Port 44158 serves basically the purpose of receiving receipts for your challanges. So when you launch a challange and it’s beaconead by someone, the witenesses will try to notify you they witnessed your challenge
Port Forwarding your Router
- SKY – 192.168.0.1 OR 192.168.1.0 (usually)
- Virgin – 192.168.0.1 OR 192.168.1.0 (usually)
- BT – 192.168.1.254
Add this ip address into your browser and the routers main login page will show.
The username and password is usually printed on the bottom of the router.
You may need to set a static IP address as when the Helium Miner reboots or the router restarts it may give the Helium Miner a different IP address and this may then not be port forwarded. You will see the yellow relayed button again on the dashboard of the Helium Explorer.
We recommend enabling TCP Ports 44158 in both directions in your modem. Check your Router’s manufacturing instructions on how to open ports 44158. For support and firmware updates, we will need ports 22 and 443 open Outbound.
You only need to open port 44158, the others should work as they are outbound only.
Using Virgin Media Router’s GUI was straight forward. The port check was instant, not cached. It unblocked on refresh of the check.
Go to your router by typing 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1 (Virgin, Sky & SSE) or 192.168.1.254(BT) depending on your router. Quick tip, look under your router!
Ports may take up to 1 minute to unblock. No reboot is needed.
Port forwarding a SSE Router
Port forwarding a Sky Hub
Port forwarding a Virgin HUB
Check this first.
Port forwarding a BT Router
Port forwarding an EE Router
Look for the connected device ip address and Mac address.
It shows a Helium Hotspot (Rak)
Port forwarding a TALK TALK Router
Syncing the Miner with the blockchain
The first one went online and fully synced (3 days 6 hours later). The others are close behind.
The inconsistency between the Helium coverage map website and the Helium App can be very different.
When it says its syncing on one the other may be fine, and vice versa. Wait 30 mins before doing anything.
To get the latest info make sure you fully refresh the browser and close the app
FACT 1: Yes it does go off and on quite a few times.
FACT 2: Hotspots still earn even if they are syncing. (Only after first sync)
Rak V2 Syncing Problem
I ran a diagnostic report using the Helium App v3.1.3
Remember, if your using a Rak V2, press the side button to instantly turn on Bluetooth and connect then pair and run the diagnostic.
Port Forwarding Remote Assistance Service
I can either view remotely via Windows sharing, or take over your PC and help you set this up.
You will need to have a PC and press CTRL-Q and the Windows Key to start Quick Assist.
If you are getting the relayed error on your miners page, this prevents you from earning as much as you could.
The cost for this is £100.00 per forward. (Paypal, HNT accepted).
No Forward – No Fee (SKY – VIRGIN – BT Routers)