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IS VPN with problem now?

  • How can the VPN be sooo much slower, it's like back on 56k.

    Some of the 'VPN' addons however do work - and speed is similar to the old Opera VPN.

    Maybe use that in the mean time? Or the Tor Button Addon...

  • @blackbird71

    As far I've read on the blogs and understood, it should not happens.

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    Maybe it's related to the current and "problematic" change.

    @moonz

    You can try toggling that option to "reset it".

  • @rudrick said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    How can the VPN be sooo much slower, it's like back on 56k.
    ...

    A lot depends on the VPN server in use, its software, and its data pipelines. Because a VPN has multiple users who are continually running traffic both ways, and because perhaps much of that traffic is video, the traffic load can be terrific if the VPN service is popular. If the server, its control software, and its pipelines aren't sufficient or fully optimized for the traffic burden, slowdowns are the typical result. If there aren't enough physical servers and data trunks to handle the load, things will bog down. Data over a given connection is broken down into discrete packets, and during overload, individual or multiple packets will be delayed - sometimes for long periods. Until the necessary packets arrive and can be properly reassembled, things simply pause or stop for brief periods. Since multiple packets are involved, the overall effect appears as "slowdown" in the apparent data rate, or even service unavailability.

  • @zalex108 said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    @blackbird71

    As far I've read on the blogs and understood, it should not happens.
    ...

    The questions are: is @moonx even using that setting; is the setting working if they are; and, as you noted, is there some other problem somehow related to the ongoing VPN issues.

  • @blackbird71

    About VPN slowliness,

    • SurfEasy had pertain to Opera - if I'm not wrong -.
    • Some months ago, they told that had to add more servers because so many users started using Opera and its VPN. - They knew about the network load -.
    • Before the SurfEasy sale, they knew that some changes should be done in case the sale went ahead.
    • They knew about their Data Center infrastructure and capabilities to allocate a new big amount of process, bandwidth, needings...

    So,
    If at this time, their DC is not enough because had no time to prepare it, ok, but tell it to the users, your users.

    Actually, this situation is worst than explain that they will need some time to organize and reach the stability and speed they offered a month ago before the business transaction.

    Since I remember, it's the second bad management of an Opera desktop big problem.

  • @blackbird71

    About @moonz VPN search bypass setting On/Off, at least in ODev it's enabled by default.

  • Well it's perhaps better that VPN isn't on Symantec servers,, just saying.

  • @zalex108 When Opera was acquired by the Chineses, it had to be split in two companies: Opera Software AS, the one that currently make the browsers named Opera and Opera ASA, that kept everything else like Surfeasy, Media Works, etc. As part of the deal with the Chineses, Opera ASA is changing its name to Otello Corporation.

    We don't know how much time the developers had to set up the new VPN infrastructure after they knew that Surfeasy servers couldn't be used anymore.
    Also, it's the holidays break and many people should be away, so any problems may take a way longer to be fixed.

  • @leocg said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    @zalex108 When Opera was acquired by the Chineses, it had to be split in two companies:

    If they work together they should cooperate with each other.

    Opera Software AS, the one that currently make the browsers named Opera and Opera ASA, that kept everything else like Surfeasy, Media Works, etc. As part of the deal with the Chineses, Opera ASA is changing its name to Otello Corporation.

    Past yesterday I've read about the changing name.

    We don't know how much time the developers had to set up the new VPN infrastructure after they knew that Surfeasy servers couldn't be used anymore.
    Also, it's the holidays break and many people should be away, so any problems may take a way longer to be fixed.

    I'm not "complaining" about the problem, I'm referring to the "disappointment" of the silence.

  • @zalex108 If you ever worked in a company, you know that employees are usually the last ones to know about employers (owners) decisions. So I guess it should have been something more of 'Ok, we just sold Surfeasy, you need to start using another VPN service until the end of the year' than a 'Hey, we are thinking of selling Surfeasy so it seems good that you start looking for a VPN service to use in Opera'.

    About the silence, probably there is no one to say something for the same reason there is no one to fix the issue.

    Also, it was never Opera's policy to do statements about any issues.

  • There was a copyright fees dispute among Youtube (Google) and local interests group in here some time ago and people were furious as for few days all content in Youtube wasn't available - and Opera spread like wildfire due to Facebook comments praising Opera's VPN - but now it's silly'n'slow - it can't be used at all.

    Getting the VPN right should be the main focus on first day. Rent pipelines and clouds. The shift is just too sudden and too much to ask, really.

  • Pushing the change to Stable was too soon. Can't the system run on Symantec's for some time?

  • @zalex108 said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    Since I remember, it's the second bad management of an Opera desktop big problem.

    I dunno - I'm still vary. Maybe after all they're roughing feathers. O has been pushing various models of monetizement across clients.

  • Hi, in the last version of Opera, when you active the VPN, you can't chose the country like USA or Germany. You can chose only Americas, Europes or Asies. Then VPN become unusual. Anybody can tell me if we have an another solution. See you soon. Thanks.

  • @rudrick Probably not, that's why stable channel got the new VPN that soon.

  • @leocg said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    @zalex108 If you ever worked in a company, you know that employees are usually the last ones to know about employers (owners) decisions. So I guess it should have been something more of 'Ok, we just sold Surfeasy, you need to start using another VPN service until the end of the year' than a 'Hey, we are thinking of selling Surfeasy so it seems good that you start looking for a VPN service to use in Opera'.

    About the silence, probably there is no one to say something for the same reason there is no one to fix the issue.

    Also, it was never Opera's policy to do statements about any issues.

    You are looking into another direction.
    My first post explains quite easily my opinion.

    I don't even blame "lastest" Opera's employees, which are making the "product", the management it's made by others.

    Despite that, those latest employees, are on the Blogs and Forums too, dealing with some users comments.
    Maybe there is a community manager which knows about those comments...

    At some point, all those reactions/comments, must be addressed to the needed department.

    A good company, recognize, face and deal with the problems, even if they cannot give a solution at the first state do not hidde on the silence.

    Also, all these bad management is detrimental for the "latest" employees.

  • @rudrick said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    I dunno - I'm still vary. Maybe after all they're roughing feathers. O has been pushing various models of monetizement across clients.

    I don't know, but good management is far of that.

  • Opera VPN does not work correctly.

    Normally I can choose a country like Netherland, US or Canada and so on.

    At the moment only the following works;

    optimal place
    Asia
    Europe
    North and Southamerica

    👻

    no country directly

    How can solve this problem so that it works correctly.
    Do you have a update or further software to let VPN work correctly again.
    Or what can I do to solve this issue...👶

    What is more, maybe it would be helpful that the mentioned continents have
    some countries to select like france, USA, argentina, singapure or so....
    Like categorie menu of sending problems...see picture...![alt text](0_1514793904186_operadddd.JPG image url)

    So see you and hope you can send a solution.🏃

    See you and a happy new year👶

  • The vpn still doesn't work in Romania.

  • When i turn to Vpn on, the internet speed is very slow nearly 40 kb...turn of it is normal? what is the problem? cant donwload or watch any video etc.

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