Guide for Windows

Setting up Hydra on Windows OS

Step 1 - Download

Select the latest wallet version from the link below:
Here you will find wallets for different types of operating systems. For Windows there are two versions - one for 32 bit and for 64 bit systems. Please select the one matching your device and download.
For this installation, you only need the relevant .exe file for your computer. There is no need to download the .zip files.

Step 2 - Install

Once you have downloaded the installation file, simply click to run it. Windows may ask you for additional confirmation, because it can't verify the security of the app. By clicking 'more info' you can choose the option to run anyway and proceed.

Step 3 - Run

Start the Hydra wallet from the Windows start menu. You can search for it by keyword "HYDRA" and click on the Mainnet version. If you want to connect to testnet (port 13333 should be open) you can start the version of hydra with testnet in the name. Once you run the application, the wallet will automatically start synchronizing with the network and start downloading the chain. This may take a while, depending on your connection quality.
Make sure to run the mainnet version of the wallet, which should appear when you search for "Hydra" on windows. Otherwise you may be connecting to the testnet.
The node runs on port 3338 for mainnet and 13333 for testnet. You may need to open the port on the router and operating system. Please see your routers documentation for port forwarding and for the windows OS please see the section Adjusting the firewall.

✅ You can now proceed with Setting up staking

The Mainnet Explorer can be viewed at: