BTC (Bitcoin) Mining Tutorial
There are kinds of Bitcoin miner machine，we will take Antminer S9 as an example to display how to mine Bitcoin in F2Pool.
At the beginning，you should prepare some necessary equipments：antminer S9,power supply, power lines, and a miner-managing PC（which will be in the same LAN network with your Bitcoin miner machine）
I. After installing the miner and switching on the power, the miner automatically allocates an IP address. First check up the miner’s IP address by the following simple method.
II. Check whether the miner’s IP and the PC’s are within same network segment. For instance,168.1.1 of PC and 192.168.1.105 of miner in combination indicates both are within a samenetwork segment, while 192.168.1.1 of PC and 192.168.0.6 of miner in combination indicates the two are located in separate network segments.
In the former case where both are within same network segment, continue the following steps straightforward.
In the latter case where the two are located in separate network segments, first go over the subsequent Step III and then continue the below steps.
Worker: Create a worker name in the format: user_name.digit(s) or lowercase(s) (Where the user name is the one filled in during the registration at F2Pool).
Password: Worker password (set at will).
After setting the pools, click on “Save & Apply” at the bottom right corner.
3. Start running roughly dozens of seconds later. Real-time status of miners is available at “Miner Status”. On noticing that all indicators are normal, you can wait to harvest coins.
III. In the case where the miner and PC are located in separate network segments, the miner background would be inaccessible, so the miner has to be relocated into our network segment prior to Step II. Take an example in which the existing network segment is 192.168.1.1 whereas the miner’s network segment is 192.168.0.86.
IV. Read through the following if you need to set other items. Else stop at Step IV.
Input the accessed mining address stratum.f2pool.com:3333 in the address bar of Ping, and click on “Ping” to get the result of diagnosis. No packet loss and low time consumption are indicative of satisfactory networking status.