Bobcat Miner 300 Basic Troubleshooting

Bobcat Miner 300 Basic Troubleshooting

Here are some common issues that users may encounter when using their Bobcat Miner 300 and some troubleshooting tips to help solve them.

Investigating Issues

You can view the Miner’s status and other useful information on the Diagnoser page to see if your Hotspot is having problems. Finding any problems with your Hotspot can also benefit from reading our article on the meaning of LED colors. The Helium Explorer can be a great tool to gather data about your Hotspot’s activity if you need to look into problems with Proof of Coverage or data transfer activity.

Connectivity issues

One of the most common issues with the Bobcat Miner 300 is connectivity problems, which can prevent the device from communicating with the Helium network.

To troubleshoot this issue, you can try resetting Bobcat miner, checking the internet connection, or adjusting the antenna settings to optimize the signal strength.

Software glitches

Another issue that users may encounter is software glitches or bugs that can cause the device to freeze or malfunction.

To solve this problem, you can try updating the firmware to the latest version, clearing the cache and cookies, or performing a factory reset to restore the Bobcat miner 300 to its default settings.


The Bobcat 300 can generate a lot of heat during operation, which can cause the device to overheat and shut down.

To prevent this issue, you can ensure that the device is placed in a well-ventilated area with good airflow, and adjust the fan speed or cooling settings to maintain optimal temperatures.

Hardware malfunctions

In some cases, the Bobcat Miner 300 may experience hardware malfunctions or failures, such as a faulty antenna or power supply. If you suspect a hardware issue, you may need to contact the manufacturer for assistance or replace the defective component yourself if you have the necessary technical skills and equipment.

Connection errors

Occasionally, users may encounter connection errors when trying to register or activate their Bobcat Miner 300 on the Helium network. To troubleshoot this issue, you can double-check the registration information, verify that the device is properly connected to the internet, or contact the Helium support team for assistance.

Low Or No Proof of Coverage Activity

If your Hotspot is experiencing low or no proof of coverage activity, there are a few easy steps you can take to try to quickly resolve the issue:

  • Check to see if any ongoing Helium network issues are to blame for the activity lull; for more information, see our article on how to stay informed of Helium issues and changes.
  • Verify other Helium Hotspots are within RF signal range of your antenna – Hotspots not in range of any other Hotspots AKA “lone wolf” Hotspots will not have any Proof of Coverage activity because there are no other devices sending There are beacons for your device to witness, but there are no beacons for your device to witness.
  • To give your antenna the best chance of communicating with other Hotspots, make sure it is mounted correctly and in a good location.
  • Consider using an aftermarket antenna of lower or higher dBi rating depending on the terrain surrounding your Hotspot – the included stock antenna may not be ideal for every type of environment.
  • Check to make sure your hotspot’s antenna and cabling are finger-tightly attached. Your Hotspot should be turned off before removing the antenna connector and reconnecting it to check the connection. Any time antennas or cables are connected to or disconnected from the hotspot, make sure it is powered off.
  • If you’re still having problems with low or no activity, submit a ticket to us here, and an Agent will help you.

By following these troubleshooting tips, users can quickly and effectively solve common issues with their Bobcat Miner 300 and maintain optimal performance for Helium mining. It’s important to remember that some issues may require more advanced technical knowledge or professional assistance, so users should always exercise caution and seek help if needed.

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