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I am unable to successfully "Buy" Ether from a faucet for Ropsten or from Kovan. Is it me or do most people have issues setting up a testnet using Ropsten and/or Kovan? Can anyone help me find a way to seamlessly process these faucets (or suggest an alternative)?

I receive this error message: {"error":"[ethjs-query] while formatting outputs from RPC '{"value":{"code":-32000,"message":"replacement transaction underpriced"}}'"}

As I repeated my efforts, Ropsten's service reported a new message that my IP address has been "greylisted for 24 hours". Kovan reported a new message "Too many requests created from this IP/limit 5/hr".

I'm using a Brave/Remix/MetaMask chain.

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That is, unfortunately, quite common nowadays.

Fortunately there are multiple faucets out there. One of the better working ones can be found at mycrypto.com, I've been told. They launched it a few months ago.

Another option, especially if you need a lot of Eth, is to simply start mining. This is valid at least in Ropsten, but unsure how the process works for non-PoW networks - it may not be so easy.

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  • Thank you Lauri. I'll try mycrypto. Cheers. – James Han Jan 8 at 19:25
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Update to all. I was finally able to get ETH and LINK tokens from the Kovan faucet by waiting out the time-imposed (6 +/- hour) restrictions on my account, and then resending the requests. I've given up on Robsten because it just doesn't seem to want to play.

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