• RPC Service
  • Supported Chains
  • Ethereum
  • How to
  • Connect Wallet

This section walks you through how to connect a MetaMask wallet to Ethereum Mainnet and Testnets.

How to add Ethereum Mainnet to your wallet

This is the primary Ethereum production blockchain. Transactions on the Ethereum Mainnet occur on the blockchain and incur costs (ETH).

https://rpc.ankr.com/eth

There are default settings in MetaMask for connecting a wallet to Ethereum Mainnet. However, it is possible to add additional RPC networks. It is generally better to have multiple networks to choose from for redundancy.

  1. In MetaMask, select Add Network and add the details below.

    Make sure you include backslashes and don't add any whitespace.

ChainCustom RPC CategoryDetails
EthereumNETWORK NAME:Ankr Ethereum RPC
NEW RPC URL:https://rpc.ankr.com/eth/
CHAIN ID:1
SYMBOL:ETH
BLOCK EXPLORER URL:https://etherscan.io/
  1. Ignore the Chain ID warning and click Save.
Rinkeby RPC MetaMask

About Ethereum Testnets

For building dapps, it is important to validate contract code on a Testnet before deploying to Mainnet. Most testnets use a proof-of-authority consensus mechanism. Using Test ETH incurs no real value.

The following RPC Testnets are available:

  • Rinkeby
  • Ropsten
  • Goerli
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Be aware that Testnet faucets vary in their reliability and Testnet ETH may take a while to arrive!

Rinkeby and faucets

Rinkeby is for Geth Client users only. It uses proof-of-authority consensus.

https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_rinkeby

Rinkeby Faucets

https://faucets.chain.link/rinkeby

https://www.rinkebyfaucet.com

https://fauceth.komputing.org/

https://faucet.paradigm.xyz/ (Requires Social media posting)

https://faucet.rinkeby.io/ (Requires Social media posting)

How to add Ankr Rinkeby RPC to your wallet

There are default settings in MetaMask for connecting a wallet to Ethereum Rinkeby but it is possible to add additional RPC networks. It is generally better to have multiple networks to choose from for redundancy.

  1. In MetaMask, select Add Network and add the details below.

Make sure you include backslashes and don't add any whitespace.

ChainCustom RPC CategoryDetails
EthereumNETWORK NAME:Ankr Rinkeby RPC
NEW RPC URL:https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_rinkeby/
CHAIN ID:4
SYMBOL:RIN
BLOCK EXPLORER URL:https://rinkeby.etherscan.io/
  1. Ignore the Chain ID warning and click Save
Rinkeby RPC MetaMask

Ropsten and faucets

Ropsten is for Geth, Parity, Nethermind and Hyperledger Besu Client users. It is the only proof-of-work Testnet. It most closely resembles the current Ethereum network. It can have unpredictable block times.

https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_ropsten

Ropsten Faucets

https://faucet.paradigm.xyz/ (Requires Social media posting)

https://faucet.dimensions.network/

How to add Ankr Ropsten RPC to your wallet

There are default settings in MetaMask for connecting a wallet to Ropsten Testnet but it is possible to add additional RPC networks. It is generally better to have multiple networks to choose from for redundancy.

  1. In MetaMask, select Add Network and add the details below.

    Make sure to not add any whitespace and to include backslashes

ChainCustom RPC CategoryDetails
EthereumNETWORK NAME:Ankr Ropsten RPC
NEW RPC URL:https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_ropsten/
CHAIN ID:3
SYMBOL:ROP
BLOCK EXPLORER URL:https://ropsten.etherscan.io/
  1. Ignore the Chain ID warning and click Save
Rinkeby RPC MetaMask

Goerli and faucets

Goerli can be used with any client. It uses proof-of-authority consensus.

https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_goerli

Goerli Faucets

https://goerlifaucet.com/

How to add Ankr Goerli RPC to your wallet

There are default settings in MetaMask for connecting a wallet to Goerli Testnet but it is possible to add additional RPC networks. It is generally better to have multiple networks to choose from for redundancy.

  1. In MetaMask, select Add Network and add the details below.

    Make sure to not add any whitespace and to include backslashes

ChainCustom RPC CategoryDetails
EthereumNETWORK NAME:Ankr Goerli RPC
NEW RPC URL:https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_goerli/
CHAIN ID:5
SYMBOL:GOR
BLOCK EXPLORER URL:https://goerli.etherscan.io/
  1. Ignore the Chain ID warning and click Save
Rinkeby RPC MetaMask