Guide to Mining with a Bitmain Antminer S9
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Revision as of 23:47, 22 March 2018 by Nick
9 STEPS TO SETUP AND MINE WITH A BITMAIN ANTMINER (S9)
- Select a location for your Antminer(s) that:
- Has access to adequate electrical service. A single Antminer S9 typically consumes between 1400 - 1650 watts depending on it’s electrical setup.
- Is capable of providing adequate ventilation and cold air. A single Antminer significantly increases a rooms ambient temperature as the chips temperatures can run over 80°C (176°F). If the rooms temperature is allowed to approach and exceed 37°C (100°F), hashing efficiency will degrade and the miners will automatically shut down or restart.
- Secure from theft and vandalism. Antminers are valuable electronics and grand theft of the devices is being reported around the world. Be safe and secure your assets.
- Able to accommodate extreme noise. A single Antminer can produce up to 90 decibels; roughly the same as a portable gas generator.
- Purchase Bitmain Antminers
- Select and add Antminers to your cart directly on The Official Bitmain website. At time of writing Bitmain offers:
- The Antminer S9 is a 13.5TH/s SHA256 Miner.
- The Antminer T9+ is a 10.5TH/s SHA256 Miner.
- The Antminer V9 is a 4TH/s SHA256 Miner.
- The Antminer L3 is a 504MH/s Scrypt Miner.
- The Antminer A3 is a 815GH/s Blake2 Miner.
- The Antminer D3 is a 15GH/s X11 Miner.
- The APW3++ Power Supply Unit (PSU) powers most Antminers and works on 100V - 240V electrical systems. Most Antminers do not include PSUs.
- Setup your Antminer according to the manufacturer's specifications, find manuals and firmware for Bitmain's Antminers at https://shop.bitmain.com/support.htm
- Attain the Antminer’s IP address. There are a few methods to get the Antminers IP. Such as logging into the local network router as an admin. Using the IP discovery tool provided by Bitmain (only functions on Windows 7 or 8). If those don’t work you can guess by proximity of your computer’s local network IP or try googling other techniques.
- Use a computer on the same network as the Antminer.
- Access your router’s administrator dashboard by inputting your network’s gateway IP address or the routers default URL into your web browser. (ie. 192.168.0.1 or https://routerlogin.net for Netgear routers, etc.)
- To find your Gateway IP address using the Windows command prompt type “$ ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"”, on the linux terminal type “ip route | grep default” and in MAC OS X type “netstat -nr | grep default”.
- Login to your router's administrator dashboard. Check your router's manual for it’s default username and password, which your strongly advised to change.
- SECURITY NOTE: Make sure that your router has the most up to date firmware and security patches. It’s also strongly advised to change the default router passwords.
- Navigate to your router’s “Attached Devices”.
- Identify and copy your wired Antminer’s IP address(es).
- Enter and go to the Antminer’s IP address into the web browser.
- Upon being prompted for a login and password, enter the default username and password, “root” and “root”. Make sure to update and secure the default login information by visiting the “Administration” tab.
- Navigate to the Antminer’s “Miner Configuration” tab and input your multipool.us stratum URLs with port numbers, your workers and random passwords. Then click “Save & Apply”, then wait another 10-15 minutes, while the antminer restarts.
- Navigate to the Antminer’s “Miner Status” tab.
- Wait. The Antminer takes about 10 - 15 minutes to fully startup. Once completely started up the “Kernel Version” should be displayed on the “Miner Status” tab, instead of a “socket connection error” and the “Load Average” should have 3 positive decimal numbers, one for each chip blade.
- Confirm that the Antminer is reporting hashing under the GH/S(RT) and GH/S(avg) column.
- Confirm that the Antminer is communicating with the network by displaying “Alive” under the pools status column while also displaying accepted shares.
- Monitor and confirm the status of your Antminer’s workers by visiting your Multipool.us workers page.