What is your beta setup?

A topic to get a feeling how and from where the network is build, I’ll start :smile:

Home (NL)
1 x Raspberry pi 4
1 node

Contabo (DE)
1 x VPS 100GB nvme 6GB ram
20 nodes

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Put pictures too :slight_smile: You know you want to :dragon:


Privacy. Security. Freedom

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I think you can push the boat out with a few more nodes on the Pi4! (Internet connection and router allowing of course.) I’ve run 40 on one with no problems (apart from what it did to my internet connection). Push to 5 and see how it goes?

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Aspire Notebook Intel 10thgen i5 8GB RAM, 512GB SATA Flash (2x 256GB strips)

MS WIN11

still not working as of node-launchpad 0.36… ;/
Starts the nodes but no nodes show up after going through the MS WIN11 Admin ‘yes to set up’ the nodes 5 times. (5 nodes)

I have wiped the install three times and started clean, still does not work…

I am hoping 0.37 fixes this…just downloaded it, hit the ctrl-R typed in reset and have waited a few hours per chat instructions from other OGs to see if MS WIN11 0.37 will start 5 nodes this time and display them in the UI… we will see… next step ctrl+G,

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HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 i5-6500T 2.5GHz (TurboBoost 3.1Ghz) | 16GB RAM | 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Tried to get it up and running with Win11 but had no luck even after doing a complete reset. Installed Ubantu and now purring away nicely with 20 nodes and 30 nanos :tada:

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Lenovo L520 (from 2011) with SSD and 12 gb RAM
20 nodes

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In my case Launchpad did not work at all, after 5 days of asking for help Maid, I launched using a colleague and CLI :slight_smile:

Do you have free disk space, what does Launchpad show?

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Not all of my setup, but I am not shoving you the ugly part :grinning:

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Nice! Love the HP Proliant Microservers. Got a couple of the earlier ones. One is a NAS with TrueNas and the other is an ancient install of VMware that needs to be reformatted.

What is the fan for? Just decoration? Or is there a Pi or something hiding behind it?

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Those two boxes with blue lights are cheap chinese miniPCs and they tend to run hot and throttle CPU.

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second hand used Ryzen 5600g, -350 mhz boost, -15 curve optimizer all core, 40W, system 80W
48GB ddr4 RAM
3TB - Toshiba - HDD
spare MSI B450 Tomahawk - motherboard
spare EVGA 650 supernova G2 - PSU, zero fan mode
ThermalRight - Phantom Spirit 120 - dual fan
Thermal Grizzy Carbonaut thermal pad
Ikea Kallax
Router TP-link Archer ax20, around 80 nodes with laggy internet, will be switched to MikroTik hAP ax3
Internet 250/250Mbit
Goal 200-400 nodes

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I think you need a bigger heat sink… :sweat_smile:

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They sell it as a device for homes. Let us know how easy or difficult it is to set up once you have done it.

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I mined some coin on a gtx 1060 running 100% fans next to my bed for 3 months, I’ve learned the hard way. :laughing: Cool and quiet is the way to go, undervolt not overvolt. Only thing making sound now is the hard drive.

I am scared, I hate network configuration. Going to try and find some youtube guides and chatgpt

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A little update.

Got the router yesterday and this is my first day trying to set it up. Making it connect to internet with the default settings was easy, both wifi and lan ports no problem, if your ISP gives ip using DHCP then you could choose to let it find the internet ip automatic.

But after that it becomes very difficult, example setting the router ip you need to change address but also update the dhcp server, ip pool and so on. While you have to log back into the router through the mac address.

Firewall, choosing ip’s, port forwarding, it will probably take 10 hours maybe 20. The manual is more than 1000 pages. I have found some good guides on youtube that I hope will make life a little easier. When going through the different settings in the router interface there are 20-30 or more acronyms that I have never heard of and have no idea what they are.

I give another update when I spent a few more hours, my brain needs a break now after 3-4 hours. I am still a little scared, feels like I am out on deep water but I will find a way to do what has to be done to make it work. Then there will probably be another hundreds of settings I don’t know what they do but that is fine.

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Do we have metrics of which OS are the most used? Is it something like 90% Ubuntu / 10% Windows 11 for instance ?

By the way, does a Windows 11 compatible binary is supposed to running on Windows 10 too?

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Update:

Now after about 10 hours, the most important things are working. It was difficult but with a few guides on youtube, using Mikrotik Winbox and phone software, it was ok. It was not a nightmare but a quite steep learning curve.

I did things like:
upgraded Router OS version
Changed name on router, log in name and password.
Changed router ip, updated dhcp server/pool
Set DNS addresses
Port forwarded
Changed SSH port
Configured firewall to allow SSH on the new port
Learned about the basic firewall rules
Hardened and turned of some protocols that I don’t intend to use
Added NTP client addresses for time/date

Future going to allow and add Wireguard. I can recommend getting a Mikrotik router, be prepared for a challenge, use a few youtube guides and chatgpt for help. Ping me if anyone wants links to the youtube guides I used. I also got a fire exstinguisher yesterday, so I am prepared to crank up the number of nodes. :slightly_smiling_face:

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