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IS VPN with problem now?

  • I call it by name: VPN-functionality is unusable since days. when will it be fixed?
    (@opera-team: don't promote it when it does not work) ☹

  • The old VPN worked fairly well but the new VPN is very slow. New VPN offers only Americas, Europe and Optimal Location and when I check my IP, Norway comes up for on all three places! The old VPN offered 5 or 6 choices and checking your IP reflected those different regions.

    Sure it is nice Opera's VPN is free but it worked faster before, not now.

  • Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I still think Opera VPN, offered as it is, should be available more than some of the time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Also, when it is working, is there a way to make it apply to all my connections, not only Opera? I have tried copying the at the time current IP address to my Windows Internet settings, but that does not always work; sometimes it prevents connectivity, and the address changes with each start of Opera. VPN that applies to the entire socket layer would be much more useful and secure. Thanks for your time and effort.

  • @alanchippy

    Given up and purchased a 3 year membership of NordVPN for $99. Works great

  • @gridsleep345 said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I still think Opera VPN, offered as it is, should be available more than some of the time.

    Agree. Don't need VPN all the time but it's a nice option to have and it's free. I see today Opera offered an Asia choice. Tried it and when doing an IP check Asia IP's out as Sweden and slower than the other 3 choices. The other 3 choices America, Europe and Optimal location still all come up as Norway when you do an IP check on them.

  • Looks like...since adding "Asia".......stability has reduced....setting a stream speed cap helped stability but it was terrible for video. (480p at most, still needs to be paused a lot)
    Reducing the stream speed cap further will only make the VPN unusable.

  • Yes adding Asia, when upon doing a IP check shows Sweden???....just made things worse.
    Went back to the other choices that all show Norway, on doing an IP check and things get a little better. This new VPN really slows all videos down terrible. You have to turn VPN off to view videos decently.

    Wish Opera went back to their previous VPN from a couple weeks ago that ran videos much better.

  • i just want to know when did america invade and takeover france, or france invade and takeover ameica? i chose americas and everywhere is telling me i'm in france.

  • I'm getting Oslo, Norway here.

  • Getting Oslo Norway also.

  • The Opera browser VPN has been performing mostly fine for me until this most recent update. Without the VPN, my network speed tests run around 60Mbps downloads. With the VPN connected, it download speeds drop to less that 1.5Mbps.

  • it's asking for virtual location, but it's not shown. Please help me out

  • @cbrown72701 It seems that they changed VPN considerably. There are fewer server options, it is unreliable, it keeps disconnecting, and the speed is unusable.

    If this is not fixed soon, I'm going back to Firefox, there is no reason to use Opera without the fast and free VPN.

  • Hello
    Vpn does not work under Windows 1709 16299.125. It stays congeal in Orange Color.
    When we click better location not ya only displays. I have uninstall and reinstalls Opera but it's always the same.
    Thank you for your answers.

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  • VPN worked for some days then when I wanted to choose Singapore, it stopped working forever. It is no more connecting, and the list with the places like Singapore or others is empty.

  • Looks like some new servers on today.
    When I select Americas and Optimal location, Egypt comes up.
    Selecting Europe gives me the Ukraine.
    Asia still gives me Sweden....oh and they all are slow and videos run terrible.

    The VPN from a couple weeks ago performed much better.

  • @raresantoniu I had the same problem. I had to uninstall Opera and installed it back. But there still is another problem. The IP address provided for "Americas", it is one from Norway (Go figure). There is not countries any more but blocks as Europe, Asia and Americas. I have no clue about this, though.

  • My opera updated itself 2 days ago. I could use VPN fast and had no problems with it. Now, i can connect but it's like 33.6kbps connection. I hope they revert it to the old one..

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

    @cbrown72701 It seems that they changed VPN considerably. There are fewer server options, it is unreliable, it keeps disconnecting, and the speed is unusable.

    If this is not fixed soon, I'm going back to Firefox, there is no reason to use Opera without the fast and free VPN.

    the bit about firefox not true. firefox and cyberfox both take FAR longer to launch, plus with opera you can use both opera and chrome extensions. so in a nutshell even without the vpn in my book opera is the better choice.

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