I am working on an HTML page to connect to an Ethereum wallet and initiate transactions using ethers.js. However, when I attempt to connect to the wallet by clicking the 'Connect Wallet' button, I encounter a specific error. Here's the relevant part of my code:

 <script src="https://cdn.ethers.io/lib/ethers-5.7.2.umd.min.js" type="application/javascript"></script>
    let PreSaleContract = undefined;
    let signer = undefined;
    const contractAddress = '0x3616D3D8b0fdcdA7a9069dF97508d6b5905790d6';
    const abi = []; //I have my abi pasted here
    async function connectWallet() {
      const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(window.ethereum, "sepolia");
      try {
        console.log("provider", provider);
        await provider.send("eth_requestAccounts", []);
        const accounts = await provider.listAccounts();
        signer = provider.getSigner(accounts[0]);
        console.log("signer", signer)
        PreSaleContract = new ethers.Contract(
      } catch (error) {
        console.error("Error connecting to wallet:", error);

    async function buyReflectNFT() {
      console.log(PreSaleContract, signer);
      const nftAmount = document.getElementById("numberInput").value;
      const price = await PreSaleContract.getCurrentNFTPrice();
      const buyTransaction = await PreSaleContract.getCurrentNFTPrice(nftAmount, { value: price * nftAmount });

this is html code

<button onclick="connectWallet()">Connect Wallet</button>
<button onclick="buyReflectNFT()">Buy Reflect NFT</button>

but when i click connect wallet button i get this error enter image description here

  • Can you check the output of console.log(window.ethereum)? Is it logging the proper object ? Commented Apr 23 at 22:35
  • @SYEDASADKAZMI I tried doing it, it says undefined. I even tried different browsers but still metamask is not being detected. I tried code from the official documentation too Commented Apr 24 at 10:47
  • Which of your browsers (that you tried) has MetaMask installed? Commented Apr 24 at 10:57
  • I tried both chrome and firefox. and in both cases metamask is installed and working. Working fine with React Project but not here Commented Apr 24 at 11:09

1 Answer 1


Your connectWallet() function is not implemented correctly, due to which the provider is not getting initialised. Here's how it should be done:

Connect Wallet:

const accounts = await window.ethereum.request({ method: 'eth_requestAccounts' });
console.log(`Wallet connected: ${accounts[0]}`);

Initialise provider and getting signer:

const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(window.ethereum);
const signer = provider.getSigner();

Here's a simple HTML code having connectWallet() and sendTransaction() functions, in which sendTransaction() is basically sending 0.001 ether from the connected wallet to the RECIPIENT_ADDRESS:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Connect Wallet and Send Transaction with ethers.js</title>
    <script src="https://cdn.ethers.io/lib/ethers-5.7.2.umd.min.js" type="application/javascript"></script>

    <h1>Connect Wallet and Send Transaction with ethers.js</h1>

    <button id="connectButton">Connect Wallet</button>
    <button id="sendTransactionButton" style="display: none;">Send Transaction</button>

        async function connectWallet() {
            if (window.ethereum) {
                try {
                    const accounts = await window.ethereum.request({ method: 'eth_requestAccounts' });
                    alert(`Wallet connected: ${accounts[0]}`);
                    document.getElementById('connectButton').style.display = 'none';
                    document.getElementById('sendTransactionButton').style.display = 'block';
                } catch (error) {
                    console.error('Wallet connection error:', error);
                    alert('Wallet connection error: ' + error.message);
            } else {
                alert('Please install MetaMask or another Ethereum wallet to use this feature.');

        async function sendTransaction() {
            const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(window.ethereum);
            const signer = provider.getSigner();

            try {
                // Example: Prepare a transaction
                const transaction = {
                    from: signer.address,
                    to: 'RECIPIENT_ADDRESS', // Replace with recipient address
                    value: ethers.utils.parseUnits('0.001') // Example: Send 0.001 ether (ETH/MATIC depending on the network you're connected to)
                const transferTx = await signer.sendTransaction(transaction);
                await transferTx.wait();
                alert(`Transaction successful: ${transferTx.hash}`);
            } catch (error) {
                console.error('Transaction failed:', error);
                alert('Transaction failed: ' + error.message);

        document.getElementById('connectButton').addEventListener('click', connectWallet);
        document.getElementById('sendTransactionButton').addEventListener('click', sendTransaction);

  • I copy pasted your code and when i ran it using chrome, it said "Please Intsall Metamask" Even though wallet is installed Commented Apr 28 at 16:08
  • @TalhaSajidChaudhary, I think you should uninstall your MetaMask and try reinstalling. Let me know if the problem still persists after reinstallation. Commented Apr 28 at 16:10
  • 2
    Issue is fixed, it was issue on my side. I was not running HTML code on the live server. Instead, I was opening HTML files directly on Chrome Commented Apr 29 at 10:48

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