I've installed the mist wallet, connected the rinkebytestnet and transferred 3ETH to myself from the faucet

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web3 is defined like so

if (typeof web3 !== 'undefined') {
    web3 = new Web3(web3.currentProvider);
} else {
    // set the provider you want from Web3.providers
    web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider(""));

setup a meteor app and trying to show the balance using web3

  var my_test_address = "0x269999b8dC883628ed7EE7aaAdD498e50C164905";
  web3.eth.getBalance(my_test_address, 'latest',
    function (err, res){

the alert shows 0

any ideas ?

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Forgot to mention that I was counting on metamask chrome extension to inject the web3 object to my project.

solved it by simply changing the network there

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