In previous blog, we discuss how to install parity UI and then how to connect to testnet network from that. Parity UI in background use parity client to connect to blockchain network but parity client is latest version, there may be requirement to use other version of parity client instead of using latest version.
There are two ways to work with Parity as mentioned below as discussed in last blog as well.
- Download parity client, connect with Ethereum blockchain and then install Parity UI and that Parity UI provide user interface on top of already running parity client.
- Download only Parity UI and then run that. In this case Parity UI download the latest version of parity client in the background and use that to connect with Ethereum blockchain.
We are going to focus on option 1 in this blog.
To download the parity client, you can visit the below link and download the installer.
Click on the exe file and install it.
Now next step is to connect to Ethereum network so just go to the folder where parity client is installed and run Parity file. This connect to Ethereum mainnet by default.
C:\Program Files\Parity Technologies\Parity(This may vary for you).
But in case you want to connect to other networks like Ropsten etc. then you need to specify using command prompt as mentioned below.
- Open the command prompt and drag Parity file that is there under C:\Program Files\Parity Technologies\Parity folder to command prompt.
- Run --chain=ropsten command to run in full mode and run --chain=ropsten --light to run in light mode.
Once we run this command, it start connecting to nodes and start downloading the blocks. Now you can run the Parity UI and it automatically use the parity client running.