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April 08, 2020, 10:55:56 PM
Last edit: April 09, 2020, 12:25:50 AM by frodocooper
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Anybody seen this/used this?

https://antpool.kf5.com/hc/kb/article/1367675/

It looks like a custom firmware for the 17 series, but can only be used on ant-pool mining pool?

My s17 is in the mail and I have been looking into various firmwares to use to enhance the efficiency of the miner, so I am ready to go when it arrives!  Any experience or feedback you have would be great!
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April 09, 2020, 03:38:17 AM
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Anybody seen this/used this?

https://antpool.kf5.com/hc/kb/article/1367675/

It looks like a custom firmware for the 17 series, but can only be used on ant-pool mining pool?

My s17 is in the mail and I have been looking into various firmwares to use to enhance the efficiency of the miner, so I am ready to go when it arrives!  Any experience or feedback you have would be great!

Buggy and not as efficient as some others. No way to check if it steals hashrate since it's locked to their pool but probably doesn't. Void's factory warranty. They pulled the download links off different websites I know they did the Chinese one might have done English one too because of complaint's and issues. But honestly, for a free firmware locked to a pool when it is running good it is nice. Just the numbers could be better.

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April 09, 2020, 04:02:42 PM
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yeah, weird, the firmware was there yesterday, now the link is broken.
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April 09, 2020, 09:54:43 PM
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If interessed ...> for T17

https://easyupload.io/aw4cj1

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April 09, 2020, 10:54:22 PM
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If interessed ...> for T17

https://easyupload.io/aw4cj1

Thanks! I have the s17 though.  I have the firmware download to my pc, just not installed on my miner.  I was wondering how it was working... good for you or not?
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April 09, 2020, 11:02:33 PM
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I don't know, i don't try it  Roll Eyes

EDIT : i try it !!!

so, is not bad firmware, is same but with more option of hashrate ... ONLY hash on antpool (are stipulated) and :

WARNING ! NO DOWNGRADE POSSIBLE ! (is possible only by SDcard)

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April 11, 2020, 04:01:26 AM
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And nobody would ever think of making their local network DNS resolve antpool to some other pool, totally absolutely no one would ever think of doing that. Its not like it has a public crypto key embedded in the uri schema like Stratum V2...

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April 11, 2020, 06:09:37 PM
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Did you an increase in hashrate and/or decrease in power consumption?  Any chance you'd post screen shots of the interface/your results?



Ok, I took the plunge... here is the skinny:

1.) There are still 3 modes.  Low, normal and turbo.
2.) Low mode starts out at "low" and only allows you to UNDERCLOCK frequency in 1 TH steps down to -20TH from where the machine normally hashes at this setting
3.) Turbo mode starts out at "turbo" and only allows you yo OVERCLOCK frequency in 1TH steps up to +20TH from where the machine normally hashes at this setting
4.) Normal remains unchanged.
5.) The machine still auto-tunes voltage, not entirely sure how yet, I'll need to reboot a bunch more times and look at kernel log

So real life example:
I have an S17 50T and here are the pre-firmware stats:

Low = 40.5 TH/s and 1750w at the wall (43w/TH)
Normal = 51 TH/s and 2300w at the wall (45w/TH)
Turbo = 57 TH/s and 2650w at the wall (46w/TH)

Post firmware:

I dropped 10TH for low power, it autotuned very quickly, less than 5 minutes and came up with this
Low = 30.5 TH/s and 1150w at the wall (38w/TH) pretty good under-clock I thought, so I tried -20TH just to see and it wouldn't hash.  put it back to -10 and viola 30.5 TH/s and 1150w at the wall.  Not bad.

So let's see what overclocking did...

I tried +10TH and it autotuned for 20 minutes or so only to return normal turbo speed (57TH/s) and voltages, so I tried again at +5TH, same result.  I tried at +2TH and...

Turbo = 59TH/s and STILL 2650w at the wall (45w/TH) well that's an interesting result!

Encouraged, I pushed it to +4TH and it reverted back to normal turbo speed (57TH/s) again.

I tried +3TH and normal turbo again.  Giving up, I went back to +2TH and, WHAT?!?! normal turbo.  I can't seem to get it to OVERCLOCK AGAIN!!!!  I'll keep working on this and pouring through the kernel to see what's up.

So to sum up, this firmware seems to be good for under-clocking, but is very limited for overclocking, at least on my machine.

And any pool you try that isn't the specified antpool, returns "dead."

Waiting for my sd card to arrive in the mail so i can re flash firmware and try something else.
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April 11, 2020, 07:05:54 PM
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Thanks for this details Smiley

For me , i have try to unlock SSH, but no succes, is totaly locked and ssh client is not installed on this firmware, i try to unlock by serial but no success...

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April 12, 2020, 03:08:35 PM
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Thanks for this details Smiley

For me , i have try to unlock SSH, but no succes, is totaly locked and ssh client is not installed on this firmware, i try to unlock by serial but no success...

Don't you mean the SSH server? The miner has to have an ssh server to respond to any client wanting to connect. It was probably openssh...

If there is still SD card boot, maybe you could inspect this way? Don't worry, I'm sure we will find a way in, its only a matter of time...

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