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Using Ethereum: The Basics
This section captures the basic ways in which a user would want to participate in the Ethereum project. First of all, to become a node in the network, you need to run an Ethereum client. Multiple implementations are listed in the section :ref:`sec:clients` which also gives you advice as to which clients to choose in various setups. :ref:`sec:connecting-to-the-network` gives you basic information about networks, connectivity troubleshooting and blockchain synchronization. Advanced network topics like setting up private chains is found in :ref:`test-networks`.