Follow the below directions to setup your S9 Hydro (18Th) to mine BTC with Luxor Mining Pool. If you have any questions during the process feel free to ping us on Discord or comment below.
First step is to connect a PSU (Power Supply Unit) to your S9 Hydro (18Th).
You can use special PSUs that are either made specifically for Bitcoin mining or even those made for servers. Plug in all the power cables from your power supply to the power headers found at the top side of the miner. One cable for the controller and the rest for the hash boards.
Next connect a Ethernet cable to your miner and the other end to a router or switch device. Then turn on your PSU and the miner will power up.
Next get on a computer or mobile device that is connected to the same network as the miner. You will need to enter in the miner’s IP address. Since most miners now come with DHCP enabled you do not have to manually set the IP address, you just need to look at the IP table on your router or use a scanning tool. On the controller board, click the IP Report button (above). Hold it down until it beeps (about 5 seconds) and then you should be able to locate it.
A scanning tool like AngryIP allows you to scan every device on your network and see its IP address.
After getting your miner’s IP address, you are ready for Configuration.
2) Configuration of Network Settings
First you need open a web browser and enter the miner’s IP address. A dialog box will pop up which requires you to enter the login credentials; both username and password are “root”.
Click the “Network” tab and choose “Static” from the Protocol dropdown list.
Key in the IP address, subnet mask, SWG, DNS, then click “Save&Apply”.
3.) Mining Pool Setup
Unified Global Stratum Endpoint
It automatically proxies your miner's TCP connection to the nearest available region without having to think about regional settings or port numbers. Additionally, if the nearest region is temporarily down for various reasons (bugs, cloud-provider maintenance, etc) then your miner will automatically get redirected to the nearest region to prevent any loss in hashing.
Type in the pool setting as follows:
Workername can be anything, but avoid using symbols or special characters as it may be invalid. More on user accounts can be found here.
After you are ready with the pool settings, press Save&Apply. This saves and applies the settings and also reboots the mining process.
4.) Set up a Luxor User Accounts (Optional)
For enhanced security features and to provide you greater control of your mining operations create a User Account with Luxor.
With custom payment thresholds and manual payouts, you dictate when you want to get paid. Set your payment threshold to suit your needs.
Learn more about Luxor User Accounts here.
5.) Monitoring revenue and miner performance on Luxor
Once you’ve started hashing, grab yourself a beer! It’ll take about 5 minutes for your worker to appear on our stats page. To find your user, simply go to app.luxor.tech and head to the Workers tab.
You should see something like this:
To make your life easier, we developed the smartest Mining Bot: Lifeguard. He is available 24/7 and always in a good mood to answer all of your questions and track your miners’ statuses and performance.
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