To use a custom remote node, your wallet must be in advanced mode. Simple mode and Simple mode (bootstrap) don't support this feature.
To check if your wallet is in advanced mode, go to
Info and see
If your wallet is not in Advanced mode, you will have to change it to Advanced mode (see next step).
If your wallet is already in Advanced mode, you can skip the next step.
If your wallet is open, you need to close it first. Go to
Close this wallet
The main menu (
Welcome to Monero screen) will open. At the bottom left, click on
Change wallet mode button, and on the next page select
Advanced mode. Next, open your wallet file again.
First, you will need to find a public remote node to connect to. The website moneroworld.com has some great resources for finding nodes. One of the easiest methods would be to use a public remote node run by moneroworld, but they have a tool for finding random nodes too.
When opening your wallet, a pop up will appear with the option
Use custom settings. Click on it, and you will be sent to
If you don't see this pop up, go to
On this page select
Address you should fill the address of the remote node that you want to connect to. This address might look like
node.moneroworld.com or it could look like any IP address.
Port you should fill the port of the remote node. If a remote node is listed as
node.moneroworld.com:18089, the address is
node.moneroworld.com and the port is
18089. The default port is
18081, but it can vary depending on the node you are connecting to.
If your remote node requires authentication, you can enter a username in
Daemon username and a password in
Finally, click on
Connect button and wait for your wallet to connect.