We ship the device completely ready to be deployed. Just let us know a little bit about your network and we’ll make sure the Helium Helper arrives ready to rock and roll.
Completely isolate your Helium Miner from the host network. The Helium Helper can help assure the security of running the miner on your (or your hosts) network.
Connect the Helium Helper to any Internet Source via an Ethernet Cable or Wirelessly Bridge it to any WIFI network. (Including Mobile Hostspots) Optionally connect the Miner to it via WIFI as well!
Getting out of the Helium Mining Business, or port forwarding is no longer required? No problem, the Helium Helper makes a great travel router to convert untrusted networks into your own secure Virtual Private Network. You can also expose ANY network service to the public internet without port forwarding!
We’ll monitor your miner to make sure the port is open and responding. Optionally we can help you configure a simple Smart Plug to remotely reboot your miner if needed.
We’ll also include instructions on how to easily connect your Android, IOS, Windows or MacOS device to the VPN Servers to take atvange of the privacy provided by military-grade AES-256 bit Encyption.
Simply connect the Helium Helper to any internet source via ethernet cable or wireless connection then plug your miner into the Helium Helper (or connect it to the Helium Helper’s wifi) and we will take care of the rest!
We ship out pre-configured GL.iNET GL-AR750 and GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext Routers but we have also tested and confirmed the following routers will work with the Helium Helper service as well:
Yes, if you purchase the device from us or are using a compatible router we would be glad to help you out if you run into any trouble.
If for some reason we are unable to get your miner out of relay you can send the Helium Helper back to us for a full refund. (this hasn’t happened yet!)
Absolutely, that’s primarily what this service was designed for. This service has been tested to work with Carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT) connections that are often provided by mobile carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and other mobile and hotspot providers.
That’s a difficult question to answer. Each miner installation is unique and there are many variables that are our of your control that effect earnings (such as neighboring miners, RF interference, HIPs, etc). One of the variables that people CAN control is their relay status.
Here is a screenshot of one of our customers that clearly shows the increase in rewards after installing the Helium Helper and getting their miner out of “Relay Status”
Yes, we have tested powering the Helium Helper via Power Over Ethernet (POE) using This Adapter. Please note that if you are not powering this adapter from a POE switch you wall also need a 48 Volt POE Injector.
Yes! If your miner offers a web based diagnostics interface via the LAN, we can make the accessible to you over the internet! Currently we have confirmed this works with the Bobcat & Nebra miners but it should work for any web based diagnostics interface.
For the time being, we can only allow this access on a “whitelist” basis, meaning you have to tell us the IP address(s) you would like to be able to access the diagnostics from.
Yes! Each Helium Helper will have it’s own dedicated public (and static) IP address assigned to it. You can have as many of them on the same network as you wish with no conflicts.
Here is a great article that describes CGNAT and how to tell if you are on a on one. If you are, don’t worry, the Helium Helper is the solution!