So, I use Ethereum Wallet.. I guess I’m not supposed to.

So. I know I'm about to get my ass handed to me here. But since I've been trying to make this work for 3 hours I may as well take my punches from you guys.

  • I use Ethereum Wallet; that's where I have my ETH – I don't really like web wallets and the like. And it's been clunky for years, but now it's completely non-operational…

  • I run it on Windows. (Please save your breath and mine with the 'Install Linux, Problem Solved' answers. Though I know they'll come anyways.)

So, Ethereum Wallet wants to update geth to 1.8.23. Problem is, the archive it downloads tells me that the MD5 is wrong. "Update geth manually". – Well, I can't really get it to accept a manual update. I looked into the files and it looks like the .json file still lists the MD5 from 1.8.21 for Windows x64. (All the other versions are correct.)

I restored my configuration before I tried to update and now it's running with geth 1.8.15, but not connecting to anyone.

geth is running as a process, but still, no matter what; light mode, full mode, whatever – it won't sync; right now it's in "Remote" mode, and has been "Waiting for blocks…" for an hour.

Yes, all ports are open; I've used Ethereum Wallet for years; it was just this update situation where it now has stopped working.

A new fresh install on another computer still gives the geth update error, and won't sync. So it seems its working "as designed".

I read another post here where someone said that Ethereum Wallet "not working well" is a "good thing" because of some decentralization/open source reason. Is this … actually intended behavior or something? Is my eth trapped in there now? (I know you can't really export keys from the Ethereum Wallet; I do have my passwords and backups of course but I don't think they can go into anything else.)

What am I supposed to be using these days? (Obviously not Ethereum Wallet or Mist.) If so, how am I supposed to get my ETH out of this mess?

Time for y'all to be brutal, so do your worst. It after all is the reddit crypto sub way.

Submitted April 14, 2019 at 09:23PM }
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