I am getting: "No etherbase set and no accounts found as default"

when trying to sync my node using:

geth --testnet --rpc --rpcapi db,eth,net,web3,personal --cache=1024 --rpcport 8545 --rpcaddr 127.0.0.1 --rpccorsdomain "*"

Then my node starts but seem to be a local instance not connected to the testnet:

WARN [09-29|09:28:24] No etherbase set and no accounts found as default
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Starting peer-to-peer node               instance=Geth/v1.7.3-stable-4bb3c89d/windows-amd64/go1.9
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Allocated cache and file handles         database=C:\\Users\\jc\\AppData\\Roaming\\Ethereum\\testnet\\geth\\chaindata cache=1024 handles=1024
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Writing custom genesis block
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Initialised chain configuration          config="{ChainID: 3 Homestead: 0 DAO: <nil> DAOSupport: true EIP150: 0 EIP155: 10 EIP158: 10 Byzantium: 1700000 Engine: ethash}"
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Disk storage enabled for ethash caches   dir=C:\\Users\\jc\\AppData\\Roaming\\Ethereum\\testnet\\geth\\ethash count=3
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Disk storage enabled for ethash DAGs     dir=C:\\Users\\jc\\AppData\\Ethash                                   count=2
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Initialising Ethereum protocol           versions="[63 62]" network=3
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Loaded most recent local header          number=0 hash=419410…ca3a2d td=1048576
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Loaded most recent local full block      number=0 hash=419410…ca3a2d td=1048576
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Loaded most recent local fast block      number=0 hash=419410…ca3a2d td=1048576
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Regenerated local transaction journal    transactions=0 accounts=0
INFO [09-29|09:28:24] Starting P2P networking
INFO [09-29|09:28:26] UDP listener up                          self=enode://e256e2a241f56a0f65d873894f162711893714e5d21e83994c7f742542023cd5ce2cfc4216434b02534c49ab31c57f7278c4f0100951a0d6645504ef455940d7@[::]:30303
INFO [09-29|09:28:26] RLPx listener up                         self=enode://e256e2a241f56a0f65d873894f162711893714e5d21e83994c7f742542023cd5ce2cfc4216434b02534c49ab31c57f7278c4f0100951a0d6645504ef455940d7@[::]:30303
INFO [09-29|09:28:26] IPC endpoint opened: \\.\pipe\geth.ipc
INFO [09-29|09:28:26] HTTP endpoint opened: http://127.0.0.1:8545

Any idea how to solve this error message?

Thanks! Juan

"No etherbase set and no accounts found as default" doesn't look like an error, it is warning based on the log. In order to fix it you need it create account geth --datadir=/wherever account new, but most probably it will not fix problem with synchronization. It looks like the client can't find peers for some reason, in can be connection problem or firewall.

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