I just got my usb block erupters and I was wondering what is the best tutorial on setting this up to join a mining pool? I'm currently on Windows. I want to be able to mine other alt-coins that uses SHA-256.

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    How to set up Block Erupter hardware, how to join a pool, how to mine alt coins, and below you ask how to move coins from pools to wallets. Try searching or asking each question separately if they are not already answered.
    – Dr.Haribo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 22:09
  • Hi duckxx, could you please mention which usb block erupter it is? E.G. Antminer U1
    – Astad
    May 16, 2014 at 17:15

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Here's a decent bitcointalk thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28402.0

Here's a more direct walkthrough of the installation (for windows 7 at least): http://rdmsnippets.com/tag/install-block-erupter-on-windows-7/ which will likely be helpful.

  • doesnt really give info on how to join mining pools after setting up cgminer. mainly looking for a all in one tutorial that shows setup and picking out which mining pool you want to join and how to send the mined btc to a specific wallet. Sep 20, 2013 at 19:15

I use BitMinter and just plugged two (one at a time) block erupters into my laptop, once they were installed properly, I did a port scan in BitMinter and was up and running with no issues, only took but a minute or two.

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