I downloaded Bitcoin-QT for Windows 7 into:
I want to run Bitcoin in testnet mode, so I created bitcoin.conf with only the following content:
I put copies of bitcoin.conf into the following folders:
When I double clicked on the Bitcoin-QT icon to execute the following, Bitcoin-QT starts up but it does not appear to be in testnet mode.
Can anyone tell me why it does not seem to go into testnet mode?
I went to Start > cmd to get the DOS prompt. I entered the following and it worked:
Bitcoin-QT launches in testnet mode. However, it is not synchronizing with the network. At the bottom, it shows "No block source available...155 weeks behind".
I tried adding the following to bitcoin.conf and restarted bitcoin-qt.exe -testnet but it didn't make any difference.
After a few hours, it still shows "No block source available...155 weeks behind". How do I get this to synchronize?