# Test Network
Testnet is a fully functional Waves blockchain with one key exception that Waves tokens on the test network can be created freely, so they have no value. Testnet helps developers test new versions of Waves, as well as test network operations using identical versions of the software before they are carried out on the mainnet.
# How to Join Waves Testnet
- The simplest way to join Waves testnet is by running the Docker container image as explained here.
- The other way is by following the steps described in How to Install Node article.
Note: In general, the difference between Mainnet, Testnet and Stagenet node is the config file (.conf) used.
# How to Get Waves Tokens on Testnet
Waves for Testnet can be obtained for free on the https://wavesexplorer.com/testnet/faucet website.