04 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.

Make sure your mobile device has its WiFi enabled and is connected to the same network as your miner.

Once you see the login screen, use the following information:

Username: admin

Password: admin

Once you enter this info, you’ll be taken to the Obelisk Dashboard and can change settings for the device.

Miner Configuration

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

Configure system settings

Configure pool settings (see ‘Example Configurations’ below)

Monitor your Obelisk

If you see dips in your monitoring activity, that is expected. There is currently code that exits the cgminer app every 30 minutes to maintain stability. Mining is automatically restarted, but it takes a bit of time to ramp up again.

Example Configurations

Make sure you change the default mining address for your Obelisk miner to an address you own.

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

URL stratum+tcp://sc-us.luxor.tech:3333

User 79cc3a0572619864e6a45b0aa8c2294db3d27151ff88ed7e066e33ee545841c13d4797297324.worker1

Pass x

Example 2 – SiaMining

URL stratum+tcp://us-east.siamining.com:3333

User 79cc3a0572619864e6a45b0aa8c2294db3d27151ff88ed7e066e33ee545841c13d4797297324.worker1

Pass x

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.

Note: Obelisk miners currently only work with Luxor and Siamining. More pools will be added in future firmware updates.

Luxor: https://mining.luxor.tech/setup (use the ‘Currencies’ dropdown to switch between Siacoin and Decred nodes)

SiaMining: https://siamining.com/help

F2pool: https://www.f2pool.com (use the dial to choose Siacoin or Decred)

Toastpool: http://toastpool.com (not currently able to mine Siacoin. This will be corrected in a future firmware update)

Need more help?

Email hello@obelisk.tech and our dedicated support team will be ready to help.

Moving on

Go back to Power on your Obelisk, or move on to Regulatory Info.


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