Congratulations on your Element purchase!
1. From your Element account dashboard select the Nodes tab.
2. Next, set up your computer or VPS. You will need 1 instance of a computer or VPS for each Smart Node purchased and/or 1 instance of a computer or VPS for every 100 Lite Nodes purchased. Click on the Set Up Nodes button. This article will walk you through the node setup step by step.
**Note: You need to download the node software for each license OR set up a VPS. For example, if you own 1 smart node license and download the node software for your computer and ALSO set up the smart node on a VPS, your node dashboard will incorrectly show that 2 nodes are online and your strength will be reduced to 50%. To correct this, you will need to either uninstall the VPS or uninstall the node software on your computer.
3. Validate that your setup is correct by clicking on Nodes tab within your dashboard. The display will show that the number of Smart Node licenses should update to one out of one online or 1/1 and the same with Lite Nodes. Total active nodes will show how many nodes are currently online, not the total number of licenses.
For example, if you purchased 2 Smart Nodes and 10 Lite Nodes, your display should show 3 Nodes Online.