I want to connect to rinkeby.infura testnet by using WebsocketProvider but the page remains blocked to load.

const Web3 = require('web3');


var web3 = new Web3( new Web3.providers.WebsocketProvider('wss://rinkeby.infura.io/ws'));

var subscription = web3.eth.subscribe('logs', {
    address: '0x8789497B837437632143efFb87d74F40D4EDDcFe'
}, function(error, result){
    if (!error)

// unsubscribes the subscription
subscription.unsubscribe((error, success) => {
  if (error) return console.error(error);

  console.log('Successfully unsubscribed!');

The current version of web3 is: 1.0.0-beta.34


Check if the page is accessible first. Sometimes the page itself may be down, happened for me with Ropsten

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