I installed MetaMask, connected to Ropsten TestNet, clicked "Buy", then clicked "Ropsten Test Faucet". There, I clicked "request 1 ether from facuet", waited several seconds, and saw a transaction id "0xb3840f20b3c9b781347edf7e0d1b633fb60fa8a5a4808032db224e9deb33ae9a". But, clicking the link brought me to this page which says "Unable to locate Transaction entry". Indeed, even after waiting several hours and clicking several more times, my balance (as I see in MetaMask) is still 0.

I tried another faucet but it did not help - my balance in Ropsten TestNet is still 0 and I see no transactions. What am I doing wrong?

  • To be constructive, are you able to use Kovan testnet for the meantime? There might be some Ropsten testnet instability currently.
    – eth
    May 14, 2017 at 5:47
  • @eth yes, I can use Kovan. May 16, 2017 at 8:38

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The eth commenter is correct. There have been some new attacks on Ropsten, please be patient or use another test net for now.

Testrpc is great, too!

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