I was getting a very consistent “connecting to network” forever. I ran through a bunch of what people suggested (time/date settings on my mac, removing a lock file, purging log files, etc etc). Nothing seemed to work. I also want to note I am based in Bangkok, Thailand on a Fiber AIS connection. I happened to have my VPN running which puts me in Phoenix, Arizona, and the wallet connected and synced without a problem. I ran through several trials both with and without the VPN connected. It would work perfectly every time I had the VPN up and never seemed to connect with my normal Thailand based connection.
Just in case a dev is aware of any sort of filtering or refusing connections from certain places, etc.