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Antminer General Mining Guide

The Antminer models are predominant BTC mining devices, the setting-up of Antminer models are pretty much the same, we will present a general tutorial for setting up Antminer models. 

We will take S9 as an example to introduce setting up and troubleshooting which apply equally to other models of Antminer. 

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port on the little green controller FINALLY). 
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner on your PC. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Then, you can log into the miner configuration page for miner configuration. Please open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned out (For example, 192.168.1.2).  The username and the password are all “root
  • Navigating to the “Miner Status” page and keep refreshing the page until some data (Speed, miner account, pool etc.) is shown on the page (This means, the mining is starting. Generally, the miner need about 3~7 minutes to start mining). The fan of the miner maybe gets loudly and slowly for several times while you are waiting. And sometimes, the data on the page maybe disappear again just a few seconds or one minute after the mining starts, don’t worry, please waiting for the miner working constantly.
  • Navigating to the “Miner Configuration“ page, configuring your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. Then click “Save & Apply”. 
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1 minutes for the setting applying.
  • Change to the page “Miner Status” again, and please refreshing the page until there are some data shown on the page. Then the mining is starting.

test for antminer s9

  • The “Summary” section of the “Miner Status” page showing the speed of the miner.

mining speed of antminer s9

  • The “Miner Status” page of Antminer S9 is quite different from the “Miner Status” page Antminer S7. You will find out that there are two temperatures here, one is “Temp(PCB)” and another is “Temp(Chip)“. 

two temperatures of antminer s9

  • The “Temp(Chip)” may get as high as 115 degrees, that’s normal, please don’t worry.
  • The “Temp(PCB)” is the temperature of the miner.
  • If there is no any data shown for a very long time (for example 30 minutes) or there are a “BiBi” noise comes from the miner, please try to restart the miner (power off it, wait a minute, then power on it again). After restarted, please change to the page “Miner Status” page and waiting for data showing.
  • If you have any problem, please level us a comment, we will reply your comment to help you figure out the problem.

 

{Mining Tip}

Please pay more attention to the following tips if you are running several miners(<= 10 miners) together:

  1. The heat dissipation
    • Please make sure all the hot wind which comes out of the fan(of the miner) will be exhausted timely.
    • And what’s more, all the hot wind would be exhausted in the same direction, and there is no hot wind will be blown into other miners’ air inlet end.
  2. If you connected several miners into one power strip which is connected to the socket on the wall, you need to:
    • Please check the maximum current rating of your power strip.
    • For example, in China, for some of the power strips, the maximum current rating is about 2000w. As the power consumption of the miner is nearly 1400w, so it is better to connect ONLY ONE miner into one power strip. Or the miner might stop working. 

 

{Trouble Shoot}

Issues of malfunctioning can only exist in these aspects:

  • Network
  • Pool
  • Firmware
  • Controller
  • Board

So to rule out the identify what’s exactly causing the issue, we need to:

  • Check the connection of cables: Check if all the cables on the miner inserted tightly. Especially the three cables connected to the hash board(and the cable for the fan). They may get loose in the shipping.
  • Check the connection of network: Check your home network, the mining pool to make sure all the network are working well.
  • Check other devices in your network: Is there any possible that some other devices occupy the IP address of your miner? Try to unplug all other devices(for example, other miners if you have several) in your network to run only the miner.
  • Change an internet explorer when you try to login the configuration page of the miner.
  • Change a network for the miner: Try to change a router for the miner, or, move miners to another place, for example, your office.
  • Change to another pool.
  • Check the miner: Have any heat sinks fallen off? Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit.
  • Check the PSU: Is your PSU working? If you also bought the Antminer 1600w PSU(APW3-12-1600-B2) for the miner, please make sure your home voltage is stable. The working voltage of this PSU should be >= 205V. If your home voltage is not stable, the PSU may stop working(or with the fun working but no power output). In this occasion, you may need to get a voltage stabilizer for the PSU.
  • Update firmware: Check tutorial here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-upgrade-the-firmware-for-a-bitcoin-miner/
  • Try to reset the miner: There is a reset hole beside the internet port. After the miner powered on and running, waiting for 5 minutes(until the miner start mining), please get a sharp pin and press the hole for about 10 seconds. Then please wait for about 5 minutes for the resetting. You may need to rescan the IP address of the miner after reset.

front end of antminer s9

  • Swap controllers: Take out the controller from a working miner and use it on the non-working one, see how it goes. On top of the miner, there is a silver cover fixated by screws, in it:
    • For Antminer S5/S7: There is a black chunk on top of a green board, you should swap the whole part(the green board + the black chunk)
    • For Antminer S9/T9/R4: There is only a green board, that is the controller

the controller of Antminer S9

the controller of Antminer S7

The controller of Antminer R4

Take out the screws on the silver cover, remove it, and check if the controller is loosening or not, and replace it with the one from a working miner. That will help us identify if it’s the controller causing the problem. If the miner works well after swapping controller, then the original controller on that unwork miner is problematic.

  • Disconnect the cables used to connect the boards, run only one single board at a time. This is to identify if every board is fine working on its own, and which board is problematic.

As long as it’s not that the chips on boards are broken, the 1-4 issues can all be fixed at home.

If it’s confirmed:

  • send it back us for repair or replacement.

For all the troubles you get in the mining, please DO try all the above suggestions.

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Antminer S1 is the first BITMAIN bitcoin miner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S1(180GH @ 360w) bitcoin miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer S1
  • Hash Rate: 180 GH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 360w  ± 5%
  • Network Connection: Ethernet/Wifi
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend: 750w PSU: check here

 

{Antminer Manual}

  • please download the AntMiner user manual for reference: here
 

{Tutorial Start}

  • This is how you’ll receive your AntMiner S1 180 GH/S miner.
  • You must power up the miner.  To set up your power source for the AntMiner, the miner will use average 360W at the wall outlet.  So, at least, 400W computer PSU is needed.  (550W PSU with 80 PLUS is recommended for the stable operation, please make sure the 12V DC of the power is up to 45A) , and the PSU has a 6pin*2 connector; For this guide, we selected to use SUPER FLOWER SF-550P14XE 550W ATX 80PLUS GOLD power supply(You can also buy the 750w PSU  here); The specification of this PUS is:

 
  • Please do get  QUALITY and STRONG enough power supply for them. We have read about that if the PSU is not strong enough, the miner might shut down.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire.  On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard.  For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.
  • Connect the miner and the PSU: It is very easy to connect the miner and the PUS now, let’s just connect the 6pin of the PSU to the miner.(the miner need 2 6pin cords for power supply, so your PSU should get 2 6pin cords) You can use the 6pin connector or the 6pin+2 connector:
  • connect like this:
  • You just need to insert the 2 6pin cord to the miner.
  • 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!
  • Power On the AntMiner & Connect the AntMiner to your Computer

 

 

 
  • By using the regular Ethernet network cable, directly connect the AntMiner and your computer.   When you turn on the AntMiner the first time, the fun is off, and you’ll see 3 LED lights turn on connected to the Control Board with the Ethernet Port.  A red and green LED turn on under the white-colored cables on top of the AntMiner.  The 3rd light is the green LED for the Ethernet Port. It’s very quiet at this point.
  • Setup IP address on your computer
 
 
  • If you are using the Microsoft Windows 7, here is the step by step process to configure your AntMiner.   Start Button  >>  Control Panel  >>  Network and Internet (View network status and tasks)  >>  Change adapter setting (Left side of the screen)  >>  Local Area Connection (Double Click)  >> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then Click on “Properties” >>  Select Use the following IP address:   Please look at near the cooling fan on the AntMiner.  You’ll find a white sticker with an IP address printed on it.  (Example: 192.168.2.125)   Set your computer’s IP address to the following:   IP Address: 192.168.2.254 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1   For the DNS Setting:  Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically
  • Configure AntMiner for Mining Bitcoin
 
 

 

  • Open a web browser and type the IP address printed on the sticker above the cooling fan on the AntMiner. (Example: 192.168.2.102)  
  • A login page will appear on the webpage and ask you for the username and the password.  (Default Username: root  Default Password: root)  
  • After log into the control panel, please go to the Status Tab then “Miner Configuration” tab.   Here, please fill out your mining pool information.   Example: Pool 1 Pool1 worker: worker’s name from your mining pool account Pool1 password: worker’s password from your mining pool account   If you have multiple pools you want to mine, you can add pool 2 and pool3 AntMiner Network Setting (LAN)

 

  • By DEFAULT, it should be already set as “DHCP Client” mode, but if it wasn’t for some reasons, please change it like the above picture.  Then hit “Switch protocol” button, wait for the screen to refresh, then hit “Save & Apply” at the bottom.  Wait till the update completes.  (Updating may take 1 – 2 minutes.  If it hangs, try again)
  • Change IP address of the AntMiner [Option]
 
 
 

 

  • If you decide to change the AntMiner’s IP address, Please Write It Down & DO NOT FORGET it.  If you forget the IP address, you will not be able to access AntMiner again.
  • Even though the AntMiner supports built-in Wi-Fi mining, to get the best out of the miner while running Wi-Fi at home, we don’t suggest you using wifi for mining because of the unstable of wifi mining.

 

{TROUBLE SHOOT }

1. It hangs at “Updating Cgminer”

  • Please go to your control panel, Status >> System Log   If you see the following error or something similar, Your DNS server is not resolving the address or connection to the following servers are restricted/filtered by your ISP or County’s Restrictions
  • Code:
Fri Sep 27 15:39:40 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: bad address '3.openwrt.pool.ntp.org'
Fri Sep 27 15:39:40 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: could not resolve peer 3.openwrt.pool.ntp.org, skipping
Fri Sep 27 15:40:10 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: bad address '2.openwrt.pool.ntp.org'
Fri Sep 27 15:40:10 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: could not resolve peer 2.openwrt.pool.ntp.org, skipping
Fri Sep 27 15:40:40 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: bad address '1.openwrt.pool.ntp.org'
Fri Sep 27 15:40:40 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: could not resolve peer 1.openwrt.pool.ntp.org, skipping
Fri Sep 27 15:41:10 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: bad address '0.openwrt.pool.ntp.org'
Fri Sep 27 15:41:10 2013 daemon.info sysinit: ntpd: could not resolve peer 0.openwrt.pool.ntp.org, skipping
  • Here is the list of IP Addresses to the NTP Servers   198.58.100.237 209.118.204.201 199.195.193.200 189.211.62.210

2. Clicking Noise from the AntMiner  

  • If your AntMiner was making many rapid clicking noises from the PCB, that means you lost the Internet Connection to the AntMiner.   You can shut the AntMiner down while you wait for the Internet Connections to come back or you can just leave the AntMiner as is.  When the internet connection came back, it will start mining on its own.  (So if you lose the internet connection for whatever the reasons, as soon as the internet connection comes back, it will auto mine BTC without any intervention)  
  • When the miner loses the internet connection, the miner status page seems to reset the time counter (timer) but no negative effect to the mining operation.   There are two (2) ways to tell if your miner lost the internet connection. 
    • First, you’ll hear the clicking noise from your miner. (Also, the 2 small green led lights on both side of the miner will stop flashing.
    • The second way is to go to the miner status page and the running timer (Elapsed) will reset and start from “0”.  
  • Here is the video to show what the minder does: http://youtu.be/3qNxES1mnZc
    • when the internet connection was disrupted.  It makes constant clicking noise, and the green LED on the PCB (Main PCBs for the ASIC Chips) will turn off and the fan would turn off.  
    • When the miner regains the internet connection, the clicking noise goes away and about 30 seconds or so later, the green LEDs will start flashing again. (These Green LEDs indicate the miner is actually hashing) Then, the fan will start.  
    • When you go log onto the miner’s control panel, the time counter on the miner’s status page will be reset.   
 
 

3. AntMiner Keeps Shutting Down

  • AntMiner could be powered on for 50 minutes before it shuts itself down.  OR It could be powered on for about 30 seconds then it shuts down. Your problem is more than likely in the PSU.  
  • Please check the jumper cable to make sure the PIN16 (Green) and PIN17(Black) are crossed. (Make sure you are not using the thin loose wire or paperclip for this)  
  • If the Jumper Cable is jammed in and set correctly, it could be your power supply unit.  I understand that you could be using the 550W or even 750W PSU but it may not be strong enough to do the job.  
  • To check the PSU, run your AntMiner in 1 Blade Mode.   Disconnect all the power cables from the 2nd Blade. (1st Blade is the Network Cable Port Side)  Disconnect the white plug on the top from the 2nd Blade.  Then Power On the AntMiner.  If the problem was in your PSU, AntMiner will power on and it will start mining at about 90GH/S.   If you really want to test out the 2nd Blade, then replace the 1st Blade with the 2nd Blade. (By the network cable port, there are 2 white plugs.  Make sure both are connected to the 2nd blade)  
  • If it power on, then the problem is for sure in your PSU.  Please go get a brand name reliable PSU.   If you have an extra CD/DVD drive laying around, try plugging it into the Molex power cable to create the base load on 5V line.  
  • Depends on your PSU Model, it may fix your looped auto-shutoff.  (http://reprap.org/wiki/PCPowerSupply#Base_Load )

4. My +12V Molex/IDE/SATA Powerline is getting very Hot  

  • If you used the +12V line from the Molex/IDE/SATA Power Cable and the AntMiner powered on, but, the power cables are getting very hot and Miner is under performing, PLEASE DISCONTINUE using the Molex’s +12V line.  
  • The 4-pin Molex or so-called SATA/IDE power cable has 1 +12V line (Yellow), however, this line’s maximum current is usually 5 Amps and 60W.  That is not enough to support each Blade that requires about 180W to run smooth 90GH/S hashing.  Yes, it is the yellow-colored line, but the power specification is different from the PCI or PCI-E Power Cables.  
  • Usually, +12V from the Molex power cable will not let you power up the AntMiner, but there are instances that the miner will power on. (NOT RECOMMENDED!!)

5. My PSU’s cables are not color-coded, I don’t know what to do!

  • Please look at the above photo.  It will show you the pinout information. There are several different shape of connectors and power specifications.  
  • Please pay Special Attention to the 8-Pin Power Connectors.  There are 2 kinds of 8-Pin Connectors.  WARNING: An 8 pin 12-volt cable has yellow wires on the same side as the connector clip. An 8 Pin PCI Express cable has black wires on the clip side. (See Above Pinout Diagram)

6. I see “x” in the ASIC Status  

  • For the ASIC status wise, “x” doesn’t necessary means the chip is faulty or failing.  If the hashing power seems to be affected, please check your PSU and wiring and reboot and check the status a few times.  It should go back to an average 168-180 GH/s range per AntMiner.   when you are getting “x” on the ASIC chip status, please turn off the Antminer and double check your PSU cables are connected well and restart.  
  • Check the status in about 5 minutes and every 30 minutes for a few hours and see if the “x” are showing up constantly at the same chip or randomly changes or completely disappear.

7. My AntMiner arrived with no IP address sticker  

  • Also, this applies for the lost IP or possible wrong IP on the sticker, using this soft wear will tell you what AntMiner’s IP is!  (Thanks to JohnC. for the URL)
  • Using this IP Scanner would save you a lot of time searching for your Antminer. http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/

8. My Mining Pool Speed is slower than 180GH  

  • Please check your AntMiner’s Mining Status Page.  If the status showed 168-180, your miner is working as it should.  
  • The mining pool speed calculation is based on what you transmit to the pool after the hashing. It is normal to see the mining pool GH/s speed fracture and sometimes it may show significant lower hashing speed.  
  • Please check your network condition and maintain a stable internet connection. On my miner, I have seen 120GH/s speed at BTCGUILD when my Internet connection was cutting in-out for a short period of time due to the ISP problems.

9. How do I Upgrade my Firmware?

  • If your AntMiner’s PCB shows 2013/11/4, you can upgrade to the current firmware to reduce high HW Errors and fixes ASIC Chip Status Errors and others.   Login to your control panel, then please go to System >> Backup/Flash Firmware  
  • From there, please use “Flash new firmware image” and click “choose File”  then Click “Flash Image”   Download: antMiner_openwrt20131129.bin  
  • OVERCLOCKING ANTMINER: This may void your manufacture’s warranty!  This will work but please use extreme caution!!  This is for someone who’s primary goal of operating AntMiner is to maximize profit over the system stability. How to overclock your miner to 400MHz / 205GH/s The miner will draw 500 – 525Watts after this setting  
    • A) ssh into your miner  
    • B) edit the following file /etc/config/asic-freq   C) change timeout to 36, freq_value to ‘0780’, ‘chip_freq’ to 400.
Code:
root@antMiner2:/etc/config# vim asic-freq 
package 'cgminer'
config 'asic-freq' 'default'
        #option 'freq_value'      '0780'        #400M
        #option 'freq_value'    '4d81'  #350M
        #option 'chip_freq'     '350'
        option 'timeout'        '36'
        #option 'freq_value'    '4c81'  #325M
        #option 'chip_freq'     '325'
        option 'freq_value'     '0780'  #350M
        option 'chip_freq'      '400'
        #option 'freq_value'    '0580'  #300M
        #option 'chip_freq'     '300'
        #option 'freq_value'    '0981'  #250M
        #option 'chip_freq'     '250'
        #option 'freq_value'    '4f02'  #190M
        #option 'chip_freq'     '190'

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Antminer S3 is the first 28nm bitcoin miner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S3(441GH @ 340w) bitcoin miner. This tutorial is also suitable for Antminer S3+ and Antminer S3++.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer S3
  • Hash Rate: 441 GH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 340w  ± 5%
  • Chip: 28nm
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend: 750w PSU: check here

 

{Official Manual}

  • You can also get the official manual here
 
 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare a ATX PSU ( >=550w and with 6pin x 2)
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • The default configuration IP of the miner is “192.168.1.xxx”, so, plz make sure the IP your router is “192.168.1.1”. (for how to find the configuration IP, see section {Configuration IP} below)
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)
  • If you have many miners, you need to change the IP address of those miners to avoid the IP address conflict. (For how to change the IP of the miner, see the section {WAN setting} in the official manual above)
 

{Check Your Network}

  • Pressing the windows key + the R key. So ‘Windows + R’. This should give you a small window called ‘run’.
  • Enter ‘cmd’ in the window, and hit the enter key. This should open a new window.
 
  • Input command “ipconfig”, it will show the details of your network.
  • Make sure the “Default Gateway” is “192.168.1.xx”.
 
  • If the default gateway is not “192.168.1.xx”, please change to another router (which give a default gateway as “192.168.1.xx”), or, change the IP of your router to “192.168.1.xx”
 

{PSU NEEDED}

  • Plz prepare a ATX PSU ( >=550w; with 6pin x 2)
  • Plz make sure your PSU is powerful enough; 12V DC is above 45.5A is very great!
  • check out this PSU
 

{Setting Up the PSU}

  • Suppose you use an ATX Computer Power Supply as your mining PSU.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire.  On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard.  For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.
 
 

{Miner Connection}

  • There are 4 x 6pin connectors in 2 rows. But actually, you need only 2 of them.
 
  • Then the most important thing is: 
    • Please plug each of the 6pin cords of your PSU into a 6pin port in each row (Don’t plug into ports in the same row or the mining will never start…).
    • Don’t plug cords into all the four port.
 
  • Why? Because there are 2 blades inside the miner, each blade needs a 6pin as power input.
 
 

{Configuration IP}

  • The default IP is “192.168.1.99”.
  • However, the IP might have changed when testing, so please use IP scanner to scan the configuration IP if you can’t log in the configuration page via default IP, check here for how to scan out the IP address of the miner.
 

{MINING GUILD}

(This section is published on 22th July 2014. The miner may not act exactly as we described below with the passage of time or the improvement of the miner. In that case, please don’t worry.)

  • Connect all the cords and ethernet cord.
  • Power on the PSU.
  • The fan will run, but, just a few seconds, and then the fan will stop running. YES, it’s normal. Don’t worry.
  • Just wait for about 1~3 minutes, the fan will run again (and the miner maybe beep twice or once)…
  • (After you configured the miner when you first time use it, the mining will start automatically. Every time, you power on the miner, the miner will act as above description, and then mining will start)
  • Now, we can configure the miner now.
  • Login the configuration page via the configuration IP(eg. 192.168.1.99). The default username is “root” and password is “root” too, and then click “Login”. (ps: sometimes, maybe you will get a page full of error message when you open the login page, plz don’t worry, just power off your miner, wait for some seconds, then power on again…)
 
 
  • In the “Miner Configuration”, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
 
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.(ps: while you are waiting, you’d better not to click anything, in our test, sometimes(just sometimes), I click something while I am waiting, the mining will not start, the miner status page has no any data, I don’t know why…)
  • While waiting, the miner may be beep for a while(or maybe not beep, in any case , plz don’t click anything and wait for about 1~2 minutes). Just let it beep…
  • When the miner stops beep, the mining is starting… You can check the mining status in the “Miner Status” page. (ps: sometimes, the page may show no any data, it just occur sometimes, however, in that situation, plz just power off your miner, and then power on it again.)
 
  • The miner will get a speed about 441GH/s at the frequency “218.75”, and will get a speed about 478GH/s when to overclock.
  • The mining will start automatically when power on after you configure it.
  • Sometimes, the ASIC status on the miner configuration page may show as “xxx” or “—“, please don’t worry, just try to wait for a longer time or restart the miner and the miner will be ok. And please make sure you put the miner in some places cooling.
  • Sometimes, the speed of the miner may get shown as a very low speed(eg. 27g or something like this), this is a known display bug of the Antminer S3, don’t worry, the speed in your pool will be normal. (Also, you can try to restart the miner)
 
 

{Upgrade Firmware}

If your miner works very well, please skip this section.
 
  • Then click “Proceed” in the next page.
 
  • Waiting for 1~3 minutes for changes to be applied.
 
  • Then the page will go to the login page. Firmware upgrade success.
 
  • Use the default password “root” to log in and configure your miner.
  • Important: After you upgrade the firmware, you need to go to the “Advanced Settings” and set the Frequency, or the mining will not start…

 

  • The default frequency is “218.75”.
  • We suggest setting the frequency as “218.75”. And also, you can also try other frequencies.
 

{OVERCLOCK}

  • Anyway, overclock is very easy now… The only thing you need to do is: go to “Miner Configuration” –> “Advanced Settings” page and select a frequency for your miner.
 
  • The default frequency is “218.75”. Any frequency > 218.75 is overclocked…
  • If your miner has no the page (“Miner Configuration” –> “Advanced Settings”), please upgrade your firmware first. For how to upgrade the firmware, please see the section {Upgrade Firmware} above.
 

{Other Reference}

  • How to make the miner cooler ? You can open the case and lose the case.

 

  • Sometimes, I got an unbelievable speed at the “Miner Status” page, but at the same time, I get a normal speed at the pool(like below pictures showing). I just restarted the miner (actually, I reboot the miner via WinSCP), and then everything is ok… I don’t know why, but it just happened. So, I think maybe there is still some problem with the AntMiner mining system at the speed display function. Don’t worry, when it happened, just restart the miner…

Sometimes, the display of the fan speed is inaccurate, while the temperature of the miner is not so high. However, the inaccurate display of the speed of the fan happened sometimes; So, if you get this, plz don’t worry…

  • Unbelievable Speed at Miner Status Page

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  • Normal Speed at Pool

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speed03

  • Sometimes, there is no any data showing on the “Miner Status” page, in that case, plz:
    • Check your home network setting, is it normal?
    • Power off the miner, then wait for some seconds, and power on the miner again.
    • Upgrade the firmware. (some old version of the mining system maybe get this “no data” problem, plz upgrade the firmware to the newest ones)
    • Check if all the cables inside the miner are connected tightly.
    • Check the mining pool address you set in the “Miner Configuration”, can your home network connect to the pool?
    • After you set the pool address etc, and click “Save&Apply”, while you wait the setting applied, plz don’t click anything.
    • Try to reset the miner.

 

{Reset Antminer}

If your miner works very well, please skip this section. You don’t need to reset the miner if it works well.
Anyway, if your miner got any troubles, you can try to reset it first. Here are the steps to reset the miner:
  • Power on the miner.
  • Wait for 1 minutes, until the miner start mining.
  • Take a paper clip and press the reset button (as shown in the following picture) for 10 seconds.
  • Then the red light will keep flashing and then miner reset successfully.
  • Wait for minutes and then you can log in the configuration page via the default IP 192.168.1.99.
 

 

 
 

{Trouble Shoot}

We are very sorry for the trouble you got, the miner industry is a new industry, so the products are not so perfect sometimes. Anyway, if you got any troubles, please try to check:
  • Sometimes, there is no any data showing on the “Miner Status” page, in that case, plz:
    • Check your home network setting, is it normal?
    • Check the mining pool address you set in the “Miner Configuration”, can your home network connect to the pool?
    • Set the protocol to DHCP via Navigate to Network -> Interfaces -> WAN -> Edit. If you don’t want to use DHCP, navigate to Network -> Settings and make sure “Gateway” is set to the IP of your router.
    • Upgrade the firmware. (some old version of the mining system maybe get this “no data” problem, plz upgrade the firmware to the newest ones)
    • Check if all the cables inside the miner are connected tightly.
    • After you set the pool address etc, and click “Save&Apply”, while you wait the setting applied, plz don’t click anything.
    • Try to reset the miner.
  • Sometimes, maybe you will get a page full of error message when you open the login page, plz don’t worry, just power off your miner, wait for some seconds, then power on again
  • Change to another two 6pin ports on the box of the miner. (eg. In the following picture, you used the port “A”, “B” as power input port, so, plz try to change to port “C”, “D”. Because the port may be poor contact)
 
  • Make sure all the cords inside the miner are connected tightly. (those cords are data transfer cord and fan cords)
 
  • Is the heat dissipation of the miner normal? Because the miner maybe stop mining if the temperature is too high. So,  please: 
    • If you several miners, please make sure put them far away from each other.
    • Open the box(and keep it opening) to make the blade inside the miner to get cooler.
    • Get more fan or other dissipation methods to make the miner cooler.
  • Reset the miner. See section {Reset Antminer} above.
  • Upgrade the firmware. See section {Upgrade Firmware} above.
  • Check the PSU: Is the 12V DC of your PSU enough to run the miner?
    • If the PSU you using run several miners, plz try to use the PSU only for 1 miner, see if the miner works well. If the miner do works well when the PSU only run 1 miner, then the PSU you are using may have no a strong 12DC for several miners.
    • Try to get another PSU for the miner. 
  • Try to run the miner at a lower “frequency”. If you overclock it, please try to run it in a normal frequency.
  • Configuration all correct? Please try to reconfigure the miner.
  • Is your network environment normal? (If the miner can’t connect to the pool, it will stop mining and trying to reconnect to the pool). Please check the network settings, especially the setting of the router and DNS. If the DNS setting is not correct, then the Pi in the miner maybe cannot recognize it, which leads to a failure of connection to the pool. Is the miner directly connected to the router? Have any other devices occupied the IP of the miner? To check the networking environment or change to a new networking environment is suggested.
  • Does the pool you use is normal? try to change to another pool.
  • Check the cords inside the box. Open the box, there are some cord inside.  Plug tightly every cord.
  • Check section {Q & A} below for more information about problems may get when mining.

 

{Q & A}

1. How do I reset my Antminer?

  • Please see the section {Reset Antminer} for how to reset it.

2. How do I upgrade my firmware?

  • Please see the section {Frimware Upgrade} for how to upgrade the miner.

3. My Mining Pool Speed is slower than 441GH

  • Please check your AntMiner’s Mining Status Page.  If the status showed 418.95GH/s – 441GH/s, your miner is working as it should. The rated speed of Antminer S3 is 441GH/s and a speed around 441GH ± %5 is normal.
  • The mining pool speed calculation is based on what you transmit to the pool after the hashing.  It is normal to see the mining pool GH/s speed fracture and sometimes it may show significant lower hashing speed.  Please check your network condition and maintain a stable internet connection. In our test, I have seen 420GH/s speed at BTCGUILD when my Internet connection was cutting in-out for a short period of time due to the ISP problems.

4. AntMiner Keeps Shutting Down…

  • AntMiner could be powered on for 50 minutes before it shuts itself down.  OR It could be powered on for about 30 seconds then it shuts down: Your problem is more than likely in the PSU. Please check the jumper cable to make sure the PIN16 (Green) and PIN17(Black) are crossed. (Make sure you are not using the thin loose wire or paperclip for this) If the Jumper Cable is jammed in and set correctly, it could be your power supply unit.
  • Please make sure the 12V DC of your PSU is strong enough.  To check the PSU, run your AntMiner in 1 Blade Mode.  Disconnect all the power cables from the 2nd Blade.  Disconnect the white plug on the top from the 2nd Blade.  Then Power On the AntMiner.  If the problem was in your PSU, AntMiner will power on and it will start mining at about 220GH/S. 

5. I see “x” in the ASIC Status For the ASIC status wise, “x” doesn’t necessary means the chip is faulty or failing.  

  • If the hashing power seems to be affected, please check your PSU and wiring and reboot and check the status a few times.  It should go back to an average 441 ± 5% GH/s per AntMiner. when you are getting “x” on the ASIC chip status, please turn off the Antminer and double check your PSU cables are connected well and restart.  
  • Check the status in about 5 minutes and every 30 minutes for a few hours and see if the “x” are showing up constantly at the same chip or randomly changes or completely disappear.

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Antminer S4 is the first powerful 2TH hashing bitcoin miner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S4(2TH @ 1400w) bitcoin miner. Powerful miner, you need one.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Hash Rate: 2 TH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 1400W  ± 5%
  • Chip: 28nm
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: with PSU, plug & play

 

{Import Note}

  • Please DON’T overclock the Antminer S4. Please DON’T change anything in the “Miner Configuration –> Advanced Settings“.

 

{Official Manual}

{Before Start}

  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • The default IP of the miner is “192.168.1.xxx”, so, plz make sure the IP your router is “192.168.1.xx” too(eg. 192.168.1.1).
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)
  • We pack the products very carefully, but cords inside the miner might fall out during the delivery, so, if the miner cannot start normally, please open the case and check if all the cords inside the miner are properly connected.
  • If you have several miners, please make sure put them far away from each other.

 

{MINING GUIDE}

  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord. Power on the miner. Press the switch button (as the following picture showing) on the miner for a few seconds until the fan and the LED light run.
  • Wait for about 1~3 minutes, until the blue LED on the miner is showing some IP details. (some miners take shorter time, some miners will take longer time..)
  • Let’s find out the Default IP address of the miner. There is a specific IP address for every miner. From the LED, you will get the IP address of your miner. As the following picture showing, the IP of this miner is “192.168.1.13”. (NOTE: here also showing the speed of the miner.)
  • If IE can’t open the address you inputted, plz just try a few more times. (sometimes, the miner need about 10~30s to connect itself to the router)
  • If the you get a pop-up when you open the configuration page ask for accrediting, plz just input “root” both for the username and the password.
 
  • Then you will get in the configuration page of the miner.
  • Plz set your mining details in the “Miner Configuration” page, and then click “Save & Apply” to saving the changes.
  • We don’t recommend you to change any setting in the “Advanced Settings” in the Miner Configuration page.
  • And in the “Miner Status” page, you can get the mining details (speed etc.). (NOTE: the speed showing here may not be so stable, especially for the GH/s(5s). Plz don’t worry, it’s normal, please refer to the speed shown on the LED screen. If you do mind about this, please upgrade the firmware of the miner to the newest one. For how to upgrade the firmware, plz refer to the section {Upgrade Firmware} below.)
  • And, mining will start automatically after the miner power on.
  • If the speed is not about 2TH/s, please just restart the miner. (That’s happened just occasionally)
  • That’s all you need to run the miner. Happy mining.
 

{Upgrade Firmware}

If your miner works very well, you can skip this section.
  • First, please check the version of the mining system.
 
  • Download the newest firmware here (IMPORTANT: Please pay attention to the date of the firmware you will download, it is should be more up-to-date than the version you got in the 1st step above. Please don’t try to upgrade the firmware to an older version): https://bitmaintech.com/support.htm?pid=00720140930114518599JXGHWWD80660
  • The firmware you download is a “.tar.gz” file.
  • Open the upgrade page: “System” –> “Upgrade”
 
  • Click the button “A” to select the “.tar.gz” file you just downloaded, then please click button “B” to upgrade the firmware.
  • Then, wait for about 1~5 minutes while the system upgrading.
  • Then, you may get an error message page like below, plz don’t worry.
 

 

  • Wait for about 1~3 minutes, then reopen the configuration page (take the picture above as an example, plz input the IP “192.168.1.14” in the address bar).
  • Then you can do anything else for configuration.
  • You can also have a look at the official manual for more details about firmware upgrading. (The page 6, section “5.1 System Upgrading”), check here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_jcpU1s5dgbHdpbkVLcjVNWGs/view?usp=sharing
  • After you upgraded the firmware, please check the version of your firmware. 
 
  • That’s all for firmware upgrade.
 

{Fireware Upgrade — Use image}

if you miner works well, please refer to the section {Fireware Upgrade} above to upgrade your firmware. Let’s start to upgrade the firmware:

  • Insert the SD card reader (with SD card) to the USB port of your computer.
  • And then upgrade the SD card to the firmware you have downloaded: 

  • After you upgrade the system, plz inserts the miniSD card to the box again and do all the configuration again.

 

{Other Reference}

1. Mining never start, there is nothing showing on the LED screen, and I can’t open the configuration page(192.168.1.xx).

  • Sometimes the miner takes longer to begin to work. We have met this issue before, some miner needs about 7-10 minutes to begin working. After power on, wait for 7~10 minutes, until the noise of the fan diminishes, then wait about 1-3 minutes, and the IP will show on the LED screen, the miner will work.
  • Check your home network setting, is it normal?
  • Check the mining pool address you set in the “Miner Configuration”, can your home network connect to the pool?
  • Set the protocol to DHCP
  • Check all the cables inside the box
  • Plz tightly?
    • Open the case of the miner.
    • And you will find a little blackboard inside the miner.
    • There is a micro sd card on the blackboard, plz insert it tightly.
Here is the picture showing the sd card:
 
  • After you set the pool address etc, and click “Save&Apply”, while you wait the setting applied, plz don’t click anything.
  • Upgrade the firmware login the configuration page). (some old version of the mining system maybe get this “no data” problem, plz upgrade the firmware to the newest ones)

 

2. “x” showing on the ASIC Status

For the ASIC status wise, “x” doesn’t necessary means the chip is faulty or failing.  If the hashing power seems to be affected, please check your PSU and wiring and reboot and check the status a few times.  It should go back to an average 2000 ± 10% GH/s per AntMiner S4.
when you are getting “x” on the ASIC chip status, please:
  • Power off the miner, waits for some minutes, then power on it again.
  • Please pay attention to the chip of the miner maybe stop mining if the temperature is too high.
    • If you several miners, please make sure put them far away from each other.
    • Open the box(and keep it opening) to make the blade inside the miner to get cooler.
    • Get more fan or other dissipation methods to make the miner cooler.
  • Turn off the Antminer and double check your PSU cables are connected well and restart. 
  • Check the status in about 5 minutes and every 30 minutes for a few hours and see if the “x” are showing up constantly at the same chip or randomly changes or completely disappear.
We have encountered such issue when testing, there are some “x” showing on the ASIC chip status, like the following picture showing:
 
 
Then, we restarted the miner, and the “x” disappeared.
 

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Antminer C1 is the newest water cooling bitcoin miner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer C1(1.08TH @ 810w) bitcoin miner. Quiet and Powerful, get it now!

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Hash Rate: 1.08 TH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 810W  ± 5%
  • Chip: 28nm BM1384
  • Cooling: water cooling
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend:
  • 1600w PSU (NEED 1, RECOMMEND): check here
 

{Official Manual}

  • You can also get the official manual  here
 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare a ATX PSU ( >=850w and with 6pin x 4)
  • Heat Dissipation: NEED a water cooling system for heat dissipation.(check out here)
  • Please prepare some water cooling system using coolant. And also, you can use distilled water or the deionized water as the coolant. (In our test, the ordinary water also works very well as the coolant, but we still recommend you use the distilled water or the deionized water as the coolant.)
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • The default configuration IP of the miner is “192.168.1.99”, so, plz make sure the IP your router is “192.168.1.1”.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)
  • If you have many miners, you need to change the IP address of those miners to avoid the IP address conflict. (For how to change the IP of the miner, see the section {WAN setting} in the official manual above)
 

{Check Your Network}

  • Pressing the windows key + the R key. So ‘Windows + R‘. This should give you a small window called ‘run’.
  • Enter ‘cmd’ in the window, and hit the enter key. This should open a new window.
 
  • Input commend “ipconfig”, it will show the details of your network.
  • Make sure the “Default Gateway” is “192.168.1.xx”.
 
  • If the default gateway is not “192.168.1.xx”, please: change to another router (which give a default gateway as “192.168.1.xx”), or, change the ip of your router to “192.168.1.xx”
 

{Setting Up the PSU: ATX PSU}

  • Suppose you use a ATX Computer Power Supply as your mining PSU.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire.  On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard.  For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.
 
 

{Water Cooling System NEEDED}

  • If you also bought the water cooling system in our store, please just skip this section. (plz go to the following section {Miner Connection} for how to connect the water cooling system to your miner.)
  • Water cooling system is required for heat dissipation. (or the miner maybe got damaged while mining.)
  • Water cooling system recommend: here
  • You can also buy the cooling system in your local market, but please pay attention to the specifics of the system. And please use the appropriate coolant according to the “User Guide” of your cooling system, the distilled water or the deionized water maybe not appropriate to your system. (Please see the section “Specifics” for a reference of the water cooling system needed)
  • For the specifics of the water cooling system, plz check it here: here
  • The following tutorial about the {Miner Connection} will be based on the water cooling system in our store. (For other water cooling sytem ,plz pay attention to the “User Guide” of your cooling system).
 

{Miner Connection}

The following tutorial will be based on the water cooling system you bought in our store. (If you bought the water cooling system in your local market, plz check out the “User Guide” of your system for how to use it.)

  • Check out the miner in the package.
 
  • There are 8 x 6pin ports(2 row) on the miner.
 
  • The 4 ports on the left side is the ports for your PSU. Please connect the 4 ports via the 6pin cords of your PSU. 
 
 
  • Check out the water cooling system in the package. It should be like the following picture showing:
 
  • There is a “connection cord” in the package of the water cooling system, like the following picture showing:
  • The connection cord is very important for the system. We will use it to connect the miner, the fan and the water pump together.
  • Let’s take a closer look at the connection cord, you should find out that there is a 6pin connector among all the white connectors of the connection cord.
 
  • Insert the 6pin connector of the connection cord to the 6pin port on the miner. (one of the  4 ports right side on the miner)
 
  • Now, let’s connect the fan to the connection cord.
  • There are 3 lines on the fan in the cooling system package.
 
  • Connect each of the line to the connection cord.
 
  • Then,  Let’s connect the water pump to the connection cord.
  • There is a water pump in the water cooling system, like the picture showing here:
 
 
  • See, there is a cord on the water pump.
 
  • Connect the cord on the water pump to the connection cord.
 
  • Ok, all the connection about the “Connection Cord” is done. All you connected so far should be like the following picture showing:
 
  • Now, let’s connect the plastic conduit.
  • You will find out a white plastic conduits in the package water cooling system. Please cut it into 3 pieces. (Sometimes, we have already cutted it into 3 pieces for you.)
 
  • Connect the water pump, the miner and the fan via the plastic conduits. Important: please pay attention to the port the conduits connected. DO NOT insert the conduits to the wrong port.
 
  • Let’s take a closer look at the connection of the conduits.
 
 
  • Important: Please make sure all the conduits connected tightly. (Or the water in the conduits may leak)
  • Important: Please make sure all the conduits are NOT folding.
  • There is a leathe mat in the package. like the picture showing:
 
  • Put it under the water pump. (For shock absorption use)
 
  • Pour the water you prepared into the water pump, until it is full.
 
  • Insert the internet cord.
 
  • Then, power on the miner. (That means, power on your PSU)
  • Then you will find that, the coolant(eg. the water) in the conduits start flowing vert fast. And the coolant in the water pump you just filled is being empty very soon. Please refill the water pump with your coolant(eg. the water) until it is full again. (And again, plz make sure all the conduits are connected tightly and there is no any water leaking around the conduits.)
  • A well working miner with water cooling system should be like this (I used a special kind of coolant in the test, the color of the coolant is green.):
 
  • Then, all the connection stuff is done.
  • And NOTE: you should pay attention to the coolant inside the water cooling system, if there is just a little coolant left in the pump, please add more coolant into the pump.
 

{MINING GUILD}

  • Connect all the cords and ethernet cord.
  • Power on the PSU.
  • Now, we can configure the miner now.
  • The default ip of the miner is “192.168.1.99”. Login the configuration page via the configuration ip(eg. 192.168.1.99). The default username is “root” and password is “root” too, and then click “Login”.
 
 
  • In the “Miner Configuration”, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
 
  • Wait for abount 1~2 minutes.(ps: while you are waitting, you’d better not to click anyting, in our test, sometimes(just sometimes), I click someting while i am waiting, the mining will not start, the miner status page have no any data, I don’t know why, orz…)
  • While waitting, the miner maybe beep for a while (or not). Just let it beep…
  • When the miner stop beep, the mining is starting… You can check the mining status in the “Miner Status” page. (ps: sometimes, the page may show no any data, it just occur sometimes, however, in that situation, plz just power off your miner, and then power on it again.)
  • The mining will start automatically when power on after you configure it.
  • If you have several miners, you need to change the ip address of each miner. (Or you won’t run some miners.) For how to change the default IP address of the miners, see section {Change Default IP} next. You should change the default IP for every miners you have.

 

{Change the Default IP}

If you have several miners, you need to change the ip address of each miner.

  • Please login the configuration page of the miner
  • Navigate to the option “Network” –> “Settings”
  • Change the option “Protocol” from “Static” to “DHCP”.

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Antminer U3 is a light and nice bitcoin miner for beginner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer U3(63GH @ 63w) bitcoin miner. Why not come and get one? Start your mining career from a light miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer U3
  • Hash rate: 63 GH/s ± 5%
  • Power consumption: 63w
  • Chips: 28nm chip

 

{Before Start}

  • If you have bought the PSU package in our store,  please prepare a power cord for the miner.
  • If you haven’t bought the PSU package in our store, please prepare a ATX PSU (>= 100w, with 6pin x 1) by yourself.
 

{Miner Connection}

  • If you have bought the PSU package in our store: please connect the PSU to the miner directly, then, connect the PSU to the socket on the wall via the power cord you bought in your local market.
 
 
 
 
 
  • If you haven’t bought our PSU package:  you need to connect the miner to the 6pin cable of your ATX PSU by the “6pin to DC” cord sent with the miner.

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  • OK, miner connection done.
  • Connect the miner to the USB port of your PC via the data cord.
 
  • ALL connection done.
 
 

{MINING GUIDE}

  • Please download the driver: http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx
  • Set up the driver “CP210x_VCP_Windows”(For 32bit OS, please install “CP210xVCPInstaller_x86.exe”; for 64bit OS, please install “CP210xVCPInstaller_x64.exe”).
  • Download the software package needed (It’s a .zip file, please click “file → download” to download it): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_jcpU1s5dgNEZlTjdQRi1OOTA/view?usp=sharing
  • Connect all the cables needed. After you connected the PSU, the fan of the miner should be working.
  • Connect the miner to the USB port of your PC.
  • If your PC shows up “setting up the driver”, please wait it to finish.
  • Run the zadig_v2.0.1.exe in the software package you download.
  • Choose “Options—>List all drivers”, and then in the pull-down list (as shown in Picture 1(see below)), there are one “CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller”, choose it and click “Replace Driver”.
 
  • After the replace work done, please close zadig.
  • Pull out the USB cord of the miner and please power off the miner.
  • Then Power on the miner again.
  • Connect the miner to the USB port of your PC via data cord again, and please note: insert in the same USB port as before.
  • Change the “autorun.bat“. Use the notepad to open it and modify it. The mining command in the .bat file is as the following, please change the “pool_address_1, pool_address_2, miner_account_1, miner_account_2” to yours.
cgminer.exe --bmsc-options 115200:0.57 -o pool_address_1 -u miner_account_1 -o pool_address_2 -u miner_account_2 --bmsc-voltage 0800 --bmsc-freq 1286
  • Run the “autorun.bat”.
  • Then it should be working, like the picture showing:
 

 

{Run more than one miners}

There are two ways to run more than one miners together:

  • METHOD 1:  Connect all the miners to the USB port of your computer, and run them together.
  • METHOD 2:  Use a USB-hub (Which is connected to your PC) to connect all the miners and run the miners.

Here is the guide about how to mining with 2 miners with a USB-hub. Whatever ways you run the miners, you can have a look at this guide as a reference.

  • First, refer to the {mining guide} above, run each miner individually to confirm the miner is work well.
  • Connect all the miners to the USB-hub, then connect the USB-hub to the USB-port of your computer. (Some USB-hub comes with a individual PSU, in that case, you should power on the PSU first.)

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  • If your PC shows up “setting up the driver”, please wait it to finish.
  • Run the “zadig_v2.0.1.exe” in the software package you download.
  • Choose “Options—>List all drivers”, and then in the pull-down list. There will be several “CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller” in the list, choose each one and click “Replace Driver” (Or “Reinstall Driver”). For example, if you connect 2 miners to a USB-HUB, then there will be two “CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller” in the list, you should choose each one and click “Replace Driver”.
  • Please remeber which USB-port on the USB-hub the miners connected to.
  • Disconnect all the miners from the USB-HUB. (But please keep the USB-HUB connected to your computer.)
  • Power on one miner, then connect the miner to the same USB-port the miner connected before on the USB-HUB.

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  • Run “autorun.bat”. This one will work.

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  • Then power on another miner, and connect it to the same USB-port the miner connected before on the USB-HUB too.
  • Then the black console will show some infomation about that another antminer U3 is detected. And the console will run all the two miners together.

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  • Important: you should connect the miners one by one to the USB-HUB. DON’T connect all the miners at one time. (Or the autorun.bat may get crashed.)

 

{Trouble Shooting}

  • Q: I got many HW error when mining, why? And what can I do?
  • A: If you got some errors when mining, that’s normal. But, If you got many errors, please try to:
    • Stop mining, power off the miner, and wait for some seconds, start again.
    • Try to run the miner one by one, if it is running ok then the miner is ok. It is recommended to connect 2 units at most to one computer. (When tested, HW error may occur if connecting more than 2 units to one PC)
    • Try to change to another mining pool.
    • Is your network works well? Can your computer connect to the pool? Please try to change to another mining pool.
    • Change to another USB port. Change the USB port which you connected your miner to.
    • Change a PSU. If you use your ATX PSU for the miner, please change a more powerful PSU for the miner.

 

 

 

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In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S5(1.15TH @ 590w) bitcoin miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer S5
  • Hash rate: 1150 GH/s (1.15 TH/s) ± 5%
  • Power consumption: 590w
  • Chips: 28nm BM1384
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a PSU >= 750w with 6pin x 2 (12V DC >= 60A)
  • Important: plz make sure your PSU is powerful enough. The 12V DC of your PSU is the higher ampere the better.

 

{Official Manual}

You can also get the official manual here (For network setting, firmware upgrade etc., please check out the manual): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_jcpU1s5dgYzlqMnFuOUdNdWc/view?usp=sharing

 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare a ATX PSU ( >=750w and with 6pin x 4)
  • Connect the miner to the router by ethernet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC is also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)

 

{PSU NEEDED}

 

{Setting up PSU: ATX PSU}

If you also bought the mining PSU in our store, please skip this section and have a look at the following section {Setting up PSU: LITEON 750w PSU}.
  • Suppose you use a ATX Computer Power Supply as your mining PSU.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire. On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard. For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.

 

{Setting up PSU: LITEON 750w PSU}

If you bought our LITEON 750w PSU, you need to connect it before you use. Here is the guide:
  • Check out the PSU in the package.
  • There is a connection board in the package.
  • Connect the connection board to the PSU.
  • Then connect the 6pin cords. (You need 4 x 6pin to connect the miner. )
  • Connect the power cord.
  • All connection done.

 

{Miner Connection}

  • There are 4 6pin connector in 2 rows. You’d better connect all the 4 connectors via 6pin cords.
  • After all the 4pin connected should be like this:
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{MINING GUIDE}

  • Scan out the IP address of the miner, see here for how to do this: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Connect all the cords and ethernet cord.
  • Power on the PSU.
  • Wait for about 1~3 minutes (the miner need time to connect itself to the router).
  • Scan the ip of the miner. (For how to scan, see the section {configuration IP} above)
  • Now, we can configure the miner now.
  • Login the configuration page via the configuration ip you scanned (eg. 192.168.1.16). The default username is “root” and password is “root” too, and then click “Login”.
  • If you can’t login the miner via the IP you scanned out, or you don’t scan out the IP, please reset the miner first: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
  • In the “Miner Configuration”, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.(ps: while you are waiting, you’d better not to click anything)
  • Then mining is starting… You can check the mining status in the “Miner Status” page. (ps: sometimes, the page may show no any data, it just occur sometimes, however, in that situation, plz just power off your miner, and then power on it again.)
  • Sometimes, when the mining starts, the “ASIC Status” may be shown as “——” or the speed may be very low, plz don’t worry, just let the miner work about 5 minutes and the “—–” will be disappear and the speed will be normal. (Also, you can try to restart the miner if the “—–” always showing)
  • The mining will start automatically when power on after you configure it.
  • If the network setting works well for you, you’d better not to change any network settings.

 

{NOTE: Miner not start mining}

This just happened occasionally. If your miner works very well, please skip this section. If your miner can’t start normally. please try to:
  • check if all the cords on the miner are inserted tightly. (We pack the products very carefully, but cords on the miner might fall out during the delivery. However, it just happened occasionally.)
  • Just try to power off the miner and wait for some seconds, and start it again.
  • Try to reset the miner via the reset hole: check here for how to reset:https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
  • Try to Upgrade the firmware. (see the Official Manual for how to upgrade firmware)
  • Try to run one blade only to see if there are some problems with one of the blade. Please: 1. Power off the miner; 2. plug out the signal cable (The cable in the red circle in the following picture.) of one miner. 3. Power on the miner again to see if the blade works with only one blade. Please try to run every blade individually to see which blade not working.

sig_cable

  • The following is also suggested: take out the screws on the controller (the little green board with the black pi on the top of the miner), and lift the controller up, see if the miner works normally. If it does, then it suggests that the needle below the controller is too long so it touches the metal holder and affect the signal transmission of the controller.
  • Try to rewrite the image for the miner, check out here: http://eastshoretrade.blogspot.com/2015/04/tutorial-setting-uphow-to-re-image.html
  • If you have more than one miner, please try to replace the controller of the un-mining miner. For how to replace, please see the section {Replace the Controller} below.
  • If all the method above are not work, and if you have more than one miner, please try to make clearly which parts of the bad miner is broken, do like this: replace the controller, the fan, the 2. blades of the bad miner by the part from the good miner one by one, to see which part of the miner is damaged (if you replaced one part of the bad miner then the miner running, then this part on the bad miner is broken). contact us for the result.

 

{Replace the Controller}

The section is only for those who want to replace the controller on the miner. You can safely skip this section.
  • This is the controller of the S5.
  • First, plug out all the cables on the previous controller (and also the ethernet cord).
  • For replacing the controller, you don’t need to take off the previous controller, just place the new controller above the old one.
  • Insert all the cables that you just plunged out from the old controller to the new controller you just putted on the old controller.
  • Make sure all the cables insert tightly (all the cables within the red circles in the picture).
  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • replace done.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

1. Sometimes, there is no any data showing on the “Miner Status” page, in that case, plz:
  • Check your home network setting, is it normal
  • Check the mining pool address you setted in the “Miner Configuration”, can your home network connect to the pool
  • Set the network protocol to DHCP via Navigate to Network -> Setting.
  • Upgrade the firmware. (some old version of the mining system maybe get this “no data” problem, plz upgrade the firmware to the newest ones)
  • Check if all the cables inside the miner are connected tightly.
  • After you setted the pool address etc, and click “Save&Apply”, while you wait the setting applied, plz don’t click anyting.
  • Try to reset the miner: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
2.when you are getting “x” (or “-“) on the ASIC chip status and the mining speed is very low (However, this just happened occasionally), please:
  • Power off the miner, wait for some minutes, then power on it again. Check the chip status to see if the “x” (or the “-“) disappeared.
  • Check all the cables inside the miner to see if they are inserted tightly.
  • Plz pay attention to the heat dissipation of the miner. Because the the chip of the miner maybe stop mining if the temperature is too high.
  • If you several miners, please make sure put them far away from each other.
  • Get more fan or other dissipation methods to make the miner more cooler.
  • Turn off the antminer and double check your PSU cables are connected well and restart.
  • Check the status in about 5 minutes and every 30 minutes for a few hours and see if the “x” are showing up constantly at the same chip or randomly changes or completely disappear.

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In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S5+(8.9TH @ 3436w) bitcoin miner.

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer S5+
  • Hash rate: 7722 GH/s (7.7 TH/s) ± 5%
  • Power consumption: 3436W
  • Chips: 28nm BM1384
  • Chips count: 432
  • 6pin ports: 28 (all ports are needed)
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU recommend (NEED 5 of this PSU): here

 

{Visual Inspection}

  • When you first receive this miner, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you perform a visual inspection before powering the device. Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit. (If the device is powered without heat sinks properly attached, the hash board will get burnt and will no longer function.)
  • If any heat sinks have fallen off, please buy a heat sink plaster in your local market to fix the heat sink. (The heat sink plaster is usually very easy to get in your local market and it is very cheap too.) DO NOT power on the miner before you fix the fallen heat sink. The following picture is an example of the heat sink plaster (The heat sink plaster should be sticky):

heat_sink_plaster

 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare PSUs (can afford the power >= 3500w and with 6pin x 28); You can use several PSUs to connect to one miner. But plz don’t connect 1 PSU to more than 1 miner or more than one hashing board.
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)

 

{PSU Recommend}

  • You can use 5 750w PSU in our store for one miner: here
  • Also, you can use 3 1600w PSU for one miner (BUT the PSU cannot be used in countries with a mains power voltage lower than 205V. The PSU will not start below this voltage.): here

 

{Official Guide}

  • Download here for the official guide: here
  • We recommend you to have a look at the official  guide, especially the page 4 about the power supply.

 

{Miner Connection & Mining Guide}

  • First, please check if all the cables on the miner are inserted tightly.
  • There are 28 x 6pin ports on the miner. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU.

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  • And connect the 6pin port beside the controller.

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  • Important: there are nine hashing boards in the miner, and three 6pin ports on each hashing board. DON’T connect more than one PSU to one hashing board. (That’s means, the 6pin cords you connected to one hashing board should come from only one PSU.). See below pictures for the correct connection and the incorrect connection.
  • Correct Connection:

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  • Incorrect Connection:

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  • And you can get more power supply connection details in the official guide: here
  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port beside the controller finally. In our test, we used a CORSAIR 850w PSU connected to the port beside the controller (And also the other two ports on the miner), so at first, we power on all the other PSUs, then power on this one)
  • Then, the fan will work loudly. After about 1 minute, the fan will be slow down.
  • Wait for 1~5 minutes. The fan will work loudly again. (In our test, the Antminer S5+ need more time than Antminer S5 to connect itself to your network.)
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: here
  • Then you can login the miner with the IP you just scanned out and configurate the mining account. (The username and the password are all “root”)

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  • In the “Miner Configuration“, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1~5 minutes, the mining will start automatically.
  • In the “Miner Status“, you can see the speed of the miner.
  • If the miner never start mining(The “Speed” on the miner status page are 0), please try to reset the miner. (By click “System” –> “Upgrade” –> “reset”)
  • If you have any problem, please contact us: https://www.eastshore.xyz/contact/

 

antrouter r1 is working

The AntRouter R1 is a wireless networking device containing a bitcoin mining chip. Keeping AntRouter R1 online, you’ll have a chance to challenge your huge 25 Bitcoins rewards! Here is the tutorial for how to do this.

The AntRouter R1 has many exciting features, so we will introduce how to set up those features one by one. You don’t need to read all of them; you can just focus on the features that you are interested in. However, we will not introduce the router functions of AntRouter, that is the same with other routers. We will only focus on the bitcoin mining functions of the AntRouter. (For router functions, you will find a simple tutorial in the product box, that’s enough for using AntRouter as a router)

For example, if you want to use the R1 as a SOLO bitcoin miner, you can just read the section {Setting-up: Bitcoin Solo Miner} below. 

 

{Main Features}

Some customers may don’t know the features of AntRouter R1, so we will have a brief introduction here. (For more details of AntRouter R1, see here)

  • Bitcoin Solo Miner: AntRouter R1 was designed to mine in Antpool’s solo mode. If you find a block, you’ll receive around 25 Bitcoins. To get this huge reward, you’ll need to keep your R1 online and work correctly, and you’ll need some luck!
  • General Wireless Router: The AntRouter is also a normal dialing router; it can access the internet via your service provider(ISP) after simple configuration.
  • Mini WiFi Access Point: WiFi Access point device can turn cabled Internet access into wireless, and it is the default operation mode of the R1. Connect your R1 to a router, hub, or any RJ45 port with available internet access, and enjoy your own WiFi access point.
  • High-Speed USB Charger: Using a USB cable, connect your mobile device to the R1 to charge it. Android phones, iPhones, and tablets are supported.
  • Bitcoin Mining Host: Besides mining by itself, R1 is also a mining host that can be connected to several Antminer U3. Your mining power will be significantly increased when you connect a U3 to the R1.

 

{First: Set the Mining User ID}

The AntRouter only supports mining in Antpool.

So:

  1. You need to register on Antpool using your email. (Skip this step if you already registered)
  2. Set your registered email as the mining user ID in the miner configuration page.

Here is how to set the mining user ID:

  • You need to get a WiFi supported device(such as a WiFi supported PC/notebook, or your tablet, or mobile phone) to log in the miner configuration page. In our test, we use a WiFi supported PC.
  • Power on AntRouter R1. (Just simply insert it into the socket on the wall)

antrouter inserted into socket on the wall

  • Waiting for a minute, you will find a WiFi named “AntRouter-xxx” in the WiFi list.

antrouter shown in wifi list

  • Connect to the WiFi “AntRouter-xxx”. (NO password needed for connection
  • After connecting, open the configuration page in your browser with the URL: rl.bm

login antrouter configuration page

  • The default “Username” and “Password” are all “root“. Input the password, and then click “Login“.
  • This is the configuration page after you log in.

the configuration page of antrouter

  • Navigating to “Miner” –> “R1 Miner“.

set user id of antrouter

  • Input your registered Antpool email in the “Bitmain User ID“, such as “info@eastshore.xyz
  • Click “Save & Apply” to save the change, then waiting for a minute until the modification is saved.

NOTE: If you reset R1, you should do above setting again.

 

{Setting-up: Bitcoin Solo Miner}

The power consumption of AntRouter R1 is just 4w, keeping it mining, and you will have a chance to get 25 bitcoins! The only thing you need is some good luck. :)

We suppose there is a WiFi network in your home, in this section, we will introduce you how to use AntRouter R1 as a solo bitcoin miner and mining via WiFi.

  • Following the section {First: Set the Mining User ID} above to set the Mining User ID.
  • Login the configuration page of AntRouter. (You might be already on the configuration page after you have done all the process in the section {First: Set the Mining User ID})

the configuration page of antrouter

  • Navigating to “Network” –> “wifi“, then clicking “Scan” button and waiting for a minute.

wifi interface of antrouter

  • In the scanning result list, select your home WiFi, clicking “Join Network“.

select home wifi in antrouter wifi setting

  • On the following page, inputting the password of your WiFi in the “WPA passphrase” blank. Please make sure you input the correct password here. (Or your AntRouter may get down, and you have to reset it.); clicking “Submit

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  • On the following page, clicking “Save & Apply” 

antrouter save wifi setting

  • Waiting for changes to apply. If some error information is shown on the page while you are waiting, please just ignore it.

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  • After a minute, please connect PC to your WiFi network again. (Remember, your PC was connected to the WiFi named “antrouter-xxx” in the section {First: Set the Mining User ID} for AntRouter configuration)
  • Waiting for about 1~3 minutes, then your AntRouter will start mining automatically. Looking at your AntRouter, you may notice that there is a green light flashing inside the AntRouter. Here is a video for the working AntRouter: https://youtu.be/CFtnVwJ6dpo
  • You can login to your AntRouter again for the mining details. (The login method here is not the same in the section {First: Set the Mining User ID}, because you have changed the AntRouter to a device which is connected to your home network). First, you need to scan out the IP of the AntRouter . Here is a scan result:

antrouter ip scanned out

  • Then, open your internet browser to login to the AntRouter via the IP you just scanned out. In our test, the IP we scanned out is “192.168.1.19“, so we input “192.168.1.19” in the internet browser to log in.

login antrouter via IP scanned out

  • Navigating to “Miner” –> “R1 Miner“, the mining speed will be shown here.

mining status in antrouter

  • Also, the mining details and mining workers will be shown in your Antpool account. 
  • Login to your mining pool account, you will find out there is a new mining worker named “AntRouter” in your account. Clicking “AntRouter”, the mining details will be shown there.

new minig account

antrouter mining detail in account

worker detail in account

 

{Setting-up: Bitcoin Mining Host}

Besides mining by itself, AntRouter R1 is also a mining host that can be connected to several Antminer U3. Your mining power will be significantly increased when you combine a U3 to the R1.

We will introduce how to connect Antminer U3 to R1 in this section. Also, we suppose there is a WiFi network in your home.

  • Setting the Mining User ID: referring to the section {First: Set the Mining User ID} above.
  • Setting the mining account: referring to the section {Setting-up: Bitcoin Solo Miner} above.
  • Navigating to “Miner” –> “U3 Configuration“, set your mining workers and password here. This mining worker set here is just for the Antminer U3.

set-mining worker for antminer u3

  • Clicking “Save & Apply” to save the changes.
  • Power on your AntMiner U3, then connecting it to the USB port on the AntRouter.

power on antminer u3

usb port on AntRouter

connect antminer u3 to antrouter

  • Waiting for a minute, and then the mining will start automatically. Navigating to “Miner” –> “U3 Status” to get detailed mining speed here.

antminer u3 mining speed connected to antrouter

  • You can get the mining details of your U3 in the mining pool too.

mining speed in antpool of antminer u3

  • Usually, you can change the mining worker to “Solo mode“, “PPS mode” or “PPNS mode” in the mining pool. The Antminer U3 connected to AntRouter support all the mining modes

set mining mode

 

{Reset the AntRouter}

If you get any problems while using the AntRouter, please try to reset AntRouter.

  • There is a reset hole on the front end of the AntRouter.

the reset hole on the AntRouter

  • Power on the AntRouter (or keep the AntRouter be powered up).
  • Get a long sharp pin, inserting it into the reset hole, pressing for about 5 seconds. The reset hole is quite deep, so please get a really long pin. (We use a pencil in the test)

reset antrouter

  • Release the sharp pin, waiting for about 1 minutes; then the reset was done.
  • After reset, please refer to the first section {First: Set the Mining User ID} to configure the AntRouter again.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

  • Q: My AntRouter stops mining. / My AntRouter does not start mining.
  • A: Please try to:
    • Is your home network stable? If the network is not stable, the AntRouter may stop mining.
    • Please try to restart the AntRouter. Pulling it out from the socket on the wall, then insert it into the socket on the wall again.
    • Are there too many devices in your home network? Please try to reduce the devices connected to your network.
    • Please try to reset the AntRouter. (see section {Reset the AntRouter} for details)

eastshore tutorial for antminer s7

 

Antminer S7 is the best bitcoin miners in the bitcoin mininig market now. It’s 28nm bitcoin miner, however, the performance of Antminer S7 is much better than other 14nm bitcoin miners. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S7(4.37TH @ 1293w) bitcoin miner.

 

{Update Log}

  • Update 04-01-2016: All the Antminer S7 miner sold now is the new generation of S7 miner. This new generation of S7 miner is with a new  and better design of  heat dissipation based on ONLY ONE FAN (NOT two). The noise of the new generation miner is lower too. Below is a picture for the new generation S7 miner. The setting-up for the new generation S7 miner is the same as  previous miner. In our tutorials, we will use the pictures from the previous  generation of miners.

The Antminer S7 pic7

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Hash Rate: 4.73 TH/s ± 5%
  • Default Frequency: 700M
  • Power Consumption: 1293W  ± 10%
  • Chip quantity per unit: 135x BM1385
  • Dimensions: 301mm(L)*123mm(W)*155mm(H)
  • Cooling: 2x 12038 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend:
  • 750w PSU (NEED 2): check here
  • 1600w PSU (NEED 1, RECOMMEND): check here

 

{Visual Inspection}

  • When you first receive this miner, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you perform a visual inspection before powering the device. Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit. (If the device is powered without heat sinks properly attached, the hash board will get burnt and will no longer function.)
  • If any heat sinks have fallen off, please buy a heat sink plaster in your local market to fix the heat sink. (The heat sink plaster is usually very easy to get in your local market and it is very cheap too.) DO NOT power on the miner before you fix the fallen heat sink. The following picture is an example of the heat sink plaster (The heat sink plaster should be sticky):

heat_sink_plaster

 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare PSUs (can afford the power >= 1500w and with 6pin x 10); You can use several PSUs to connect to one miner. But plz DON’T connect 1 PSU to more than 1 miner or more than one hashing board.
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration) 

 

{Check Your Network}

First of all, you need to check the network where you will run your miner.

  1. Make sure your network is stable enough: The S7 miner has a high demand for the network. If the network is not stable, the miner may stop work without any warnings. In the most serious case, the hash boards of the miner may get damaged because of the unstable network.
  2. Make sure your router is good quality and stable.
    • You should NOT use a mini router(or repeater, or wifi AP, the 1st picture is one of the mini routers) for the miner. In our test, the miner will never start mining when connected to the mini router.
    • We recommend you to connect the miner to a really good quality router, like the 2nd picture showing.

routers for bitcoin miner

 

 

{Miner Connection & Mining Guide}

  • First, please check if all the cables on the miner are inserted tightly.

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  • There are 10 x 6pin ports on the miner. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU.

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  • And connect the 6pin port beside the controller.

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  • Important: there are 3 hashing boards in the miner, and 3 x 6pin ports on each hashing board. DON’T connect more than one PSU to one hashing board. (That’s means, the 6pin cords you connected to one hashing board should come from only one PSU.). See below pictures for the correct connection and the incorrect connection.
  • Correct Connection:

psu_connect_crt

  • Incorrect Connection:

psu_connect_ict

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  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port beside the controller FINALLY. For example, if you used a CORSAIR 850w PSU connected to the port beside the controller (And also the other two ports on the miner), so at first, we power on all the other PSUs, then power on this one). 
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes,  the fan of the miner will work loudly for a while, then it will be slow down.
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner on your PC. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Then you can login the miner configuration page with the IP you just scanned out. (The username and the password are all “root“)
  • Change to the page “Miner Status” and keep refreshing the page until some data (Speed, miner account, pool etc.) is shown on the page (This means, the mining is starting. Generally, the miner need about 3~7 minutes to start mining). The fan of the miner maybe gets loudly and slowly for several times while you are waiting. And sometimes, the data on the page maybe disappear again just few seconds or one minute after the mining starts, don’t worry, please waiting for the miner working constantly.
  • Change to the page “Miner Configuration“, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”. 
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1 minutes for the setting applying.
  • Change to the page “Miner Status” again, and please refreshing the page until there are some data shown on the page. Then the mining is starting.

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  • If there is no any data shown for a very long time (for example 10 minutes) or there are a “BiBi” noise comes from the miner, please try to restart the miner (power off it, wait a minute, then power on it again). After restarted, please change to the page “Miner Status” page and waiting for data showing.
  • Different miner may act different from each other,  just wait for the miner working loudly and constantly. Here is a test video for this (When the PSU is just power on, the miner is not working yet, the loudly sound is from the PSU): https://youtu.be/C3mbu25eo9g

 

{Mining Tip}

Please pay more attention to the following tips if you are running several miners(<= 10 miners) together:

  • The red LED in front end of the miner keeps flashing

The red LED keeps flashing because of many reasons, such as the unstable network, the high temperature and so on.

Anyway, if your miner works very well with the normal speed, please just ignore the flashing LED.

However, if the mining speed of your miner is very low or there are some more serious problems with the miner at the same time(for example. the ASIC Status is shown as —–), please check the {Trouble Shoot} section below for more help.

  •  The heat dissipation
    • Please make sure all the hot wind which comes out of the fan(of the miner) will be exhausted timely.
    • And what’s more, all the hot wind would be exhausted in the same direction, and there is no hot wind will be blown into other miners’ air inlet end.
  • If you connected several miners into one power strip which is connected to the socket on the wall, you need to:
    • Please check the maximum current rating of your power strip.
    • For example, in China, for some of the power strips, the maximum current rating is about 2000w. As the power consumption of the miner is nearly 1400w, so it is better to connect ONLY ONE miner into one power strip. Or the miner might stop working. 

 

{Mining Speed Note}

  • The final model of Antminer S7 is “4.73 TH/s @ 1293w” with the “Default Frequency” set as “700M”.  (The submodel of the new generation miner is “S7_F1”)

submodel label of antminer s7

  • The rated speed of Antminer S7 is “4.73 TH/s ± 5%”, so the speed may fluctuate between “4.49 TH/s ~ 4.96 TH/s”.
  • In our test, the “GH/S(5s)” on the “Miner Status” page may change frequently, but the “GH/S(avg)” will keep stable. So please don’t worry about the frequently-changed speed of “GH/S(5s)”.
  • However, if both the “GH/S(5s)” and  “GH/S(5s)” are very low (eg. 3000GH/s), please just restart the miner, and the speed will be normal.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

For all the troubles you get in the mining, please try the following suggestions:

  • First, please try to power off  the miner then power on it again. 
  • Check your home network, the mining pool to make sure all the network are working well.
  • Check if all the cables on the miner inserted tightly. Especially the three cables connected to the hash board. They may get loose in the shipping.
  • Did you connect all the ten 6pin ports on the miner to your PSU? All the ten 6pin ports are needed for mining.
  • Have any heat sinks fallen off? Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit.
  • Try to reset the miner. There is a reset hole beside the internet port (the hole in the red circle in the following picture). After the miner powered on and running, waiting for 5 minutes(until the miner start mining), please get a sharp pin and press the hole for about 10 seconds. Then please wait for about 5 minutes for the resetting. You may need to rescan the IP address of the miner after reset.

the reset hole of antminer s7

 

If all the methods are not working, please contact us for help.

 

antminer s7 2.7T picture 4

Antminer S7-LN 2.7TH bitcoin miner is a new kind of the submodel of Antminer S7. This submodel of Antminer S7 will be with a 1000w PSU, so the customers don’t need to prepare another PSU for the miner. And what’s more, the Antminer S7-LN miner will be very quiet.

In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S7-LN 2.7TH bitcoin miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Hash Rate: 2.7 TH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 697W  ± 10%
  • Cooling: 2x 12038 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: With PSU, plug & play;

 

{Visual Inspection}

  • When you first receive this miner, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you perform a visual inspection before powering the device. Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit. (If the device is powered without heat sinks properly attached, the hash board will get burnt and will no longer function.)
  • If any heat sinks have fallen off, please buy a heatsink plaster in your local market to fix the heat sink. (The heat sink plaster is usually very easy to get in your local market and it is very cheap too.) DO NOT power on the miner before you fix the fallen heat sink. The following picture is an example of the heat sink plaster (The heatsink plaster should be sticky):

heat_sink_plaster

 

{Before Start}

  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cable to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration) 

 

{Miner Connection}

The mining configuration of Antminer S7 2.7TH is very similar to the Antminer S7’s. Here we just explain the miner connection briefly.

  • Pay attention to the switches of the miner. There are two switches on the miner, the following pictures showing the switches. One of the switches is on the red switch-board, another is on the PSU.

switch of Antminer S7 2.7TH( far looking)

switch of PSU pic2

  • Please make sure you turned on all the switches when you start the miner. (all the switches of the following pictures are turned on)

switch of Antminer S7 2.7TH

switch of PSU pic2

 

{Mining Guide}

The mining setting-up is exactly like the setting-up of Antminer S7.Check here for the details of the setting-up: 

Check here for the details of the setting-up: https://www.eastshore.xyz/tutorial-antminer-s7-4-37th-1293w-bitcoin-miner/

Following this setting-up tutorials, you will start mining in minutes.

 

eastshore tutorial for antminer S9

Antminer S9 is the newest and first 16nm bitcoin miners in the bitcoin mining market.

The AntMiner S9 is Bitmain’s newest version in the AntMiner series. It boasts a state-of-the-art BM1387 custom-made chip using 16nm technology. There are several submodels of Antminer S9. The submodel we got currently(07/26/2016) is: 11.85TH/s @ 1172w.

In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S9 16nm bitcoin miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer S9
  • Hash Rate: 11.85 TH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 1172W  ± 12%
  • Chip: BM1387
  • Cooling: 2x 12038 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend:

 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare PSUs (can afford the power >= 1500w and with 6pin x 10); You can use several PSUs to connect to one miner. But please DON’T connect 1 PSU to more than 1 miner or more than one hashing board.
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, please use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration) 

 

{Update 2016-11-02}

  • The newest batch of the Antminer S9 is pre-installed with the latest firmware.
  • Miner needs about 10~20 minutes to initialize itself before start mining.
  • The fan of the miner won’t spin at high speed all the time. Generally, the fan will work at a speed around 2000~3500(NOT 5000+). The fan will NOT work at it’s FULL SPEED if not needed.
  • Generally, the temperature of the PCB will be around 65℃~90℃, the temperature of the chip will be around 80℃ ~115℃ which is normal.

 

{Miner Connection}

  • Please check if all the cables on the miner to make sure they are inserted tightly.

all the cablese on the antminer s9

  • There are 10 x 6pin ports on the miner. All the 6pin ports are needed. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU. (Don’t forget to connect the 6pin port on the little green controller board)

three hashing boards of antminer s9

  • Important: there are 3 hashing boards in the miner, and 3 x 6pin ports on each hashing board. DON’T connect more than one PSU to one hashing board. (That’s means, the 6pin cords you connected to one hashing board should come from only one PSU.). See below pictures for the correct connection and the incorrect connection.
  • Correct Connection:

psu_connect_crt

  • Incorrect Connection:

psu_connect_ict

  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • Miner connection DONE.

connection done for antminer s9

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port on the little green controller FINALLY). 
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner on your PC. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Then, you can log into the miner configuration page for miner configuration. Please open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned out (For example, 192.168.1.2).  The username and the password are all “root
  • Navigating to the “Miner Status” page and keep refreshing the page until some data (Speed, miner account, pool etc.) is shown on the page (This means, the mining is starting. Generally, the miner need about 3~7 minutes to start mining). The fan of the miner maybe gets loudly and slowly for several times while you are waiting. And sometimes, the data on the page maybe disappear again just a few seconds or one minute after the mining starts, don’t worry, please waiting for the miner working constantly.
  • Navigating to the “Miner Configuration“ page, configuring your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. Then click “Save & Apply”. 
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1 minutes for the setting applying.
  • Change to the page “Miner Status” again, and please refreshing the page until there are some data shown on the page. Then the mining is starting.

test for antminer s9

  • The “Summary” section of the “Miner Status” page showing the speed of the miner.

mining speed of antminer s9

  • The “Miner Status” page of Antminer S9 is quite different from the “Miner Status” page Antminer S7. You will find out that there are two temperatures here, one is “Temp(PCB)” and another is “Temp(Chip)“. 

two temperatures of antminer s9

  • The “Temp(Chip)” may get as high as 100 degrees(or much higher than 100 degrees), that’s normal, please don’t worry.
  • The “Temp(PCB)” is the temperature of the miner.
  • If there is no any data shown for a very long time (for example 30 minutes) or there are a “BiBi” noise comes from the miner, please try to restart the miner (power off it, wait a minute, then power on it again). After restarted, please change to the page “Miner Status” page and waiting for data showing.
  • If you have any problem, please level us a comment, we will reply your comment to help you figure out the problem.

 

{Fix Socket Error}

Sometimes, when you use Antminer S9, you may get the socket error. For example, there may be something like “Socket connect failed: Connection refused” showing on the “Overview” page of the Antminer S9.

In fact, the socket error is quite normal, it means the miner is trying to set its own frequency automatically. (All the Antminer S9 produced after 2016-11-02 will set its own frequency automatically after powered on). In the most occasion, you can safely ignore this error. The miner will start mining automatically after 10~20 minutes and the socket error will be gone.

However, here are also some suggestions to fix those socket errors if the errors keep showing:

  • Wait longer. Please try to wait longer until the miner running. The miner needs about 10~20 minutes to initialize itself(In some occasion, it may need up to 30~40 minutes for initializing itself). During this period, the miner may show some message like “Socket error”. Don’t worry, please try to wait a longer time to see if the miner starting mining.
  • Try to restart the miner. When you first use the miner, if the miner doesn’t start to work for a really long time (for example, 30 minutes), please try to restart the miner. Sometimes, we do get this situation when we test the miner. Usually, after restarting, the miner will work perfectly.
  • Update firmware: If the socket errors keep showing, please try to upgrade the firmware to fix the error:
    • Down this edition of firmware: Antminer-S9-all-201610270319-autofreq-user.tar.gz
    • Navigating to “System –> Upgrade” to upgrade the firmware. Then modify the name of the worker, click Save&Apply (DON’T change frequency). After updating the firmware, the miner will need longer time (20 -30 minutes) to start working, wait patiently, don’t restart it or power off or change something else. Wait until you see some speed data on the miner status page. At the meantime, make sure the network is stable.
    • Then the miner will start mining automatically, and the socket errors will be gone.

 

{Test Video}

Here is a test video for the Antminer S9: https://youtu.be/cuCiFqTGvvs.

 

{Mining Tip}

Please pay more attention to the following tips if you are running several miners(<= 10 miners) together:

  1. The heat dissipation
    • Please make sure all the hot wind which comes out of the fan(of the miner) will be exhausted timely.
    • And what’s more, all the hot wind would be exhausted in the same direction, and there is no hot wind will be blown into other miners’ air inlet end.
  2. If you connected several miners into one power strip which is connected to the socket on the wall, you need to:
    • Please check the maximum current rating of your power strip.
    • For example, in China, for some of the power strips, the maximum current rating is about 2000w. As the power consumption of the miner is nearly 1400w, so it is better to connect ONLY ONE miner into one power strip. Or the miner might stop working. 

 

{Mining Speed Note}

(Update: this section is for the submodel 11.85 TH/s @ 1172w)

  • The submodel of Antminer S9 we got currently is “11.85 TH/s @ 1172w” with the “Default Frequency” set as “550M”. 

specifics label of antminer s9

  • The rated speed of Antminer S7 is “11.85 TH/s ± 5%”, so the speed may fluctuate between “11.25 TH/s ~ 12.44 TH/s”.
  • In our test, the “GH/S(5s)” on the “Miner Status” page may change frequently, but the “GH/S(avg)” will keep stable. So please don’t worry about the frequently-changed speed of “GH/S(5s)”.
  • However, if both the “GH/S(5s)” and  “GH/S(5s)” are very low (eg. 10TH/s), please just restart the miner, and the speed will be normal.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

For all the troubles you get in the mining, please try the following suggestions:

  • Check your home network, the mining pool to make sure all the network are working well.
  • Check if all the cables on the miner inserted tightly. Especially the three cables connected to the hash board. They may get loose in the shipping.
  • Did you connect all the ten 6pin ports on the miner to your PSU? All the ten 6pin ports are needed for mining.
  • Have any heat sinks fallen off? Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit.
  • Try to reset the miner. There is a reset hole beside the internet port. After the miner powered on and running, waiting for 5 minutes(until the miner start mining), please get a sharp pin and press the hole for about 10 seconds. Then please wait for about 5 minutes for the resetting. You may need to rescan the IP address of the miner after reset.

front end of antminer s9

  • Try to upgrade the firmware: check tutorial here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-upgrade-the-firmware-for-a-bitcoin-miner/
  • Miner keeps restarting: If you also bought the Antminer 1600w PSU(APW3-12-1600-B2) for the miner, please make sure your home voltage is stable. The working voltage of this PSU should be >= 205V. If your home voltage is not stable, the PSU may stop working(or with the fun working but no power output). In this occasion, you may need to get a voltage stabilizer for the PSU.

 

If all the methods are not working, please contact us for help.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner tutorial

Antminer L3 is a latest product of Bitmain, it is a Litecoin miner developed based on BM1485 chip. With the amount of 144 BM1485 chips, L3 reaches a speed as high as 250MH/s with the power consumption of only 400watt which brings new prospect to litecoin mining.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer L3
  • Model: 250 MH/s @ 400w
  • Algorithm: Scrypt
  • Hash Rate: 250 MH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 400w
  • Fan: 1 x fan
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a PSU > 600w with 6pin x 5
  • PSU Recommend: 750w PSU

 

{Miner Connection}

  • Please check if all the cables are plugged tightly and properly before setting up, ESPECIALLY the cable of the fan, it tends to loosen up during shipping.
  • Get your PSU ready. You need to prepare a PSU > 600w with 6pin x 5 for the miner. If you bought the 750w PSU in our site, check here for the setting-up of this PSU.
  • For the miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer is just needed for the miner configuration.
  • This is the miner you will receive.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner img 19

  • Please check if all the cables on the miner to make sure they are inserted tightly.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner img 10

  • Let’s connect the miner to your PSU via the 6pin ports on the miner.
  • There are FIVE 6pin ports on the miner. All the five 6pin ports are needed. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU. (Don’t forget to connect the 6pin port on the little green controller board)

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner five 6pin ports

  • However, if there are two 6pin ports on each board, then you just need to connect the outer one.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner connect outer 6pin port

  • Then the connection done.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner connect done

 

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port on the little green controller FINALLY). 
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner on your PC. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Then, you can log into the miner configuration page for miner configuration. Please open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned out (For example, 192.168.1.2).  The username and the password are all “root

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner login to the configuration page

  • Navigating to the “Miner Status” page and keep refreshing the page until some data (Speed, miner account, pool etc.) is shown on the page (This means, the mining is starting. Generally, the miner need about 1~3 minutes to start mining). The fan of the miner maybe gets loudly and slowly for several times while you are waiting. And sometimes, the data on the page maybe disappear again just a few seconds or one minute after the mining starts, don’t worry, please waiting for the miner working constantly.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner miner status page

  • Then navigating to the “Miner Configuration“ page, configuring your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. Then click “Save & Apply”. 
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1 minutes for the setting applying.

Antminer L3 Litecoin Miner configure mining setting

  • Change to the page “Miner Status” again, and please refreshing the page until there are some data shown on the page. Then the mining is starting.
  • The fan of the Antminer L3 will NOT work at the FULL-SPEED all the time. In fact, the fan may not work if the temperature of miner is not too high. That’s will be normal, don’t worry.
  • You don’t need to change anything else if the miner is working great.
  • If you have any problem, please level us a comment, we will reply your comment to help you figure out the problem.

 

 

{Test Video}

Here is a test video for the Antminer S9: https://youtu.be/5x3KpA-B8jo

 

 

{Trouble Shoot}

For all the troubles you get in the mining, please try the following suggestions:

  • Check your home network, the mining pool to make sure all the network are working well.
  • Check if all the cables on the miner inserted tightly. Especially the three cables connected to the hash board. They may get loose in the shipping.
  • Did you connect all the ten 6pin ports on the miner to your PSU? All the five 6pin ports are needed for mining.
  • Have any heat sinks fallen off? Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit.
  • Try to reset the miner. There is a reset hole beside the internet port. After the miner powered on and running, waiting for 5 minutes(until the miner start mining), please get a sharp pin and press the hole for about 10 seconds. Then please wait for about 5 minutes for the resetting. You may need to rescan the IP address of the miner after reset.
  • Try to upgrade the firmware: check tutorial here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-upgrade-the-firmware-for-a-bitcoin-miner/
  • Miner keeps restarting: If you also bought the Antminer 1600w PSU(APW3-12-1600-B2) for the miner, please make sure your home voltage is stable. The working voltage of this PSU should be >= 205V. If your home voltage is not stable, the PSU may stop working(or with the fun working but no power output). In this occasion, you may need to get a voltage stabilizer for the PSU.

If all the methods are not working, please contact us for help.

Antminer R4 16nm quiet miner tutorial

The Antminer R4 is a quiet bitcoin miner. Producing a sound that’s usually less than 52dB, the R4 manages to deliver a monstrous hash rate of 8.0TH/s with a sound level unseen since the existence of 1TH/s bitcoin miners.

This tutorial will introduce the setting-up of the Antminer R4.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Antminer R4
  • Model: 8.0 TH/s @ 800w; 7.0 TH/s @ 700w
  • Fan: 1 x fan
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a PSU > 900w with 6pin x 7
  • PSU Recommend: 1000w PSU

 

{Miner Connection}

  • Get your PSU ready. You need to prepare a PSU > 900w with 6pin x 7 for the miner. If you bought the 1000w PSU in our site, check here for the setting-up of this PSU.
  • For the miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer is just needed for the miner configuration.
  • This is the miner you will receive.

Antminer R4 img 05

  • Please check if all the cables on the miner to make sure they are inserted tightly.
  • Connecting the miner to your PSU via the 6pin ports on the miner.

Antminer R4 16nm quiet miner seven 6pin ports

  • There are SEVEN 6pin ports on the miner. All the five 6pin ports are needed. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU. (Don’t forget to connect the 6pin port on the little green controller board)
  • Pay attention to how to put the miner. The BLUE section in the following picture is the air inlet, the RED section is the air outlet. DON’T block the outlet and inlet of the miner.

Antminer R4 16nm quiet miner air inlet and outlet

  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • Then the connection done.

Antminer R4 16nm quiet miner connection done

 

{Mining Guide}

Please refer to Tutorial: General Mining Guide & TroubleShoot for Antminer Models for miner setting-up.

 

avalon a6

Avalon 6 (Avalon A6) is the newest Avalon 28nm bitcoin miner. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Avalon 6 (3.5TH @ 1050w) bitcoin miner.

 

{Update Log}

  • Update 04-17-2016: Today we get a new version of the Avalon A6 miner: Avalon 6.01

avalon 6.01 bitcoin miner

The rated hash speed on the specifics label shown as “3.8 TH/s @ 1155w“.

specific of avalon 6.01

However, in our test, there is no difference between the old version Avalon 6.0. The mining speed in our test is still “3.5 TH/s @ 1050w“. So we think this is just a “nothing changed” new version. We still state the speed as “3.5 TH/s @ 1050w” on the product details page, and will tell customers the speed didn’t change for this version.

So we think, we shouldn’t expect too much for this new version(Avalon 6.01).  :)

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Avalon 6.0
  • Model: 3.5 TH/s @ 1050w
  • Hash Rate: 3.5 TH/s ± 10%
  • Power Consumption: 1050W + 5%
  • Chip: 28nm A3218
  • 6pin Connectors: 4
  • Accessory with Raspberry Pi + AUC controller
  • PSU NO integrated PSU

 

{Before Start}

  • Please prepare a PSU (>= 1200w and with 6pin x 4); You can use several PSUs to connect to one miner. But please DON’T connect 1 PSU to more than one miner.
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, please use the internet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC is also connected to. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration) 

 

{Miner Connection}

The miner connection of Avalon 6 is a little bit complicated. Let’s do it step by step.

  • This is the miner you will receive.

the avalon 6 bitcoin miner

  • First, check out the miner and all the accessories needed in the box.

avalon 6 and all the accessories

  • The accessories  are (from left to right): the raspberry pi, the cord for AUC controller, the sd card with mining system, the AUC controller, two USB cables, the power supply (and the plug adapter) for the raspberry pi

all the accessories of avalon 6

  • Insert the SD card with the mining system into Raspberry Pi

raspberry pi and the mining system

inserting sd card into raspberry pi

inserted sd card with raspberry pi

  • Take out the AUC controller and the cord for AUC controller.

auc controller and the cord

  • There are two connection ports on the AUC controller. One end of the controller should be connected to the Raspberry Pi, another end of the controller should be connected to the miner.

Connection of Auc controller

  • At first, we connect the AUC controller to the miner.
  • There are two AUC connection ports on the miner. You can use any one of them for connection.

the auc connection port on the miner

  • After connected.

connect auc controller to the miner

  • Then, we connect the AUC controller to the Raspberry Pi.
  • Let’s take a closer look at the Raspberry Pi. There are two USB ports (just beside the internet port) on the Raspberry Pi. We use any one of the USB ports for connection.

usb ports on raspberry pi

  • Using one of the USB cables in the package to connect the Raspberry Pi to the AUC controller.

USB cables

connect raspberry pi to the auc controller

  • Connect the Raspberry Pi to your router via internet cord.

insert internet cord to raspberry pi

  • Connect Raspberry Pi to its power supply: there is a mini-USB port (beside the SD card holder) on the Raspberry Pi, using a USB cable connect this port to its power supply.

the mini usb port on raspberry pi

  • Insert the power supply of Raspberry Pi into the socket on the wall.

insert the raspberry pi to the socket on wall

  • Connect the PSU to the miner. All the four 6pin ports on the miner should be connected.

connect PSU to the miner

  • All connection was done.

a working avalon 6 bitcoin miner

 

{Mining Guide}

In this section, we will introduce the configuration of the miner. In the process, you will need your PC for miner configuration.

  • Power on the miner, then power on the Raspberry Pi. (You can also power on them at the same time)
  • Wait for about 3~7 minutes. (The miner needs time to initialize itself.)
  • Scanning out the IP address of your miner by an IP scanning software. Check for how to scan out the IP address: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Generally, the IP of the miner is  NOT  192.168.xx.100” (which is the default IP of Raspberry Pi).
  • In our test, if we scan the IP just after the miner be powered on, the IP will be “192.168.1.100”. But this is NOT the IP of the miner. We can’t log in the configuration page via this IP. The IP will change after about 5 minutes. So we scan the IP again after 5 minutes, and this time the IP is “192.168.1.52”.
  • So, in your occasion, please scan the IP after 5-7 minutes the miner powered on.
  • Here is an example of the scanning result, the IP of the miner is “192.168.1.52“, and the “Manufacturer” shown as “Raspberry Pi Foundation”.

avalon 6 IP scanning result

  • Open the configuration page in your browser with the IP address you just scanned out, for example: “192.168.1.52.”

login page of avalon 6

  • There is no password of Avalon miner, just click the button “Login“.
  • Then, you will see the “Dashboard” of the miner.

dashboard of avalon 6

  • There are main commands on the left side of the configuration page.

main commands of avalon 6 miner

  • Clicking “Configuration” to configure your mining account. You should configure all the three “Pool url” and “Pool worker“.

configure mining account

  • After configuration, clicking “Save & Apply” to save the changes. (you need to wait for some seconds until the changes are applied)
  • Then, waiting for about one minute, the mining will start automatically.
  • Navigating to the “Dashboard“. All mining information will be shown there, such as the mining speed, the fan speed, and the active charts etc.

avalon 6 mining info

  • Advanced Version: more mining information will be shown in the “Advanced Version” of the dashboard. Clicking the command “Advanced Version” on the left side of the dashboard page, you will get the advanced version of the dashboard.

avalon 6 advance version

  • Navigating to “Status –> Cgminer Status“, more detailed mining information will be shown.

more detailed mining information

  • Advanced setting: there are more advanced setting here, you can set the “Minimum Fan %“, or upgrade the firmware of the miner. But we DO NOT suggest you to do those setting if your miner works well.

fan speed_customize

flash firmware

  • Get back to simple “Dashboard”: By clicking the “Change Theme” link in the left corner of any page in the advanced version, you can get back to the early simple dashboard of the miner.

get back to simple dashboard of avalon miner

  • All configuration done, happy mining.

 

{Mining Speed Note}

  • The model of Avalon 6 is “3.5 TH/s @ 1050W”, the rated speed labeled on the miner is “3.5 TH/s ± 5%”. In our test, the speed may fluctuate between “3.1 TH/s ~ 3.7 TH/s” (So we stated the speed as 3.5 TH/s ± 10% at the product page).

specifics of avalon 6 miner

  • The “GHS” on the “Dashboard” page may change frequently, but the “GHS av” will keep stable. So please don’t worry about the frequently-changed speed of “GHS”.
  • However, if both the “GHS” and “GHS av” are very low (eg. lower than 3000GH/s), please just try to restart the miner, and the speed will be normal.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner tutorial

This tutorial will introduce the setting-up of the Ebit E9. Ebit E9 Miner adopts the latest independent developed 14nm chip,

Ebit E9 Miner adopts the latest independent developed 14nm chip, ideal hash rate can be 6.3TH/S, and power consumption ratio is 140W/T. It has low power, high hash rate advantage, and using the independent heat sink, with excellent heat dissipation. 

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Ebit
  • Model: 6.3 TH/s @ 882w
  • Hash Rate: 6.3 TH/s (-2%~+10%)
  • Power Consumption: 140W/T (-10%~+15%, AC/DC 93%efficiency)
  • Fan: 1 x fan
  • PSU: With Ebit 1500w PSU(working voltage 200~240V), plug & play.

 

{Miner Connection}

  • Please check if all the cables are plugged tightly and properly before setting up.
  • For the miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer is just needed for the miner configuration.
  • This is the miner you will receive.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 10

  • Please check if all the cables on the miner to make sure they are inserted tightly.
  • And this is the PSU sent with the miner.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 07

  • There are six 6PIN cables on the PSU, and six 6PIN ports on the miner.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 31

  • Let’s connect the miner to your PSU via those 6PIN ports. All the SIX 6PINs are needed.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 09

  • Insert the internet cable.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 20

  • Then the connection done.

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Switch on the PSU.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 32

  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner on your PC. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Then, you can log into the miner configuration page for miner configuration. Please open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned out (For example, 192.168.1.209).
  • You may get a warning about the security of the https protocol in some browser(such as Google Chrome). Please just click “Advanced”  –> “Continue to 192.168.1.209 (not safe)”.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 21

  • The username and the password are all “admin“, then click “login“.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 23

  • Then the dashboard of the miner will be shown. The dashboard is in Chinese, we translated the main command into English.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 24

  • Moving the mouse to the command “Miner“, then a submenu will be shown, that is “Miner Status” and “Miner Setting“.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 25

  • Clicking “Miner Setting” to set your mining account.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 26

  • Clicking “Save & Apply” to save the changes. You may get a popup showing “Changes Saved” after you clicked “Save & Apply”, please just clicking “OK“.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 30

  • Then the miner will start mining automatically with your mining account.
  • You can navigate to the dashboard of the miner to check the mining speed.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 33

  • You can also navigate to “Miner” –> “Miner Status” for the more detailed mining information.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 25

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 34

  • You can always get back to the Dashboard of the miner by clicking the logo.

Ebit E9 bitcoin miner img 35

  • You don’t need to change anything else if the miner is working great.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

… update when needed…

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner tutorial

The size of Baikal MINI X11 ASIC miner is smaller than most of other miners. Yet the performance is great! 150MH/40watt on the wall. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for this small but powerful miner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Baikal Mini X11 Miner
  • Hash Rate: 150 MH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 40W
  • Cooling: 1 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a 12V5A Switching Power Adapter as PSU (Plug specific: Outer Diameter 5.5mm; Inner Diameter 2.5mm). With a free “6pin to DC” convert cable.
  • PSU Recommend: 12V5A Switching Power Adapter

 

{How Do I Get Started}

First, you need to know what is X11 mining algorithm, what is DASH, and some useful dash mining pools (Check the resource guide in our blog Dash: The Complete Guide to start).

You need to choose one of the mining pools and create a mining worker in that pool. Also, we suggest you have a look at the “Help” section of your mining pool.

In our tutorial, we will use the coinmine.pl  mining pool for DASH mining.x11 asic miner eastshore mining pool account

 

{Get Your PSU Ready}

  • The miner comes with NO integrated PSU. If you also bought the Baikal PSU package in our site, please skip to the next section for the miner setting-up.
  • Or, you could get a 12V5A switch power adapter for the miner with the interface type as: Outer Diameter 5.5mm; Inner Diameter 2.5mm

12V5A Switching Power Adapter img 00

  • Also, EastShore will send you a free “6pin to DC” convert cable with the miner. By using this cable, you can also use your ATX PSU or switch PSU (>100w with 6pin x 1) for the miner. So you don’t need to buy another 12V5A power adapter  for it (if you have already got a PSU). For example, many EastShore customers have already got a 1600w Antminer PSU, or a 750W mining PSU, in this case, you can directly use those PSUs for the Baikal miner.

baikal x11 miner 6pin to dc cable

11baikal x11 miner PSU connect using convert cable

 

{Miner Connection}

  • For miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer  is just needed for miner configuration.
  • This is the miner you will receive. First, take out your miner from the box. :)

baikal 150MH x11 miner in the box

baikal 150MH x11 asic miner img_02

  • There is an ethernet port on one end of the miner. And there are PSU connection port and power switch on another end of the miner.

baikal 150MH x11 asic miner img_05 baikal 150MH x11 miner PSU port and switch

  • The connection of the miner will be very easy. First, insert the ethernet cord. Then, connecting the miner to your PSU via the PSU connection port.

baikal 150MH x11 miner PSU connected

  • Switching on the miner.
  • Then, miner connection DONE.

baikal 150MH x11 miner mining  

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Make sure you connected the miner properly. Power on your PSU and the switch on the miner.
  • Waiting for 1~3 minutes. (The miner needs about 1~3 minutes to initialize itself. Please wait patiently.)
  • Scan the IP address of your miner: The “Network Protocol” of the miner is “DHCP”. The IP address will be different under different networks. You can refer to this blog for scanning instructions: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Log into the miner configuration page:   Open your Internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned (For example, 192.168.1.217). The password is “baikal“.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner log in the configuration page

  • Sometimes, you may not be able to log into the configuration page immediately, please just wait for about 1 minutes then try to log again.
  • Then, the “Homepage” of the miner will display.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner homepage

  • For the first time you log in, the configuration page might show something like “No devices running” and there is no other data shown. And the upper left corner of the page may  be showing “Miner DOWN“. Please just wait for a while, until there is some devices and pools data showing.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner miner down shown

  • Click the “Miner” tab on the top of the page for mining account setting.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner mining account setting page

  • Before setting your mining account, you should first take a look at the “GETTING STARTED GUIDE” page of your mining pool to know the mining URL of your pool. For example, we tested the miner in the pool CoinMine.pl. According to its GETTING STARTED GUIDE  page, we create the mining worker “eastshore” in our pool account, and set our pool URL of the miner as:

Pool1 URL: stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6099

Pool1 Worker: eastshore.1

Pool1 Password: 123

  • On the “Miner” setting page, you can add a mining account by clicking “Add pool” or delete a mining account record by clicking the little “x” as shown in the picture below.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner add mining account

  • You can also use the “predefined pools” to add an account setting. By clicking one of the pool, then the default setting will be loaded.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner predefined pools

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner load predefined pools

  • After setting your mining account details, please save the setting by clicking “Save pools“. (The “Save pools” button will appear automatically after changes made. Otherwise, the button will be hidden.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner save setting

  • You don’t need to change anything else on the “Miner” setting page. (For example, the “SCMINER Options” )
  • Wait for 1~3 minutes, then the miner will reload the mining setting and start mining with the mining account you just set.
  • Navigate to the homepage by clicking the red circle in the following picture.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner back to homepage v2

  • You can check the mining details on the configuration homepage. The mining speed showing here will be refreshed every 5 seconds.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner long time running

  • If your miner works perfectly, you don’t need to change anything else(including other settings in “Settings”, “Backup”, “Terminal” tabs). If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t tweak it. 
  • Now, you are all set up. Let the beautiful machine work and earn money for you. 

 

{Trouble Shoot}

  • … Update when needed…

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Tutorial

Baikal Giant-A900 is a miner model which currently supports six algorithms including X11, X13, X14, X15, Quark and Qubit. It’s most distinct quality is its remarkable ratio of hash rate/power consumption, 900MH/217watt ratio, which is very advantageous. 

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step about how to set up the miner and start Dash mining in minutes.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: Baikal Giant-A900
  • Hash Rate: 900 MH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 217W
  • Cooling: 1 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU. NO PSU, NEED a PSU > 300w with 6pin x 2
  • PSU Recommend: 750w mining PSU

 

{How Do I Get Started}

First, you need to know what is X11 mining algorithm, what is DASH, and some useful dash mining pools (Check the resource guide in our blog Dash: The Complete Guide to start).

You need to choose one of the mining pools and create a mining worker in that pool. Also, we suggest you taking a look at the “Help” section of your mining pool.

In our tutorial, we will use the coinmine.pl  mining pool for DASH mining.x11 asic miner eastshore mining pool account

 

{Get Your PSU Ready}

  • The miner comes with NO integrated PSU. If you also bought the 750w mining PSU from our site, please check here  for the PSU setting-up.
  • Otherwise, you need to get a PSU >= 300w with 6pin x 2 (or 8pin x 2) for the miner. 

 

{Miner Connection}

  • This is how you’ll receive the miner from EastShore.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner img 09

  • Take out your miner from the box. There are two blades in the miner.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner img 10

  • And an Orange Pi on the top of the miner, which is the controller of the miner.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Mining Controller

  • There are some ports on the controller. Let’s take a closer look.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Controller Details V2

  • There are some cables included in the package, one is the USB Cable, other two cables are Blade Cables. Those cables are used to:
    • USB Cable: connect the miner to the controller
    • Blade Cables: connect two blades together. (ONLY ONE NEEDED)

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Cables

  • Have a look at the miner. There are some ports on one end of the miner. However, we don’t need all of those ports. In fact, we ONLY need the ports in the RED circle in the following picture.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Ports on Miner Needed

  • Important: DON’T use other ports except for the ones in the red circle.
  • Those ports are:
    • 8PIN ports for PSU: Two 8PIN Ports(also works for PSU with 6pin connectors) for PSU. To connect your PSU(power supply) to the miner.
    • Blade Connect Ports: Two Blade Connect Ports. To connect the two blades together via the Blade Cable mentioned above.
    • USB Port: One USB Port. To connect the miner to the controller via the USB Cable mentioned above.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner ports on the miner v2

  • Ok, let’s start the connection.
  • First, connect the power cable for the controller.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Connect Power Cable for the Controller

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Power Cable Inserted

  • Then, connect the miner with the controller via the USB Cable.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Miner USB Cable

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner USB Connected

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Miner Miner Connected to the Controller

  • Connect the two blades together via the Blade Cable. We need ONLY ONE Blade Cable for the connection.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Miner Blade Cable Details

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Miner Miner Blades Connected

  • Now, let’s connect your PSU to the miner via the two 8PIN ports on the miner.  The ports on the miner are 8PIN ports. However, it works for 6PIN connector too. So, if your PSU is the one with two 6PIN connectors, that’s fine.
  • If your PSU has 6PIN connectors, please note: You should use the upper six PINs of the LEFT 6PIN ports on the miner, and the lower six PINs of the RIGHT 6PIN ports on the miner. Otherwise, it cannot fit in. 

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Miner Miner 6PIN USED

  • Here is a connection example of the LEFT 8pin ports.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Left 6PIN connected

  • OK, connection done.

Baikal Giant A900 X11 Miner Connection Done

  • Doublecheck your connection. 
  • For miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer  is just needed for configuration.
  • Let’s power on the miner.

 

{Mining Guide}

The mining guide of the Baikal Giant-A900 X11 Miner is exactly the same as the Baikal Mini 150MH X11 miner. So the following section is from the Baikal miner setting tutorial. 

  • Make sure you connected the miner properly. Power on your PSU and the switch on the miner.
  • Waiting for 1~3 minutes. (The miner needs about 1~3 minutes to initialize itself. Please wait patiently.)
  • Scan the IP address of your miner: The “Network Protocol” of the miner is “DHCP”. The IP address will be different under different networks. You can refer to this blog for scanning instructions: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Log into the miner configuration page:   Open your Internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned (For example, 192.168.1.217). The password is “baikal“.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner log in the configuration page

  • Sometimes, you may not be able to log into the configuration page immediately, please just wait for about 1 minutes then try to log again.
  • Then, the “Homepage” of the miner will display.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner homepage

  • For the first time you log in, the configuration page might show something like “No devices running” and there is no other data shown. And the upper left corner of the page may  be showing “Miner DOWN“. Please just wait for a while, until there is some devices and pools data showing.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner miner down shown

  • Click the “Miner” tab on the top of the page for mining account setting.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner mining account setting page

  • Before setting your mining account, you should first take a look at the “GETTING STARTED GUIDE” page of your mining pool to know the mining URL of your pool. For example, we tested the miner in the pool CoinMine.pl. According to its GETTING STARTED GUIDE  page, we create the mining worker “eastshore” in our pool account, and set our pool URL of the miner as:

Pool1 URL: stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6099

Pool1 Worker: eastshore.1

Pool1 Password: 123

  • On the “Miner” setting page, you can add a mining account by clicking “Add pool” or delete a mining account record by clicking the little “x” as shown in the picture below.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner add mining account

  • You can also use the “predefined pools” to add an account setting. By clicking one of the pool, then the default setting will be loaded.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner predefined pools

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner load predefined pools

  • After setting your mining account details, please save the setting by clicking “Save pools“. (The “Save pools” button will appear automatically after changes made. Otherwise, the button will be hidden.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner save setting

  • You don’t need to change anything else on the “Miner” setting page. (For example, the “SCMINER Options” )
  • Wait for 1~3 minutes, then the miner will reload the mining setting and start mining with the mining account you just set.
  • Navigate to the homepage by clicking the red circle in the following picture.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner back to homepage v2

  • You can check the mining details on the configuration homepage. The mining speed showing here will be refreshed every 5 seconds.

baikal mini 150MH X11 miner long time running

  • If your miner works perfectly, you don’t need to change anything else(including other settings in “Settings”, “Backup”, “Terminal” tabs). If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t tweak it. 
  • Now, you are all set up. Let the beautiful machine work and earn money for you. 

 

{Trouble Shoot}

  • … Update when needed…

tutorial for x11 asic miner v3 

The PinIdea Dr2 450MH X11 ASIC miner is one of the most powerful dash miners. The hash speed is 450MH/s and the power consumption is only 335w. In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for this 450MH X11 ASIC miner.

This tutorial applies equally to PinIdea Dr2 and PinIdea Dr3.  

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: PinIdea Dr2
  • Hash Rate: 450 MH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 335W
  • Cooling: 2x 12038 fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU Recommend: 750w PSU

 

{How Do I Get Started}

First of all, you need to know what is X11 mining algorithm, what is DashCoin, and some useful dash mining pools. (Check the resource guide on our blog: Dash: The Complete Guide)

You need to choose one of the mining pools and create a mining worker in that pool. Also, we suggest you have a look at the “Help” section of your mining pool. Below is some useful sources for X11 and Dash mining:

In our tutorial, we will use the Coinmine.pl mining pool as our test pool. x11 asic miner eastshore mining pool account

 

{Use the Fastest Mining Pool}

IMPORTANT: Please use the fastest pool in your occasion. 

The connecting speed of different pool in different countries may be very different. The connecting speed of the mining pool will have a great influence on the mining speed of the miner. In the worst of conditions, miner will never start mining because of the high delay of the mining pool. So it is very important to find out the fastest mining pool in your occasion.

In windows, please use the Ping command to find out the fastest pool. 

How to find out the fastest mining pool:

  • Press “Win Key + R“, then a “RUN” box will be shown.
  • Type “cmd” in the text box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt.
  • Type “ping” and then hit the Space bar on your keyboard. Then type in the address you’d like to ping and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard. After waiting, you will get the connecting result.
  • For example, use “ping www.coinotron.com” to test the connecting speed to the coinotron pool.

mining pool speed test

  • Test all the pools, choose the pool with the lowest “Average” speed.
  • Then, have a look at the HELP page of the pool you were chosen to get the “Mining Pool Address” of that pool. Usually, the “Mining Pool Address” is not as the same as the pool URL.
  • For other operating systems, please check this for How to run a ping test?

 

{Check your PSU}

  • The miner comes with NO integrated PSU.
  • If you bought our LITEON 750w PSU for the miner, please check here for how to set up the PSU (This 750W PSU can ONLY run ONE miner): https://www.eastshore.xyz/tutorial-setting-up-your-bitcoin-mining-power-supply/
  • If you didn’t buy the PSU we recommended, then A PSU NEEDED for mining. The PSU should be >= 400w with 6pin x 2 or 8pin x 2. You may need to have a look at the setting-up guide of your PSU first.
  • Important: Please use a powerful PSU for the miner. The rated power of your PSU should NOT be lower than 400w. As stated on the product page, the power consumption of the miner is 335w± 5%, so the maximum power consumption of one miner will be around 351.75w (that’s 335w+ 5% = 351.75w). When overclocked, the power consumption of one miner may get to 370w sometimes (the miner will come with an overclocked frequency). Besides, considering the efficiency of your PSU, the 400w PSU for one miner is very reasonable.
  • DON’T use two or more PSUs for one miner.
  • Also, we don’t recommend to use one PSU for more than one miner.

 

{Miner Connection}

  • For miner configuration, please connect the miner to the same router which your PC is also connected to. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)
  • Take out your miner from the box. :)

x11 asic miner pic 07

  • Take a look at the miner. There are two fans on the miner. At one end, there are some ports (and ethernet port).

x11 asic miner fan out end

  • For PinIdea Dr2, there are two 8pin ports and an ethernet port on one of the end.

x11 asic miner the 8pin ports

  • For PinIdea Dr3, the 8PIN ports are on the top of the miner.

The 8pin ports of PinIdea Dr3

  • The two 8pin ports are needed for the PSU connection. The ports are 8pin ports, however, you can also use a 6pin cable to connect this 8pin port. In this case, for PinIdea Dr2, you need to connect your 6pin cable to the right side of that 8pin port on the miner. (Like the following picture showing)

x11 asic miner the 6pin ports closer look

  • For PinIdea Dr3, use the exact ports as circled in the picture (when the miner positioned as in the picture)

6pin ports used for PinIdea Dr3

  • After 6pin cords connected(PinIdea Dr2).

x11 asic miner 6pin cords connected

  • For PinIdea Dr3:

PSU connected for PinIdea Dr3

  • Insert the ethernet cord.

x11 asic miner insert internet cord

  • Miner connection DONE.

x11 asic miner all connection done  

{Mining Guide}

  • Make sure you connected the miner properly and power on the PSU.
  • Waiting for about 1~3 minutes. (The miner need about 1~3 minutes to initialize itself). Please DO waiting for about 1~3 minutes until the miner initialized itself.
  • Scan out the IP address of your miner: We changed the “Network Protocol” of the miner to “DHCP”, the IP address of the miner will change automatically according to your network environment. So the first thing you need to do is to scan out the IP address of your miner. Check here for how to scan out the IP address of the miner: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Log into the miner configuration page:   Please open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the IP address you just scanned out (For example, 192.168.1.42). The username and the password are all “admin

x11 asic miner login form

  • Sometimes, you may can’t log into the configuration page at the first time, please just wait for about 1 minutes then try to log into the configuration page again.
  • Then, you will see the “Dashboard” of the miner. The dashboard of this X11 miner is very similar with the Avalon 6.

x11 asic miner dashboard

  • There are some main commands on the left side of the configuration page.

x11 asic miner main commend

  • Clicking “Pool Configuration” to configure your mining account. You should set all the three “Pool URL” and “Pool worker“.

x11 asic miner miner configure page

  • You should first take a look at the “GETTING STARTED GUIDE” page of your mining pool to know the mining URL of your pool.
  • For example, we tested the miner in the pool CoinMine.pl. According to its GETTING STARTED GUIDE  page, we create the miner “eastshore” in our pool account, and set our pool URL of the miner as:

Pool1 URL: stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6099

Pool1 Worker: eastshore.1

Pool1 Password: 123

x11 asic miner mining account

  • If you have more than one miners, you’d better set different mining workers for different miners. For example, if you have two miners mining together, you could set the three mining workers for the first miner as “eastshore.1”, “eastshore.2”, “eastshore.3”, and set the three mining workers for the 2nd miner as “eastshore.4”, “eastshore.5”, “eastshore.6”. DON’T set all the mining workers as the same.
  • We also suggest you set the three “Pool Url” in the setting page as three different ones. So if one pool is down, the miner will switch to another pool for mining automatically.
  • P.S. If you use CoinMine.pl for mining, you should always use the FULL URL including the port number as the mining URL. That is: Use stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6099 or stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6090 as mining URL. (The “GETTING STARTED GUIDE” page of CoinMine.pl is a little bit misunderstanding  :) )
  • For other options on the “Miner Config” page, you don’t need to change them, just keep them as the default value.
  • Then clicking “Save & Restart” button at the bottom of the “Miner Config” page.

x11 asic miner save configuration

  • Waiting for about 5~10 minute, the mining will start automatically.
  • Navigating to the Dashboard page, you can check the mining speed here.

x11 asci miner mining detail

  • And the mining speed chart for every 5 minutes will be shown below. (It will update automatically every 5 minutes)

x11 asic miner mining speed page

  • If the mining doesn’t start for a very long time (eg. 15 minutes), and in the Dashboard, the worker shown as “x”, please navigating to the “Pool Configuration” page and setting the pool configuration again, then clicking the “Save & Restart” button in the bottom of the page to save changes again. Then the miner will restart again.
  • If your miner works perfectly, you don’t need to change anything else, just let it mining.
  • Sometimes, the miner works perfectly with normal hash speed, however, the “Internet Status” on the Dashboard showing as “Unknown” or “Disconnect”. This is a just an internet detection error caused by different network environment. Don’t worry about this, you can safely ignore it. (The following picture is an example about this)

x11 asci miner network error shown

  • That’s all about the miner configuration.

 

{Other Notes}

This section is about some other notes of this X11 miner which have nothing to do with the mining speed. If your miner works well, you can just ignore this section.

  • Control the fan speed

Actually, we DON’T suggest you change the fan speed.

The higher speed of the fan will get a cooler mining environment for the miner. On the other hand, lower fan speed may result in a high temperature of the miner. The high temperature may get the miner damaged or burned which may invalidate the warranty.

However, if you do want to lower the fan speed, you can do this through changing the “Fan Speed” level on the “Pool Configuration” page.

x11 asci miner change fan speed

The default value of the fan speed is “LV3“. You can change it to a lower level such as “LV2” to lower the fan speed. You shouldn’t change it too low. And please pay attention to the “Temperature” value on the Dashboard after you changed the fan level. The temperature showing here should not be higher than 50 degrees.

x11 asci miner temperature

  • The “ASIC Status” page: there is an “ASIC Status” page in the dashboard.

x11 asic miner ASIC Status page

The ASIC Status page showing the working details of every single chip. If the color of a chip shown as “Green“, it means there is a successfully accepted share produced by this chip. If the color of a chip shown as “Red“, it means there is a failed share produced by this chip. If the color of a chip shown as “Black“, it means there is NO successfully accepted share or failed share produced by this chip (may be rejected or duplicated share produced). 

x11 asci miner asic status detail

So, if a chip is shown as “black” or “Red” color, it DOSE NOT mean this chip is broken or unworking.

In a word, the “ASIC Status” page has nothing to do with the mining speed. You can safely igore this page.

  • … … (update when needed…)

 

{Test Video}

Here is a test video for the miner: https://youtu.be/e0E07tfSwSc

 

{Mining Tip}

Please pay more attention to the following tips if you are running several miners(<= 10 miners) together:

  • The heat dissipation
    • Please make sure all the hot wind which comes out of the fan(of the miner) will be exhausted timely. (In the following picture, the “Fan in” is the fan which the cold wind comes in, the “Fan out” is the fan which the hot wind comes out)
    • And what’s more, all the hot wind would be exhausted in the same direction, and there is no hot wind will be blown into other miners’ air inlet end.

x11 asic miner two fans

  • If you connected several miners into one power strip which is connected to the socket on the wall, you need to:
    • Please check the maximum current rating of your power strip.
    • For example, in China, for some of the power strips, the maximum current rating is about 2000w. As the power consumption of the miner is nearly 400w, so it is better to connect less than 6 miners into one power strip. Or the miner might stop working.

 

{Trouble Shoot}

For the troubles you get in the mining, please try the following suggestions:

  • Check your home network, the mining pool to make sure all the network are working well.
  • Is your miner configuration correct? Usually, you need to set the “POOL URL” on the configuration page as a FULL URL including the port number. Please try to check the “Help” documents of your mining pool.
  • Did you connect all the two 6pin ports on the miner to your PSU? All the ten 6pin ports are needed for mining.

  If all the methods are not working, please contact us for help.

A4 Dominator Scrypt Miner tutorial

A4 Dominator is a full custom design with a tremendous focus on efficiency, providing an incredible 1.2W/MHs in a DCDC less daisy chain configuration. Nothing can touch the A4 Dominator, and it is going to stay that way for quite some time to come!

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Chip: A4 Dominator
  • Model: G5-20
  • Algorithm: Scrypt
  • Hash Rate: 136.6 MH/s ± 5%
  • Power Consumption: 520w
  • Fan: 1 x fan
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a PSU > 600w with 6pin x 4
  • PSU Recommend: 750w PSU

 

{Before Start}

  • Get your PSU ready. You need to prepare a PSU > 600w with 6pin x 4 for the miner. If you bought the 750w PSU in our site, check here for the setting-up of this PSU.
  • Cet your network ready. The default IP of the miner is 192.168.1.254“. So you need to:
    1. Make sure the IP address of your router is “192.168.1.1“. Or you need to change the IP address of your router to “192.168.1.1”
    2. Make sure there is no other devices which is occupying the default IP address of the miner(192.168.1.254). Or you maybe can’t login to the configuration page of the miner.

In windows, please use the ipconfig  command to find out your network details.

How to find out your network details:

1. Press “Win Key + R“, then a “RUN” box will be shown.

2. Type “cmd” in the text box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

3. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt.

4. Type “ipconfig” and then hit the Space bar on your keyboard. Then type in the address you’d like to ping and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard. After waiting, you will get the network result. The “Default Gateway” in the result is the IP address of your router.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator network details

  • For the miner configuration, please connect the miner to the LAN port on the same router which your computer is also connected to. The miner is stand-alone, your computer  is just needed for the miner configuration.

 

{Miner Connection}

  • This is the miner you will receive.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator

  • And all accessories.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator all accessories

  • There are two data connection ports and four 6pin ports on one end of the miner.

A4 Dominator Scrypt Miner ports

  • Let’s connect the miner. First, insert the SD card holding the mining system into the controller.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator insert sd card

  • Connect the controller to the miner by those two connection cables.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator connect controller

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator connect the miner to the controller

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator cable connection done

  • Insert the internet cable.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator insert internet cable

  • Connect your PSU to the miner via the 6pin cables from your PSU. ALL the four 6pin ports should be connected.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator connect PSU

  • Then, miner connection DONE. 

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator connection done

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Make sure you connected the miner properly. Power on your PSU.
  • Waiting for about 1~3 minutes. (The miner need about 1~3 minutes to initialize itself.)
  • The default IP of the miner is: “192.168.1.254“.
  • Log into the miner configuration page:   Open your internet browser, such as Google Chrome, IE etc. and open the default IP address “192.168.1.254” of the miner.
  • Then the miner configuration page will be shown.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator configuration page

  • Switch language to English.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator switch to english

  • This is the English configuration page.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator english version

  • Configure your own mining account. There are three options: the mining pool address, your mining account, and password. Important: please make sure the “POOL 1# LOGIN” you filled here is the mining account for LTC (or other Scrypt account). 

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator configure mining account

  • Then, you should confirm the setting.
    1. Selecting “START” option in the following picture.
    2. Clicking “Confirm” to confirm the setting.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator confirm setting

  • Then, miner configuration done.  The miner will start mining automatically in 1~5 minutes.
  • You can refresh the “Mining Status” by clicking the “Refresh” button. When the miner start work, the “Operating status” will be shown as “Running“. The mining speed will be shown below.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator mining status

  • You can also click the “Real-time monitoring” to check the real-time mining details.

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator shown real time mining details

Litecoin Miner A4 Dominator real time speed

  • If your miner works perfectly, please DON’T change anything.
  • That’s all about miner configuration.

 

{Upgrade Firmware}

Sometimes, if there is any problem, you can fix it via upgrading the firmware of the miner.

The firmware upgrading of the A4 dominator miner is very easy to do. Just get another 8GB SD card and the new firmware ready, and following our guide to do it.

 

{Trouble Shooting}

Q: Miner doesn’t start work/Can’t log in to the configuration page/ Miner never start working

A: Please try the following suggestions:

  • Is the IP address of your router “192.168.1.1“? The default IP of the miner is “192.168.1.254”, please make sure the IP of your router is “192.168.1.1”
  • Did you connect the  miner to the same router which your computer is also connected to?
  • Is the mining pool address and miner account on the confuguration page correct?

Tutorial PandaMiner Ethereum GPU Miner

The PandaMiner is currently the only GPU model in the world that supports multi-currency mining including ETH, Zcash, XMR. It hits a speed of 230MH@1380Watt for ETH mining, 1160SH@1100watt for Zcash mining which makes it undoubtedly a pioneer machine in the field.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step about how to set up the miner and start mining in minutes.

 

{Introduction}

In the field of crypto currency, to avoid competition against the monopoly of powerful ASIC mining, new currencies have been developed by modifying algorithms that are made incompatible with ASIC mining devices and only allow CPU or GPU to mine.

Theoretically, GPU miners support all crypto currencies, however, traditional GPU miners need a computer with a graphic card which would complicates the process. It is under such circumstances that the PandaMiner is developed. The developing project of PandaMiner started in February 2016, with a more sophisticated industry background and a competent team, PandaMiner is brought to the world.

Because stream processor of AMD outnumbers that of NVIDIA, AMD stands out as a better option when developing GPU miners. PandaMiner integrates 8 specially customized AMD RX480, with meticulous designing, it brings GPU mining to an unprecedented efficiency level. PandaMiner is developed with Windows operating system, the configuration of mining is as simple as using a computer to mine. PandaMiner is pre-configured with three mainstream competitive currency mining scheme, respectively ETH etheric currency, coin Zcash, Monroe currency XMR.

In following sections, EastShore will present the detailed tutorial for using the PandaMiner.

 

{Miner Specifics}

  • Brand: PandaMiner
  • Hash Rate: ETH:  230MH/s @ 1380w; Zcash: 1160 SH/s @1100w; XMR: 5865 H/s @ 1057w
  • Cooling: 9 x fan
  • Network Connection: Ethernet
  • PSU: NO PSU. NO PSU, NEED a PSU > 1500w with 6pin x 7
  • PSU Recommend: 1600w mining PSU

 

{Miner Connection}

  • This is how the miner looks when you receive the shipment from EastShore.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 06

  • There are seven 6pin ports on one side of the miner. All the seven 6pin ports are needed for PSU connection.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 02

  • And there are some other ports on another side of the miner. They are:
    • HDMI 1: HDMI of GPU
    • HDMI 2: HDMI of motherboard, connect to your monitor
    • USB: For file transfer
    • NET: Connect to network
    • LED: Working status indicator
    • POWER: Turn on or off the miner

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 08

  • The connection of the miner is quite simple. You’ll need to prepare a monitor(HDMI supported), a keyboard and a mouse for miner configuration. The monitor, keyboard and mouse are only needed for miner configuration. The miner is stand-alone, the monitor, keyboard and mouse are not needed anymore after configuration.
  • First, connect your PSU to the miner via the 6PIN ports. All the seven 6pin ports should be connected.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 10

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 11

  • Connect your monitor to the miner via the HDMI 2.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 12

  • Connect your keyboard and mouse to the miner via the two USB ports on the miner.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 13

  • Then connect the Ethernet cable.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 14

  • Tah-dah, connection done.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 15

 

{Mining Guide}

  • Power on your PSU, turn on your monitor.
  • Press the “POWER” button on the miner to turn on the miner. You may need to get a sharp pin to press the button.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 16

  • The mining system of the miner is the “Windows” operating system. Wait for a minute, then the Windows system will start.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 17

  • On the desktop, there are ETH, Zcash, XMR mining folders and shortcuts. They are:
    • eth: ETH mining folder.
    • eth.bat: ETH mining shortcut.
    • zcash: zcash mining folder.
    • zcash.bat: zcash mining shortcut.
    • XMR: XMR mining folder.

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  • The mining configuration is exactly like you use the GPU of your PC for mining which is easily accessible on the Internet if you don’t know how to. We will take ETH and Zcash as an example to explain how to do it.

 

{Mining Guide – ETH}

  • The ETH mining has been pre-configured. Follow the following instructions, you could start mining in minutes.
  • Navigate to “eth” -> “Claymore’s Ethereum AMD GPU Miner v4.1 – POOL”.
  • RIGHT click on the file “start.bat“, and select “EDIT” from the menu that pops up. 

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 20

  • Then the ETH mining command will show. The command is:

setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
SET GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT = 100

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eth.f2pool.com:8008 -ewal 0xa51d11bbf2a9aae355fd6f9a5b1b14e1404572c2 -eworker rig -epsw x -dbg -1

  • If you use f2pool for mining, you just need to modify the wallet address in the command to your own.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 21

  • Press “Ctrl + S” to save the command and close the file.
  • Double click on the “start.bat“, then the mining will start automatically.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 22

  • You can also double clicking the “eth.bat” shortcut on the desktop to run ETH mining after configuration.
  • If you use other mining pools, you should have a look at the GUIDE page of the pool to know how to configure the miner. Configuration of the different pools will be different.

 

{Mining Guide – Zcash}

  • Navigate to “zcash” -> “ZCash v9.1
  • RIGHT click on the file “config.txt“, and select “EDIT” from the menu that pops up.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 23

  • Then the Zcash mining config will show. The config is as the following:

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 24

  • Just modify the wallet address in the command to your own.
  • Press “Ctrl + S” to save the command and close the file.
  • Double click on the “start.bat“, then the mining will start automatically.

Ethereum GPU Miner ETH Zcash XMR supported 25

  • You can also double click the “zcash” shortcut on the desktop to run Zcash mining after configuration.

 

 tutorial psu for bitcoin mining

In this tutorial, we will introduce how to set up your PSU for the bitcoin miner (if there is no integrated PSU in your bitcoin miner).

 

{Setting up PSU: LITEON PSU}

The LITEON PSU is the most cost-efficient power supply in the bitcoin mining world. This PSU is powerful enough for most of the bitcooin miners, and also, it’s more reliable and quieter than most other PSUs.

The PSU package include (take PSU with 6PIN x 6 connection board as an example):

  • PSU x 1;
  • Connection board x 1; (for 6pin connection)
  • 6pin cable x 6;
  • Power cord x 1;
  • Universal Worldwide Plug Adapter x 1;
  • Ethernet cord x 1;

The pictures used in the following tutorial is from the 750w LITEON PSU. However, the following tutorial will also work for the 1000w LITEON PSU.

  • This is the PSU you received.

the 750w mining PSU received

  • If you bought the PSU with the 6PIN x 6 option, there will be a connection board with SIX 6pin ports in the package.

LITEON 1000w bitcoin mining Power Supply img 71

  • Connect the connection board to the golden finger of the PSU: The back side of the connection board should be UP.

the 750w mining PSU connection the PSU

the 750w mining PSU connection board done

  • If you bought with the 6pin x 10 option, you will receive the following connection board:

LITEON 1000w bitcoin mining Power Supply img 72

  • Connect the 6PIN x 10 connection board to the golden finger of the PSU: The board should be Connection slot UP when the PSU is right side up.

LITEON 1000w bitcoin mining Power Supply img 75

LITEON 1000w bitcoin mining Power Supply img 74

  • Then connect the 6pin cables: For example, for the PSU with 6PIN x 6 connection board, there are six 6pin ports on the connection board. So you can connect max to six 6pin cables to the PSU. However, You don’t need to connect all the six 6pin cables always. It is ok to connect just enough 6pin cables for your miner. For example, you miner needs just 2 6pin cables, so you just need to connect two 6pin cables to your PSU.

the 750w mining PSU connect 6pin cords

  • Connect the other end of the 6pin cable to your miner.

the 750w mining PSU connect 6pin cords picture 2

x11 asic miner all connection done

  • All connection done.

 

{Setting up PSU: ATX PSU}

If you also bought the mining PSU in our store, please skip this section and have a look at the following section {Setting up PSU: LITEON 750w PSU}.
  • Suppose you use an ATX Computer Power Supply as your mining PSU.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire. On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard. For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.
 ATX PSU connection

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