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What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:17:01 AM »
What are you guys using for a router solution for, say, a 10-blade rig? I assume you can't use a Ethernet Switch, right?


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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 08:26:31 AM »
Cisco Catalyst 3500 XL 48+2 Ethernet switch i bought on e-bay for $10, and i am running currently 37 blades on it with not a single issue. Check E-bay and find a decent used ethernet switch, $1,000 new, and you can usually find them for $15 or less used and working on e-bay. and you can continue to scale to a crap ton of blades if you want.
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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 04:11:26 PM »
Thanks for the info... so you can assign each blade a separate ip using a "switch"? I know you cannot using a hub, but a switch will allow? That is the one thing I did not know...
also, can you run the switch off of a router or vice versa? I don't want to lose my wireless...

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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 05:30:26 PM »
Yes, Yes, and Yes, you just want to make sure the switch you are buying says it is a managed switch or is manageable you can then connect directly to it with your PC just as you type 192.168.x.x into your browser for access to your router and configure the switch. What most people do is plug their router ( wifi ) into the switch and assign it an IP rather than plug the switch into your WIFI. some switches even have wifi built into them. Used switches are the best option you can go with if you plan on being able to scale your mining equipment. The main reason i went with them is every time i find a good deal on a V2 ASICminer blade on Ebay i buy it and add it to one of my nodes. i can go all the way up to 48 of them, then if i add more i can plug a switch into the switch and continue to assign IP's from there. If you are thinking of going insane on adding all different kinds of machines as i have done, sometimes it pays just to set up your own mini DNS server to manage a larger home network of various different mining equipment. I use my DNS to control IP's for all of my equipment all plugged into the same 4 internet connections i have. ASIC block erupter banks of USB's, my BFL units, my CointTerra units, my blades, etc. all managed through the same switch configured to my minin DNS server.

If you get a switch and need some help getting it set up just let me know, i can walk even the most computer illiterate through it on skype. its pretty easy once you get it all plugged in. you can sometimes find a sweet deal on a server frame on Ebay as well. i picked up my 48U tower frame for like $25 plus $30 shipping and built 8U custom racks to put my backplains and boards in, it keeps everything nice and neat and clean. easy to find problems when they happen, and the DNS is good at self error correcting so i do not need to constantly monitor everything.
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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 07:14:24 PM »
Hey, thanks for the info. As much as I've worked with computers (since about 1989) one thing I've always hated is LAN and WAN... for some reason I never have any luck with it - even following instruction to the "T". I have a friend working with me on this who is a  programmer and between the two of us it took a while to get the first blade up and running.... DNS, MAC, Gateways, IPs, Ports, someone should make a good UI for Networking, haha, cause it kicks my ass.


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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 11:27:53 PM »
Just let me know if you get stuck. I retired in October from my bitcoin profits, so i got a lot of time to do nothing but mess around with electronics and stuff.
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Re: What router are you using for 10 blades or more?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 06:12:01 AM »
Congrats, that's awesome and thanks for the offer... we actually got the 2950 and pretty much just hooked it all up and away it went. Small potatoes now, six blades (~63 ghash), getting a bitgger rig ordered.... Thanks again!


Just let me know if you get stuck. I retired in October from my bitcoin profits, so i got a lot of time to do nothing but mess around with electronics and stuff.


 

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