Geth is refusing to sync the last 100 blocks on the ropsten testnet, is there a way to force geth to continue syncing from the console?

  • You will have to wait, it appears to be stuck but it is processing new 'states'. – Ismael Mar 21 '18 at 5:23

Can you run in the geth console




To check if you are connected to any nodes?

Also you can check if you are currently synching to the network


You can find out the current block number with


To make sure you are connecting to a ropsten node you can try adding the bootstrap node directly

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  • I am connected to 2 other nodes according to those commands – arshbot Mar 20 '18 at 22:38
  • I've added a few more checks to do – Daniel Luca CleanUnicorn Mar 20 '18 at 22:56
  • eth.syncing returns the currentBlock, highestBlock etc.. which are off by about ~60 blocks but it seems the currentBlock is not updating while the highestBlock is. eth.getBlockNumber(console.log) returns null 0 \n undefined. Adding the boostrap node returned true but admin.peers.length and net.peerCount still return 2. – arshbot Mar 20 '18 at 23:05

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