My main OpenBSD system is a Shuttle SH81R4 with a 4th Gen i5. I run the latest snapshot on it and once or twice a week I will boot into bsd.rd and run update. A week or two ago I put a mini-pcie wifi card in it (athn0) and after getting some help from this mailing list, I got this system running as an Access Point. I have since noticed a strange issue.
Now, when I boot into bsd.rd, I have no network. When i try to upgrade, I will see the DHCPDISCOVER, DHCPOFFER, etc go by and it is all right, but when get to the “lets upgrade the sets” part, i get the (Unable to get list from ftp.openbsd.org, but that is OK) message and any attempt to actually download the updated packages fails.
If I ctrl+c to a prompt, i can run ‘dhclient re0’ and it looks like it succeeds, but when I run ‘ifconfig’, re0 does not have an ip address. I can’t even ping the ip address of my router.
If I actually remove the wifi adapter (as in, open the case and physically remove the mini-pcie card from its slot) and try it, it works fine (though entering a number for a different mirror doesn’t seem to work).
Removing the pcie card every time I want to install the latest build is very inconvenient. Is there a workaround for this?