First attempt at installing has turned into a dismal failure. All worked fine up until I started creating overlay SD card then it stopped connecting to wifi after a reboot. Tried reinstall from scratch but now it won't connect to wifi at all and i can't revert to 0.160. Have noted that on reboot /etc/config/wireless loses the wifisetup and everytime I connect to the AP putty says it has a new certificate. ifconfig says:
apcli0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 40:A3:6B:C1:C8:88
inet6 addr: fe80::42a3:6bff:fec1:c888/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
On other devices running 0.160 there is an IP address from my router:
inet addr:192.168.14.25 Bcast:192.168.14.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
Also worth noting is that the mac address in aplci0 is C8:88 whilst the chip is labeled as C8:87. This has also changed since.
I am now stuck with no wifi - what has changed? what am I missing?
UPDATE: Completed my SD card installation with python, mysql etc using an ethernet board - wireless came back online after a couple of reboots and remained stable for about 30 minutes then a subsequent reboot reset the wireless conf file again