I'm not the most tech savvy guy, but I can get around if instructed properly. I downloaded the GUI wallet and when I start the Daemon, it reflects as being connected. However, when I look in the log, there is a recurring error that says "failed to connect to seed peers, continuing without seeds".

It's been two days since I sent the transaction to my wallet, and it still isn't showing up. I even tried connecting to a remote node, which did seem to sync the blockchain, but my funds still aren't showing up. When I'm connected to the remote node, I still get the "failed to connect..." error.

I've confirmed that the address is correct. Can someone help me?


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You need two things:

  • a synced daemon ("status" in monerod should show 100%; using a remote daemon should normally be fine)
  • a refreshed wallet (it'll scan the blockchain monerod downloaded/verified in order to check whether any changes in your account occured)

The seed connection error is only fatal on the first connection. If it manages to connect once to a seed, it'll learn of other peers on the Monero network, and then be able to connect to them. If this is your first connection, then a seed is needed to bootstrap. Check you have internet connectivity on the VM/machine running monerod, and check port 18080 is usable (sometimes firewalls block ports which aren't known to be needed default).

  • How can I confirm that the daemon is synced? My Network status shows as connected. Also, I tried opening monerod, I get the black screen, some script runs and then it closes down, but at some point there was some red text and looks like an error, but i don't have enough time to read it before it closes. How can I scan the blockchain?
    – Filipe
    Oct 21, 2017 at 0:07
  • Ok, i figured out that I have to exit out of the GUI to use Monerod. But, now that I can run Monerod, I still get the "failed to connect to seeds error".
    – Filipe
    Oct 21, 2017 at 0:22
  • Do I have to go into the GUI, set the remote node, save it, then exit out and run monerod? Any guidance would be super helpful. Like I said, this is my first time using this wallet and I could use some guidance.
    – Filipe
    Oct 21, 2017 at 0:49
  • You can either use a remote node, or your local one. So no to "Do I have to go into the GUI, set the remote node, save it, then exit out and run monerod?". I would (1) exit GUI, (2) run monerod. Then you'll see any errors beyond the seed messages. After running monerod, wait 20 seconds, then run "print_cn". If you have no connections, or if all show a 0000000000000000 in the second column, then you can't connect to the network and the seed problem is a real one. In that case, check firewall, etc.
    – user36303
    Oct 21, 2017 at 8:07
  • user36303, I used the "print_cn" command. I'm showing several connections listed, but the second column "Peer ID" everything shows as 0. Also, "recv" is showing as 0. State = "state_befr_handshake". Down = 0 Up = 0. I've checked the firewall and made an exception in and out for Port 18080.... What else can I do?
    – Filipe
    Oct 21, 2017 at 21:47

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