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IS VPN with problem now?

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

    @vpnuser3333 All regions mentioned on the blog post are already available.

    Maybe, but available does not mean performance is usable.

  • @vpnuser3333 said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    Hey guys everything is explained here: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2017/12/opera-49-updated-renewed-vpn/

    But how long is "soon" and when will there be as much bandwidth as before?

    Yes but even more complaints than found here.

    I am really disappointed that Opera does not issue updated info about this problem so we are all aware that something is being done about it instead of leaving us in the dark.

  • ISP is Verizon FiOS. Machine is a 3 year old MB Pro running latest version of High Sierra and latest version of Opera.
    With VPN my results are:
    Download 380 kbps
    Upload 420 kbps
    Latency = 92 ms
    Without VPn my results are:
    Downloads: 58.44 Mbps
    Uploads: 54.02 Mbps
    Latency = 16 ms
    Test site used was SpeedOf.Me
    Might others consider posting their speeds w/ and w/o VPN on?

  • Hello,

    Why the speed of VPN was reduced so much?

    The option of having a good VPN service from the box was one of the main reasons to choose Opera. Now this service is useless. The speed is so slow that even a simple internet surfing is a pain in ass.

    Please do something with it.

  • http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2017/12/opera-49-updated-renewed-vpn/

    EXCERPT: "In the past, the VPN service was hosted and operated by SurfEasy LLC, a company recently acquired by Symantec. We have looked into the best options for hosting the service and came to the conclusion that the browser VPN service should be moved to our own data centers. "

    While this explains the extreme slowdown (for me the download is only 1.4Mbps), there is nothing on this blog that suggests the VPN speed is going to improve to match the superior service provided by EasySurf. At its current performance level the new Opera VPN is useless for video viewing.

    Has anyone received any information from Opera to suggest that the slowdown, as a result to Opera switching VPN services, is only temporary and service will return to performance levels comparable to EasySurf?

  • Yes the old free VPN was good and had decent overall speeds.

    This new VPN is very slow but still decent for strictly text usage. However the new VPN is slow for loading pics and totally useless for viewing videos. Since nothing is being done to improve it, perhaps this was the intent of Opera all along. After all Opera VPN is free.

  • Hi, running Opera 49.0.2725.64 (PGO) in win 10 64-bit.
    I've set VPN to the Americas and a lot of websites show their ads in the Norwegian language. Just pulled up the Washington Post website and their ads showed up in English, Norwegian and Russian.
    Interesting! Looks like VPN needs some more work to actually function.
    Ed

  • While Opera's blog post explains why there has been a change in the VPN services, having to go back to aDSL speeds for web browsing is a horrible alternative. The built-in VPN support was my reason for switching to Opera as my default browser. As it is now, I'm using a different browser again when I need a VPN. Is there any official word that the performance degradation is going to be addressed or is this now the way it will be with Opera?

  • VPN is useless in this version.
    The forum is full of messages, the blogs are full of messages:
    would be nice if we get any feedback from the opera-crew....

  • When they return from the Holidays break, they may start working on getting VPN issues fixed.

  • People is waiting for an answer, not just for "the solution".

  • @leocg Thank you for acknowledging that there is a problem. Hopefully you are right and Opera will address and fix the problem; keeping in mind that the VPN is their competitive edge.

  • @leocg ok, thanks for the info!

  • @gloewa What info?

  • @leocg
    "When they return from the Holidays break, they may start working on getting VPN issues fixed."
    Better than nothing 😉

  • @gloewa This is not an info. I was just pointing that they probably are on a end-of-the-year break and nothing would be solved before their return.

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

    @leocg Thank you for acknowledging that there is a problem. Hopefully you are right and Opera will address and fix the problem; keeping in mind that the VPN is their competitive edge.

    not completely accurate, while most of us are frustrated with the vpn opera's main value for me is the fact that opera opens far faster than either firefox or chrome, and the fact that opera doesn't get as bogged down anywhere near as bad as firefox and chrome can.

  • In the U.S., when I use VPN and pick a site in the Americas and go to YouTube, why am I offered almost 90% Russian YouTube videos?

    Is this normal?

    Something I should be worried about?

    Many thanks.

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

    for me is the fact that opera opens far faster

    It doesn't open "far faster" when the VPN is slow; it takes time to validate the VPN tunnel.

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

    @chuchkyschild said in IS VPN with problem now?:

    for me is the fact that opera opens far faster

    It doesn't open "far faster" when the VPN is slow; it takes time to validate the VPN tunnel.

    yes it does. from the time i click on the opera i can till the interface is open is at least 10 times faster than firefox or chrome. but you knew what i was referring to.