I have installed the Ethereum Wallet, Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-11-1 (zip file), as described in the book. When I start up Ethereum Wallet (testnet Ropsten, syncmode “light”) the wallet seems to load forever.

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In the logfile main I find the following entries:

[2020-10-22T15:54:23.278] [INFO] Settings - Running in production mode: true
[2020-10-22T15:54:23.387] [INFO] main - Starting in Wallet mode
[2020-10-22T15:54:23.413] [INFO] Db - Loading db: C:\Users\nicob\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum Wallet\mist.lokidb
[2020-10-22T15:54:23.432] [INFO] Windows - Creating commonly-used windows
[2020-10-22T15:54:23.433] [INFO] Windows - Create secondary window: loading, owner: notset
[2020-10-22T15:54:23.519] [INFO] updateChecker - Check for update...
[2020-10-22T15:54:26.594] [INFO] Sockets/node-ipc - Connect to {"path":"\\\\.\\pipe\\geth.ipc"}
[2020-10-22T15:54:27.676] [INFO] Windows - Create primary window: main, owner: notset
[2020-10-22T15:54:27.698] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Initializing...
[2020-10-22T15:54:27.698] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking for new client binaries config from: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ethereum/mist/master/clientBinaries.json
[2020-10-22T15:54:27.712] [INFO] main - Loading Interface at file://C:\Users\nicob\ethereum\Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-11-1 (1)\resources\app.asar/interface/wallet/index.html
[2020-10-22T15:54:27.796] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms...
[2020-10-22T15:54:28.797] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.141] [WARN] EthereumNodeRemote - Error from ws:  Error: Unexpected server response: 403
    at ClientRequest.req.on (C:\Users\nicob\ethereum\Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-11-1 (1)\resources\app.asar\node_modules\ws\lib\websocket.js:542:5)
    at emitOne (events.js:115:13)
    at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:210:7)
    at HTTPParser.parserOnIncomingClient [as onIncoming] (_http_client.js:565:21)
    at HTTPParser.parserOnHeadersComplete (_http_common.js:116:23)
    at TLSSocket.socketOnData (_http_client.js:454:20)
    at emitOne (events.js:115:13)
    at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:210:7)
    at addChunk (_stream_readable.js:252:12)
    at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:239:11)
    at TLSSocket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:197:10)
    at TLSWrap.onread (net.js:589:20)
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.148] [WARN] EthereumNodeRemote - Remote WebSocket connection closed (code: 1006). Reopening connection...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.394] [INFO] updateChecker - App is up-to-date.
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.396] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - No "skippedNodeVersion.json" found.
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.397] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Initializing...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.397] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Resolving platform...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.398] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Calculating possible clients...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.399] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - 1 possible clients.
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.399] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Verifying status of all 1 possible clients...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.400] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Verify Geth status ...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.618] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking for Geth sanity check ...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.618] [INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking sanity for Geth ...
[2020-10-22T15:54:29.799] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms...
[2020-10-22T15:54:30.597] [INFO] (ui: popupWindow) - Meteor starting up...
[2020-10-22T15:54:30.788] [ERROR] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed (3000ms elapsed)
[2020-10-22T15:54:32.420] [INFO] (ui: popupWindow) - Meteor starting up...
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.894] [INFO] Sockets/node-ipc - Connect to {"path":"\\\\.\\pipe\\geth.ipc"}
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.897] [INFO] Sockets/node-ipc - Connected!
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.900] [INFO] Sockets/3 - Connect to {"path":"\\\\.\\pipe\\geth.ipc"}
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.901] [INFO] Sockets/2 - Connect to {"path":"\\\\.\\pipe\\geth.ipc"}
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.903] [INFO] Sockets/3 - Connected!
[2020-10-22T15:54:33.904] [INFO] Sockets/2 - Connected!

Does anyone have a clue what the problem could be?


The Ethereum Wallet you are using is the Mist application. The work on this application ended on March 22, 2019.

The error you are seeing is probably due to the fact that the application has not been updated with the latest Ethereum changes.


I dont have a picture..but you can try ..NODE.js-.

And possibly attempt swiching networks in combination with .ipfs.

  • Could you clarify what you mean by trying Node.js, and how ipfs is relevant to the conversation? Oct 25 '20 at 14:31

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