How to connect MetaMask to any network3 min read

MetaMask is a crypto wallet that a user can use to interact with Ethereum Blockchain. It provides an easy-to-use bridge between your web browser and the Ethereum blockchain, the hosting network for many dApps. Users can store Ether or any other ERC-20 token created using the Ethereum network and then redeemed that cryptocurrency with their chosen dApp, as well as buy and store NFTs.

MetaMask is available on mobile devices as a mobile application and as a browser extension for your laptop, giving you a key vault, secure authentication, token wallet, and token exchange – everything you need to manage your digital assets. Although it is mainly used to interface with the Ethereum blockchain, you can connect it to other blockchains.

Install MetaMask

Go to the download page and install MetaMask (browser extension or mobile app). Supported browsers are Firefox, Chrome, Brave, and Edge.

After installing the browser app or plugin, you can import your wallet or create a wallet. If you are using MetaMask for the first time, create a new wallet. Be sure to copy and save the recovery phrase somewhere safe, and don’t share it. You will need the recovery phrase to access your wallet.

Here is how to connect your Metamask to other networks

Connect with Binance Smart Chain

1. Click on the menu, then on Settings

2. Scroll down and click on Networks

3. Click Add Network, add the following details, then click Save

  • Network name: Binance Smart Chain Mainnet
  • New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed1.ninicoin.io
  • String ID: 56 (if 56 doesn’t work, try 0x38)
  • Currency Symbol: BNB
  • Block Scanner URL: https://bscscan.com

After saving it, your network will automatically switch to the Binance Smart Chain Network. You can confirm this by checking the selected network name.

How to Connect with Huobi ECO Channel

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://http-mainnet.hecochain.com
  • Channel ID: 128
  • Currency symbol: HT
  • Block Explorer URL: https://hecoinfo.com

How to Connect with Matic (Polygon)

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network
  • Channel ID: 137
  • Currency symbol: MATIC
  • Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com

How to connect with Fantom Opera

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://rcopi.fantom.network
  • Channel ID: 250
  • Currency symbol: FTM
  • Block Scanner URL: https://ftmscan.com

How to connect to the Expanse Network

Network Setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://node.expanse.tech
  • Channel ID: 2
  • Currency Symbol: EXP
  • Block Explorer URL: https://expanse.tech

How to connect to the Ubiq network

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://rpc.octano.dev
  • Channel ID: 8
  • Currency Symbol: UBQ
  • Block Explorer URL: https://ubiqscan.io

How to connect with Metadium

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://api.metadium.com/prod
  • Channel ID: 11
  • Currency Symbol: META
  • Block Explorer URL: https://metadium.com

How to connect with EOS

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://api.eosargentina.io
  • Channel ID: 59
  • Currency symbol: EOS
  • Block Explorer URL: https://bloks.eosargentina.io

How to connect with GoChain

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://rpc.gochain.io
  • Channel ID: 60
  • Currency symbol: IR
  • Block Explorer URL: https://explorer.gochain.io

How to connect with IoTeX

Network setup:

  • Network name: you can name them whatever you want
  • New RPC URL: https://babel-api.mainnet.iotex.io
  • Channel ID: 4689
  • Currency Symbol: IOTX
  • Block Explorer URL: https://iotex.io

Final words

MetaMask does not verify custom networks. You are responsible for verifying all custom networks added to MetaMask. Make sure you trust your network provider. A malicious network provider can lie about the state of the blockchain, suspend transactions, and log network activity and IP address.