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How to connect MetaMask to the Avalanche network (AVAX)

In this How-To post, we will show you how to connect your MetaMask wallet to the Avalanche Network. It will only take you a few minutes to get everything up and running.

Step 1. Open MetaMask #

First, open your web browser and click the MetaMask extension in the top right corner.

MetaMask icon in browser bar

Step 2. Go to settings #

Click on the logo of your MetaMask account in the top right corner of your MetaMask window. Then click on ‘Settings’.

Opening MetaMask settings menu

Step 3. Go to networks #

Click ‘Network’ in the settings menu. A list will appear that contains all the networks that your MetaMask wallet can connect to. Click on ‘Add Network’ at the bottom of the networks window.

MetaMask - add network

Step 4. Add the network details #

A new window will appear. MetaMask will ask you to enter the details of the new network. You will need the following data: Network Name, New RPC, ChainID, Symbol and Block Explorer. To add the Avalanche network, enter the network details below:

• Network Name: Avalanche Network
• New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
• ChainID: 0xa86a
• Symbol: AVAX
• Block Explorer URL: Contract Chain | Avalanche Explorer

Fields for network details in MetaMask

Remember that all transactions on the Avalanche blockchain are paid with Avalanche (AVAX).

Step 5. Connect your MetaMask to the AVAX network #

Before you can use Avalanche’s DApps, you must connect your MetaMask wallet to the Avalanche network. You can do so by clicking on the current network in the top right of your MetaMask wallet. Then click on Avalanche Network.

Selecting Avalanche from dropdown menu in MetaMask

Congratulations, you have successfully connected your MetaMask to the Avalanche network! Curious about the farming options on Avalanche? Check them out on our website rugdoc.io.

Updated on August 8, 2021
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