Welcome to the setup manual for the GekkoScience SmartHub, your next step towards efficient and effective crypto mining. This guide is based on the detailed walkthrough provided by BitcoinMerch.com on their official YouTube channel. The GekkoScience SmartHub is designed to enhance your mining operation by offering unparalleled reliability and expansion possibilities.
What You Need
- GekkoScience SmartHub
- Compact F USB miners (with fans)
- 200W Power Supply from BitcoinMerch.com with PCI power connector
Unboxing and Initial Setup
- Start by unboxing your GekkoScience SmartHub.
- Install the Compact F USB miners by snapping the fans onto the miners and then installing them into the SmartHub.
- If your package includes the Compact F miners, you will receive nine fans to connect.
Powering the SmartHub
- Use the 200W power supply provided by BitcoinMerch.com, which comes with a PCI power connector.
- Plug the power supply into the wall and connect it to the SmartHub's seven-port interface.
- If prompted, click the left button on the SmartHub to reset to defaults.
Connecting to the SmartHub
- On your smartphone or computer, search for the SmartHub in your Wi-Fi settings and connect to it.
- Once connected, navigate to the IP address provided by the SmartHub to access its settings.
Configuring the SmartHub
- Enter your Wi-Fi settings and pool information into the SmartHub's configuration page.
- The default mining pool is CK Pool, recommended for solo mining. However, you can change this to any pool of your choice.
- Change the default Bitcoin address to your own to ensure you receive payments directly.
Monitoring and Adjustments
- After setup, the SmartHub will display an IP address. Use this IP on a device connected to the same network to monitor your mining operation.
- You can view live hash rates, Bitcoin prices, and other relevant statistics.
- The system configuration page allows you to change pool information, adjust overclock settings, and more. Overclocking should be done with caution to avoid voiding your warranty.
- The SmartHub supports both Compact F and R909 miners, allowing for a versatile mining setup.
- Fututure upgrades will allow you to use future upgraded and higher hash rate USB miners.
- BitcoinMerch.com offers packages that include the SmartHub with Compact F miners and custom fans for an optimized setup.
- It is recommended to use the 200W power supply provided by BitcoinMerch.com for optimal performance.
- Ensure proper airflow and monitor temperatures to prevent overheating, especially when overclocking.
Thank you for choosing the GekkoScience SmartHub for your mining needs. For further assistance, comments, or to explore more products, visit BitcoinMerch.com. Stay tuned for more updates and happy mining!