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Networking Alternatives (Wireless, Static IP, etc)

  • Staff

    PiMP will pull an address from the router using DHCP by default. It is recommended to have a wired ethernet connection for the best mining performance. Wireless support exists, you will have to read up on how to configure it. Also, we have added some example content in the /etc/network/interfaces file to help those users who would like to set their own static IP, etc.

    UPDATE! Check out this video from PiMP OS Support Team's very own DocDrydenn on how to set static IP!

    Youtube Video

  • Staff

    For more details on wifi setup see here: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/780/support-for-wifi-pci-card

  • how do you set a static ip?

  • Staff

    Edit the file /etc/network/interfaces. You will need to provide the following information:

    • Static declaration as iface <interface> inet static
    • Static IP address as address <ip address>
    • Network Gateway as gateway <gateway ip>
    • Netmask / subnet as netmask <netmask ip>
    • Broadcast address as broadcast <broadcast ip>
    • DNS nameservers as dns-nameservers <dns ip>

    When you edit the file, you will find lots of comments to guide you. Read them carefully, they are there to help.

    Jump to the end, and add a stanza for your network. As an example:

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static

    You can then simply reboot, or use the system service daemon to restart the network interfaces:

    systemctl restart network-manager.service
    systemctl restart networking.service
    systemctl restart resolvconf.service

    You can use ifconfig to double check the IP settings:

    [/etc/network]:# ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b0:6e:bf:5c:62:9b  
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::b26e:bfff:fe5c:629b/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:164541 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:18415 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:17523916 (17.5 MB)  TX bytes:2334343 (2.3 MB)

  • Staff

    @jmh said in Networking Alternatives (Wireless, Static IP, etc):

    how do you set a static ip?

    Check out the new video added to the original post!

  • Where can I find the steps to configure wireless connectivity?

  • Staff

    @odolea said in Networking Alternatives (Wireless, Static IP, etc):

    Where can I find the steps to configure wireless connectivity?

    Hi odolea, thanks for your post. Wireless connection is not recommended for mining because it commonly results in a loss of hashrate/performance. It is especially difficult to validate a pimpkey using wireless.

    That being said, here are instructions for customizing your network settings: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/4811/how-to-configure-network-on-pimp-2-8-x-and-above-using-netplan


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