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Mining Setup

Questions regarding device or pool setup.

  • Which worker name/password should I choose?

    Names can be arbitrary alphanumeric strings or something more personalized — it’s entirely up to you. However, we recommend that you set a different worker name for each device in order to have more e...

  • I cannot connect to Slush Pool. What’s wrong?

    If your miner is not connecting to our servers please follow these troubleshooting steps: Check if your HW supports the required hashing algorithm. Reboot your device. Double check the miner configura...

  • I cannot ping Slush Pool. What’s wrong?

    For security purposes, it is not possible to use the ping utility to test the reachability of our mining servers. When you try to ping Slush Pool’s mining servers, you will probably get a 100% packet ...

  • Which server should I connect to?

    For every coin, there are multiple URLs you can connect your mining device to. Slush Pool servers are located all around the world. For better connection and lower latency, please use one of the locat...

  • Why do I receive alerts when my miner works correctly?

    Even with a working miner, you can receive alerts if you set the minimum difficulty for a worker to a significantly higher value than recommended because its communication frequency with the pool will...

  • Which mining device do I need?

    In order to mine a particular cryptocurrency, you will need a hardware device suited to mine that cryptocurrency's mining algorithm. Depending on the coin, you will either need an ASIC miner (computer...

  • Can I use more miners with the same worker credentials?

    Yes, of course. However, we recommend that you connect each mining device to a separate workerName for efficient monitoring....

  • How to check if I'm mining?

    To check that your miner is configured correctly, you should look for the following clues: Miner is submitting shares in the mining software. For most of the miners, the submission rate should be arou...

  • Why do I see a different hash rate on my profile and on my miner?

    There is a difference between a nominal hash rate shown in the manual of your mining device and an effective hash rate shown in our system. For more information please read our Terminology section....

  • What minimum difficulty should I set?

    We recommend that you use the Vardiff algorithm (used by default). Vardiff assigns more difficult tasks to stronger miners (higher difficulty) and easier tasks to weaker miners so that the average com...