I have restored my previous wallet with the 25 words key (stored in a different laptop). I don't want to download the whole BC in this new computer, just connect to a remote node. However no matter what option I tried, it seems that all of them lead to a full download?
I followed the instructions here for the command line client: How do I connect monero-wallet-cli to a remote node?
And the instructions here for the GUI client: https://getmonero.org/resources/user-guides/remote_node_gui.html
In the GUI, starting the daemon will start downloading the BC in ./bitmonero/lmdb something I would like to avoid due to lack of space.
Also in the GUI, if I connect to the remote node, on the lower left part the network status will change to Synchronizing. However it will start from the beginning (1.4M+ blocks). Monitoring the network traffic, it seems that it is downloading the whole BC, even if it is a remote node?
Is there a quick way to restore my wallet using my 25 words that does not imply downloading the BC (either by using my own node or a remote one)? I am a bit lost on the available options for a "light" client.