Hi Miners! This is the complete guide to mine with the Blackminer F1/F1+/F1 Mini by HashAltcoin◼️. It's very easy to use. Let's get into it!

Hardware Setup

1. Plug the PCI power into the available power slots.
2. Plug the ethernet cable.
3. Jump start your PSU, then turn it on.
4. You should see the green LED next to the ethernet slot blinking. For F1 Mini, need to slide the switch.

Miner Setup

  1. Find out your Blackminer IP address. This can be done in various methods. One method is: You can use your router's web interface (learn more).
  2. Open browser and input your Blackminer IP in the address bar. Login into your F1 Blackminer.

username: root
password: root

login-blackminer
3. Config your miner by clicking the Miner Configuration.
4. Choose your algorithm in the dropdown menu and input your desired pool, wallet, and password. Once you're done. Click save & apply.
config-blackminer
5. To monitor your Blackminer, go to Miner Status. You can see the temperature, hashrate, fan speed, etc.
status-blackminer
6. That's it. Very simple.

Additional Settings

Adding New Bitstreams and Upgrading Firmware

  1. You can add the bitstream from here, choose the image file and click Upload (Blackminer can only have around 8 bitstreams in their system, if you have 8 or more, you might have to use step 2-9)
    upload-bitstream
  2. Download the bitstream from HashAltcoin website.
  3. Download and install WinSCP.
  4. Log into the miner via WinSCP with your F1's IP address, port 22, SCP protocol
  5. Go up 2 folders and go into the bitstream folder (fpgabit).
  6. Each algorithm has two files, config and the bitstream. Remove both the config file and the bitstream file that you don't need. Replace it with the one you want to add.
  7. Download firmware upgrade file from HashAltcoin's website, it'll be the ...rootfs file.
  8. Upgrade firmware with this file.
  9. After reboot, you should see your algorithm in the dropdown menu.

Configure Static IP

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Network
    network
  2. To use static IP, change the protocol into static.
  3. Fill in the network details. Then click Save.

Adjust Frequency

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Fan/Frequency
    frequency-set
  2. There are two options there, change all of the chips' frequency at once or change the frequency individually for each chips.
  3. Click Save.

Upgrade Image

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Upgrade
  2. Choose Image by clicking that button. Then click Upload.
    upgrade
  3. Wait until the miner reboot.

That's it! Simple guide for mining with Blackminer F1. Hope this guide helps!

Cheers,

FPGA.guide Team