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IS VPN with problem now?

  • @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.

  • This VPN slowdown was planned from get go when VPN first introduced. They want ppl to subscribe to the paid Opera version 😞

  • @rudrick There is no paid version.

  • https://twitter.com/OperaVPN

    One can subscribe to Opera Gold.

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

    This VPN slowdown was planned from get go when VPN first introduced. They want ppl to subscribe to the paid Opera version 😞

    as i said that's not going to happen.

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

    https://twitter.com/OperaVPN

    One can subscribe to Opera Gold.

    Opera Gold refers to a paid upgrade version of an iOS/iPad app in Apple's App Store, offered by OSL Network Services Limited, which operates over Opera's former SurfEasy's VPN service:

    This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
    This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
    Seller: OSL Network Services Limited

    From the business listing of OSL Network Services:

    Osl Network Services Limited was set up on Monday the 22nd of February 2016. Their current address is Dublin 2, and the company status is Normal. The company's current directors Petter Lade and Roar Olbergsveen have been the director of 6 other Irish companies between them.

    Registered Address:
    Fitzwilliam Business Centre,
    77 Sir John Rogerson's Quay,
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    It's unclear (to me) just how the paid app may have been affected, if at all, by Opera's sale of SurfEasy in September 2017.

  • The VPN provided from this december 2017 update is very slow(all locations) 👿 ☹ .it's not even usable.hav planed for any fix on next update

  • Suddenly now when I use the Opera VPN feature and try to use Google, Google Ukraine always comes up...to get to Google US I have to turn off Opera's VPN feature and reboot google...what up with that?

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

    Suddenly now when I use the Opera VPN feature and try to use Google, Google Ukraine always comes up...to get to Google US I have to turn off Opera's VPN feature and reboot google...what up with that?

    Google will auto-respond with a search portal version for the region associated with the IP of the server sending the search request to Google. If that server's IP is registered as Ukraine, then Google will respond with a Ukraine-locale search portal. It appears that one of the Opera VPN servers is registered as Ukraine and that is thus the locale sending the search request to Google. Some of the same things happened in Olde Opera days when using Opera's Turbo server.

  • 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.