How to scan out the configuration IP address of the miner

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 How to scan out the configuration IP address of the miner
 
This guide is about how to scan out the IP address of the miner. There are two ways to get the IP address of your miner: 
  •  Check the IP in your Router Admin Dashboard
  • Use IP Scanning Software

We will introduce them one by one in this tutorial.

 

{Check the IP in your Router Admin Dashboard}

Well, the first and the best way to get the IP of your miner is to log in the admin dashboard of your router and check the IP there. The step may like this:

  • First, you need to know how to log in your router admin dashboard. You may find the right login steps in your router guide.
  • Connect your miner to the LAN port of your router and power on the miner.
  • Log in your router admin dashboard. You may need to input your router admin username and password (only yourself know your router password :) ).
  • Navigating to the “Devices Management” of your router. All devices connected to this router will be shown here.
  • Open your internet explorer(eg. Google Chrome) and try every IP address shown in the  “Devices Management” of your router.
  • You will find the right one soon. :)

The steps for different routers may be different. And the devices management in your router admin dashboard may be another name. We suggest you checking your router guide before you starting this.

The following picture is a screenshot of the Devices Management in the admin dashboard of  a TP-LINK router.

find the IP of the bitcoin miner by checking admin router dashboard

 

{Use IP Scanning Software}

  • Download the IP scan software: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/
  • Connect the miner to the router via ethernet cord.
  • Close the firewall and antivirus on your computer, for example, the Kaspersky. In win7 ~ win10, close the Windows Defender.
  • Power on the miner, and wait for about 1~3 minutes (the miner need time to connect itself to the router. Some miners may need more times (1~7 minutes) to connect itself to your network).
  • Let’s Find Out Your Home Internet Setting: [Windows] While your computer is connected to the Internet, go to the Command Prompt and type “ipconfig” then press “ENTER” Key. This will give you the network information you’ll need later. Please write it down!  In our test, the “Default Gateway” (that’s the IP of the router) is “192.168.1.1”, so in the following tutorial, we will take “192.168.1.1” as an example.

ipconfig own network Info

  • Open the IP scanning software you just download.
  • Set the IP Scanning Range:  
    • In our test, the IP of the router is “192.168.1.1“, so we set it as  “192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.254“;range 1 ip scanning setting
    • If your router IP is “192.1.0.xxx” (for example 192.168.0.100), you should set the range as “192.169.0.1 – 192.168.0.254“; range 0 ip scanning setting
    • If your router IP is “192.1.2.xxx” (for example 192.168.2.10), you should set the range as “192.169.2.1 – 192.168.2.254“;
    • …And so on…
  • Click button “Scan“.
  • Then you can find out the IP of the miner.
  • The following picture showing a scanning result of a miner. The IP of this miner is “192.168.1.16”. There is no this device (at “192.168.1.16”) before I connect my miner to my network.
  • You can also try every IP address if you are not very sure which IP is the miner.
  • If you can’t scan out the IP, that’s must because the IP of the miner has occupied by other devices in your network, please try to pull out other devices from your network and try again.

IP scan result example 4

  • Let’s take Antminer as an example: The below picture is a scanning out screenshot of the Antminer.
  • Sometimes, it showed as “Texas Instruments, Inc“, as the following picture showing:

IP scan result example 2

  • Sometimes, there is no information about the manufacturer shown.

IP scan result example 4

  • Sometimes, there may be a wrong device name shown. (It depends on your network)

antminer ip scanned result

  • Whatever it showed as, you can just click the little triangle before the IP to see what the device is. For Antminer, it may be shown as “antminer Configuration” (like the following picture showing).

IP scan result example 3

  • Or, it just showed as “HTTP, 401…” or something like this after you clicking the little triangle before the IP address.

IP scan result example 2

  • If you don’t know which one is the IP address of the miner, please just try every IP address you scanned out.
  • In some complex networking environment (for example, there are more than one routers working in a WDS networking), you may need to scan more than one time (for example, 2~5 times scanning) to get the IP address of your miner. 
  
 

Can’t scan out the IP address of the miner?

  • Did you connect your miner to the LAN port of your router?
  • Sometimes, the miner may need more times, for example, 1~7 minutes to connect itself to your network, so, please try to wait for a bit longer before you run your IP scanning software.
  • If you can’t scan out the IP of the miner (It just happened occasionally, for example, you bought the miners we got from the mining farm of the manufacturer and they may change the IP of the miner to a static IP address), you need to reset the miners first, see here for how to reset:  https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/ (After you reset the miner, please scan the IP address again.)
  • Or, please try to plug out all your devices in your network, and scan again.
  • Close the firewall and antivirus on your computer, for example, the Kaspersky. In win7 ~ win10, close the Windows Defender.
  • Change to windows XP, and try again the scanning. (one of our customers get such scanning problem on win 10, when he changed to win XP, the IP is scanned out.)
  • Try the method {Check the IP in your Router Admin Dashboard} introduced in the first section.

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