FEB 24, 2022

Browan Merry IoT New Fast Sync Capability

Some Browan MerryIoT Helium Hotspot customers have reported slow sync times. Good news; Browan is pushing updates consistently and recent upgrades have included FASTSYNC capability, SD card features (via web interface), and LoRa radio improvements. However, if you find your miner is stuck at a certain block height for more than 72hrs, CalChip worked with Browan to create the tutorial below to execute a manual resync. **Please note, to perform this guide, you must be on the same local network as the MerryIoT Miner. Here’s what to do:

1. Identify the IP address assigned to your MerryIoT hotspot miner

You can do this with an IP scanner tool (such as “FING” on the iOS app store), or using your home router’s software. Once you’ve identified the IP address copy it or write it down. For example, mine was

2. Navigate to your MerryIoT’s Web GUI

Using a PC or mobile device on the same local network the Miner is on, open a browser and type https://[your_IP_address] into the address bar. For example,

3. Check status and update your software 

You should now see your hotspot miner’s software, where you can:

a. Check for updates

b. Upgrade your miner to the latest firmware

c. Confirm the docker container is “Running” 

d. “Reset” the miner if necessary