Setting up a Solana Compatible Ledger Wallet

How to use a hardware wallet with Solana

For those intending to use a hardware wallet, we recommend using a Ledger. You can find detailed documentation for setting up a Ledger Solana account, produced by the Solana Foundation, below:

Below we will run through the basics for preparing your Ledger wallet to be Solana compatible:

First you will need to install the Solana (SOL) app on your Ledger device. To do this you must:

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the "My Ledger" tab

  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.

  3. If asked, allow the "My Ledger" on your device.

  4. Search for the "Solana (SOL)" app in the app catalog.

  5. Click the Install button to install the app on your Ledger device.

You should download the latest version of the Solana app available

To connect your Phantom (SOL) wallet to your Ledger, open up a browser with the Phantom plugin installed.

  • Open the Solana app in your ledger device. Then go to the Phantom extension in your browser and click on the top left corner (should look like 3 horizontal lines) in the Phantom extension window.

  • From the menu, click on "Add/Connect Wallet".

It should appear as a Plus (+) symbol in the menu
  • From the options, click on "Connect Hardware Wallet".

  • A pop-up should appear from the Phantom browser extension, prompting you to connect to your plugged in Ledger device. Click on "Connect" in this window.

  • Once connected, Click on "Continue" in the browser window to prompt Phantom to search for a Solana account in your Ledger.

  • Once Phantom finds the Solana app account on your Ledger, it will prompt you that it has connected to the account. Simply click "Continue" in the browser to complete the setup.

If you have any questions regarding SOL and your hardware wallet, please read through the Ledger documentation linked above. If you still have questions, feel free to contact either Ledger support or the Render Network team through it's support channels.

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