Step 8: Set up a Miner

Set up a Miner
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Go back to the BitMinter homepage.  Click on the “Engine Start” button.  This will download a Java Web Starter, which will download the actual program and install it.

Use this file to start the program in the future.  When it starts, you will see a program that looks like the first picture.

Set up the software by linking it to your worker created in Step 7.  “Click Settings” > “Account…”.  Beside “User Name:” use the username you created when creating the BitMinter account.  Beside “Worker Name:” and “Worker Password:” enter the worker name and worker password you created in Step 6.

If the window is small, click the button in the bottom right corner of the screen.  Then click the “Engine Start” button beside each of the devices you want to use.  For reference, I get about 65 Mhps (million hashes per second).  1000 Khps = 1 Mhps.  Test all of your devices, but you should really only bother running devices that get you 25 Mhps or above.

You will also want to change a few settings regarding automation.  I leave my computer on all day and all night.  I normally turn off the mining as soon as I get home from work (around 6:00) and have the miner start on its own at night incase I forget to start it when I’m done with my computer.

Go to Settings > Options to change these settings.  Look at the fourth picture to set it up like how I have it set up.  The picture has expainations.

Automated devices are a list of devices that you set so that you can start them on their own automatically when the software starts.  I have selected one of my devices as automated so that when the software starts, only that device starts.  See fourth picture for more details.

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