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Connect MyEtherWallet to Ledger

MyEtherWallet (MeW) is an online Ethereum wallet that supports all ERC20 tokens. ERC20 tokens are those built on the Ethereum network. MeW supports the Ledger Nano S. To learn how to connect MyEtherWallet to Ledger, please follow the instructions below.

This guide has been made using the Ledger Nano S.

Step 1.

Firstly, unlock your Ledger Nano S and open the Ethereum wallet on the device. If you’ve never installed the Ethereum app on your hardware wallet, open Ledger Live, connect and unlock your device, then in the Manager menu, search for and install the Ethereum app.

Step 2.

Once the Ethereum wallet is unlocked on the Ledger Nano S, go to the settings menu on the device and set “Contract Data” and “Browser Support” to yes (press both buttons to allow).

Please note that you will need to change these settings back to open your Ethereum wallet within the Ledger Chrome extension.

Ledger Nano S
Ledger Nano S

Step 3.

Go to the MyEtherWallet site and select “Send Ether & Tokens” and “Ledger Wallet” options as shown in the screenshot below. Once selected click “Connect to Ledger Wallet”.


If the image above looks different to MEW’s current page, don’t worry! They’ve made some beautiful design tweaks lately. As long as you choose the option to access your wallet (as opposed to creating a new one), then choose “Hardware Wallet”, and “Ledger”, you’ll end up in the right place.

Step 4.

The following pop up (or similar) will show the available wallet addresses to interact with and ask you to select a derivation path (the selected one is likely to say “m/44’/60’/0′” and either “ETH” or “Ethereum”). Leave the derivation path as is selected by default, unless you know what you are doing with this.

Select the wallet address you wish to unlock (most just select the top one but it doesn’t really matter which you choose). Finally, click “Unlock your wallet”.

This is how the classic MEW interface looked
The modern MEW interface looks more like this

If you have any issues or questions please contact us. Alternatively, the official MEW support team have a wonderful troubleshooting guide.

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