VPN keeps saying 'connecting'
shelluser last edited by
I've had this happening to me too at one point: the VPN couldn't connect. In my case it turned out to be DNS related. Maybe you could check in this direction?
When in doubt you can always try to "hide" your Opera profile and try with a blank one to see if that will work. You can do that by simply renaming the profile directory and then later renaming it back.
joshl last edited by
How can I check if my IP is dynamic or not?
It must be in the computer or system specifications.
blackbird71 last edited by
If you can't find out from your provider, you can try checking things yourself. With Opera's VPN feature shut off, you can check your current IP by simply visiting a site like
https://www.whatismyip.com/. If you find that IP changes over time or after you've power-cycled your modem, you're on a dynamic IP. However, the timeframe over which a provider changes a subscriber's dynamic IP number can be extremely variable between different providers or for a given provider under different conditions, varying from "frequently" up to no change for months on end. The provider maintains a record of which IP is assigned to your hard connection, and it's up to him regarding when or under what conditions he chooses to alter the IP assignments. Dynamic IP changes occur automatically in the provider's equipment, so the user ordinarily never sees an impact when simply viewing a website directly. However, usage that may require persistent connections, such as a VPN or a server, might experience issues if the IP changes during the session.
As @leocg noted, most ISP's provide dynamic IPs, though there are wide variances in how often and under what conditions a user's specific IP is changed.
krasith last edited by
I would think this problem is related to the OS, especially if you are using Windows 10.
Windows 10 is no longer just an operating system, it is an advertising and affiliate platform, so where Google had a toolbar and then a browser, Microsoft has gone one better.
In the basic profile of a Windows 10 user there are over 200 privacy settings, some hidden.
There are apps that can lock all of these down. especially the app connector, share with that and you share with all sorts.
paypal86 last edited by
You try using a different network, such as a public Wi-Fi connection, to check if the connection error is with your current Internet service.
amadhatter last edited by
Hi there, try this, it worked for me. I installed Opera purely because of the VPN option, but like above, it just kept connecting. I use Avast Antivirus and I turned all protection off, went back to the VPN switch in Opera/settings and turned it on and it worked. Changed the country setting and turned Avast back on and it works. I like in the UK and use Virgin Media. Hope this helps.
richie225422 last edited by
Same problem.Avast blocking it.Turned off shields and it connected. No idea why this has just started happening