This is a noob question I presume. I just started with the Ethereum Wallet. No previous bitcoin experience. I have 0 ether. Can I start "playing" with the test environment ("Rinkeby" network as I understand). Do I need to buy ether for that?
RinkedBy official faucet uses 3rd party social network to prevent malicious actors.
You only need to go to this page and for example tweet the following:
Requesting faucet funds into 0x***YOU_ADDRESS***************** on the #Rinkeby #Ethereum test network.
Then, copy-paste the link of you tweet into the faucet page and select the amount of ether you want. After a few seconds, you should receive the fund.
How does this work?
This Ether faucet is running on the Rinkeby network. To prevent malicious actors from exhausting all available funds or accumulating enough Ether to mount long running spam attacks, requests are tied to common 3rd party social network accounts. Anyone having a Twitter, Google+ or Facebook account may request funds within the permitted limits.
To request funds via Twitter, make a tweet with your Ethereum address pasted into the contents (surrounding text doesn't matter). Copy-paste the tweets URL into the above input box and fire away! To request funds via Google Plus, publish a new public post with your Ethereum address embedded into the content (surrounding text doesn't matter). Copy-paste the posts URL into the above input box and fire away! To request funds via Facebook, publish a new public post with your Ethereum address embedded into the content (surrounding text doesn't matter). Copy-paste the posts URL into the above input box and fire away!
You can track the current pending requests below the input field to see how much you have to wait until your turn comes. The faucet is running invisible reCaptcha protection against bots.
step 1 : create below text with your address
Requesting faucet funds into 0x000000000000000000000000 on the #Rinkeby #Ethereum test network.
step 2 : paste into this twitter link
step 4 : now paste this twitter link in https://www.rinkeby.io/#faucet
step 5 : and click on give me ether
step 6 : check balance from https://rinkeby.etherscan.io/balancecheck-tool
If above document is not working then read this https://www.rinkeby.io/#faucet
Add a Ether from Rinkeby test Network:
Follow the steps for add a free test network - Ether to your wallet:
copy a address of your Wallet(Eather wallet/Metamask)
open this : http://rinkeby-faucet.com/
Add your address to this link.
And finally you get free Ether for your test Wallet.
Yes, for the Rinkeby net you can get them here: https://faucet.rinkeby.io/