Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

VPN sporadic connection

  • @blackbird71 said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @yekcimm said in VPN sporadic connection:

    Looks like we have the Chinese to thank for blowing a hole in Opera; maybe the backdoor they put in is causing the crashes 😉

    If (note: IF) a problem exists in the Opera's VPN interfacing, it's hardly likely to be the result of Chinese interference or intrigue. The browser is still being developed by essentially the same people that worked on it before the Chinese bought the operation, and I trust the developers' personal integrity to put out word if such interference ever did occur. Most likely, the problem simply lies somewhere between or with Opera and SurfEasy.

    you do get a joke, right?

  • In ODev version works mostly fine, just one Off/On toggle.

  • @chuchkyschild said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @blackbird71 said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @yekcimm said in VPN sporadic connection:

    Looks like we have the Chinese to thank for blowing a hole in Opera; maybe the backdoor they put in is causing the crashes 😉

    If (note: IF) a problem exists in the Opera's VPN interfacing, it's hardly likely to be the result of Chinese interference or intrigue. The browser is still being developed by essentially the same people that worked on it before the Chinese bought the operation, and I trust the developers' personal integrity to put out word if such interference ever did occur. Most likely, the problem simply lies somewhere between or with Opera and SurfEasy.

    you do get a joke, right?

    Having for years been in the old Opera forum as well as in this one, simply assuming something of this kind of posting to be a 'joke' is more difficult than you may realize. Whether or not it was @yekcimm's intent to make a joke, there have been multiple other posts in these forums alleging - in all dead seriousness - Chinese browser intrigues real or imagined ever since their consortium bought Opera's browser line. And because China's Great Firewall has led many of its citizens to adopt ways like using VPNs to try to penetrate their domestic censorship at great risk to themselves, the topic is hardly a joking matter for me.

  • @blackbird71 said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @chuchkyschild said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @blackbird71 said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @yekcimm said in VPN sporadic connection:

    Looks like we have the Chinese to thank for blowing a hole in Opera; maybe the backdoor they put in is causing the crashes 😉

    If (note: IF) a problem exists in the Opera's VPN interfacing, it's hardly likely to be the result of Chinese interference or intrigue. The browser is still being developed by essentially the same people that worked on it before the Chinese bought the operation, and I trust the developers' personal integrity to put out word if such interference ever did occur. Most likely, the problem simply lies somewhere between or with Opera and SurfEasy.

    you do get a joke, right?

    Having for years been in the old Opera forum as well as in this one, simply assuming something of this kind of posting to be a 'joke' is more difficult than you may realize. Whether or not it was @yekcimm's intent to make a joke, there have been multiple other posts in these forums alleging - in all dead seriousness - Chinese browser intrigues real or imagined ever since their consortium bought Opera's browser line. And because China's Great Firewall has led many of its citizens to adopt ways like using VPNs to try to penetrate their domestic censorship at great risk to themselves, the topic is hardly a joking matter for me.

    really dude take a chill pill

  • @blackbird71 I agree with you; when a foreign, authoritarian Government becomes the controlling interest in a software App, only a fool would not be concerned for its future integrity.

  • @yekcimm said in VPN sporadic connection:

    I have found that simply closing Opera and re-openning it allows the VPN to make connection (sometimes you need to repeat a few times).

    This mirrors the behavior I'm currently experiencing.

    Once it "comes in" it works well ... but "getting there" seems to be a trial and error experience.

  • @yekcimm said in VPN sporadic connection:

    @blackbird71 I agree with you; when a foreign, authoritarian Government becomes the controlling interest in a software App, only a fool would not be concerned for its future integrity.

    only a fool would not realize that was a joke the one member made.

  • OK, let's go back on topic.

  • @chuchkyschild Only a fool would joke about security; now let's get back on topic.

    I am still experiencing sporadic VPN connections; it seems more prevalent when launching an Opera Private window.

    I would add that even when the VPN makes connection, it's sluggish (delayed in connecting).

Log in to reply