Install and configure the user wallet
Welcome to the BeeNode Wallet. Today we'll be talking about how to install a wallet on your computer and configure the basic settings. You can download the BeeNode Wallet from our website beenode.org. Run the BeeNode file. When running it for the first time, a dialog box will appear prompting you to select a folder where the wallet will be installed or you can leave the default folder. Make sure your computer has enough free disk space to install the BeeNode wallet. After selecting a folder, click OK. The wallet will start installing on your computer. After BeeNode wallet has been installed, the program will automatically open. First, the wallet must synchronize with the Bitcoin network. Wait till the “out of sync” red labels disappear. By default, the Beenode wallet is ready for use. Now let’s make additional settings. In the top menu, click "Settings" and then "Options". In the window that opens, select "Network" and check the box "Map port using UPnP". Click the OK button. You should encrypt your wallet in order to further secure the funds in your BeeNode wallet. To do this, go to the top menu and click “Settings”. Select “Encrypt Wallet”. In the window that opens, enter a passphrase and re-enter it for confirmation. Click OK. In the pop-up window that appears, click Yes. Wait for the wallet to encrypt. Always remember your password! If you lose or forget it, you will not be able to access your wallet and all the coins in it. After the wallet has been encrypted, a window will pop up reminding you that if you have previously made any backup copies of your wallet before encryption, you need to replace them with the newly generated encrypted wallet file. Click OK. The wallet closes. Open the BeeNode wallet again. A closed padlock icon will appear in the lower right corner. When you hover on it, you will see that the wallet is encrypted and locked. This means that no one except you will be able to send coins from this wallet. To send coins, go to “Settings”, select “Unlock Wallet" and enter your passphrase you specified when encrypting. Click OK. At the bottom right, the padlock sign is now open. When you hover, you will see that the wallet is encrypted and unlocked. Now you can send coins from this wallet. After that, don't forget to backup your wallet. Go to “File”, click “Backup Wallet”. Then select the folder where you want to save the wallet. In the file name, enter, for example, “a copy of WalletDat_ today’s date” then save. A message appears indicating that the backup has been successfully saved. Pay attention to a very important file called Wallet Dat. The file is now stored in the folder where your wallet is installed. That’s the folder you indicated during installation. This file contains all details about your coins and transactions. If you lose or damage Wallet Dat, then it will be almost impossible to recover information about the coins that were in your wallet at that time. That is why you should back up your wallet more often and store the backup copies in a safe and secure place. These are all the basic settings that need to be made when opening your BeeNode wallet for the first time. Have a pleasant experience using your wallet!