• BlokforgeBecca
    December 20, 2017 at 11:46 am #1495

    The Avalon 821 requires the use of an Avalon Controller.
    Currently we are working on confirming if the current Blokforge controllers will work with both the previous models and future models and if they will require a firmware update.

    This information will be sent out via newsletter as well as updated here once we have confirmed.

    s.snider21
    December 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm #1612

    Can’t wait for this miner to be released! I hope I am able to get one this time. Wasn’t able to get a 741…

    bt
    January 3, 2018 at 10:56 am #1637

    Please update with your findings. Will it require a flash of the older controller or another means of updating. We’re getting closer to the release of the 8 series miners. I can’t wait!!!

    chevar
    January 11, 2018 at 11:04 pm #1741

    There’s nothing official on the Canaan support page yet, and I have no idea if the blokforge folks have heard back yet..

    However, if you go to the avalon MM firmware download location, and go back two folders there is an 821 folder, and an openwrt file available for the Pi 1-3.
    here’s the link https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon821/openwrt/20171216/

    If it turns out the old MM firmware doesn’t work with the 821’s that would be the place to look first.

    BlokforgeBecca
    January 12, 2018 at 9:47 am #1747

    Thank you for that info!! We still are waiting on confirmation from Canaan

    bt
    January 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm #1756

    Chevar and BlokforgeBecca, thank you both for the prompt replies! I will give the flash a try in the morning and will report my findings. Good luck this evening!

    BlokforgeBecca
    January 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm #1851

    Keep us all updated, trying to get the info out to you all as quickly as possible. Thank you

    lotus
    January 17, 2018 at 8:26 am #1869

    Glad there is another thread on this. I am looking to use a 741 Controller I just bought for the 821s

    Since I just got it last week perhaps I should just return exchange it for the Avalon Controller?

    BlokforgeBecca
    January 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm #1885

    I don’t believe the controllers themselves are specific to a miner, it’s the firmware that may be.

    BlokforgeBecca
    January 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm #2059

    Confirmed, here is the link Chevar shared to the firmware update for the avalon controller for the 821’s…looks like you’ll need one controller for the 741 with the older firmware and then a separate controller with the new firmware to run the 821’s.

    Canaan on their website recommends to run a controller for each type of avalon product.

    https://github.com/Canaan-Creative/avalon8-docs/wiki/AvalonMiner-821-firmware-downloads

    Didley1jt
    April 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm #3031

    Nevermind. Up and Running!

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