After receiving the TTN Gateway, I could not get it activated using the standard process: after sending the config, the gateway gets into a reboot loop.
Today, I flashed the firmware to the beta using an sd-card. Now, I am getting further. First, I manage to configure the gateway with my wireless network settings. It then reboots to log on. This results in two leds with a slow flash of the third. At some points, there seem to be three leds permanently on, but it reverts back to two plus the third flashing slowly.
On the wireless network, I see the device. When pointing a browser to the ip-address, I am getting the “gateway settings” screen, showing the Gateway ID pre-filled, a dropdown box with the WiFi Access Point, showing wireless networks in range, and a WiFi Password field.
On the settings screen, I choose my wireless network, and fill the password. When pressing “save”, I am getting an error “The length of your gateway ID needs to be over 6 characters.”. The ID of my gateway is 4 characters. No problem registering a 4-character gateway id. But, apparently, this is not allowed. And it seems that I can not change the gateway ID anymore.
The activation process seems to be getting one step further after the firmware upgrade. The gateway is visible on the wireless network after configuring it with a (wireless) point-to-point (infrastructure) link. Looking at the error message, the short gateway ID might be blocking the activation process.
Any suggestions? Thanks!