How to get free Ethers on Ropsten network

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If you wish to test your contract but you don’t want to waste your time with Mist and with mining ethers, here is how to get free ethers on Ropsten network.

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Step 1

Go to https://metamask.io/ and install Chrome extension.

Step 2

Once this extension installs open it. Be sure you are on Ropsten Test Net, you can see it in the left up corner. You need to create new account here, enter your password:

Follow the steps to finish account creation. Save your seed words somewhere on your laptop. This is test network so it doesn’t matter if someone steals it.

Step 3

Metamask creates an account for you but you can import your own wallet if you created it before. Be sure you are on Ropsten Test Net, you can see it in the left up corner.

Created account

Import your own account

Step 4

Buy ethers. Click on big orange BUY button, then click on big orange button ROPSTEN TEST FAUCET. It will take you to a website. There click on this green button (don’t be too greed):

Wait for few minutes and TA DA! Your fake ethers are here… Here is my temp account with 2 ethers: https://ropsten.etherscan.io/address/0x9Ade36b69f754192f0fe5a75D3EFe3a2107D95CF

Written by Dario Trbovic

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