Many of the websites or applications you connect your wallet to require you to be using a specific network. Currently, most websites use the main Ethereum network and new connections to your wallet usually default to this network. If you'd like to switch networks or wallets, you can easily do this in two ways.
- Switching networks or wallets when first connecting to a site
- Switching networks or wallets after you're already connected
If this is your first time connecting your wallet to a website, you can follow our step by step guide on how to connect your wallet to a website:
Switching networks or wallets when first connecting to a site
After scanning the WalletConnect QR code or tapping Rainbow in the WalletConnect list, a connection prompt will appear in the Rainbow app.
- Tap on the Network section in the bottom right corner of the connection prompt to bring up a list of available Networks.
- Select the Network you want to connect with.
- Tap on the Wallet section in the bottom left corner of the connection prompt to bring up a list of available Wallets.
- Select the Wallet you want to connect with.
Switching networks or wallets after you're already connected
If you've already connected to a website and you want to go back and change your connection or wallet after the fact, you can do this from the Connection Manager screen.
- Navigate to the Discover section of the app by tapping the Discover button in the top right of the Balances page.
- Tap on the QR Scanner icon in the top right.
- Tap on the button displaying the number of existing apps connected.
- View all of your existing connections in one place.
- Tap on a Network name on the right to change it to a different Network.
- Tap on the site's name on the left to switch wallets, switch networks, or disconnect.
To learn more about Networks, check out this article on our website:
A Beginner's Guide to Layer 2 Networks | Rainbow
Up until recently, Rainbow and many other blockchain projects have only been compatible with Ethereum-the world's public decentralized ledger. Ethereum is extremely secure and highly reliable, but it isn't always well suited for speed and efficiency. Additionally, transaction costs can be quite high at times, making it unfeasible for many people to use it.