What is a Helium hotspot miner?
A democratized approach to 5G connectivity, Helium hotspot mining allows users to keep physical mining devices in their homes that can connect with others for a strong network. Miners receive payment in the form of Helium cryptocurrency (HNT) based on how many people they're able to connect.
Can I have more than one hotspot in my house?
If hotspots are too close (within 300 meters or so) they will end up competing for Challenges and their overall participation in Proof-of-Coverage would be impacted. It's better to have them spaced out, at least a few houses or blocks away, to broaden the network coverage.
How do I activate my Linxx miner?
You can activate the FinestraMiner via the Helium App, available on both iOS and Android. Please download the app, create an account, and follow the on-screen instructions.
How do I upgrade the Hotspot?
The upgrade is done automatically by the Hotspot and does not require manual intervention. Make sure that the Hotspot is normally connected to the network.