I am not able to start a node, nor add files or cat local files.
do you have some detail
could you share your node version / js-ipfs version / some logs when your try to add a file
I'll have to set up a gist and share it but in a nutshell: when I shut my computer's wifi I never get the 'ready' nor 'start' events from my js-ipfs node.
I have pubsub turned on.
I'll update with the gist.
This could be an OS or network driver level issue. For example, if you're trying to load http://127.0.0.1:8080 you still need an active network driver that understands how to push data through that local ip:port. This can be a dummy (emulated with no hardware) or loopback driver, but something needs to be responding at that "network" port regardless of whether you're online or disconnected. Otherwise you're dependent on local-storage-only paths like file:///.