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IS VPN with problem now?

  • I guess as a random someone who never paid anything for Opera I have little right to complain about anything in the first place...

    However as it currently stands I can no longer use Opera with the HEAVY DOWNGRADE of VPN in Opera 50.

    Today I was forced to update Opera since "VPN is no longer Supported" and what I got was horrible.
    Instead of being able to choose specific Countries USA, Netherlands, Germany I'm now resricted to continents. That would not be that much of a problem.... But the Speed of the VPN connection is bad joke... Simple sites are loading for ages... video streaming... lol! forget that!

    (OFC... I already tried alot to fix this aka antivirus, router, third party - no use)

    The main usage of my Opera was to avoid the strict region locks I have to suffer when using streaming provider such as Crunchyroll. Sadly - that's impossible now.

    If that's not going to be fixed I'll have to look for another solution and there's little reason for me left to use Opera at all. 😕

    Just why?....

  • When using VPN I am getting very little bandwidth... maybe 1.5 meg or less.

    This just started recently. I also notice that no matter what Virtual Location I select my IP is always 77.111.245.x.

    I have experienced this on Ubuntu and IOS and also from different ISPs...

    What is happening - why is bandwidth all of a sudden so limited? Is anyone else seeing this.

  • @flyboy
    I'm going back to HOXX on FireFox. I get only 2% to 5% reduction in download speed. Oh, and they have an IP leak stopper as well!
    It's unacceptable that Opera's developers didn't test the last 2 releases thoroughly enough to spot such a flaw. Holiday or not, this is unprofessional.

  • @leocg
    Unless Opera fixes the EXTREMELY slow performance of VPN, everything else is inconsequential. No one will use a VPN at less than 2Mbps.
    As I already said, I'm now using HOXX with IP leak stopper and everything is fine at 95% to 98% of full bandwidth.
    Bring back user Country selectable VPN.

  • vpn opera 50 beta no speed Please correct !

  • @flyboy oh yeah bro. they just broke the working mechanism. there remains a current of crying. they probably do not work with vpn. so they probably do not go in here and especially do not solve the problem or return the old model. we are left with the problem on one. even a rollback will not help ((((

  • @flyboy may i ask about HOXX: is it unlimited bandwith and free if not: how is the pricing?

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

    @flyboy oh yeah bro. they just broke the working mechanism. there remains a current of crying. they probably do not work with vpn. so they probably do not go in here and especially do not solve the problem or return the old model. we are left with the problem on one. even a rollback will not help ((((

    making assumptions only makes an ass you of you. making comments like this only serves to make them not want to actually solve the vpn issue. comments like yours are best kept to ones self.

  • @acidinmyfridge edit: checked their website, looks somewhat dubious to me. pricing for premium only says from 1.99$ and nothing else.

  • @acidinmyfridge

    You can try it on a Test profile without any personal information.

  • @acidinmyfridge it is free with unlimited bandwidth, but there's not a version for Opera as far as I can see. I use it with FireFox and Chrome and it doesn't seem to impact performance too badly. It does allow WebRTC IP leaking, though, so if you're concerned about that, you'll also need an add-on for that.

  • @chuchkyschild Right you are in they broke something that was working. From what I gather, it probably done as a cost saving and/or control measure to bring the VPN services inhouse rather than outsource it. It just seems to me they either were OK with degrading the service or they didn't realize how complex and costly it was going to be to create and support a well performing VPN.

  • @cbrown72701 You seem to assume there's a single "they" involved in this. In any typical business, there are multiple "theys" within the organization, each with its own point of view and resources, with one senior-level "they" who actually balances the option tradeoffs and makes the final decision that puts things all in motion. The other "theys" then have to do the best they can, within the time/resource limitations at hand, to eventually try to make it all work. It doesn't always unfold with elegance.

  • @cbrown72701 that is not an issue, can get a chrome extension to work in Opera. with this addon.

    looking at chrome extensions which prevent IP leaking, can't find IP leak stopper, looking at this chrome extension instead.

    still not convinced of this HOXX VPN/proxy.. will research it a bit more.

  • @cbrown72701

    Search for Install Chrome Extension at Opera Addons, then you'll be able to use mostly all Chrome extensions on Opera.

    Already said. 👀

  • @blackbird71 not wanting to start a flame war or anything or pick at too many nits, especially since the bulk of what you said is correct, but "they" is a plural pronoun and was used intentionally.

  • @cbrown72701 said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    @blackbird71 not wanting to start a flame war or anything or pick at too many nits, especially since the bulk of what you said is correct, but "they" is a plural pronoun and was used intentionally.

    Understood. But "they" is often used as a collective singular to describe a company or department or organizational block which consists of multiple individuals. It's in that context that I interpreted what you wrote and in which I responded. The "they" of Opera probably didn't in totality make the decision to sell the SurfEasy operation... it was the "they" of their board of directors (or equivalent); hence the "they" of the development group may have had only limited say in the matter, but were left with the responsibility of trying to make the necessary design adjustments to the browser's VPN capability.

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