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The following guide will get you up and running with a lightning node and walk you through opening your first channel.

Now that you’re up and running, it’s time to connect an interface so that you can use your node to make and receive payments from anywhere!

If you’re using Core Lightning (CLN) and would like a direct connection you can select one of the following options:

If you’re using LND, you can select one of the following options:

If you would like to connect to LND via Lightning Node Connect (LNC) in order to avoid using Tor, you can do so with Alby and Zeus via the Lightning Terminal service:

If you’d like to allocate only a portion of your lightning node’s liquidity to a wallet or have a wallet that can receive but not make payments, you can use LNbits - LNbits allows you to create a wallet that makes use of your node with only an alloted amount of sats and it works with both Core Lightning and LND.