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Ethereum Mining Guide - Part 1: The Basics & Set Up

By: Anthony Garreffa | Editorials in Software | Posted: Jun 12, 2017 11:40 am

Last Steps Before You're Mining

 

One of the last steps is getting your mining pool details into Awesome Miner, or the mining software of your choice - but I'm sure by now I've shown how incredibly easy Awesome Miner is.

 

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If you go into the options of Awesome Miner, and then add/edit your pool - you'll see this menu. Enter in the server URL, the worker name (of your choice), the coin you're mining (Ethereum), as well as your Wallet address (your MyEtherWallet address). For example, if you want to tip me for this article - you would send ETH to that Wallet address, and I would receive it minutes later. This is the central idea around Ethereum. I'm not telling you to tip me, but if this guide helps you - and you're happy with it, go ahead. Thanks in advance!

 

 

Start It All Up, And TBC

 

Now that you've followed this guide, you should be either mining Ethereum by now, or very close to it. If you haven't already started, you can see that your miners are mining Ethereum away, and you're making money. If not, go into the main menu and into 'Miners' once again and right click one of your miners.

 

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Right click one of your miners, and then click 'Start' - from here, it should start and you'll be up and running with your remote miners. The same rule applies to local miners (your machine).

 

 

Not Working? Triple Check Everything

 

If you can't find your Ethereum mining cranking along, double check the key things:

 

Have you got your mining pool address? If not:

 

  • eu.alpereum.ch:3002
  • useast.alpereum.ch:3002
  • uswest.alpereum.ch:3002
  • asia.alpereum.ch:3002

 

Have you got your eWallet address? If not:

 

Enter in your MyWalletAddress, for example - mine is (please don't use this, it's purely for an example):

 

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If you're using Awesome Miner, your Wallet address can be found in Options, Pool, General - under Optional settings.

 

 

If It's Working... Welcome to Ethereum Mining!

 

If you've used everything that I've recommended here, Awesome Miner should be cranking along with this little command prompt box:

 

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As you can see, there's a lot going on here - and it can be confusing. But if we break it down, we can see lots of small details here.

 

  1. Shows you that you're connected to the main mining pool, in my case: asia.alpereum.ch:3002
  2. Now you're connected to it the pool, and it has resolved its IP address
  3. GPU0 is your first GPU, GPU1 would be your second, and so on - it's great to see temps in C, and also fan speeds
  4. Here we have a new job picked up, I hope you bought your mining gloves!
  5. Here, we have 32.8MH/s of mining power from a single GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on my local machine

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