By Don Desfosse 1035677
#538180 Connection Errors - CID/Password, Connect Failed/Forbidden/Unauthorized

Most common reasons for the following errors:
1. CID/Password Incorrect
2. Error connecting to voice server: Connect failed (Forbidden -)
3. Error connecting to voice server: Connect failed (Unauthorized - ....)

1. Joining, reactivating or changing passwords in the last 24 hours. The database synchronization happens with the FSD servers multiple times a day, but with the AFV server only once a day at 12Z. So if you are unlucky with respect to timing, it's possible that you can log onto the network but not voice.
2. Make sure you're using correct capitalization for your password. The FSD server ignored that, but the AFV server requires correct capitalization, so it's possible that you can log onto the network but not voice if using incorrect capitalization in your password.
3. Copying and pasting the password, and inadvertently copying an extra space character (e.g. at the beginning or the end). Sometimes, when copying in Windows (maybe other OSs too but I don't know) an extra space character is copied and you can't see that when pasting your password.

If in doubt, suggest completely clearing out your password field and very carefully typing in your password, using care to ensure any required capital letters are capitalized.