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November 07, 2017, 04:42:34 PM
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Do you know that port 3333 is open? Have you noticed that most pools have a port 80 option, among others, to test out if you can't connect on port 3333?

I think it's safe to say the USB stick is not the cause of your network issues, so you might consider checking for this kind of problem in the cgminer thread. I'm sure they've been asked and answered a hundred times in the half-dozen years the software's been in use.

Thanks. I did post same question on cgminer thread. Agree that it does not appear to be a problem with a stick. Network is open.
I was able to use telnet to connect to port 3333 on solo.ckpool.org
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November 07, 2017, 05:05:00 PM
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I'm trying on Win 7 x86 and Win 10 x64
On Linux Rosa using the "git clone" command I get the same result - error 443
Maybe an issue with your permissions on the device? Tried "sudo git clone"?
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November 07, 2017, 05:12:19 PM
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Hi there  the gekko science 2pac run on raspberry pi  3 model B+?
Yes, works fine. Just install everything like described in Post #1.
For operating system I would recommend raspbian light.
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November 07, 2017, 07:37:34 PM
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Maybe an issue with your permissions on the device? Tried "sudo git clone"?

No, using this command I get the same result Sad
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November 07, 2017, 08:42:06 PM
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Is it possible that there are restrictions of your country?
Similar problem here:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18356502/github-failed-to-connect-to-github-443-windows-failed-to-connect-to-github
Maybe try over a proxy from another country.
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November 07, 2017, 09:04:38 PM
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Is it possible that there are restrictions of your country?
Maybe try over a proxy from another country.

YES! It work!
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November 10, 2017, 11:28:41 AM
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Sorry for asking.

But how do you setup the Mhz on these devices?
What is the parameters you can add to CGMiner?
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November 10, 2017, 11:30:32 AM
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Sorry for asking.

But how do you setup the Mhz on these devices?
What is the parameters you can add to CGMiner?

The first page has the answer.
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November 10, 2017, 11:05:30 PM
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Hey guys,

is there any reason my 2pac isn't running great hashrates on my MacBook. Cant seem to get above 500Mh/s with the stick directly inserted on CGminer. I have a USB 3.0 hub but my computer doesn't want to recognize that either. Would it run better through the hub if I can get it to detect it and could the slow hashing speeds have to do with internet connection.

I tried searching the support threads and forums and google but was hoping for a better answer here or at least some direction. Thanks.

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November 11, 2017, 02:15:53 AM
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Hello everyone

Decided recently I would try to mine bitcoin more as a hobby than anything. Got a Raspberry Pi, a USB Hub, and two 2pacs. Just got everything put together using the instructions on page one and many hours on here+youtube.

I have only been able to run one stick consistently at any one time, at first there were times none would run, or both would then one would go zombie. Tried disconnecting/connecting both multiple times and rebooting the Pi then just dialed one down to 125 and it seems to be holding. My guess is I have a power issue since I can hear my USB fan dial down when I turn both on. I am determined to get both those damn sticks working since I paid good money for 'em.

If it makes any difference, when I run cgminer I type-
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://pool.ckpool.org:443 -u 1D35tdany3akgpDKBN7WPVCuAgpbsohziQ -p x --suggest-diff 32 --gekko-2pac-freq 125

Any feedback/help would be welcome. In a way I feel like getting this far from knowing zero one week ago isn't too bad.

Thanks

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November 11, 2017, 07:10:40 AM
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Hello everyone

Decided recently I would try to mine bitcoin more as a hobby than anything. Got a Raspberry Pi, a USB Hub, and two 2pacs. Just got everything put together using the instructions on page one and many hours on here+youtube.

I have only been able to run one stick consistently at any one time, at first there were times none would run, or both would then one would go zombie. Tried disconnecting/connecting both multiple times and rebooting the Pi then just dialed one down to 125 and it seems to be holding. My guess is I have a power issue since I can hear my USB fan dial down when I turn both on. I am determined to get both those damn sticks working since I paid good money for 'em.

If it makes any difference, when I run cgminer I type-
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://pool.ckpool.org:443 -u 1D35tdany3akgpDKBN7WPVCuAgpbsohziQ -p x --suggest-diff 32 --gekko-2pac-freq 125

Any feedback/help would be welcome. In a way I feel like getting this far from knowing zero one week ago isn't too bad.

Thanks


Which USB hub are you using?  Please link us.  Does it provide enough power?  Sounds very much like it could be a power issue.
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November 11, 2017, 10:19:31 AM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.
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November 11, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.

At least it looks like I'm going down the right track. I have a fan so that is taken care of but now it looks like I need a new hub as suspected. I know Eyeboot hubs seem to be the gold standard around here, but at this point with 2 sticks and a fan it seems kind of stupid to spend $200ish on getting one set up. Just to make sure, is this more like what I should have-

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510406687&sr=1-10&keywords=Anker+USB+hub

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November 11, 2017, 04:16:06 PM
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Yes, I think that should do it for up to four sticks. I calculate 15W per stick. Or at least it was written in the article description on ebay for maximum power consumption.
My fan is this one:
https://smile.amazon.de/ARCTIC-Breeze-Mobile-USB-Ventilator/dp/B003XN24GY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510416862&sr=8-2&keywords=arctic+breeze
It has 5V 0,2A. So it´s not that relevant. And the heat sinks are not even hot.
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November 11, 2017, 05:08:01 PM
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Yes, I think that should do it for up to four sticks. I calculate 15W per stick. Or at least it was written in the article description on ebay for maximum power consumption.
My fan is this one:
https://smile.amazon.de/ARCTIC-Breeze-Mobile-USB-Ventilator/dp/B003XN24GY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510416862&sr=8-2&keywords=arctic+breeze
It has 5V 0,2A. So it´s not that relevant. And the heat sinks are not even hot.

Cool, thanks for the help. That's the same fan I got seems to be popular and can't beat the price.

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November 11, 2017, 06:09:44 PM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.

At least it looks like I'm going down the right track. I have a fan so that is taken care of but now it looks like I need a new hub as suspected. I know Eyeboot hubs seem to be the gold standard around here, but at this point with 2 sticks and a fan it seems kind of stupid to spend $200ish on getting one set up. Just to make sure, is this more like what I should have-

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510406687&sr=1-10&keywords=Anker+USB+hub


Anker does not work with Rasp pi, plus too many ports for just 60W.

the following does work on pi:
https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Adapter-Support-Android/dp/B00L2LK164/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510423460&sr=8-3

this one is the best (works on everything, including pi), but currently listed as unavailable:
https://www.amazon.com/Superbpag-Portable-Charger-Transfer-Samsung/dp/B013OK10YM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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November 11, 2017, 08:38:13 PM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.

At least it looks like I'm going down the right track. I have a fan so that is taken care of but now it looks like I need a new hub as suspected. I know Eyeboot hubs seem to be the gold standard around here, but at this point with 2 sticks and a fan it seems kind of stupid to spend $200ish on getting one set up. Just to make sure, is this more like what I should have-

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510406687&sr=1-10&keywords=Anker+USB+hub


Anker does not work with Rasp pi, plus too many ports for just 60W.

the following does work on pi:
https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Adapter-Support-Android/dp/B00L2LK164/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510423460&sr=8-3

this one is the best (works on everything, including pi), but currently listed as unavailable:
https://www.amazon.com/Superbpag-Portable-Charger-Transfer-Samsung/dp/B013OK10YM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Thank you for the clarification. I will probably order the Plugable then instead of waiting around for the other one. It sucks only having one stick run at 11 GH/s while the other sits idle. I'm still not 100% sure how to calculate how many sticks can go to any given hub, but I'm guessing either one of those should have no problem with 2 or 3 running at 100 or slightly more.

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November 11, 2017, 09:37:56 PM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.

At least it looks like I'm going down the right track. I have a fan so that is taken care of but now it looks like I need a new hub as suspected. I know Eyeboot hubs seem to be the gold standard around here, but at this point with 2 sticks and a fan it seems kind of stupid to spend $200ish on getting one set up. Just to make sure, is this more like what I should have-

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510406687&sr=1-10&keywords=Anker+USB+hub


Anker does not work with Rasp pi, plus too many ports for just 60W.

the following does work on pi:
https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Adapter-Support-Android/dp/B00L2LK164/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510423460&sr=8-3

this one is the best (works on everything, including pi), but currently listed as unavailable:
https://www.amazon.com/Superbpag-Portable-Charger-Transfer-Samsung/dp/B013OK10YM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Thank you for the clarification. I will probably order the Plugable then instead of waiting around for the other one. It sucks only having one stick run at 11 GH/s while the other sits idle. I'm still not 100% sure how to calculate how many sticks can go to any given hub, but I'm guessing either one of those should have no problem with 2 or 3 running at 100 or slightly more.

three for sure; if you want to seriously overclock, i suggest to get some Y-cables.
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November 11, 2017, 09:50:08 PM
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@tarrantula + DKirk:
I think both of your prolems may be an issue with the USB Power.

@DKirk:
The standard frequency is 100MHz. Try that with both Sticks. Or maybe test it with 50MHz.

For two sticks on higher frequencies I would reccomend an USB hub with a 30W supply. I got one and it works fine with 200MHz. And I´m just at 25W input power. And not to forget the cooling with frequencies higher than 100MHz.

@tarrantula:
I think the network traffic is not thath high, that it would matter. But I didn´t measure that yet.

At least it looks like I'm going down the right track. I have a fan so that is taken care of but now it looks like I need a new hub as suspected. I know Eyeboot hubs seem to be the gold standard around here, but at this point with 2 sticks and a fan it seems kind of stupid to spend $200ish on getting one set up. Just to make sure, is this more like what I should have-

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510406687&sr=1-10&keywords=Anker+USB+hub


Anker does not work with Rasp pi, plus too many ports for just 60W.

the following does work on pi:
https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Adapter-Support-Android/dp/B00L2LK164/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510423460&sr=8-3

this one is the best (works on everything, including pi), but currently listed as unavailable:
https://www.amazon.com/Superbpag-Portable-Charger-Transfer-Samsung/dp/B013OK10YM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Thank you for the clarification. I will probably order the Plugable then instead of waiting around for the other one. It sucks only having one stick run at 11 GH/s while the other sits idle. I'm still not 100% sure how to calculate how many sticks can go to any given hub, but I'm guessing either one of those should have no problem with 2 or 3 running at 100 or slightly more.

three for sure; if you want to seriously overclock, i suggest to get some Y-cables.

How would I setup the Y cables with my two hubs should I wish to overclock? I know it's a stupid question, but for some reason I'm not quite picturing how it goes together in my head.

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November 12, 2017, 02:44:51 AM
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Hey guys,

is there any reason my 2pac isn't running great hashrates on my MacBook. Cant seem to get above 500Mh/s with the stick directly inserted on CGminer. I have a USB 3.0 hub but my computer doesn't want to recognize that either. Would it run better through the hub if I can get it to detect it and could the slow hashing speeds have to do with internet connection.

I tried searching the support threads and forums and google but was hoping for a better answer here or at least some direction. Thanks.

Tarrantula

For the first part, 2pac not running, as others have stated, it's likely a power issue with the USB port on the MacBook. I use an older (mid 2011) Mac mini to run cgminer, but the actual miner is plugged into a powered USB 2 hub. For reference:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1173963.msg17225686#msg17225686

this setup with the Compac is still chugging along. It has plenty of mojo left to run a 2pac if I wanted to add one.

As for the USB 3.0 hub not being recognized, I don't know. Maybe it's a bad cable? Maybe the USB port on the MacBook is only a USB 2 port?

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