HiveNet Client User Manual

In the following you find the HiveNet client user manual. We will continuously update this manual as necessary.

If you are having any troubles, which aren't described in the manual, or otherwise have some feedback you want to share with us, please contact us here: Feedback@HiveNet.cloud

Index:

 

Quick Guide

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 64-bit operating system

  • 4 GB-RAM

  • about 2 GB hard disk space

  • Docker application must be installed and running (comes with the HiveNet installer)

  • hardware virtualization must be activated in BIOS
    (see virtualization for details)

Step 1:

Download the HiveNet installer, which fits to your operating system

Step 2:

Run the installer file.

The installer will guide you through the setup process.

Step 3:

Choose components for installation.

You need to install both the HiveNet Client and Docker (unless you already have the most recent Docker version installed).

Step 4:

Run the installed HiveNet Client.

Step 5:

When starting the computing process for the first time, you will be directed to the settings section to enter the path of your Docker installation, which is required for the computing process to run (don’t forget to press "Save" after entering the path!).

These are the default Docker paths:

  • Windows 10:       C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\Docker.exe

  • Windows 7/8.1:  C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\docker-start.cmd

  • macOS:               /Applications/Docker.app/Contents/Resources/bin/docker

 

Handling

"Computing" section:

You can start the computing process by going to the computing section and press "Start".

When starting the computing process for the first time, you will be directed to the settings section to enter the path of your Docker installation, which is required for the computing process to run (don’t forget to press "Save" after entering the path!).

These are the default Docker paths:

  • Windows 10:       C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\Docker.exe

  • Windows 7/8.1:  C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\docker-start.cmd

  • macOS:               /Applications/Docker.app/Contents/Resources/bin/docker 

While computing is active, your HiveNet Client will receive tasks, which are performed by your computer. After a task is finished, your HiveNet client will automatically receive the next one.

You can always stop the computing process by pressing "Stop". Stopping the computing process will interrupt the task your computer is currently working on.

"Wallet" section:

In the wallet section you can find the amount of coins you have earned for finishing tasks by contributing computing power. Please note that you will only receive coins after you started the computing process and had it run long enough so that your computer could finish a task, which may take some minutes, depending on the performance of your computer. The coins you received are rewarded via the HiveNet’s blockchain to the public key which was randomly generated for you.

You can check your key on your hard disk at:

  • Windows:    C:\Users\ [Your Username] \AppData\Local\HiveNetClient.txt

  • macOS:        /Users/ [Your Username] /Library/Preferences\HiveNetClient.txt

These folders may be hidden on your computer. Therefore, you may require to set hidden folders to "visible".

"Staking" section:

The staking section is not active as of now.

"Settings" section:

The settings section can be used to adapt the client’s settings. Most importantly, it is used to set the path of your Docker installation, which is currently required for the computing process to run. Don’t forget to press "Save" after entering the path.

"Help" section:

In the help section you can find a link to the manual, to the license agreement and a button to send us your feedback.

 

Virtualization

Why is it important:

For computing of tasks with the HiveNet client, hardware virtualization must be enabled. Hardware virtualization is needed to create a secure virtual computing environment on your computer. Whether it's by default enabled or disabled depends on your computer's distributor.

How to check:

You can check if hardware virtualization is enabled in the performance tab of your Task Manager (see image).

To open your Task Manager press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then click the Task Manager option or right click the taskbar and select the Task Manager option.

How to enable:

If virtualization is disabled, you can enable it in your computer's BIOS. You can enter your BIOS by restarting your computer and following the instructions on your screen during booting. The location and exact name of hardware virtualization in your BIOS depends on your specific BIOS.

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