I am following a course. I have loaded Geth and started it with the following

>"c:\program files\geth\geth" --testnet --syncmode fast --rpc --rpcapi db,eth,net,web3,personal --cache=1024 --rpcport 8545 --rpcaddr --rpccorsdomain "*" --bootnodes "enode://20c9ad97c081d63397d7b685a412227a40e23c8bdc6688c6f37e97cfbc22d2b4d1db1510d8f61e6a8866ad7f0e17c02b14182d37ea7c3c8b9c2683aeb6b733a1@,enode://6ce05930c72abc632c58e2e4324f7c7ea478cec0ed4fa2528982cf34483094e9cbc9216e7aa349691242576d552a2a56aaeae426c5303ded677ce455ba1acd9d@"

Truffle is loaded and by executing

truffle(default)> web3.personal.newAccount('password')

I get back



truffle(default)> web3.eth.getBalance('0x2fd8e5528d094dae7d068ff55587ea5b465a997f')


{ [String: '0'] s: 1, e: 0, c: [ 0 ] }

Ethers was requested at


using the '0x2fd8e5528d094dae7d068ff55587ea5b465a997f' code but executing getBalance(..) doesn't show any change. How do I get Ethers into that account?

EDIT: Syncing has been running for 1 day now. I have checked the sync using this comment. The current results are

  currentBlock: 2659248,
  highestBlock: 2659378,
  knownStates: 10005763,
  pulledStates: 9998706,
  startingBlock: 3136

A new request for Ethers can be seen here.


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When did you request the ether on the faucet?

https://ropsten.etherscan.io/address/0x95a94979d86d9c32d1d2ab5ace2dcc8d1b446fa1 Does not show any recent transaction.

Probably the faucet is empty for now and you should try another one.

  • Unfortunately I didn't record the transaction ID from the first attempt. I have done it again transaction But I still don't see anything in the getBalance. How long should I be waiting?
    – CarbonMan
    Feb 15, 2018 at 22:02

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