Can anyone answer how to access Web3Provider from ethers?


import {ethers} from 'ethers';

const { ethereum } = window as any;

const getEthereumContract = () => {

    const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(ethereum);
    const signer = provider.getSigner();
    const { Contract } = ethers;

    const contract = new Contract(contractAddress, contractABI, signer);



    "resource": "/home/yana/Desktop/projects/crypto/client/src/context/TransactionContext.tsx",
    "owner": "typescript",
    "code": "2339",
    "severity": 8,
    "message": "Property 'providers' does not exist on type 'typeof import(\"/home/yana/Desktop/projects/crypto/client/node_modules/ethers/lib.esm/ethers\")'.",
    "source": "ts",
    "startLineNumber": 14,
    "startColumn": 33,
    "endLineNumber": 14,
    "endColumn": 42

The reason is providers doesn't exits on ethers. I am unable to locate the reason as everywhere I had searched the code is right. Also I want to inform I am using TypeScript for my project but the things should work the same way as in JavaScript

  • Yana, can you share the full code of the file?
    – Mila A
    Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 10:48
  • 1
    Does this helo you: stackoverflow.com/a/75864189/16139934?
    – Mila A
    Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 10:49
  • 1
    Yes, it did thanks
    – Yana Gupta
    Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 12:35
  • 2
    @MilaA or Yana, feel free to post the answer. Thanks
    – eth
    Commented Jul 1, 2023 at 1:15

1 Answer 1


In ethers v6 there are some changes. You can not use Web3Provider in version 6, if you want to use Web3Provider you have to use version 5 of ethers library. And if you want to stick to the version 6 of ethers then you can use ethers.BrowserProvider. For e.g.

const { ethereum } = window as any;
const provider = new ethers.BrowserProvider(ethereum);

For more information you can check ethers v6 docs

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