Install (same as Bitcoin Core) and connect to public nodes:
Click 'Help' -> Debug Window -> Console - Paste
addnode "126.96.36.199:6703" "add"
addnode "188.8.131.52:6703" "add"
addnode "184.108.40.206:6703" "add"
It will download until 530,501 blocks, at which point it may need a restart to be on the 6703 port (instead of 8333). From here you should be able to begin mining (after opening port 6703).
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