Peeking into my serial log, I think my gateway connects just fine, and gets configuration data from the internet. Also, I’ve tried both WiFi and ethernet, with two different Dutch providers. Mine does not even get to trying to connect to the bridge; it reboots after failing to apply the frequency configuration it fetched from the internet. (If that content was valid; we cannot tell if it’s the same content or format that a browser would show, and somehow it seems to report a weird size in
HTTP: Got 1232 bytes, but that size is the same for gateways without problems.)
ping bridge.eu.thethings.network from the gateway itself resolves to 126.96.36.199, but gets not reply, like you already explained yourself above:
Ping: resolving host: bridge.eu.thethings.network
Ping: request sent to: bridge.eu.thethings.network [188.8.131.52]
Ping: done. Sent 4 requests, received 0 replies.
account.thethingsnetwork.org. All this does not look alarming to me, and I don’t think we can issue other useful commands from the gateway to investigate.
The TTN gateway is not using UDP or port 1700.