Part 4: Set up your Obelisk
Access the Obelisk Dashboard
The Obelisk Dashboard is how you configure every setting for your device. You’ll access it for the first time much like you would a network router – by entering the IP address of the Obelisk into your internet browser’s address bar.
To find the IP address for the first time, you may need to use an IP scanner. There are lots of great, free apps for your mobile device that will allow you to scan your home network for any connected devices, and view their IP address. If the app shows multiple ‘Generic’ or ‘Unknown’ devices, just keep trying their IPs in your address bar until you see the login screen for the Obelisk Dashboard.
Once you see the login screen, use the following information:
Once you enter this info, you’ll be taken to the Obelisk Dashboard and can change settings for the device.
After your miner is plugged in, powered on in its proper configuration, and connected to Ethernet, you can proceed to the Obelisk Dashboard to configure your pool.
Ensure your Hostname reads Obelisk and that DCHP is set to Enabled.
Set your time zone, or change your Obelisk Dashboard password.
Advanced options for your Obelisk.
Configure your mining pool settings. See Example Configurations below.
Check the overall status of your Obelisk.
While you should ensure that you are entering in the correct info for your mining pool of choice, the following are some examples to help you get familiar with the data you’ll be inputting.
Example 1 – Luxor
Example 2 – SiaMining
stratum+tcp://part of the URL to connect.
A breakdown of the examples
URL: the exact path you use for the particular pool. These are static, so feel free to type them exactly as you see them here if they match your region closely enough. For example, the SiaMining example shows us-east, but you may want to use us-west if that more closely matches your geographic location. See Mining Pool Links below for more info, and more options that may better suit where you live.
User: your Siacoin or Decred mining address goes here. You’ll notice a string of numbers and letters, which is the address itself. There’s also a period (.) towards the end, followed by a worker name. This is optional, and typically used by those who have multiple miners so they can identify each device independently.
Pass: x. For pools that use a wallet address, the password is ignored. Most users place an ‘x’ here, but any character will do.
Mining Pool Links
These pools are verified to work with the v1.1.0 firmware. If your unit is still on v1.0.0, you can only use Luxor and Siamining.
Luxor: https://mining.luxor.tech/setup (use the ‘Currencies’ dropdown to switch between Siacoin and Decred nodes)
Need more help?
Email email@example.com and our dedicated support team will be ready to help.