Generally a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM should be fine. Freenet will run on smaller systems, but it uses at least 128MB of RAM, so unless the system does nothing else it will struggle in less than 512MB. However, the processor is less of a problem, people have been known to run it on 400MHz Pentium 2`s or ATOM`s, although downloads and browsing would be slow. If you know anyone running Freenet, you can improve your security and help to build a robust network by connecting to their node. First, open the Add a friend page. You and your friend should each download their „node reference“. Send the file to the other person, and add his node reference using the form at the bottom of the page. When both are added, your friend`s node should show up on the Friends page, probably as „CONNECTED“ or „BUSY“. You can set a name for your node on the config page to make it easier to see who it is. Only add nodes run by people you actually know, whether online or offline, as adding total strangers harms performance and does not improve security much (they could be the bad guys!). Alternatively, downloading the installer ( gpg signature; keyring) and then clicking on the file may work on some systems, but if there are problems we recommend the above command lines.

If wget is not installed, it can be installed with a package manager, such as sudo apt-get install wget on Debian or Ubuntu. Freenet will use a portion of your disk for storing data, you can configure this to any size from 100MB upwards, but we recommend at least 1GB. Freenet also uses disk space for your downloads. Freenet`s memory usage is approximately 256MB plus 400kB for every 2GB of datastore. You don`t have to add friends right now. If you use a „low“ or „normal“ security level Freenet will automatically connect to strangers and will work just fine. However, your (or someone else`s) government may be able to find out who you are with enough effort. Be careful! Mit dem Desktop-Client können Sie einfach und bequem Dateien von Ihrer Festplatte in Ihre Cloud hoch- und runterladen. Ihre Dateien werden stets synchronisiert, um einen aktuellen Stand auf allen Plattformen zu gewährleisten. Jetzt kostenlos für Windows und Mac herunterladen! Mit der freenet Cloud App haben Sie Ihre Dateien immer dabei. Zusätzlich können Sie mit dem integrierten Dokumentenmanagement Ihre in Papierform vorliegenden Unterlagen direkt in Ihrer Cloud einscannen. Jetzt kostenlos im iTunes oder Google Play Store herunterladen! Es nimmt dem Browser – sei es der Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome oder Opera – die Klicks auf Downloads ab und lädt die Dateien herunter.

Das hat durchaus seine Vorteile, denn bei großen Dateien werden diese in mehreren Teilstücken angefordert und können bei einem Abbruch auch wieder an der abgebrochenen Stelle wieder aufgenommen werden.