How to mine Monero using Feather
Go to the Mining tab. (If not shown, go to View → Show Mining).
Within the Mining tab, go to the Downloads tab.
Right click → Download file on the latest XMRig version for your operation system.
After the download is complete, extract the file.
Configuring Feather for mining
Within the Mining tab, go to the Settings tab.
Click Browse and navigate to the location of the XMRig executable that was downloaded in the previous step.
Run as admin/root
Running XMRig as admin/root may increase hashrate. Click Yes if you want to enable this.
Note: As of 1.0.0 this feature is not supported on Windows, yet.
Use the slider to select the number of CPU threads to mine on.
- A high number of threads may slow down your computer.
- A high number of threads may not give the optimal hashrate. Experiment with different values.
Select whether to mine to a pool or to solo mine using a local node.
If this is your first time mining Monero, we recommend using Pool mining.
Pool address (Pool mining)
Select the pool you want to mine to from the dropdown menu.
- If your pool isn’t listed, click Configure to add it manually.
Node address (Solo mining)
Enter the address of your local node. In most cases this should be
Select “Secure connection (TLS)” if you want to encrypt traffic.
Note: Not all pools support this. Check your pool’s website for more information.
Select “Connect via Tor” if you want to route all traffic to the pool or node over Tor. This may increase the rate of stale shares, which negatively impacts your payout.
Enter the address you want to mine to. Click Use primary address to fill in the current wallet’s primary address.
If your pool requires a password, enter it here.
Within the Mining tab, go to the Status tab.
Click on Start mining.
If your computer becomes slow or unresponsive, click Stop. Adjust the number of CPU threads to a lower value.
If you are have trouble getting the miner to start, please contact the Feather developers for assistance.