I have setup the metamask plugin on my browser successfully. Now i need some test ethers to test the things. I tried to get some from here : http://faucet.ropsten.be:3001/ and https://faucet.metamask.io/
But i am not getting ethers in my account. Can somebody help me out? Thanks in advance

  • faucet.metamask.io works fine for me. It can take a few minutes to reflect some times. Can you post the transaction ID for the faucet request? Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 9:21
  • tx id : 0xa644c530c5f84e03b87649d29ee743fb8bc27b3414615354898d523f7282df4d
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 11:36
  • Looks like the transactions wasn't submitted to the chain. ropsten.etherscan.io/tx/…. For some reason the hash you provided has a ZWSP character before the last '8'. Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 12:29
  • I'm seeing that my test transactions also show similar behavior on the faucet. It could be the web app as ropsten health looks a-okay. status.infura.io/2252199 Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 12:30
  • can you send me some please on ropsten :) 0xd74Ac5C91eeb934AA900e866c147FB6D0f00C113 Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 5:44

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Meanwhile the search for right faucet is on, you can always start mining on the testnet. I received around 15 test-Eths in about 8 hours - was enough to get started.

  • In your Ethereum wallet, ensure you are on testnet (Develop -> Network should be testnet) Start mining by Develop -> Network -> Start mining.

  • In console, geth --testnet --mine is the way to do

  • My address : 0x7F75E578b4c55a9f5c01eb7380149Ed5e33987C8
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 6:13
  • Please let me know when you transfer the test ethers @Manganese
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 7:06
  • Done, I am not sure community here will appreciate test-ETH transaction msgs here. Hence, editing that option out. Confirm when you got it. Tx
    – Manganese
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 17:32

Ropsten (and the faucet) has been having issues on and off recently. https://twitter.com/search?q=ropsten%20faucet. You can give Rinkeby a try. https://www.rinkeby.io/

Metamask supports rinkeby out-of-the-box.


use https://faucet.metamask.io/ it is the better. Note: when you ask ethers from the faucet wait a few minutes. i was sent few ethers to the address in this post

  • I am waiting since last 7 days. @TahaBA Do you mean that you have sent any test ethers on Nicolas account?
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 10:33
  • Can you send some me too? My address : 0x7F75E578b4c55a9f5c01eb7380149Ed5e33987C8
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 10:40
  • you did have 12 ethers ropsten.etherscan.io/address/…
    – TahaBA
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 18:28
  • Yeah, sent by Manganese. Thanks for your words. One of my friend have also started working on ethereum, he also needs some test ether. If you can then the address is 0x7824A9aed0AB8844AE85Fc10a457ee768F2c4061
    – Aniket
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 6:35
  • Done for your friend
    – TahaBA
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 8:36

I would suggest to use the official Ethereum Wallet I have faced similar issue with zero ether in wallet. I did following things

  1. Switch to RopSten Test Network.
  2. Once you switch you will see more option in Develop menu. This option would be of Start Mining. Select it.
  3. Within few minutes you will see the ethers in your account.

I found this way much faster than any of the faucets. Some faucets required me to share data on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ etc.

I have earned 375 ether which mining which I can use for learning/deploying new contracts.

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