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My wireless connection is only saying attempting to authenticate can you help please

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It depends on what kind of security you have enabled for your router. It sounds like to me that you have not gotten the password right to join your network.

Double check your password and make sure caps lock is off, etc. If that is not the case , then try power cycling your router.

Do that by unplugging it, waiting a minute, and then plugging it back in. You may have to reenable your security measures but that should get you in...

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