Run the following commands:
brew tap ethereum/ethereum
brew install ethereum
Run this command to start geth on the rinkeby network:
geth --rinkeby --syncmode fast console
You should see something like the following:
Run the following to create a new account:
personal.newAccount() within the Geth CLI.
Enter a password and confirm it.
Include your address on Twitter post.
Copy and paste the url to your Twitter post into the faucet page.
Pick an amount of test Ether you want and wait 2-3 minutes for the account to be funded.
Exit out of the Rinkeby Fast console that is open.
Run the following in the CLI:
geth --rinkeby --syncmode light console
eth.getBalance(eth.accounts) within the Geth CLI.
You should see the following (corresponding with how much Ether you picked):
Error: no suitable peers available at web3.js:3143:20 at web3.js:6347:15 at web3.js:5081:36 at anonymous:1:1
Try adding a peer to your node with this command:
Congratulations! You have added test ether via the Rinkeby Faucet with an account you made with Geth!