So I'm using an antminer s3. I have been on btc guild for about a week. Today they announce they are closing. So I looked around and figured I would join antpool.

The problem is when I changed all my pool config, my antminer won't start. It turns on and the fans spin very slowly.

When I was on btc guild the miner ran right away. I'm not sure what the problem is. My miner stats say this section contains no values yet.

I input everything the way it showed me on antpools website. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Is there something else I need to change?

  • Did you check that the URL is correct? Did you try contacting their support people?
    – Dr.Haribo
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 21:31
  • directions I followed this morning. Unplug your computer from all internet sources. Plug in an ethernet cable from the AntMiner to your computer. Navigate to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Centre -> Change Adapter Settings. Right click on your ethernet adapter -> Properties. Click on "Internet Protocol Version 4" and click properties. Select "Use the following IP address" and enter the following: IP Address:, Subnet Mask:, Default Gateway: Plug in an ethernet cable from the AntMiner to you router. Restart the configuration instructions as above.
    – Sgtpowder
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 22:49
  • The I went to work. The miner was not working. After 3 hours I checked antpool and found that the miner started working. It was very random that it started 3 hours later. After I did what you read up there I could not log on to the internet at all. I just got home and changed my protocol back to what it was. The miner is still hashing and I can go online, however I can not go to the miner config. Very confusing.
    – Sgtpowder
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 22:52

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I made a good tutorial on how to setup the antminer or any bitcoin miner to antpool using the gui. Here is the link to the video: Hopefully it helps!

How to setup Antminer S9, or any antminers GUI to Antpool set mining pools in under 8 minutes for 2018!


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