How to setup your own Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) node with Umbrel: step-by-step guide.

Running your own Lightning Network node with Umbrel is a straightforward process that allows you to participate in the Lightning Network and transact with other nodes on the network. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up your own Lightning Network node using Umbrel:

  1. Purchase a Raspberry Pi 4 and an Umbrel OS SD card from the Umbrel website ( The Raspberry Pi 4 is a small and inexpensive computer that is capable of running the Umbrel software, and the Umbrel OS SD card contains the software and operating system needed to run Umbrel on the Raspberry Pi.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Umbrel website to set up your Raspberry Pi and install the Umbrel OS. This typically involves inserting the Umbrel OS SD card into the Raspberry Pi, connecting the Raspberry Pi to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and following the on-screen instructions to set up the device.

  3. Connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet. This can be done using an Ethernet cable or by connecting to a WiFi network.

  4. Open a web browser on a device that is connected to the same network as your Raspberry Pi.

  5. Navigate to the Umbrel dashboard by entering "http://umbrel.local" into the address bar of your web browser.

  6. Log in to the Umbrel dashboard using the default username (umbrel) and password (umbrel).

  7. On the dashboard, click on the "Lightning" tab.

  8. Click on the "Add Node" button.

  9. Choose a name for your node and select the "Custom" option.

  10. Enter your node's name and alias (this will be used to identify your node on the Lightning Network).

  11. Select the "Create Node" button to create your Lightning Network node.

  12. Wait for the node to be created. This process may take a few minutes.

  13. Once the node has been created, click on the "Connect" button to connect your node to the Lightning Network.

  14. Your node is now connected to the Lightning Network and ready to start sending and receiving payments.

  15. To view your node's activity, click on the "Overview" tab on the Lightning dashboard. This will display information about your node, including the number of open channels, the total capacity of your node, and the total balance of your node.

That's it! You now have your own Lightning Network node up and running with Umbrel. You can use this node to send and receive payments on the Lightning Network, and even open channels with other nodes to increase your node's capacity.

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