Setting Up Antminer S5 Tutorial

This tutorial will guide you in setting up a AntMiner S5 ~1155Gh/s @ 0.51W/Gh 28nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner from Bitmain.

First, you will need an open ethernet connection for each device that you will be running. You will need to put them away from your living quarters since they are just a little bit to loud. You basement, garage or a room with a thick door should be just fine. If you don’t have a wired connection in the room, you can get a Wireless Extender.

You will need an external power supply. You can use a EVGA 650W Power Supply to power one of the AntMiners or use the EVGA 1300W Power Supply to power two AntMiners.

You will need to plug a paper clip or similar into motherboard hook up that is coming from the power supply. There is an actual electrical component that does that, but I can’t recall it’s name right now. I just use the paper clip and that works for me. For the 1300 watt power supply, only one power supply can be plugged into its own electrical circuit. If I plug two power supplies with 4 miners into same circuit (not outlet), the fuse gets tripped.

You will need to log-in to the Antminer S5. Use Advanced IP Scanner to find their IP Address on your network. The default username and password is root/root. You will need to configure them so they join a pool. F2Pool works the best for me.

After you do all of these, you should be earning bitcoins constantly! These devices have gone up in price over the last few months so you will probably be able to resell the device for close to purchase price after mining bitcoins for several months!