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Version: testnet (v0.67)

Manage networks

You'll need to import and choose a network to use your wallet to interact with Vega. This page explains the network-related commands within Vega Wallet, and how to use them.

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You can see a list of available commands by running ./vegawallet -h on MacOS and Linux, or vegawallet -h on Windows. Help is also available for every command, for example: vegawallet network -h will provide information about the network command, and vegawallet network import -h will describe importing a network.

Network URLs

You can use the following network URLs to connect to the mainnet or fairground network through your wallet:

Update networks

At times you may need to force the wallet to update the list of available networks. Below, choose between forcing an update via URL or file.

Update network from URL

Run the following --force command to update to the latest available from your chosen URL, which needs to be a TOML file. See above for links to mainnet and fairground network files.

vegawallet network import --force --from-url "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vegaprotocol/networks-internal/main/fairground/vegawallet-fairground.toml"

Update network from file

Run the following --force command to update to the latest available from your chosen file, which needs to be saved as a .TOML. See the files linked in Network URLs for the structure.

vegawallet network import --force --from-file "PATH_TO_FILE"

List networks

To see the names of the networks you've imported, run the following command:

vegawallet network list

Display network configuration

You can display the information that the wallet uses to connect to a network. This includes the API and app hosts.

You'll need to define the name of the network you want to describe. Run the following command:

vegawallet network describe --network "NETWORK_NAME"

Delete networks

If you don't want to connect to a specific network any longer, or you want to clear the configuration, you can delete that network from your computer.

Use the following command to delete a network. You'll need to include the name of the network you want to delete.

vegawallet network delete --network "NETWORK_NAME"

Connecting to stable nodes

You can change the list of data nodes in your network configuation to control how many nodes the wallet tries to connect to. The wallet connects to a data node in order to communicate with the network, and uses it to forward transactions to the consensus validator nodes.

The number of nodes that you have in the config list depends on how reliable you believe the nodes are, and how sensitive you are to the speed of your transactions being sent.

A shorter list of stable nodes will lead to the fastest transaction experience. If you think the nodes are unreliable, a longer list of nodes will provide diversity and more likelihood that the wallet will cycle through to find a connected node.

A balanced set up for one’s network configuration would be around 10 stable and trusted nodes, If any of them isn't able to connect, there are plenty of others for the wallet to connect through.

Configure the node list

To configure the node list your wallet uses, you'll need to be able to edit the .TOML file you're using. Unless you have self-hosted or cloned a network's config list, you will need to save it locally and update network from file.

See the files linked in Network URLs for the structure of the network config file.