On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 05:40:18PM -0700, Ilya Kaliman wrote:
> I have a "Plugable USB 3.0 ethernet adapter" with ASIX AX88179
> chipset. The device is successfully recognized by axen(4) driver but
> behaves strangely. When I plug in the ethernet cable the ifconfig
> axen0 status says active and the leds start blinking. But after a
> second or two both leds turn off and status says: no carrier.
> Re-plugging the cable have no effect. Re-plugging the adapter itself
> brings it up again for a second or two.
> The device itself seems to be fine as it works in other OSes without
> problems. I suspect it has to do with OpenBSD driver.
> I have axen(4) driver compiled with debug - it prints a lot of stuff,
> but nothing that seem to indicate an error. Can anyone give some
> pointers on how to diagnose the problem?
What version of OpenBSD are you running? Usually it's best to add the
output of dmesg to such a mail to give others an idea what you are
There was a change to axen in March this year that made my adapter
work reliably. It ships with 6.0.