I'm having trouble opening channels with other people, or people are having trouble opening channels with me.

If incoming or outbound channel requests are not establishing properly, you may need to enable Tor, or set up port forwarding.


Instructions for enabling Tor can be found here. If you enable Tor, you do not need to set up port forwarding. 


If you do not want to enable Tor, instructions for setting up port forwarding can be found here.


If you've already set up port forwarding, and you're still having trouble opening channels with other people, make sure that you manually opened ports 8333 and 9735 in your router settings. You can verify that the ports are open using canyouseeme.org.


You should also check your connection code settings to make sure your current IP address matches what's in the code. Sometimes IPs can change, and occasionally this change is not reflected in your node's dashboard.


Once again, you can circumvent dynamic IP issues and setting up port forwarding by enabling Tor on your node.

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