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February 19, 2013, 10:09:33 PM
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In the past, we still need an old cheap PC to control the mining rigs, now with Avalon, we don't even need that PC controller right? ( I have never mined bitcoin before, so I have to ask.)
Rather, it has a router builtin to serve that purpose.
so what's the best way to solo mine with it?  can u load bitcoind into open-wrt or do u have to use a pc?
Avalon/cgminer doesn't work with GBT, so you can't solo mine directly. You'll need to setup a PC with bitcoind + Eloipool.
Once I'm done with BFL SC support, I'll take a longer look at porting BFGMiner to Avalon so solo mining is more practical.

that would be helpful.
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February 19, 2013, 10:12:41 PM
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New firmware received from Avalon via email.

Upgrade was successful using standard web-based OpenWRT firmware upgrade procedure.

New image appears to be based on cgminer 2.10.5, and the fans are running at a much higher speed (and noise level) than the previous image.  Restarted and was back to mining within minutes... let's see how this impacts stability.



i too would like to know how to mine solo thru eloipool.
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February 19, 2013, 11:11:20 PM
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are the --avalon-options parameters specified anywhere yet? like what they actually each do? Im curious... does the last one really control the clockspeed?

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February 19, 2013, 11:17:35 PM
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What is the IP address to access the mining interface on your Avalon?  Did it come with any documentation?

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February 19, 2013, 11:25:40 PM
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What is the IP address to access the mining interface on your Avalon?  Did it come with any documentation?

192.168.0.1 if i recall it correctly. No docs. No dhcp. Just connect and configure manually.

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February 19, 2013, 11:29:22 PM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.
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February 19, 2013, 11:48:42 PM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.

is open wrt anything like dd wrt?
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February 19, 2013, 11:49:52 PM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.
is open wrt anything like dd wrt?
DD-Wrt is based on OpenWrt.

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February 20, 2013, 12:27:28 AM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.
is open wrt anything like dd wrt?
DD-Wrt is based on OpenWrt.

If you can configure a linksys router with a static ip and know how to gpu mine you will have it setup and running in 5 minutes.
As long as you know the ip addy, subnet, default user/pass, and maybe have a cross over eth cable handy for your pc to connectto it you will be just fine.


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February 20, 2013, 12:44:11 AM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.
is open wrt anything like dd wrt?
DD-Wrt is based on OpenWrt.

If you can configure a linksys router with a static ip and know how to gpu mine you will have it setup and running in 5 minutes.
As long as you know the ip addy, subnet, default user/pass, and maybe have a cross over eth cable handy for your pc to connectto it you will be just fine.

so do we know yet how these Avalons will connect to a pc?  usb or ethernet?
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February 20, 2013, 12:51:04 AM
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so do we know yet how these Avalons will connect to a pc?  usb or ethernet?

Wifi or ethernet


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February 20, 2013, 12:53:48 AM
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It was indeed a static IP
I did say I needed "instructions from the mothership", which was simply the static IP address for which the machine was configured.

Once obtained -- as my review states -- you are able to access the box and set a root password.  Standard OpenWRT behavior and configuration in that regard.
is open wrt anything like dd wrt?
DD-Wrt is based on OpenWrt.

If you can configure a linksys router with a static ip and know how to gpu mine you will have it setup and running in 5 minutes.
As long as you know the ip addy, subnet, default user/pass, and maybe have a cross over eth cable handy for your pc to connectto it you will be just fine.

Can it support IPv6?
Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?

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February 20, 2013, 01:02:46 AM
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Can it support IPv6?
OpenWrt does.

Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?
I think so.

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February 20, 2013, 01:03:45 AM
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so do we know yet how these Avalons will connect to a pc?  usb or ethernet?

Wifi or ethernet



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February 20, 2013, 01:19:34 AM
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so do we know yet how these Avalons will connect to a pc?  usb or ethernet?

Wifi or ethernet



i have a windows 7 machine.  i understand that i can configure my 3 avalon units via the browser using open wrt via the wifi connection.

but will i need a copy of bitcoind or qt on the windows machine or does eloipool somehow act as the server?  an explanation as to how you set this up would be helpful for those of us wanting to solo.
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February 20, 2013, 01:39:46 AM
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Can it support IPv6?
OpenWrt does.

Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?
I think so.

I loaded the VirtualBox image from link on the Wiki page.
Comes up 192.168.1.1, no IPv6 address.


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February 20, 2013, 01:45:58 AM
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Can it support IPv6?
OpenWrt does.

Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?
I think so.

I loaded the VirtualBox image from link on the Wiki page.
Comes up 192.168.1.1, no IPv6 address.



A lot of those small linux os might not include ipv6 due to size so some research might be needed to find right image or roll your own. But i am sure they crossed that hurdle years ago. But those ready to go images might be made for worse case hardware.


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February 20, 2013, 02:05:34 AM
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Can it support IPv6?
OpenWrt does.

Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?
I think so.

I loaded the VirtualBox image from link on the Wiki page.
Comes up 192.168.1.1, no IPv6 address.
Most likely it needs to be configured...

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February 20, 2013, 03:29:24 AM
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Can it support IPv6?
OpenWrt does.

Is there an OpenWRT image we can start up in a VirtualBox and shorten the learning curve?
I think so.

I loaded the VirtualBox image from link on the Wiki page.
Comes up 192.168.1.1, no IPv6 address.
Most likely it needs to be configured...

I edited /etc/config/network from the console (option proto static --> option proto dhcp) and got basic IPv4 connectivity.
For the actual Avalon, I will have to have a 192.168.1.x subnet configured.

I installed IPv6 support.
    opkg install kmod-ipv6
    opkg install ip

OpenWRT picked up a global IPv6 address from radvd.

My DNS server also has entries that resolve to
    localnet.vima.austin.tx.us  fe00::0
    allnodes.vima.austin.tx.us  ff02::1
    allhosts.vima.austin.tx.us   ff02::3
and these are sometimes useful for troubleshooting.



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February 20, 2013, 12:44:17 PM
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Avalon shipped a month ago!  I'm glad so many people have received their equipment.  Go Avalon!

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