What does it mean when there is an authentication problem?

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asked Jan 15 in Internet by Depewjoes (220 points)
What does it mean when there is an authentication problem?

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answered Jan 16 by lukiprudence (410 points)
An authentication problem happens when the “handshake” between a router and a device fails for any number of reasons.

The problem is mostly caused by a router between your computer and your ISP or even the router at the data center where the website is stored that you're trying to connect too.

Usually the authentication problem will resolve itself after 30 minutes to a few hours and if it hasn't then it's likely something caused by a problem on your end or your ISP's end that they or you have to fix.

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