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Title: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on March 01, 2014, 01:55:14 AM
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Contents:
0a) What to Expect (#post_section0a)
0b) What You Need (#post_section0b)
1) Powering (#post_section1)
2a) Cooling (#post_section2a)
2b) Cooling mod (optional) (#post_section2b)
3) Case (#post_section3)
4a) Configuration (TL-WR703N) (#post_section4a)
4b) Configuration (Raspberry Pi) (#post_section4b)
5) Troubleshooting (#post_section5)
6) Where to buy (#post_section6)

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0) What to Expect (top) (#post_contents)
The Canaan Creative team have continued to focus on keeping their design modular, and as such their mining units can be arranged into larger units.
Each Avalon 2 units can be run at 100GH and consume ~350W or combined in a 2U rack mountable case that includes a PSU. A external controller is
required for both full systems and individual modules. You can use a modified WR703N router (http://goo.gl/YMHlxw) like in gen 1 Avalons or a Raspberry Pi (http://goo.gl/cKzGXq).

Chips70x 55nm Avalon 2 A3255
Hashrate~105GH
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current28A
Power.Consumption~340W

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0b) What You Need (top) (#post_contents)
You will need a few accessories and a power supply to get started. I recommend buying the controller directly from Avalon as they will preflash it with the
correct firmware.


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1) Powering (top) (#post_contents)
Full units come with two Delta Electronics DPS-500YB-F PSUs (http://goo.gl/ewNegr) that provide a combined 1KW of continuous power at extremely high efficiency. Only one
mains power cable is required as the PSUs are internally bridged. Replacement PSUs combined require 2x24pin ATX, 2x4pin ATX, 2x8 pin PCI-E connectors
and can be purchased here (http://goo.gl/nPDnYe). Individual modules require a typical computer PSU with 1x24 pin ATX, 1x8 pin ATX, 1x8 pin PCI-E connectors.

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2a) Cooling (top) (#post_contents)
Both the full units and individual modules are cooled using the same fan layout. Each module has its own 80mm Delta GFB0812SHG fan (http://goo.gl/nToIDr) that sucks air
through the sealed heatsink and across the back of the module. These are premium high pressure, expensive fans that utilise two independent rotors.
Cooling is power efficient but noisy and designed with data centres in mind.

At stock, the fan runs at 90% and temperatures reach 53C. Documentation suggests that this sensor temperature should not be allowed to run for long
periods of time above 60C. Dropping the fan to 80% immediately puts us up to 59C. I've tested a mod below to allow individual modules to run silently,
while providing more cooling than the original system. The trades are that it prevents the module fitting in a 2U case, increases the space required and
removes the one directional airflow. At 90%, noise levels are similar to generation 1 Avalons while at around 40-45%, the fan becomes essentially inaudible.

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2b) Cooling mod (optional) (top) (#post_contents)
Remove the heatsink shroud by removing two small screws. Place 3x 120mm fans, mid range rpm on a fan controller, blowing into the heatsink. Ambient
remained at 25C and test results are provided below. A fan speed of 45% is recommended as we get maximum cooling with the fan remaining silent. You
will need a fan controller and 3x120mm PWM controllable fans (http://goo.gl/q6fnYS) per module to perform the mod.

SettingsTemps
Stock53C
@80% 59C
@80%+.mod....47C
@70%+ mod48C
@60%+ mod49C
@50%+ mod50C
@40%+ mod51C
@30%+ mod53C

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3) Case (top) (#post_contents)
Avalon2 cases are designed to be 2U rackmountable, or stackable. Individual modules are well protected although the interface PCBs are exposed.

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4a) Configuration (TL-WR703N) (top) (#post_contents)
The same configuration steps are required for both the full unit and individual modules.

Wiring:
  • Plug in a usb cable (http://goo.gl/gZQHE1) from the Avalon2/module to the WR703N.
  • Plug in a network cable (http://goo.gl/hCQilO) from the WR703N to your router, and power it on.

Configuration:
  • Power on the power supply using its switch at the back.
  • Make sure or your router's subnet is 0, ie 192.168.0.x. If not then change it to 0, this is just temporary. ***If this is not possible, see below***
  • Using a browser, navigate to 192.168.0.100 (http://192.168.0.100) - this goes to the WR703N's configuration page.
  • Login using "root" as the username.
  • Navigate to Network -> Interfaces -> WAN -> Edit.
  • Change protocol to DHCP and click "Save & Apply".
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the WR703N and navigate to that IP.
  • Navigate to the page Status -> Miner Configuration. Enter your pool information in the below format.
  • Navigate to the page "Miner Status" to check mining has started.
  • You can then change your router subnet back to whatever you are used to using.

Alternative Subnet Change:
  • Unplug your computer from all internet sources.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the WR703N to your computer.
  • Navigate to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Centre -> Change Adapter Settings.
  • Right click on your ethernet adapter -> Properties.
  • Click on "Internet Protocol Version 4" and click properties.
  • Select "Use the following IP address" and enter the following:
  • IP Address: 192.168.0.1, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway: 192.168.0.100.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the WR703N to you router.
  • Restart the configuration instructions as above.

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Code:
Servers : stratum+tcp://stratum.antpool.com:3333
User    : username.worker or username_worker - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
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Code:
Servers : stratum+tcp://stratum.btcguild.com:3333
User    : username_worker
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register! (https://cex.io/signup)
Code:
Servers : stratum+tcp://us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword

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4b) Configuration (RaspberryPi) (top) (#post_contents)
The same configuration steps are required for both the full unit and individual modules.

Wiring:
  • Plug in a usb cable (http://goo.gl/gZQHE1) from the Avalon2/module to the Raspberry Pi.
  • Plug in a network cable (http://goo.gl/hCQilO) from the Raspberry Pi to your router, and power it on.

Configuration:
  • Put the SD card into another computer.
  • Download (http://goo.gl/QybxqO) the RasperryPi Avalon 2 OS
  • Download (http://goo.gl/A22fj5) the Win32 Disk Imager and use it to flash SD card with this image.
  • Put SD card into RaspPi and power it on.
  • Power on the power supply using its switch at the back.
  • Make sure or your router's subnet is 0, ie 192.168.0.x. If not then change it to 0, this is just temporary. ***If this is not possible, see below***
  • Using a browser, navigate to 192.168.0.100 (http://192.168.0.100) - this goes to the Raspberry Pi's configuration page.
  • Login using "root" as the username.
  • Navigate to Network -> Interfaces -> WAN -> Edit.
  • Change protocol to DHCP and click "Save & Apply".
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the Raspberry Pi and navigate to that IP.
  • Navigate to the page Status -> Miner Configuration. Enter your pool information in the below format.
  • Navigate to the page "Miner Status" to check mining has started.
  • You can then change your router subnet back to whatever you are used to using.

Alternative Subnet Change:
  • Unplug your computer from all internet sources.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the Raspberry Pi to your computer.
  • Navigate to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Centre -> Change Adapter Settings.
  • Right click on your ethernet adapter -> Properties.
  • Click on "Internet Protocol Version 4" and click properties.
  • Select "Use the following IP address" and enter the following:
  • IP Address: 192.168.0.1, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway: 192.168.0.100.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the Raspberry Pi to you router.
  • Restart the configuration instructions as above.

Bitcoin Digger Register! (https://mining.bitcoinaffiliatenetwork.com/admin.php?page=register)
Code:
Servers :  stratum+tcp://geo.bitcoindigger.com:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
BTCGuild Register! (https://www.btcguild.com/)
Code:
Servers : stratum+tcp://stratum.btcguild.com:3333
User    : username_worker
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register! (https://cex.io/signup)
Code:
Servers : stratum+tcp://us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword

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5) Troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
What temperatures should I aim for?- Try to achieve <60C for long lifetimes. Temperatures should not be let to rise above 65C.
How can I tell what firmware version I have now?- Navigate to System -> Cgminer API Log and look at "Firmware Version".
Where.can.I.find.the.latest.firmware.for.the.WR703N?- Download the latest firmware from here (http://goo.gl/cZfrWX) (the WR703N.bin).
Where.can.I.find.the.latest.firmware.for.the.Pi?- Download the latest firmware from here (http://goo.gl/cZfrWX) (the sdcard-vfat-ext4.img).
How do I install the latest firmware?- Download firmware as above. Navigate to System -> Upgrade and click "browse". Select the
downloaded file and click "Flash image". Do NOT interrupt this process or you will brick the unit.

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Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 02, 2014, 02:06:02 AM
Added mod pics


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: sahkan on March 02, 2014, 02:41:03 AM
As always very good guide. Unfortunately as of today these are a bit over priced, delivering around 300GHs at 1020W for 4.5BTC. 180GHs Ants at 360W are only 1.37BTC now.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 02, 2014, 03:03:46 AM
As always very good guide. Unfortunately as of today these are a bit over priced, delivering around 300GHs at 1020W for 4.5BTC. 180GHs Ants at 360W are only 1.37BTC now.
There will very likely be a price drop on these units, but yes, its mainly the chips that aren't competitive.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ngzhang on March 02, 2014, 07:11:58 AM
now these units is in final clearance sale now, about ~0.52 BTC for one 105G module.
this price is for China mainland only. for export will remain a 1.3B price.
 :)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: klondike_bar on March 02, 2014, 07:47:20 AM
now these units is in final clearance sale now, about ~0.52 BTC for one 105G module.
this price is for China mainland only. for export will remain a 1.3B price.
 :)

huh? I would gladly buy a few full units shipped to canada (even without PSU) if the chinese price was shared globally. Why is it 250% as expensive outside of china?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ChuckBuck on March 02, 2014, 03:46:30 PM
now these units is in final clearance sale now, about ~0.52 BTC for one 105G module.
this price is for China mainland only. for export will remain a 1.3B price.
 :)

That is a terrible business model.  Obviously you're gearing up for Avalon gen 3, why not share that price for the gen 2 globally?

Especially, since Bitmaintech is kicking your teeth in with their almost daily price drops.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ngzhang on March 02, 2014, 08:16:17 PM
now these units is in final clearance sale now, about ~0.52 BTC for one 105G module.
this price is for China mainland only. for export will remain a 1.3B price.
 :)

That is a terrible business model.  Obviously you're gearing up for Avalon gen 3, why not share that price for the gen 2 globally?

Especially, since Bitmaintech is kicking your teeth in with their almost daily price drops.

so what's the benefit for me to profit the west? will it increase my trust level?  :)

at this price (0.5B for 105G), it can easily ROI in ~50 days. I'm too lazy to do so, but i can change my mine at any time.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 12, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
The lid is at the bottom of the module on that pic. You only need to remove two screws (or was it one...) that screws from the lid into the heatsink. Remember the module is upside down in that picture compared to the mod picture.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 12, 2014, 09:37:20 PM
Sorry gotta order the rest of the gear. I ordered this TP Link TL-MR3020.

Tell me again, why can't my regular router work to connect the Avalon 2 to the modem? What is the purpose of having two routers for one modem? Thanks for your knowledge.

I also ordered the other TP-Link router that you recommended in the first post, and I'll send one back. If I have the corsair PSU and the wifi device, I can get this thing working? This is more complicated than my Jalapeno, ha. Having fun though.



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 12, 2014, 10:53:08 PM
Sorry gotta order the rest of the gear. I ordered this TP Link TL-MR3020.

Tell me again, why can't my regular router work to connect the Avalon 2 to the modem? What is the purpose of having two routers for one modem? Thanks for your knowledge.

I also ordered the other TP-Link router that you recommended in the first post, and I'll send one back. If I have the corsair PSU and the wifi device, I can get this thing working? This is more complicated than my Jalapeno, ha. Having fun though.

This router is going to be loaded with custom firmware which allows it to act as the controller for the Avalon 2, not just as a source of internet. I'm not actually sure if the MR3020 can use the same custom firmware as the WR703N, but I'm guessing not.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ToRs on March 14, 2014, 08:44:35 PM
i was messing around with my WR703N when i accidentally change the DNS settings into 202.73.37.3...

after the changes was applied.. i can no longer access the web interface...

i can still ping the router... but no web interface.. no SSH...

any idea how can i have my web access back?


or do i need to restore to factory settings? (how to do this?)

and install the latest avalon firmware?



thanks


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 14, 2014, 11:33:58 PM
i was messing around with my WR703N when i accidentally change the DNS settings into 202.73.37.3...

after the changes was applied.. i can no longer access the web interface...

i can still ping the router... but no web interface.. no SSH...

any idea how can i have my web access back?


or do i need to restore to factory settings? (how to do this?)

and install the latest avalon firmware?
thanks

Google "WR703N reset safe mode" will help you in more detail, but you need to hold down the reset button when you power on the router until it flashes really fast. Then it will default to loading some 'safe' firmware with a known IP.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ToRs on March 15, 2014, 02:01:33 AM
thought of it and tried... but something is not right with the outcome...

after typing in firstboot... it asked me to confirm that all settings will be deleted... but after keying in "y" is says something is not loaded... (something like jffs2)

been looking for a hard reset... but couldn't find anything...


i have saw 1 post saying that there's a difference between failsafe mode on the factory settings.. and failsafe mode on openwrt...

the 2nd one ill be trying now... just took some sleep cause this thing already took me all day to figure out... lol


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ToRs on March 15, 2014, 03:38:15 AM
ok.. so my bad... the failsafe mode works...

only thing wrong it what i did was.. after restarting.. i did try to find the router again at 192.168.1.1...

but actually.. it was set back to 192.168.0.100...

so all is okay... able to see my miner mining...

then reading some more.. i saw a new firmware for avalon which i ended upgrading mine... and now end up with this problem...

[Firmware Version] => 20140201
cgminer: 698d677
cgminer-openwrt-packages: 7a823a7
luci: 4544a03
Socket connect failed: Connection refused


lol... i should have stayed in my old version... sad thing is i didn't note down what version it was...

any idea what could possibly be the error here?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 15, 2014, 06:11:14 AM
[Firmware Version] => 20140201
cgminer: 698d677
cgminer-openwrt-packages: 7a823a7
luci: 4544a03
Socket connect failed: Connection refused


lol... i should have stayed in my old version... sad thing is i didn't note down what version it was...

any idea what could possibly be the error here?
Check the frequency you set it at, it will only boot at stock and a few different (bad) multiples.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ToRs on March 15, 2014, 09:59:39 AM
i see.. thanks for taking time to answer me bro...

but got some more question...

my avalon is the knock off from china... and i read somewhere that this version doesn't fit my miner.. and i should be using the 20131123 instead?

is this true?

also... i noticed earlier when i had it running.. it gives to much HW errors...

http://i62.tinypic.com/2128xnq.jpg


sorry if this is too much.. but i got no other person here to ask... =D



also... in the diagnostics... i can only ping the IP.. not the URL... so my solution was to define the IP of the pools in the Hostname..

but seems slash pool has been changing IPs from time to time... i


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 15, 2014, 03:05:06 PM
Everything is fine, leave it alone to mine now.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: ToRs on March 15, 2014, 06:07:32 PM
just for other's reference... incase somebody else's encounter the same issue i have...


1. Upgraded firmware to 20140201
- Won't work on 55nm avalon i think... i reverted back to 20131123.. you can find the bin files here
Code:
http://downloads.qi-hardware.com/people/xiangfu/avalon/


2. Couldn't resolve URL, can only Ping IP
- use 8.8.8.8 as your DNS


3. a lot of rejected work
- i find setting frequency to 1200 keeps me at 0 rejects... will try to play a little more and see if i can find my sweet spot.



for the hardware errors... still couldn't understand why i am getting too much... and how to lower it down if not totally avoid having it...



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 16, 2014, 06:28:55 AM
Dogie, I got the Corsair cx750 PSU, and it does not even turn on. Right out of the box, plugged-into the wall... Nothing. Not even a spark. Should I send it back?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 16, 2014, 12:09:19 PM
Dogie, I got the Corsair cx750 PSU, and it does not even turn on. Right out of the box, plugged-into the wall... Nothing. Not even a spark. Should I send it back?
Sure you're got everything plugged into the Avalon2, 6 pin pcie, 8 pin atx, 24 pin atx and psi switch on?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 16, 2014, 08:09:14 PM
I meant the Corsair PSU doesn't turn on. How crappy is that? Amazon is sending me another. I'm pretty unlucky so far in this project.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 16, 2014, 08:16:59 PM
Hey Dogie,

Will this Corsair PSU work with my single Avalon 2?  It's the CX500 instead of the CX750 which I am sending back.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 17, 2014, 02:31:48 AM
Yes that is fine.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Sethius on March 17, 2014, 07:44:48 PM
Just trying to gather all the components for my initial mining set up... just dipping my toes in :)

I have a, supposedly new, Avalon 2 single unit arriving shortly and am looking at obtaining the PSU and TP link WR703N. In your guide you specify that it is a 'modified' TP Link WR703N. Does that refer simply to the custom firmware or does something else have to be done to this unit?

Thanks,


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 17, 2014, 09:19:44 PM
Just trying to gather all the components for my initial mining set up... just dipping my toes in :)

I have a, supposedly new, Avalon 2 single unit arriving shortly and am looking at obtaining the PSU and TP link WR703N. In your guide you specify that it is a 'modified' TP Link WR703N. Does that refer simply to the custom firmware or does something else have to be done to this unit?

Thanks,
The Avalon1 ran off hardware modded WRs (additional RAM), however I believe the firmware will run fine on stock WRs.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 20, 2014, 08:59:41 PM
I'm getting really close now. I have CGminer installed and set up, the PSU and Avalon both power on for a brief moment when I plug in the TPLINK 703 router. However CGminer does not find the Avalon. Can't find any USB devices. What am I missing?

When I connect to the TL-wr703n, I do not have the user name and password to access the router controls to check the firmware or the other settings. I try the supposed default which is "root" for username and a variety of "password" or "admin" for password. No luck. Little help here.

CGminer says I'm connected to us1.eclipsemc.com with stratum. Just doesn't find my Avalon.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 20, 2014, 11:38:06 PM
I'm getting really close now. I have CGminer installed and set up, the PSU and Avalon both power on for a brief moment when I plug in the TPLINK 703 router. However CGminer does not find the Avalon. Can't find any USB devices. What am I missing?

When I connect to the TL-wr703n, I do not have the user name and password to access the router controls to check the firmware or the other settings. I try the supposed default which is "root" for username and a variety of "password" or "admin" for password. No luck. Little help here.

CGminer says I'm connected to us1.eclipsemc.com with stratum. Just doesn't find my Avalon.

What do you mean cgminer, this is nothing to do with cgminer :/


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 21, 2014, 05:36:09 AM
The Raspberry Pi boots fine when I install the NOOBS distribution as well as when I flash the MinePeon .img map to the SD card. However, the Raspberry Pi fails to fully boot with Dogie's recommended Avalon OS, which seems to be an old release of OPEN-WRT.

I'm a Linux noob but I'm sure that if I can just get Dogie's OS to work in my Raspberry Pi I can get this Avalon 2 to hashing.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 21, 2014, 05:40:05 PM
The Raspberry Pi boots fine when I install the NOOBS distribution as well as when I flash the MinePeon .img map to the SD card. However, the Raspberry Pi fails to fully boot with Dogie's recommended Avalon OS, which seems to be an old release of OPEN-WRT.

I'm a Linux noob but I'm sure that if I can just get Dogie's OS to work in my Raspberry Pi I can get this Avalon 2 to hashing.
Ah right. I don't have a Rsp Pi to test on so we'll have to wait for someone else to run. I always run on WRTs.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 21, 2014, 06:07:59 PM
I'm sure you can help with the WRT problem. After flashing the custom firmware, I do not have the username and password to adjust the settings of the WR703n router. I tried the "root" and "admin" combo, but it did not let me in. Any ideas? Much appreciated.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 21, 2014, 06:55:55 PM
I'm sure you can help with the WRT problem. After flashing the custom firmware, I do not have the username and password to adjust the settings of the WR703n router. I tried the "root" and "admin" combo, but it did not let me in. Any ideas? Much appreciated.

Try this http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Reset_And_Reboot


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: haaggus on March 21, 2014, 07:36:32 PM



Why the f*ck can't I just hook the Avalon 2 up to my laptop via USB and have BFGminer discover it, just like it discovers my BFL Jalapeno? I don't understand why I have to go through all this bullshit.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: seminer on March 23, 2014, 06:34:29 PM
Everything is fine, leave it alone to mine now.

Hey Dogie,

this is seminer. I have been trying to set up my btc mining rig for 3 days now. Here is what I am working with:


msi z77A-G45 motherboard (1 ethernet plugin)

4-Avalon 2 single modules (~105 Gh/s)
4-Corsair cx 430 power supply units (psu)
1 TPLINK WR703N router with power, usb, ethernet inputs... ip address sticker reads: 192.168.1.201
1 4-slot usb hub (to connect each usb cable off of the avalon 2
 
Linux Xubuntu 12.10
BFGMiner 3.2.0. 64bit
cgminer 4.0.0.   64 bit
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin

I can not figure out how to set up the wr703N router. I can not connect to it. I type in http://192.168.0.100/ to google chrome browser and firefox browser and I get, "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 192.168.0.100"

I can not get to the Openwrt admin login settings. I can not configure the router for mining. I also need to figure out my new terminal command to start the avalon 2 mining. Or, if I set them up to mine, what happens if my pc powers down? I need more details and troubleshooting than this information,  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=493358

I will compensate with useful help. Thank you.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 23, 2014, 07:21:16 PM
Hey Dogie,

this is seminer. I have been trying to set up my btc mining rig for 3 days now. Here is what I am working with:
msi z77A-G45 motherboard (1 ethernet plugin)

4-Avalon 2 single modules (~105 Gh/s)
4-Corsair cx 430 power supply units (psu)
1 TPLINK WR703N router with power, usb, ethernet inputs... ip address sticker reads: 192.168.1.201
1 4-slot usb hub (to connect each usb cable off of the avalon 2
 
Linux Xubuntu 12.10
BFGMiner 3.2.0. 64bit
cgminer 4.0.0.   64 bit
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin

I can not figure out how to set up the wr703N router. I can not connect to it. I type in http://192.168.0.100/ to google chrome browser and firefox browser and I get, "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 192.168.0.100"

I can not get to the Openwrt admin login settings. I can not configure the router for mining. I also need to figure out my new terminal command to start the avalon 2 mining. Or, if I set them up to mine, what happens if my pc powers down? I need more details and troubleshooting than this information,  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=493358

I will compensate with useful help. Thank you.

I have no idea why you have a motherboard, its nothing to do with that.

It should be miners -> usb hub -> WR703N with WRT firmware. -> network cable to main router

The address assumes you already have a modified WR, if you don't then go to the default IP of the WR (likely the sticker, 192.168.1.201). Then flash the WRT firmware on. THEN go to 192.168.0.100.

Also remember that when you're trying to talk to different subnets, you'll need to change the subnet of your main router to match. Or, use 3)b) here http://www.dogiecoin.com/bitmain-antminer-s1.html with the last line changing to IP Address: 192.168.x.2, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway: 192.168.y.y (x being the subnet you want and y.y being the subnet and ip you want to target to reach the WR).


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: seminer on March 25, 2014, 12:25:39 AM
Hey Dogie,

this is seminer. I have been trying to set up my btc mining rig for 3 days now. Here is what I am working with:
msi z77A-G45 motherboard (1 ethernet plugin)

4-Avalon 2 single modules (~105 Gh/s)
4-Corsair cx 430 power supply units (psu)
1 TPLINK WR703N router with power, usb, ethernet inputs... ip address sticker reads: 192.168.1.201
1 4-slot usb hub (to connect each usb cable off of the avalon 2
 
Linux Xubuntu 12.10
BFGMiner 3.2.0. 64bit
cgminer 4.0.0.   64 bit
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin

I can not figure out how to set up the wr703N router. I can not connect to it. I type in http://192.168.0.100/ to google chrome browser and firefox browser and I get, "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 192.168.0.100"

I can not get to the Openwrt admin login settings. I can not configure the router for mining. I also need to figure out my new terminal command to start the avalon 2 mining. Or, if I set them up to mine, what happens if my pc powers down? I need more details and troubleshooting than this information,  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=493358

I will compensate with useful help. Thank you.

I have no idea why you have a motherboard, its nothing to do with that.

It should be miners -> usb hub -> WR703N with WRT firmware. -> network cable to main router

The address assumes you already have a modified WR, if you don't then go to the default IP of the WR (likely the sticker, 192.168.1.201). Then flash the WRT firmware on. THEN go to 192.168.0.100.

Also remember that when you're trying to talk to different subnets, you'll need to change the subnet of your main router to match. Or, use 3)b) here http://www.dogiecoin.com/bitmain-antminer-s1.html with the last line changing to IP Address: 192.168.x.2, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway: 192.168.y.y (x being the subnet you want and y.y being the subnet and ip you want to target to reach the WR).




Hey Dogie,

I do not know how to change my subnet on my router. I tried plugging in my ethernet cable from the WR to my desktop. In Ubuntu, I opened Network Connections. I double-clicked auto ethernet. I clicked the Ipv4 settings tab. For the method, I chose manual. I added an "ip address of 192.168.1.2, a netmask of 255.255.255.0, and gateway of 192.168.1.2. I clicked on Require IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete, and then hit save. I tried to go to 192.168.1.201 WR address in google chrome and firefox and could not connect. I tried it by not requiring IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete. I tried it after rebooting my computer. I tried it by reconnecting the ethernet cable to my router. I do not understand how the ip address, subnet, and gatway addresses work. Thanks for trying to help tho.

Sincerely,

Seminer


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 25, 2014, 12:31:26 AM
Hey Dogie,

I do not know how to change my subnet on my router. I tried plugging in my ethernet cable from the WR to my desktop. In Ubuntu, I opened Network Connections. I double-clicked auto ethernet. I clicked the Ipv4 settings tab. For the method, I chose manual. I added an "ip address of 192.168.1.2, a netmask of 255.255.255.0, and gateway of 192.168.1.2. I clicked on Require IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete, and then hit save. I tried to go to 192.168.1.201 WR address in google chrome and firefox and could not connect. I tried it by not requiring IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete. I tried it after rebooting my computer. I tried it by reconnecting the ethernet cable to my router. I do not understand how the ip address, subnet, and gatway addresses work. Thanks for trying to help tho.

Sincerely,

Seminer

Gateway to the thing you're trying to connect to, ie 192.168.1.201 - that should do it.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: seminer on March 27, 2014, 03:05:15 AM
Hey Dogie,

I do not know how to change my subnet on my router. I tried plugging in my ethernet cable from the WR to my desktop. In Ubuntu, I opened Network Connections. I double-clicked auto ethernet. I clicked the Ipv4 settings tab. For the method, I chose manual. I added an "ip address of 192.168.1.2, a netmask of 255.255.255.0, and gateway of 192.168.1.2. I clicked on Require IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete, and then hit save. I tried to go to 192.168.1.201 WR address in google chrome and firefox and could not connect. I tried it by not requiring IPV4 addressing for this connection to complete. I tried it after rebooting my computer. I tried it by reconnecting the ethernet cable to my router. I do not understand how the ip address, subnet, and gatway addresses work. Thanks for trying to help tho.

Sincerely,

Seminer

Gateway to the thing you're trying to connect to, ie 192.168.1.201 - that should do it.

We are getting close to compensation. I now can reach the "OpenWrt LuCI Authorization Required" web page. Username has root already typed in for it. I tried root for the password too and it did not work. Where can I find the password for my tplink tl-wr703n router? Do I have to do a reset? Thank you.



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on March 27, 2014, 12:41:32 PM
We are getting close to compensation. I now can reach the "OpenWrt LuCI Authorization Required" web page. Username has root already typed in for it. I tried root for the password too and it did not work. Where can I find the password for my tplink tl-wr703n router? Do I have to do a reset? Thank you.

Try password, admin, root and nothing. Or google, this information is out there.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: seminer on March 29, 2014, 12:31:04 AM
We are getting close to compensation. I now can reach the "OpenWrt LuCI Authorization Required" web page. Username has root already typed in for it. I tried root for the password too and it did not work. Where can I find the password for my tplink tl-wr703n router? Do I have to do a reset? Thank you.

Try password, admin, root and nothing. Or google, this information is out there.

It was '123'. Now I can log in. I see more than 8 tabs to adjust settings. I also see a tab for cgminer configurations. I do not know how to adjust these settings. I have bfgminer, and I prefer to continue using bfgminer for mining bitcoin with the Avalon 2 units. Do you know how to configure these settings on OpenWrt Overivew LuCI or run bfgminer from the linux terminal with a command after I log in? Thank you.

Seminer


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on April 05, 2014, 02:57:23 AM
Hi Dogie... is it normal to have 50% Discarded shares? (avalon2 with wrt703n latest firm. mining on ghash.io)
actualy should I care about these shares ? do they reflect on earnings ?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 05, 2014, 11:34:28 AM
We are getting close to compensation. I now can reach the "OpenWrt LuCI Authorization Required" web page. Username has root already typed in for it. I tried root for the password too and it did not work. Where can I find the password for my tplink tl-wr703n router? Do I have to do a reset? Thank you.

Try password, admin, root and nothing. Or google, this information is out there.

It was '123'. Now I can log in. I see more than 8 tabs to adjust settings. I also see a tab for cgminer configurations. I do not know how to adjust these settings. I have bfgminer, and I prefer to continue using bfgminer for mining bitcoin with the Avalon 2 units. Do you know how to configure these settings on OpenWrt Overivew LuCI or run bfgminer from the linux terminal with a command after I log in? Thank you.

Seminer
I thought you meant the emergency WRT page. Nevermind.

Just enter your pool information into the cgminer page, that's all you have to do. No, you can't use BFGminer within WRT.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 05, 2014, 11:35:14 AM
Hi Dogie... is it normal to have 50% Discarded shares? (avalon2 with wrt703n latest firm. mining on ghash.io)
actualy should I care about these shares ? do they reflect on earnings ?
No its not normal, you may have set a clock speed that doesn't run properly. I found anything but default just created an exact amount of discarded shares.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on April 05, 2014, 12:06:24 PM
I found it too ... but I am running at DEFAULT !!!! I think it occured after flashing the newest firm on wrt703n ..

http://alfa.kachi-snimka.info/images-2013/rgh1396701058l.jpg

Hi Dogie... is it normal to have 50% Discarded shares? (avalon2 with wrt703n latest firm. mining on ghash.io)
actualy should I care about these shares ? do they reflect on earnings ?
No its not normal, you may have set a clock speed that doesn't run properly. I found anything but default just created an exact amount of discarded shares.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 05, 2014, 12:32:52 PM
DiffA          DiffR on 20140201
4,804,802 20,614


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on April 05, 2014, 12:57:57 PM
DiffA          DiffR on 20140201
4,804,802 20,614


After flashing 20140201 discarded shares dropped bellow 10%... so .. the newest firm sucks ..
Thank you man...

 


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 05, 2014, 01:02:44 PM
DiffA          DiffR on 20140201
4,804,802 20,614
After flashing 20140201 discarded shares dropped bellow 10%... so .. the newest firm sucks ..
Thank you man...

No problem. If its the same as what I was seeing when OCing, its a software problem rather than hardware and doesn't actually impact hash rate. Still not great though.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 08, 2014, 12:56:28 AM
Updated 'other guides in the series' to new style.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: seminer on April 09, 2014, 12:43:23 AM
We are getting close to compensation. I now can reach the "OpenWrt LuCI Authorization Required" web page. Username has root already typed in for it. I tried root for the password too and it did not work. Where can I find the password for my tplink tl-wr703n router? Do I have to do a reset? Thank you.

Try password, admin, root and nothing. Or google, this information is out there.

It was '123'. Now I can log in. I see more than 8 tabs to adjust settings. I also see a tab for cgminer configurations. I do not know how to adjust these settings. I have bfgminer, and I prefer to continue using bfgminer for mining bitcoin with the Avalon 2 units. Do you know how to configure these settings on OpenWrt Overivew LuCI or run bfgminer from the linux terminal with a command after I log in? Thank you.

Seminer
I thought you meant the emergency WRT page. Nevermind.

Just enter your pool information into the cgminer page, that's all you have to do. No, you can't use BFGminer within WRT.



Hey Dogie,

I am still struggling. I am still having problems setting up my avalon 2 units. Do you know any references, forums, or other sources that can help me finish this configuration? I am using a Minepeon software with my raspberry pi. I log in, restart, and reboot the "miners." Under devices, it still says no devices running. I switched my 4 port usb hub with a 7 port usb hub. I don't know what is preventing me. Please help.

Sincerely,

Michael Scholz


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 09, 2014, 02:56:22 AM
Hey Dogie,

I am still struggling. I am still having problems setting up my avalon 2 units. Do you know any references, forums, or other sources that can help me finish this configuration? I am using a Minepeon software with my raspberry pi. I log in, restart, and reboot the "miners." Under devices, it still says no devices running. I switched my 4 port usb hub with a 7 port usb hub. I don't know what is preventing me. Please help.

Sincerely,

Michael Scholz

Exactly what time of Avalon2 hardware do you have?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on April 16, 2014, 06:20:03 AM
Just taken ownership of 2 * Avalon2 singular modulars (105ghz ea).  Having read all the documentation and forum posts that I can, it looks like these devices *can not* be recognised natively on a laptop using unbuntu 12.04 and compiling cgminer or bfgminer with support to see them. 

Is that correct?

I've seen one post which mentions how to compile cgminer with the avalon2 driver, and I can see that my avalon2 is registering at /dev/ttyUSB1 but when I run cgminer with "sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB1 -o stratum+tcp://globe.suprnova.cc:3333 -u [my miner] -p [my password] --avalon2-voltage 10000 --avalon2-freq 1500 --avalon2-fan 100" then I get a detection that an avalon 2 device is present, but no communication with it.

Just want to confirm that you can or cannot connect avalon2 single modulars directly to a laptop via USB and run a miner that way, or do I need to fork out more $ for something else in order to use these devices?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 16, 2014, 06:28:02 AM
Just taken ownership of 2 * Avalon2 singular modulars (105ghz ea).  Having read all the documentation and forum posts that I can, it looks like these devices *can not* be recognised natively on a laptop using unbuntu 12.04 and compiling cgminer or bfgminer with support to see them. 

Is that correct?

I've seen one post which mentions how to compile cgminer with the avalon2 driver, and I can see that my avalon2 is registering at /dev/ttyUSB1 but when I run cgminer with "sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB1 -o stratum+tcp://globe.suprnova.cc:3333 -u [my miner] -p [my password] --avalon2-voltage 10000 --avalon2-freq 1500 --avalon2-fan 100" then I get a detection that an avalon 2 device is present, but no communication with it.

Just want to confirm that you can or cannot connect avalon2 single modulars directly to a laptop via USB and run a miner that way, or do I need to fork out more $ for something else in order to use these devices?


You may be able to, but I'm not aware of the exact string to do so in cgminer directly, there are just way too many options. Pick yourself up a TP Link WR703N (http://goo.gl/YMHlxw) and run WRT, it will pay itself back within a few weeks off the power savings for a laptop.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 16, 2014, 07:28:15 AM
Oh, you're missing --enable-avalon2!


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on April 16, 2014, 12:20:22 PM
ok, with the TPlink, I can hook up a hub and run two modules I assume, shouldn't be a problem.

Problem is, I'm using a laptop anyway with other miners and have a wireless 4g hotspot serving ip addresses to devices that I connect.  I'll likely be plugging in the TPlink to my laptop anyway and assigning the tplink a manual ip adress.  Sounds like it's not going to work already.

How does everyone else get their TPlink to connect to another wireless network?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 16, 2014, 12:23:13 PM
ok, with the TPlink, I can hook up a hub and run two modules I assume, shouldn't be a problem.

Problem is, I'm using a laptop anyway with other miners and have a wireless 4g hotspot serving ip addresses to devices that I connect.  I'll likely be plugging in the TPlink to my laptop anyway and assigning the tplink a manual ip adress.  Sounds like it's not going to work already.

How does everyone else get their TPlink to connect to another wireless network?
The TP links aren't wireless, they need an ethernet in unless you get one of the big ones. They output a single USB, but you can put a powered USB hub in between miner(s) and the TP link.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on April 16, 2014, 12:31:11 PM
No worries, so I'd plug the ethernet into my ethernet port on the laptop.  The laptop is connected to my hotspot.  I'd need to set up some how so that the tplink can 'talk' through my laptop to get traffic from the hotspot.  Cannot plug the tp directly into a router.  Am I stuffed?

by the way, the --enable-avalon2 you mentioned before, I think you mean enable that when compiling the miner.  Did that and I get an error on compiling. might be worth getting an earlier version and compiling that perhaps?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 16, 2014, 12:39:16 PM
No worries, so I'd plug the ethernet into my ethernet port on the laptop.  The laptop is connected to my hotspot.  I'd need to set up some how so that the tplink can 'talk' through my laptop to get traffic from the hotspot.  Cannot plug the tp directly into a router.  Am I stuffed?

by the way, the --enable-avalon2 you mentioned before, I think you mean enable that when compiling the miner.  Did that and I get an error on compiling. might be worth getting an earlier version and compiling that perhaps?
Its just a cgminer option when running, but its required.

Have a go giving internet to things via your laptop's ethernet port. If you can with other devices, you'll be able to with the TP link.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on April 16, 2014, 10:58:43 PM
Guess what?? I GOT IT WORKING! I cannot believe that I did this, it's like a high that seriously I'm waiting to end.

Geez these things are loud though, going to have to find a way to make it quieter.

What I had to do to get it working under ubuntu 12.04 without needing a tplink was use cgminer 4.0.0 - the latest cgminer (currently 4.2.3) when compiled with --enable-avalon2 comes up with an error on compiling which relates to the Avalon2 driver.  Apparently this is enough for it not to be able to use the ttyUSB port.  So, I compiled v.4.0.0 and lo, all of a sudden it started up.

Now to figure out how to get the noise down a notch 'cause this is in my room and wow! It moves some serious air.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 16, 2014, 11:04:37 PM
Guess what?? I GOT IT WORKING! I cannot believe that I did this, it's like a high that seriously I'm waiting to end.

Geez these things are loud though, going to have to find a way to make it quieter.

What I had to do to get it working under ubuntu 12.04 without needing a tplink was use cgminer 4.0.0 - the latest cgminer (currently 4.2.3) when compiled with --enable-avalon2 comes up with an error on compiling which relates to the Avalon2 driver.  Apparently this is enough for it not to be able to use the ttyUSB port.  So, I compiled v.4.0.0 and lo, all of a sudden it started up.

Now to figure out how to get the noise down a notch 'cause this is in my room and wow! It moves some serious air.
See end of section 2 for a cooling mod, makes it silent at about $30.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on April 17, 2014, 12:56:06 AM
Thanks Dogie,

Much kudos for sharing the knowledge and responding.  You're a good person (pats on the head  ;)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 17, 2014, 02:17:41 AM
Thanks Dogie,

Much kudos for sharing the knowledge and responding.  You're a good person (pats on the head  ;)

Awwww yis
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kKa_x8Fk9hQ/UPXP-lSo8eI/AAAAAAAAAKE/crwO3jW7rH8/s1600/shutterstock_118891501_dogbeingcaressed.jpg


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: capa on April 29, 2014, 09:15:32 PM
Guess what?? I GOT IT WORKING! I cannot believe that I did this, it's like a high that seriously I'm waiting to end.

Geez these things are loud though, going to have to find a way to make it quieter.

What I had to do to get it working under ubuntu 12.04 without needing a tplink was use cgminer 4.0.0 - the latest cgminer (currently 4.2.3) when compiled with --enable-avalon2 comes up with an error on compiling which relates to the Avalon2 driver.  Apparently this is enough for it not to be able to use the ttyUSB port.  So, I compiled v.4.0.0 and lo, all of a sudden it started up.

Now to figure out how to get the noise down a notch 'cause this is in my room and wow! It moves some serious air.

I've been trying to get this thing to work all day now. i've tried minepeon, openwrt, various versions of cgminer including avalon branch. If i have to watch cgminer compile one more time today I think my eyballs may explode.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: capa on April 29, 2014, 09:16:11 PM
driver-avalon2.c: In function ‘avalon2_api_stats’:
driver-avalon2.c:764:3: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘api_add_string’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
miner.h:1502:25: note: expected ‘char *’ but argument is of type ‘char (*)[16]’

AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: capa on April 29, 2014, 09:18:40 PM
one avalon2 single for sale, pm me if interested.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on April 30, 2014, 03:51:33 AM
driver-avalon2.c: In function ‘avalon2_api_stats’:
driver-avalon2.c:764:3: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘api_add_string’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
miner.h:1502:25: note: expected ‘char *’ but argument is of type ‘char (*)[16]’

AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Sorry, I missed this. Where are you up to?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: capa on April 30, 2014, 06:32:10 AM
Hi Dogie,

Don't worry it's kinda off topic. I'll take it to #avalon or the nearest trashcan ;)

Thanks for all the awesome guides btw :)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on May 13, 2014, 11:29:43 AM
Can I help at all? Take it off your hands? (where r u? Postage might be an issue but let me know?)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 13, 2014, 06:14:15 PM
Can I help at all? Take it off your hands? (where r u? Postage might be an issue but let me know?)
Who?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: baileys2611 on May 14, 2014, 09:50:26 AM
capa


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 16, 2014, 02:11:49 AM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 16, 2014, 09:14:57 AM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!

Use an IP scanner to see where it turns up: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/. Default putty will be pi and raspberry.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 16, 2014, 06:27:31 PM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!

Use an IP scanner to see where it turns up: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/. Default putty will be pi and raspberry.

I have the RPI's address that's not the issue.  The issue is the www interface is non-existant.

Does anyone have a pre-compiled version of cgminer that is avalon2 enabled for windows?  I need to get this thing started somehow while I figure the rest out, or no ROI.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 16, 2014, 07:14:47 PM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!

Use an IP scanner to see where it turns up: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/. Default putty will be pi and raspberry.

I have the RPI's address that's not the issue.  The issue is the www interface is non-existant.

Does anyone have a pre-compiled version of cgminer that is avalon2 enabled for windows?  I need to get this thing started somehow while I figure the rest out, or no ROI.
If you know where it is but can't putty in then something didn't go right with the flashing.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 16, 2014, 07:20:08 PM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!

Use an IP scanner to see where it turns up: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/. Default putty will be pi and raspberry.

I have the RPI's address that's not the issue.  The issue is the www interface is non-existant.

Does anyone have a pre-compiled version of cgminer that is avalon2 enabled for windows?  I need to get this thing started somehow while I figure the rest out, or no ROI.
If you know where it is but can't putty in then something didn't go right with the flashing.

I had a computer on 192.168.0.100, I shut it down and was able to putty to the rpi image, however I simply couldn't find the login and password.  Also, the WWW server on it was not running.



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 16, 2014, 07:31:43 PM
Hey guys

I used the RPI image, it' on my network as 192.168.0.100 but I get nothing using a web browser.
I can access it using putty, but I don't have the root password.

Please help!

Use an IP scanner to see where it turns up: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/. Default putty will be pi and raspberry.

I have the RPI's address that's not the issue.  The issue is the www interface is non-existant.

Does anyone have a pre-compiled version of cgminer that is avalon2 enabled for windows?  I need to get this thing started somehow while I figure the rest out, or no ROI.
If you know where it is but can't putty in then something didn't go right with the flashing.

I had a computer on 192.168.0.100, I shut it down and was able to putty to the rpi image, however I simply couldn't find the login and password.  Also, the WWW server on it was not running.


Why don't you attach a monitor and keyboard onto the pi and see whats going on? I don't have a free Pi to put an Avalon image on unfortunately.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 16, 2014, 08:12:27 PM
I did.  I hooked it up to my tv and there was alot of text going on, but wouldn't take any keyboard inputs, though it did recognize the keyboard and Avalon unit via usb.  It was just hanging there and I couldn't get in via ssh, not having the login and pass or root pass to the rpi image, I just gave up.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 16, 2014, 08:37:37 PM
I did.  I hooked it up to my tv and there was alot of text going on, but wouldn't take any keyboard inputs, though it did recognize the keyboard and Avalon unit via usb.  It was just hanging there and I couldn't get in via ssh, not having the login and pass or root pass to the rpi image, I just gave up.
So would have I :P Pick yourself up a WRT, makes life so much simpler.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 17, 2014, 12:52:46 AM
I did.  I hooked it up to my tv and there was alot of text going on, but wouldn't take any keyboard inputs, though it did recognize the keyboard and Avalon unit via usb.  It was just hanging there and I couldn't get in via ssh, not having the login and pass or root pass to the rpi image, I just gave up.
So would have I :P Pick yourself up a WRT, makes life so much simpler.

Hrm.  I used the RPI image from here http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon2/2014-04-11/ and using openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img.  If I could just know the root passwd, I would be good to go, or I assume.  Browsing to 192.168.0.100 gives:

Not Found
The requested URL /cgi-bin/index.cgi was not found on this server.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 17, 2014, 01:18:55 AM
Mr Doggie, I used the RPI image you posted on this thread on the first page, who made it?  Who has the pw's and how do you get the www running on it?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jimrome on May 17, 2014, 07:27:57 AM
Mr Doggie, I used the RPI image you posted on this thread on the first page, who made it?  Who has the pw's and how do you get the www running on it?


On first login pw will be root / blank (blank = no password). It will be set with a pw afterwards.

FW development seems to be handled exclusively by Canaan Creative, and he linked to their software repository in the OP. There is a wiki entry which you may want to read that outlines some of the basics: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon2



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 17, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Mr Doggie, I used the RPI image you posted on this thread on the first page, who made it?  Who has the pw's and how do you get the www running on it?


On first login pw will be root / blank (blank = no password). It will be set with a pw afterwards.

FW development seems to be handled exclusively by Canaan Creative, and he linked to their software repository in the OP. There is a wiki entry which you may want to read that outlines some of the basics: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon2

Yep, and this is Avalon software directly.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: herbiehasher on May 20, 2014, 02:51:38 PM
Mr Doggie, I used the RPI image you posted on this thread on the first page, who made it?  Who has the pw's and how do you get the www running on it?


On first login pw will be root / blank (blank = no password). It will be set with a pw afterwards.

FW development seems to be handled exclusively by Canaan Creative, and he linked to their software repository in the OP. There is a wiki entry which you may want to read that outlines some of the basics: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon2



Yes, I tried the rpi firmware from there, login as root and pw blank, is not it.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on May 20, 2014, 06:17:54 PM
Mr Doggie, I used the RPI image you posted on this thread on the first page, who made it?  Who has the pw's and how do you get the www running on it?


On first login pw will be root / blank (blank = no password). It will be set with a pw afterwards.

FW development seems to be handled exclusively by Canaan Creative, and he linked to their software repository in the OP. There is a wiki entry which you may want to read that outlines some of the basics: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon2



Yes, I tried the rpi firmware from there, login as root and pw blank, is not it.
Maybe they compiled the image wrong :/


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 11:54:38 AM
how to fix   Connection refused problem  after firmware update

Please help;


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 04, 2014, 12:14:38 PM
how to fix   Connection refused problem  after firmware update

Please help;

What type of controller?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 12:32:34 PM
[Firmware Version] => 20140526
cgminer: 444d457
cgminer-openwrt-packages: b7b7afe
luci: b66161d
Socket connect failed: Connection refused


avalon 2
Posted from Bitcointa.lk - #In6pMf0TyhkSdDX6


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 04, 2014, 02:47:39 PM
[Firmware Version] => 20140526
cgminer: 444d457
cgminer-openwrt-packages: b7b7afe
luci: b66161d
Socket connect failed: Connection refused


avalon 2
Posted from Bitcointa.lk - #In6pMf0TyhkSdDX6
I mean PC, Pi etc. You'll likely get that error if there are no devices connected (or powered) properly, else need to restart a few times. You running custom Avalon package?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 03:24:34 PM
I actually started again many times.
avalon had on the first firmware and was taking too much reject; For this reason I want to install the new firmware;
am in this situation; I've seen too many complaints about it connetcion refused , but unfortunately no solution has not: (

A few photos from avalon

http://i.hizliresim.com/593nmM.jpg


http://i.hizliresim.com/aqaNMR.jpg
http://i.hizliresim.com/VpGzXq.jpg


is it posible ?   connect to avalon2 to usb and mining ?
remove wrt modül
how to  fix avalon2  :) 4 days I could not find a solution: (


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 04, 2014, 03:43:08 PM
You've answered it yourself, the answer is to go back to the old firmware.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 06:06:39 PM
yes i'm tested  back to old working firmware but   but same problem :(


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 04, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
yes i'm tested  back to old working firmware but   but same problem :(

Then its likely something hardware based. You're not running the hardware as in the OP so its hard to know what that CN clone is doing.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 06:36:21 PM
thank you;
but i don't think hardware problem; some think software problem... but i can't found  how to fixes software

how to firmware upgrade procedure,


only wr703n  upgrade
or reflash raspberry pi bord sd memory ?

I think with the new software update is now not see the cards of avalon


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 04, 2014, 06:40:51 PM
thank you;
but i don't think hardware problem; some think software problem... but i can't found  how to fixes software

how to firmware upgrade procedure,


only wr703n  upgrade
or reflash raspberry pi bord sd memory ?

I think with the new software update is now not see the cards of avalon

You sure your pool details are correct? That can cause issues. Must be in the right format.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: gokhansonmz on June 04, 2014, 06:51:51 PM
pool 1 : stratum+tcp://us-west.multipool.us:8888
pool 1 worker : gokhansonmez.1
pool 1 passwrd: x

i'm send pm


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on June 10, 2014, 07:37:32 PM
Hi Dogie, do you have an idea where to find the avalon2 single modular's tech support. I have  the following issue:

Mining stopped, I have restarted the module and the wrt703 together, the lights went up, all on the module and the 2 ones on the controller which the power supply is connected to. When started cgminer
it recognized the module, connects to the pool and when the hashing have to start the lights on the module +  one light on the controller get off, hashing doesn't start just one light on the controller remains on ... that's all. Any suggestions ? huh ... 


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 10, 2014, 11:20:59 PM
Hi Dogie, do you have an idea where to find the avalon2 single modular's tech support. I have  the following issue:

Mining stopped, I have restarted the module and the wrt703 together, the lights went up, all on the module and the 2 ones on the controller which the power supply is connected to. When started cgminer
it recognized the module, connects to the pool and when the hashing have to start the lights on the module +  one light on the controller get off, hashing doesn't start just one light on the controller remains on ... that's all. Any suggestions ? huh ... 
And it has worked previously?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on June 11, 2014, 02:03:34 AM
Hi Dogie, do you have an idea where to find the avalon2 single modular's tech support. I have  the following issue:

Mining stopped, I have restarted the module and the wrt703 together, the lights went up, all on the module and the 2 ones on the controller which the power supply is connected to. When started cgminer
it recognized the module, connects to the pool and when the hashing have to start the lights on the module +  one light on the controller get off, hashing doesn't start just one light on the controller remains on ... that's all. Any suggestions ? huh ... 
And it has worked previously?

Absolutely.. for 3 months ... the problem is not on the USb controller, I have 3 more modules .. I swapped the module, the PSU, the cables, tried with and w/o WRT703 with no results, have tested the fan assuming some internal overheat protection can cause such a behavior .. no results ... 


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 11, 2014, 02:26:32 AM
Hi Dogie, do you have an idea where to find the avalon2 single modular's tech support. I have  the following issue:

Mining stopped, I have restarted the module and the wrt703 together, the lights went up, all on the module and the 2 ones on the controller which the power supply is connected to. When started cgminer
it recognized the module, connects to the pool and when the hashing have to start the lights on the module +  one light on the controller get off, hashing doesn't start just one light on the controller remains on ... that's all. Any suggestions ? huh ... 
And it has worked previously?

Absolutely.. for 3 months ... the problem is not on the USb controller, I have 3 more modules .. I swapped the module, the PSU, the cables, tried with and w/o WRT703 with no results, have tested the fan assuming some internal overheat protection can cause such a behavior .. no results ... 

Are you suggesting the controller or the single module is faulty?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on June 11, 2014, 11:42:36 AM
Hi Dogie, do you have an idea where to find the avalon2 single modular's tech support. I have  the following issue:

Mining stopped, I have restarted the module and the wrt703 together, the lights went up, all on the module and the 2 ones on the controller which the power supply is connected to. When started cgminer
it recognized the module, connects to the pool and when the hashing have to start the lights on the module +  one light on the controller get off, hashing doesn't start just one light on the controller remains on ... that's all. Any suggestions ? huh ... 
And it has worked previously?

Absolutely.. for 3 months ... the problem is not on the USb controller, I have 3 more modules .. I swapped the module, the PSU, the cables, tried with and w/o WRT703 with no results, have tested the fan assuming some internal overheat protection can cause such a behavior .. no results ... 

Are you suggesting the controller or the single module is faulty?

Oh .. sorry my mistake .. the controller is OK .. the module is faulty...


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: cnupo on June 11, 2014, 01:36:13 PM
I have uploaded some video on youtube
http://youtu.be/FWI0-vZGnuM (http://youtu.be/FWI0-vZGnuM)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 11, 2014, 02:40:13 PM
I have uploaded some video on youtube
http://youtu.be/FWI0-vZGnuM (http://youtu.be/FWI0-vZGnuM)

Thanks. This is hardware based now, you'll have to send it in for an RMA if its still under warranty.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: maxwellga on June 12, 2014, 07:25:08 AM
Dogie,

Have you done anything with the Avalon 3 modules yet?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 12, 2014, 12:11:22 PM
Dogie,

Have you done anything with the Avalon 3 modules yet?

No, although controller wise they should be identical.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: avtogen on June 21, 2014, 05:45:04 PM
Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 22, 2014, 11:04:08 AM
Hi Guys
Thanks for this guide.. but I feel I am so completely out of my depth.
I have a Avalon3 single module, a Raspberry pi bought straight from Avalon.. theoretically it should work out of the box(ish) but alas no..
I have took a second SD card and installed Raspbian then compiled latest cgminer with icarus and avalon2 enabled.. however the pi still can't see the miner
(just to offset hardware issues I have 3 single module miners and can't see any of them, assuming that they all aren't borked) I am pretty sure I'm simply not doing something correctly.
I don't really know what to do with the openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img image... I've installed it onto a SD card and booted pi with it but it spews out a load of stuff then freezes (I thought the pi was borked until I installed Raspbian).
so I'm a bit stuck

possibly how I start the cgminer is the problem?

edit:
using ls /dev/*USB* to identify the usb being used result /dev/ttyUSB0 although not convinced this is completely right as I have a hub

sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 is the best I've got so far... but this time I received the error Avalon2: failed to open on /dev/ttyUSB0


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Leetpro on June 22, 2014, 03:42:38 PM
Hi Guys
Thanks for this guide.. but I feel I am so completely out of my depth.
I have a Avalon3 single module, a Raspberry pi bought straight from Avalon.. theoretically it should work out of the box(ish) but alas no..
I have took a second SD card and installed Raspbian then compiled latest cgminer with icarus and avalon2 enabled.. however the pi still can't see the miner
(just to offset hardware issues I have 3 single module miners and can't see any of them, assuming that they all aren't borked) I am pretty sure I'm simply not doing something correctly.
I don't really know what to do with the openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img image... I've installed it onto a SD card and booted pi with it but it spews out a load of stuff then freezes (I thought the pi was borked until I installed Raspbian).
so I'm a bit stuck

possibly how I start the cgminer is the problem?

edit:
using ls /dev/*USB* to identify the usb being used result /dev/ttyUSB0 although not convinced this is completely right as I have a hub

sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 is the best I've got so far... but this time I received the error Avalon2: failed to open on /dev/ttyUSB0

What fixed the problem for me:
dont connect a screen to the miner, log in remotely from another PC or browser connected to the Pi via network cable - 192.168.0.100, change IP, connect to internet.
The cgminer didnt see my avalons until I was connected to the internet (pi connected to router)
Set up pool username & Password
Start mining.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 22, 2014, 06:46:44 PM
I'll give it a go.. but I have noticed my controller board is different from the original controller board
the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVwDkBKsdgE&feature=youtu.be)
but right now I'll give anything a go

edit:
ok a few hours later and I've given up with this solution, but thanks Leetpro.. but I just can't get a whisper out of the r'pi, my computer just see's the connection as an unidentified connection and that's as far as I get..

(just to expand: I removed everything from the pi just leaving the power and ethernet to the computer, once booted I tried to remote access via a number of methods including browser but nothing could be found).

How did you make that first connection?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 25, 2014, 12:16:06 AM
Finally got it to work
could you explain what is shown here plz
from the cgminer status
Summary
Elapsed
14s
GHSav
851.688
Accepted
69
Rejected
2
Discarded
10
LocalWork
87
NetworkBlocks
1
WU
299
BestShare
6,649

I have a niggling feeling Elapsed is the time that the modules have run without restarting.. never for longer than a couple minutes not sure what the rest means though


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 25, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.
You still need help?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 25, 2014, 03:13:45 AM
Finally got it to work
could you explain what is shown here plz
from the cgminer status
Summary
Elapsed
14s
GHSav
851.688
Accepted
69
Rejected
2
Discarded
10
LocalWork
87
NetworkBlocks
1
WU
299
BestShare
6,649

I have a niggling feeling Elapsed is the time that the modules have run without restarting.. never for longer than a couple minutes not sure what the rest means though


Yes thats how long the software has been going, in theory. They might have ruined that line in the software, but its really unlikely.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 25, 2014, 05:34:18 AM
any idea what everything else means?
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Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on June 25, 2014, 06:49:06 AM
any idea what everything else means?
Posted from Bitcointa.lk - #jyo08Pv7IX5brqdc
You'll need to do some googling, this is basic stuff.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 25, 2014, 09:09:19 AM
You'll need to do some googling, this is basic stuff.
I (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=GHSav&oq=GHSav&aqs=chrome..69i57.10280533j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=summary+explained+cgminer+openwrt) did (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=GHSav&oq=GHSav&aqs=chrome..69i57.10280533j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=rejected++cgminer) try (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=GHSav&oq=GHSav&aqs=chrome..69i57.10280533j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=GHSav+cgminer) but its hard to find something that relates to them
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Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: avtogen on June 25, 2014, 10:05:56 AM
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer - on this page explanation for all cgminer abbreviations.

Elapsed - time since mining started
GHSav - speed of this worker (average)   
Accepted - accepted shares
Rejected - rejected shares
Discarded - discarded shares
LocalWork   - number of shares sent by this worker
NetworkBlocks - number of new blocks found (for all network)   
WU - number of shares sent per minute
BestShare - best share calculated by this worker


Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.
You still need help?

Yes, please!



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Dizzee on June 25, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer (https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer) - on this page explanation for all cgminer abbreviations.

Elapsed - time since mining started
GHSav - speed of this worker (average)
Accepted - accepted shares
Rejected - rejected shares
Discarded - discarded shares
LocalWork    - number of shares sent by this worker
NetworkBlocks - number of new blocks found (for all network)
WU - number of shares sent per minute
BestShare - best share calculated by this worker




Yes, please!
Get Win32DiskImager here (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/) (assuming you are working on Windows)
get SDFormatter here (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/)
put your SD card for RaspberryPi into you SDcard reader
Format it using SDFormatter
download the latests firmware from here  (http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon2/latest/pi-modelb-v2/20140526/)(select: openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img (http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon2/latest/pi-modelb-v2/20140526/openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img))
install that image onto your newly formatted SD card  using win32Diskimager

connect your pi to your router, not your computer (windows - I am hopeless with linux, and have not managed to access the control panel directly via Ethernet connected to the computer)
Boot up your pi,
wait
if you have your pi plugged into hdmi onto your TV, when it completes boot and states .. something.. something entering forwarding state.. or something (can't remember the exact line),
(if the display keeps repeating the same message over and over, then that is where it is stuck, google the message.. but be patient, raspberry Pis are slow)
point your browser to 192.168.0.100
If you see it, log in using no password, and change the Network > edit > Protocol > change to DHCP Client
Now your router will give the pi a IP address.. view your routers configuration to identify it or get IP Scanner

If, like me, your router won't allow you to address 192.168.0.100 (or any of the 192.168.0.xxx range) then you need to log into your router settings and change the IP range from whatever to something like 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.150 you should then be able to find it, you can then change it the openwrt settings to DHCP and remove any changes you have made to your router.
Hope that helps
after finally talking to the Avalon devs they suggest, ignore the default settings on the cgminer configuration page and use voltage to 7250, change the frequency to 500
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Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: avtogen on June 25, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
Dizzee, thank you very much! Very helpful!


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: avtogen on June 25, 2014, 06:09:46 PM
Get Win32DiskImager here (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/) (assuming you are working on Windows)
get SDFormatter here (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/)
put your SD card for RaspberryPi into you SDcard reader
Format it using SDFormatter
download the latests firmware from here  (http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon2/latest/pi-modelb-v2/20140526/)(select: openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img (http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon2/latest/pi-modelb-v2/20140526/openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img))
install that image onto your newly formatted SD card  using win32Diskimager

connect your pi to your router, not your computer (windows - I am hopeless with linux, and have not managed to access the control panel directly via Ethernet connected to the computer)
Boot up your pi,
wait
if you have your pi plugged into hdmi onto your TV, when it completes boot and states .. something.. something entering forwarding state.. or something (can't remember the exact line),
(if the display keeps repeating the same message over and over, then that is where it is stuck, google the message.. but be patient, raspberry Pis are slow)
point your browser to 192.168.0.100
If you see it, log in using no password, and change the Network > edit > Protocol > change to DHCP Client
Now your router will give the pi a IP address.. view your routers configuration to identify it or get IP Scanner

If, like me, your router won't allow you to address 192.168.0.100 (or any of the 192.168.0.xxx range) then you need to log into your router settings and change the IP range from whatever to something like 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.150 you should then be able to find it, you can then change it the openwrt settings to DHCP and remove any changes you have made to your router.
Hope that helps
after finally talking to the Avalon devs they suggest, ignore the default settings on the cgminer configuration page and use voltage to 7250, change the frequency to 500
Posted from Bitcointa.lk - #LjFrLly5lWOyMtLA

I did everything above, and my Pi is now updated, there is slighly better interface and auto-fan feature, which is nice. But as I understand, "MM"-software also need to be updated. My MM is 331404-b191ace0, and it's the same as before. I read that current MM is 331406-35fef704. Do I need to update it as well and if so, then how?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: avtogen on June 25, 2014, 08:57:38 PM
And one more question - how can I set frequency, voltage and fan speed for every unit individually? Pi interface only allows to change settings for all units at the same time. If I try to write "--avalon-auto" and/or "--avalon-freq 500,550" (I also tried "--avalon-freq 450-550" and ""--avalon-freq 450-500,450-550") at the "More Options" line in Status->CGminer configuration tab - miners simply don't start mining. Is it impossible with Pi?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 04, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
Added anchor links to contents.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 07, 2014, 12:00:38 AM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 07, 2014, 10:59:49 AM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 07, 2014, 01:09:12 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 07, 2014, 01:37:30 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 07, 2014, 03:01:56 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 07, 2014, 08:08:20 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.

O.K. in the miner status it is reporting 110,861 MHSAV. On eclipse it is reporting 15.8 GH/s. My other miners are reporting close to the same numbers in eclipse as what is reported by the miner. I'm also using MultiMiner to watch the miners. The avalon2 is the only one that doesn't show up in MultiMiner.
Changing the power supply doesn't seem to make any difference.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 07, 2014, 08:21:50 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.

O.K. in the miner status it is reporting 110,861 MHSAV. On eclipse it is reporting 15.8 GH/s. My other miners are reporting close to the same numbers in eclipse as what is reported by the miner. I'm also using MultiMiner to watch the miners. The avalon2 is the only one that doesn't show up in MultiMiner.
Changing the power supply doesn't seem to make any difference.

Try a more standard pool like btcguild.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 07, 2014, 08:24:53 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.

O.K. in the miner status it is reporting 110,861 MHSAV. On eclipse it is reporting 15.8 GH/s. My other miners are reporting close to the same numbers in eclipse as what is reported by the miner. I'm also using MultiMiner to watch the miners. The avalon2 is the only one that doesn't show up in MultiMiner.
Changing the power supply doesn't seem to make any difference.

Try a more standard pool like btcguild.

I will try that one this evening. I tried it on slush's also same results.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 07, 2014, 08:45:36 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.

O.K. in the miner status it is reporting 110,861 MHSAV. On eclipse it is reporting 15.8 GH/s. My other miners are reporting close to the same numbers in eclipse as what is reported by the miner. I'm also using MultiMiner to watch the miners. The avalon2 is the only one that doesn't show up in MultiMiner.
Changing the power supply doesn't seem to make any difference.

Try a more standard pool like btcguild.

I will try that one this evening. I tried it on slush's also same results.

Ok. Take me a screenshot of the miner interface then.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 07, 2014, 09:31:10 PM
I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
Exactly what PSU is it?

I am running CoolMax 80 Plus ZX series 600 watt.

You'll need to test with another PSU, as its unusual to get some but degraded performance when something isnt working.

Thank you, after lunch I will put another one on it and try it. Will post what I find.

O.K. in the miner status it is reporting 110,861 MHSAV. On eclipse it is reporting 15.8 GH/s. My other miners are reporting close to the same numbers in eclipse as what is reported by the miner. I'm also using MultiMiner to watch the miners. The avalon2 is the only one that doesn't show up in MultiMiner.
Changing the power supply doesn't seem to make any difference.

Try a more standard pool like btcguild.

I will try that one this evening. I tried it on slush's also same results.

Ok. Take me a screenshot of the miner interface then.

Is this the area you need?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 07, 2014, 09:42:19 PM
How do I post a screen shot


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 07, 2014, 11:18:47 PM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 08, 2014, 03:04:18 AM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 08, 2014, 10:37:58 AM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY

Looks fine to me. Utility is a bit higher though. You got the difficulty set correctly?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 08, 2014, 10:54:45 AM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY


Looks fine to me. Utility is a bit higher though. You got the difficulty set correctly?

Difficulty? Where is that setting? I haven't changed any setting. All I did was set the password and entered in the miners and address's It is all still factory settings.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 08, 2014, 11:16:22 AM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY


Looks fine to me. Utility is a bit higher though. You got the difficulty set correctly?

Difficulty? Where is that setting? I haven't changed any setting. All I did was set the password and entered in the miners and address's It is all still factory settings.

It will be at your pool unless it already has auto difficulty.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 08, 2014, 09:08:51 PM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY


Looks fine to me. Utility is a bit higher though. You got the difficulty set correctly?

Difficulty? Where is that setting? I haven't changed any setting. All I did was set the password and entered in the miners and address's It is all still factory settings.

It will be at your pool unless it already has auto difficulty.

It's auto I believe.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 09, 2014, 11:20:22 AM
How do I post a screen shot

Upload it to imgur and give me a link.

http://imgur.com/gI2AyVY


Looks fine to me. Utility is a bit higher though. You got the difficulty set correctly?

Difficulty? Where is that setting? I haven't changed any setting. All I did was set the password and entered in the miners and address's It is all still factory settings.

It will be at your pool unless it already has auto difficulty.

It's auto I believe.

I really don't understand, but it is now working. Last night I added a small miner I picked up. Want to use it to explore other coins. While the larger miners worked away. It is a Klondike K16. As soon as I added it to the works. The Avalon ramped up to 110 GH/s for the1st time . Been running great since. Thought I would share this. So if knows why this changed everything, it could help them if they are having trouble. I would like to thank Dogie for all of his help.. Thank you..
Jeff


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 10, 2014, 09:12:58 PM
New question.
Before I thought about it I had bought two Avalon2 miners. The other arrived today. I know the address of the 1 is 192.168.0.100 When you are setting up the miner. The one is running on that address. How would I access the new one? Do I change the address on the 1st one? If so how? Then use the common address for the 2nd one?

Thanks,

Jeff


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 10, 2014, 10:21:59 PM
New question.
Before I thought about it I had bought two Avalon2 miners. The other arrived today. I know the address of the 1 is 192.168.0.100 When you are setting up the miner. The one is running on that address. How would I access the new one? Do I change the address on the 1st one? If so how? Then use the common address for the 2nd one?

Thanks,

Jeff

Change the address of the first one, yes. Easiest way is to set its address type to DCHP, then your router will give it an address.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 11, 2014, 12:20:32 PM
New question.
Before I thought about it I had bought two Avalon2 miners. The other arrived today. I know the address of the 1 is 192.168.0.100 When you are setting up the miner. The one is running on that address. How would I access the new one? Do I change the address on the 1st one? If so how? Then use the common address for the 2nd one?

Thanks,

Jeff

Change the address of the first one, yes. Easiest way is to set its address type to DCHP, then your router will give it an address.

O.K. When I change the address. Does it give me a new address to use to log in with? How do I log into the old Avalon2 via the web browser?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 11, 2014, 12:23:45 PM
New question.
Before I thought about it I had bought two Avalon2 miners. The other arrived today. I know the address of the 1 is 192.168.0.100 When you are setting up the miner. The one is running on that address. How would I access the new one? Do I change the address on the 1st one? If so how? Then use the common address for the 2nd one?

Thanks,

Jeff

Change the address of the first one, yes. Easiest way is to set its address type to DCHP, then your router will give it an address.

O.K. When I change the address. Does it give me a new address to use to log in with? How do I log into the old Avalon2 via the web browser?

When you go DCHP, login to your router and find the list of devices to find the IP your router gave the first device. DCHP just means instead of the Avalon going: "IM AT THIS IP FUCK YOU ALL" it gets what its given.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie_3 on July 14, 2014, 10:38:53 AM
New question.
Before I thought about it I had bought two Avalon2 miners. The other arrived today. I know the address of the 1 is 192.168.0.100 When you are setting up the miner. The one is running on that address. How would I access the new one? Do I change the address on the 1st one? If so how? Then use the common address for the 2nd one?

Thanks,

Jeff

Change the address of the first one, yes. Easiest way is to set its address type to DCHP, then your router will give it an address.

O.K. When I change the address. Does it give me a new address to use to log in with? How do I log into the old Avalon2 via the web browser?

When you go DCHP, login to your router and find the list of devices to find the IP your router gave the first device. DCHP just means instead of the Avalon going: "IM AT THIS IP FUCK YOU ALL" it gets what its given.

Thank you so much for your help. I run a machine shop. When I learned to program it was back in the 8088 and 286 days. I have been reading up and learning allot.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jeffie3z on July 24, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
Can you run more than one Avalon2 miner off of one Raspberry Pi?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on July 24, 2014, 11:32:37 PM
Can you run more than one Avalon2 miner off of one Raspberry Pi?

Probably a few modules, but after that the Pi might start maxing out.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Luke-Jr on August 02, 2014, 03:36:58 PM
BFGMiner 4.6 (just released) can now support Avalon2 devices - even alongside other devices or more Avalon2 devices.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: xR1pp3Rx on August 02, 2014, 04:48:37 PM
ive got a avolon2 and can not for the life of me figure out how to communicate with it. I have changed the ip and gateway on ipv4 and still can not get any were. why is this so hard to do? can some one send me to a video on how to install firmware on a 703n? I see several how to videos on other tp links but not the 703n and that's the only thing I havnt done yet. can anyone help? if not I have some equipment to sell  :-\


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on August 02, 2014, 06:58:28 PM
ive got a avolon2 and can not for the life of me figure out how to communicate with it. I have changed the ip and gateway on ipv4 and still can not get any were. why is this so hard to do? can some one send me to a video on how to install firmware on a 703n? I see several how to videos on other tp links but not the 703n and that's the only thing I havnt done yet. can anyone help? if not I have some equipment to sell  :-\
ive got a avolon2 and can not for the life of me figure out how to communicate with it. I have changed the ip and gateway on ipv4 and still can not get any were. why is this so hard to do? can some one send me to a video on how to install firmware on a 703n? I see several how to videos on other tp links but not the 703n and that's the only thing I havnt done yet. can anyone help? if not I have some equipment to sell  :-\

Its identical to other tplinks. But seeing as bfgminer just updated, you can use USB to a windows based PC if that's easier for you?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on August 22, 2014, 02:31:52 AM
Totally revamped this guide, updated with new HD pictures, updated to latest style and uploaded to dogiecoin.com


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: poncawarrior on September 12, 2014, 04:05:25 AM
 I was fooling around and bought this on ebay - - - Avalon2 BitCoin 105G IT comes with the power adapter and usb cable - - - whats the easy way to hook it up through my computer - If their is suck away - I have another power supply to power this.  Thanks Steve


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: Luke-Jr on September 12, 2014, 04:15:48 AM
I was fooling around and bought this on ebay - - - Avalon2 BitCoin 105G IT comes with the power adapter and usb cable - - - whats the easy way to hook it up through my computer - If their is suck away - I have another power supply to power this.  Thanks Steve
Plug it in, install the driver: http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=225&pcid=41
Download BFGMiner 3.8, and run it: bfgminer -S avalonmm:all


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: poncawarrior on September 12, 2014, 04:27:02 AM
 Thank You Very Much - - - Luke-Jr - I appreciate - Have a Good-One Steve


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 01, 2014, 02:19:20 AM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on October 01, 2014, 11:58:45 AM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 01, 2014, 05:56:39 PM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?
yep i used windiskimager on a formatted sd card


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on October 01, 2014, 06:18:10 PM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?
yep i used windiskimager on a formatted sd card

Hmm I'm not sure, its definitely the right file.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 01, 2014, 06:24:44 PM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?
yep i used windiskimager on a formatted sd card

Hmm I'm not sure, its definitely the right file.
i have the raspberry pi b+, do i need the raspberry b or a for it to work? (im a noob with raspberry pi's)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on October 01, 2014, 07:09:10 PM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?
yep i used windiskimager on a formatted sd card

Hmm I'm not sure, its definitely the right file.
i have the raspberry pi b+, do i need the raspberry b or a for it to work? (im a noob with raspberry pi's)

Not a clue if b+s need a different image, sorry.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jimrome on October 01, 2014, 07:18:02 PM
when i try the raspberry pi method i used the image file included and my raspberry pi just load a bunch of stuff then freezes and it wont connect to the router.

You absolutely sure you imaged the SD card rather than just copying the file onto it?
yep i used windiskimager on a formatted sd card

Hmm I'm not sure, its definitely the right file.
i have the raspberry pi b+, do i need the raspberry b or a for it to work? (im a noob with raspberry pi's)

Not a clue if b+s need a different image, sorry.

You need a B. The A doesn't have an Ethernet port, so you'd need a USB-Ethernet adapter. The image should work fine for the B+ (I think)


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jimrome on October 01, 2014, 07:20:34 PM
BFGMiner 4.6 (just released) can now support Avalon2 devices - even alongside other devices or more Avalon2 devices.

Do you have decent fan logic/thermal control? The stock avalon2 cgminer driver has a limitation where fans don't ramp until >59degC which is just way too hot for my application.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: Luke-Jr on October 01, 2014, 08:14:13 PM
BFGMiner 4.6 (just released) can now support Avalon2 devices - even alongside other devices or more Avalon2 devices.

Do you have decent fan logic/thermal control? The stock avalon2 cgminer driver has a limitation where fans don't ramp until >59degC which is just way too hot for my application.
I'm not sure that's something the host has control over...


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 02, 2014, 01:39:42 AM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: FirestarterX on October 02, 2014, 04:13:47 AM
Nice guides. Wishing you luck with your projects from Singapore!


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: dogie on October 02, 2014, 08:42:41 AM
BFGMiner 4.6 (just released) can now support Avalon2 devices - even alongside other devices or more Avalon2 devices.

Do you have decent fan logic/thermal control? The stock avalon2 cgminer driver has a limitation where fans don't ramp until >59degC which is just way too hot for my application.
I'm not sure that's something the host has control over...

There's definitely some software limitation preventing full control of the fan, ie the fan refuses to go lower than x rpm even though the fan itself can go significantly lower. It simply stops responding to the PWM % if you set it any lower in the configuration.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on October 02, 2014, 08:43:26 AM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong

Got a screenshot?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup + Silencer Mod
Post by: jimrome on October 02, 2014, 04:01:50 PM
BFGMiner 4.6 (just released) can now support Avalon2 devices - even alongside other devices or more Avalon2 devices.

Do you have decent fan logic/thermal control? The stock avalon2 cgminer driver has a limitation where fans don't ramp until >59degC which is just way too hot for my application.
I'm not sure that's something the host has control over...

In the case of these Avalon modules it is under host control, at least during runtime. Temps can be read and fan speeds set, which is already done in the cgminer driver (driver-avalon2.c) - but currently the upper and lower limits are static. I'd post some of the code but this messageboard nukes the formatting, the function at line 237 is where the magic happens.

I need to keep temperatures low, so I don't even bump into the upper limit.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jimrome on October 02, 2014, 04:03:02 PM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong

Got a screenshot?

Those frequencies and voltages are for an avalon3 - if you have an avalon2 there are different values for both. If you do have an avalon3 just ignore this, it wasn't clear from the post.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 02, 2014, 09:21:13 PM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong

Got a screenshot?

Those frequencies and voltages are for an avalon3 - if you have an avalon2 there are different values for both. If you do have an avalon3 just ignore this, it wasn't clear from the post.
i am running the avalon 2, do you know what settings should i have?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jimrome on October 02, 2014, 11:25:52 PM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong

Got a screenshot?

Those frequencies and voltages are for an avalon3 - if you have an avalon2 there are different values for both. If you do have an avalon3 just ignore this, it wasn't clear from the post.
i am running the avalon 2, do you know what settings should i have?

In the webui it says Frequency 1500 and Voltage 10000 for an avalon2.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogepls on October 02, 2014, 11:50:12 PM
im running my miner with
sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 --avalon2-freq 500 --avalon2-voltage 7250 --avalon2-fan 100 -o pool -u  user -p pass
and im only getting 35-40gh, what am i doing wrong

Got a screenshot?

Those frequencies and voltages are for an avalon3 - if you have an avalon2 there are different values for both. If you do have an avalon3 just ignore this, it wasn't clear from the post.
i am running the avalon 2, do you know what settings should i have?

In the webui it says Frequency 1500 and Voltage 10000 for an avalon2.

thanks!! i got it working now. btw thank you too dogie for making this these threads.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jeffie_3 on November 02, 2014, 06:59:26 PM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 03, 2014, 12:53:57 AM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jeffie_3 on November 03, 2014, 02:40:07 AM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method

I am useing a Raspberry Pi. The link seems to be for a Tp-Link.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 03, 2014, 03:26:26 AM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method

I am useing a Raspberry Pi. The link seems to be for a Tp-Link.

You didn't say, most people use TP-Links. If its a Pi just image the SD and start again, won't take more than 10 minuites.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jeffie_3 on November 03, 2014, 01:43:30 PM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method

I am useing a Raspberry Pi. The link seems to be for a Tp-Link.

You didn't say, most people use TP-Links. If its a Pi just image the SD and start again, won't take more than 10 minuites.

Tried that 1st thing. So why don't most people use the Raspberry Pi?



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 03, 2014, 02:20:34 PM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method

I am useing a Raspberry Pi. The link seems to be for a Tp-Link.

You didn't say, most people use TP-Links. If its a Pi just image the SD and start again, won't take more than 10 minuites.

Tried that 1st thing. So why don't most people use the Raspberry Pi?

TP Link is cheaper and is simpler.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jeffie_3 on November 03, 2014, 03:05:01 PM
How do you reset to factory an Avalon2? Was logged in adjusting the network settings. Lost power and now I cannot log in at all. I ran IP scanner and it doesn't show up.

Help??

Jeff

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe#triggering.via.hardware.button.standard.openwrt.method

I am useing a Raspberry Pi. The link seems to be for a Tp-Link.

You didn't say, most people use TP-Links. If its a Pi just image the SD and start again, won't take more than 10 minuites.

Tried that 1st thing. So why don't most people use the Raspberry Pi?

TP Link is cheaper and is simpler.

I bought one awhile ago, just never set it up. Any good instructions on setting it up?



Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: Luke-Jr on November 03, 2014, 04:00:43 PM
To "factory reset" a pi, usually you just take the SD card out and reprogram it...


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 03, 2014, 05:05:34 PM
To "factory reset" a pi, usually you just take the SD card out and reprogram it...

That's what I suggested, so I'm confused why he says that wouldn't work :/


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: jeffie_3 on November 03, 2014, 05:59:25 PM
To "factory reset" a pi, usually you just take the SD card out and reprogram it...

That's what I suggested, so I'm confused why he says that wouldn't work :/

I have tried it again and still the same. I guess I have other problems with the system. Any ideas?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 03, 2014, 06:48:19 PM
To "factory reset" a pi, usually you just take the SD card out and reprogram it...

That's what I suggested, so I'm confused why he says that wouldn't work :/

I have tried it again and still the same. I guess I have other problems with the system. Any ideas?

Google how to flash an image to your TP link and download the Avalon image onto it.


Title: Not visible in failsafe mode
Post by: Varog on November 22, 2014, 07:05:06 AM
Help needed, please.
I've got Avalon2 220GH miner. It worked very well but I decided to upgrade the FW and SW. Firstly, I downloaded and flashed the last Avalon2 .bin - no success. Then I found somewhere that this version of ASIC should be updated with FW for Avalon1. Done, but again no success. I don't remember if I messed with cgminer (I was going to), it was months ago.
Eventually I can't access the miner's interface to fix this problem. I get into failsafe mode (rapid LED blinking) but this doesn't help. Advanced IP Scanner sees the router as a 'dead' host. No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
Any chance to help me? Thanks.


Title: Re: Not visible in failsafe mode
Post by: Luke-Jr on November 22, 2014, 07:44:06 AM
Help needed, please.
I've got Avalon2 220GH miner. It worked very well but I decided to upgrade the FW and SW. Firstly, I downloaded and flashed the last Avalon2 .bin - no success. Then I found somewhere that this version of ASIC should be updated with FW for Avalon1. Done, but again no success. I don't remember if I messed with cgminer (I was going to), it was months ago.
Eventually I can't access the miner's interface to fix this problem. I get into failsafe mode (rapid LED blinking) but this doesn't help. Advanced IP Scanner sees the router as a 'dead' host. No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
Any chance to help me? Thanks.
If you plug the modules into a PC, you can just run BFGMiner and it should work fine.


Title: Re: Not visible in failsafe mode
Post by: Varog on November 22, 2014, 09:45:35 AM
If you plug the modules into a PC, you can just run BFGMiner and it should work fine.
Thank you for the idea. However, I want to get rid of my problem in principle.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 22, 2014, 09:33:57 PM
Help needed, please.
I've got Avalon2 220GH miner. It worked very well but I decided to upgrade the FW and SW. Firstly, I downloaded and flashed the last Avalon2 .bin - no success. Then I found somewhere that this version of ASIC should be updated with FW for Avalon1. Done, but again no success. I don't remember if I messed with cgminer (I was going to), it was months ago.
Eventually I can't access the miner's interface to fix this problem. I get into failsafe mode (rapid LED blinking) but this doesn't help. Advanced IP Scanner sees the router as a 'dead' host. No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
Any chance to help me? Thanks.

Google for WRT failsafe instructions, then you can reflash the Avalon WRT OS.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: Varog on November 23, 2014, 03:59:53 AM
........... I get into failsafe mode (rapid LED blinking) but this doesn't help. Advanced IP Scanner sees the router as a 'dead' host. No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
...........

Google for WRT failsafe instructions, then you can reflash the Avalon WRT OS.

I found lots of instructions how to flash WR703N in different modes, in Linux and Windows. The real problem is that I can't reach it by LAN through ping, telnet, nor ssh. IP scanner sees the router as 'dead' host in failsafe 192.168.0.100, and 'live' when normally started but again, no ping, no telnet, no ssh.

BTW what is the microUSB port left open for in Avalon? Never met any use of it in instructions.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 23, 2014, 05:41:24 AM
........... I get into failsafe mode (rapid LED blinking) but this doesn't help. Advanced IP Scanner sees the router as a 'dead' host. No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
...........

Google for WRT failsafe instructions, then you can reflash the Avalon WRT OS.

I found lots of instructions how to flash WR703N in different modes, in Linux and Windows. The real problem is that I can't reach it by LAN through ping, telnet, nor ssh. IP scanner sees the router as 'dead' host in failsafe 192.168.0.100, and 'live' when normally started but again, no ping, no telnet, no ssh.

Google specifically for failsafe, you have to hit the reset button in a particular pattern to boot it into a different mode... which then allows you to reflash the WRT image.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: Varog on November 23, 2014, 06:21:57 AM
Google specifically for failsafe, you have to hit the reset button in a particular pattern to boot it into a different mode... which then allows you to reflash the WRT image.
Thank you but I'm doing that exactly. When booting normally, the blue LED flashes numerous times slowly (~2 Hz) then it lights. For failsafe I press reset button, and LED begins to flash very fast and keeps flashing.
Then, see above...  ???


UPD: Plus, I tried connecting Avalon to two different PCs, to router it used to work through, used different LAN cables, network settings. Each time everything works perfect but no ping, no telnet, no ssh.

UPD2: Is it possible to use an original WR703N (the blue box) as replacement with Avalon?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 23, 2014, 10:45:04 PM
Google specifically for failsafe, you have to hit the reset button in a particular pattern to boot it into a different mode... which then allows you to reflash the WRT image.
Thank you but I'm doing that exactly. When booting normally, the blue LED flashes numerous times slowly (~2 Hz) then it lights. For failsafe I press reset button, and LED begins to flash very fast and keeps flashing.
Then, see above...  ???


UPD: Plus, I tried connecting Avalon to two different PCs, to router it used to work through, used different LAN cables, network settings. Each time everything works perfect but no ping, no telnet, no ssh.

UPD2: Is it possible to use an original WR703N (the blue box) as replacement with Avalon?

The fact the LEDs are flashing correctly suggests its waiting at that IP now. You can follow my alternative subnet setup instructions from the Bitmain S3 thread to get there. If its still not working then I'm not sure what is going wrong. Yes you can use an original WR703N, and flash the Avalon image.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: Varog on November 27, 2014, 03:08:45 PM

The fact the LEDs are flashing correctly suggests its waiting at that IP now. You can follow my alternative subnet setup instructions from the Bitmain S3 thread to get there. If its still not working then I'm not sure what is going wrong. Yes you can use an original WR703N, and flash the Avalon image.

Progress Report (no progress actually)

1. I disconnected the network module from Avalon and connected it through LAN and microUSB charger. The behavior is the same, visible as 192.168.0.100, 'dead' in failsafe, live in 'normal' boot (with IP scanner). No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
2. I've got another WR703N native device. It works perfect but connected to Avalon it gets no power. It's not the same as the Avalon network module.
3. Got an idea about some LightningAsic firmware reportedly best for routers and mining. Still trying to figure out.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: xR1pp3Rx on November 27, 2014, 10:15:58 PM
ok so I got a bat file to start up the BFGminer.. i used this one:
bfgminer -S avalonmm:\\.\COM22 --set avalonmm:clock=1500 --set avalonmm:voltage=1 --set avalonmm:fan=80

i changed the com port to mine wich says 5 and saved the file.
i double click the bat file and BFG miner opens up and asks for url , username, and PW.

i enter that info and it say no new devices found
and pool 0 is hiding info

can anyone help me understand what i am doing wrong?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 28, 2014, 02:37:26 AM
ok so I got a bat file to start up the BFGminer.. i used this one:
bfgminer -S avalonmm:\\.\COM22 --set avalonmm:clock=1500 --set avalonmm:voltage=1 --set avalonmm:fan=80

i changed the com port to mine wich says 5 and saved the file.
i double click the bat file and BFG miner opens up and asks for url , username, and PW.

i enter that info and it say no new devices found
and pool 0 is hiding info

can anyone help me understand what i am doing wrong?


https://gitorious.org/bitcoin/bfgminer/source/5d56de04be2172235f2076ea54ab9c65de5cd4b7:README.GPU


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 28, 2014, 02:37:50 AM

The fact the LEDs are flashing correctly suggests its waiting at that IP now. You can follow my alternative subnet setup instructions from the Bitmain S3 thread to get there. If its still not working then I'm not sure what is going wrong. Yes you can use an original WR703N, and flash the Avalon image.

Progress Report (no progress actually)

1. I disconnected the network module from Avalon and connected it through LAN and microUSB charger. The behavior is the same, visible as 192.168.0.100, 'dead' in failsafe, live in 'normal' boot (with IP scanner). No ping, no telnet, no ssh.
2. I've got another WR703N native device. It works perfect but connected to Avalon it gets no power. It's not the same as the Avalon network module.
3. Got an idea about some LightningAsic firmware reportedly best for routers and mining. Still trying to figure out.

...you do have external 5V power to the WR don't you?


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: xR1pp3Rx on November 28, 2014, 03:35:53 AM
ok so I got a bat file to start up the BFGminer.. i used this one:
bfgminer -S avalonmm:\\.\COM22 --set avalonmm:clock=1500 --set avalonmm:voltage=1 --set avalonmm:fan=80

i changed the com port to mine wich says 5 and saved the file.
i double click the bat file and BFG miner opens up and asks for url , username, and PW.

i enter that info and it say no new devices found
and pool 0 is hiding info

can anyone help me understand what i am doing wrong?


https://gitorious.org/bitcoin/bfgminer/source/5d56de04be2172235f2076ea54ab9c65de5cd4b7:README.GPU

is this for my Avalon single unit?
im not sure what im looking for,  link says GPU?
i am trying to get a single avalon2 working in bfgminer.

in the meantime i am reading that link.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on November 28, 2014, 04:55:24 AM
ok so I got a bat file to start up the BFGminer.. i used this one:
bfgminer -S avalonmm:\\.\COM22 --set avalonmm:clock=1500 --set avalonmm:voltage=1 --set avalonmm:fan=80

i changed the com port to mine wich says 5 and saved the file.
i double click the bat file and BFG miner opens up and asks for url , username, and PW.

i enter that info and it say no new devices found
and pool 0 is hiding info

can anyone help me understand what i am doing wrong?


https://gitorious.org/bitcoin/bfgminer/source/5d56de04be2172235f2076ea54ab9c65de5cd4b7:README.GPU

is this for my Avalon single unit?
im not sure what im looking for,  link says GPU?
i am trying to get a single avalon2 working in bfgminer.

in the meantime i am reading that link.


Yes, it has info about configuring BFGminer generally so you don't have to type pool and login each time. I'm not sure why you're not getting it shown though.


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: xR1pp3Rx on November 28, 2014, 01:47:44 PM
its so frustrating.. ive had this thing for months and have given up each time after days and days of not getting anything to work. failure number 6 this time. are these things worth anything at this time? probably cant even sell it at this point...


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: dogie on December 01, 2014, 08:48:58 AM
its so frustrating.. ive had this thing for months and have given up each time after days and days of not getting anything to work. failure number 6 this time. are these things worth anything at this time? probably cant even sell it at this point...


They're worth something, head over to marketplace -> goods -> computer hardware


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: lumberjak2007 on July 20, 2017, 02:14:18 AM
Ok, so i a got a hand me down Avalon 2 (one of the Chinese knock off, as it has a Bitmine.com sticker on it and it's in a stainless steel case). I was able to reset the password, and can now log in but i can get this thing to mine to save my life. I've played with all the different setting i could think of but i keep get tons of discards. to be honest i haven't actually mined an accepted share yet, but tons and tons of discards. I'm hoping somebody has some idea as to what i can try cause i'm all out of ideas... i have no clue what else to do and i've been working on this for at least a week. I'm super lost guys and any help anybody can provide is greatly appreciated.

heres some pics of what i'm getting:

http://i67.tinypic.com/eqb57t.jpg (http://i67.tinypic.com/eqb57t.jpg)
http://i66.tinypic.com/30w8dbq.jpg (http://i66.tinypic.com/30w8dbq.jpg)



and of course the log from the cgminer API:

[Firmware Version] => 20130923
cgminer: 48681dd
cgminer-openwrt-packages: 3527ce4
luci: 296b358
Reply was 'STATUS=S,When=1500516661,Code=70,Msg=CGMiner stats,Description=cgminer 3.4.3|STATS=0,ID=AVA0,Elapsed=52,Calls=0,Wait=0.000000,Max=0.000000,Min=99999999.000000,baud=115200,miner_count=24,asic_count=10,timeout=42,frequency=300,fan1=0,fan2=0,fan3=0,temp1=0,temp2=0,temp3=0,temp_max=0,Device Hardware%=0.0000,no_matching_work=0,match_work_count1=0,match_work_count2=0,match_work_count3=0,match_work_count4=0,match_work_count5=0,match_work_count6=0,match_work_count7=0,match_work_count8=0,match_work_count9=0,match_work_count10=0,match_work_count11=0,match_work_count12=0,match_work_count13=0,match_work_count14=0,match_work_count15=0,match_work_count16=0,match_work_count17=0,match_work_count18=0,match_work_count19=0,match_work_count20=0,match_work_count21=0,match_work_count22=0,match_work_count23=0,match_work_count24=0,Controller Version=0,USB Pipe=0,USB Delay=r0 0.000000 w0 0.000000,USB tmo=4803 0|STATS=1,ID=POOL0,Elapsed=52,Calls=0,Wait=0.000000,Max=0.000000,Min=99999999.000000,Pool Calls=0,Pool Attempts=0,Pool Wait=0.000000,Pool Max=0.000000,Pool Min=99999999.000000,Pool Av=0.000000,Work Had Roll Time=false,Work Can Roll=false,Work Had Expire=false,Work Roll Time=0,Work Diff=512.00000000,Min Diff=512.00000000,Max Diff=512.00000000,Min Diff Count=436,Max Diff Count=436,Times Sent=6,Bytes Sent=433,Times Recv=11,Bytes Recv=4189,Net Bytes Sent=1010,Net Bytes Recv=4079|STATS=2,ID=POOL1,Elapsed=52,Calls=0,Wait=0.000000,Max=0.000000,Min=99999999.000000,Pool Calls=0,Pool Attempts=0,Pool Wait=0.000000,Pool Max=0.000000,Pool Min=99999999.000000,Pool Av=0.000000,Work Had Roll Time=false,Work Can Roll=false,Work Had Expire=false,Work Roll Time=0,Work Diff=4096.00000000,Min Diff=4096.00000000,Max Diff=4096.00000000,Min Diff Count=436,Max Diff Count=436,Times Sent=2,Bytes Sent=150,Times Recv=5,Bytes Recv=2925,Net Bytes Sent=150,Net Bytes Recv=2925|'
[STATUS] =>
(
   [STATUS] => S
   [When] => 1500516661
  
Code:
=> 70
   [Msg] => CGMiner stats
   [Description] => cgminer 3.4.3
)
[STATS0] =>
(
   [STATS] => 0
   [ID] => AVA0
   [Elapsed] => 52
   [Calls] => 0
   [Wait] => 0.000000
   [Max] => 0.000000
   [Min] => 99999999.000000
   [baud] => 115200
   [miner_count] => 24
   [asic_count] => 10
   [timeout] => 42
   [frequency] => 300
   [fan1] => 0
   [fan2] => 0
   [fan3] => 0
   [temp1] => 0
   [temp2] => 0
   [temp3] => 0
   [temp_max] => 0
   [Device Hardware%] => 0.0000
   [no_matching_work] => 0
   [match_work_count1] => 0
   [match_work_count2] => 0
   [match_work_count3] => 0
   [match_work_count4] => 0
   [match_work_count5] => 0
   [match_work_count6] => 0
   [match_work_count7] => 0
   [match_work_count8] => 0
   [match_work_count9] => 0
   [match_work_count10] => 0
   [match_work_count11] => 0
   [match_work_count12] => 0
   [match_work_count13] => 0
   [match_work_count14] => 0
   [match_work_count15] => 0
   [match_work_count16] => 0
   [match_work_count17] => 0
   [match_work_count18] => 0
   [match_work_count19] => 0
   [match_work_count20] => 0
   [match_work_count21] => 0
   [match_work_count22] => 0
   [match_work_count23] => 0
   [match_work_count24] => 0
   [Controller Version] => 0
   [USB Pipe] => 0
   [USB Delay] => r0 0.000000 w0 0.000000
   [USB tmo] => 4803 0
)
[STATS1] =>
(
   [STATS] => 1
   [ID] => POOL0
   [Elapsed] => 52
   [Calls] => 0
   [Wait] => 0.000000
   [Max] => 0.000000
   [Min] => 99999999.000000
   [Pool Calls] => 0
   [Pool Attempts] => 0
   [Pool Wait] => 0.000000
   [Pool Max] => 0.000000
   [Pool Min] => 99999999.000000
   [Pool Av] => 0.000000
   [Work Had Roll Time] => false
   [Work Can Roll] => false
   [Work Had Expire] => false
   [Work Roll Time] => 0
   [Work Diff] => 512.00000000
   [Min Diff] => 512.00000000
   [Max Diff] => 512.00000000
   [Min Diff Count] => 436
   [Max Diff Count] => 436
   [Times Sent] => 6
   [Bytes Sent] => 433
   [Times Recv] => 11
   [Bytes Recv] => 4189
   [Net Bytes Sent] => 1010
   [Net Bytes Recv] => 4079
)
[STATS2] =>
(
   [STATS] => 2
   [ID] => POOL1
   [Elapsed] => 52
   [Calls] => 0
   [Wait] => 0.000000
   [Max] => 0.000000
   [Min] => 99999999.000000
   [Pool Calls] => 0
   [Pool Attempts] => 0
   [Pool Wait] => 0.000000
   [Pool Max] => 0.000000
   [Pool Min] => 99999999.000000
   [Pool Av] => 0.000000
   [Work Had Roll Time] => false
   [Work Can Roll] => false
   [Work Had Expire] => false
   [Work Roll Time] => 0
   [Work Diff] => 4096.00000000
   [Min Diff] => 4096.00000000
   [Max Diff] => 4096.00000000
   [Min Diff Count] => 436
   [Max Diff Count] => 436
   [Times Sent] => 2
   [Bytes Sent] => 150
   [Times Recv] => 5
   [Bytes Recv] => 2925
   [Net Bytes Sent] => 150
   [Net Bytes Recv] => 2925
)
[/b]


Title: Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon2 Setup [HD]
Post by: mallardchandler on October 18, 2017, 04:00:29 AM
Any idea what would be causing this?


[2017-10-17 22:52:18.355] AV2 3: No valid shares for over 1 minute, issuing a USB reset
 [2017-10-17 22:52:18.586] AV2 3 attempted reset got err:(0) LIBUSB_SUCCESS / LIBUSB_TRANSFER_COMPLETED
 [2017-10-17 22:52:19.732] AV2 3 Ava2Write usb write err:(-7) LIBUSB_ERROR_TIMEOUT
 [2017-10-17 22:52:19.956] AV2 3 attempted reset got err:(0) LIBUSB_SUCCESS / LIBUSB_TRANSFER_COMPLETED
 [2017-10-17 22:52:19.963] Avalon2: Error -4 on read in avalon_gets got 0
 [2017-10-17 22:52:19.965] AV2 3: Device disappeared, shutting down thread
 [2017-10-17 22:52:19.970] AV2 3 failure, disabling!
 [2017-10-17 22:52:25.371] Hotplug: avalon2 added AV2 4
 [2017-10-17 22:53:26.378] AV2 4: No valid shares for over 1 minute, issuing a USB reset
 [2017-10-17 22:53:26.607] AV2 4 attempted reset got err:(0) LIBUSB_SUCCESS / LIBUSB_TRANSFER_COMPLETED
 [2017-10-17 22:53:27.752] AV2 4 Ava2Write usb write err:(-7) LIBUSB_ERROR_TIMEOUT
 [2017-10-17 22:53:27.976] AV2 4 attempted reset got err:(0) LIBUSB_SUCCESS / LIBUSB_TRANSFER_COMPLETED
 [2017-10-17 22:53:27.982] Avalon2: Error -4 on read in avalon_gets got 0
 [2017-10-17 22:53:27.984] AV2 4: Device disappeared, shutting down thread
 [2017-10-17 22:53:27.989] AV2 4 failure, disabling!
 [2017-10-17 22:53:34.020] Hotplug: avalon2 added AV2 5
 [2017-10-17 22:54:36.420] AV2 5: No valid shares for over 1 minute, issuing a USB reset