around on hts and google, but its actually a little harder to find than you might think, because there arent a whole lot of em out there, and the ones that are seem to be pretty specific to their hardware and i cant figure out if i can adapt my hardware to suit the needs or not, not to mention if a problem happens along the way they dont account for it (like they'll be like, do this than that then it will ask you to do this, hit ok and im just like "it never asked me to do that....")
so any information on the subject would be much appreciated