Jon, when I attempt to connect to AWF, I get a notice that says "No Cypher Overlap." That is the short way of saying that my system lists what it can use to talk security, your system lists what it can use to talk securely, and between us we have no common encryption methods. I know my machine is up to date so it has to be something on your end. Perhaps you were trying something new?
Always good to meet someone new. It is through peaceful communication that many issues can be resolved regardless of ideological, religious, or political differences. It is the differences that add spice to life.