I setup BitcoinD on a Windows 7 PC. I configured for defaults except user/pw and rpcallowip= I have also tried 192.168.1.* with no luck.

I ultimately want to use an Antminer to connect to it for solo mining, but cannot use it for anything other than mining on the same computer on which it is running.

WORKING: using bfgminer with the following command line:

bfgminer-5.0.0-win64\bfgminer-5.0.0-win64\bfgminer.exe -o -u rpcuser -p rpcpw


bfgminer-5.0.0-win64\bfgminer-5.0.0-win64\bfgminer.exe -o -u rpcuser -p rpcpw

The only difference is the IP address where 123 is my IP.

Error: "json_rpc_call failed, retry after 30 seconds"

I looked at firewall and it has entries for "Bitcoin Core"

netstat -a output:

Antminer says pool is dead.

How do I get another computer or Antminer, on my network, to connect for solo mining?

  • Try which is the correct CIDR subnet mask notation for 192.168.1.*. Also server=1.
    – user11221
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 7:06
  • That is working better but what BFGminer is hashing on the same computer using the computer's IP address, it is giving these errors: Stratum connect failed with TLS to pool 0: could not resolve host:
    – user23105
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 16:42
  • With windows firewall off, I still cannot connect with Antminer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    – user23105
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 16:55
  • have you try to solo mine with creating your own pool with coiniumserv or Nomp ? ? i made success solo mining with them on windows
    – user25202
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 2:42

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BFGminer needs to use stratum (bitcoin core doesn't)

Add --stratum-port=3333 to your bat file with then point your antminer at

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