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The „VPN“ feature is not working

  • Hello,

    I am using Opera 56.0.3031.0 (Edition developer) on Windows 10. The „VPN“ feature stopped working. It says „Connecting…“ but anything else happens. As a matter of fact, I have got to disable it in order to browse. Otherwise, any web-page just will not load.

    Is everybody facing the same issue?

    Thank you very much for reading.

    Kind regards.

  • I'm having the same issue.

    I'm currently running Opera version 54.0.2952.64, which I just updated to 54.0.2952.71.

    Also I'm in the UK, running windows 8.1 on one laptop and windows 10 on another. Both machines stopped running the VPN about a day or two ago. I didn't really look into this until today. The browser works ok without using the built in VPN and it also works using other VPN extensions, ie DOTVPN, and my other paid VPN works fine, as does the VPN through Opera on my mobile.

    I have tried freshly installing opera, resetting everything, deleting the cache files, turning off antivirus and firewall. Nothing rectifies this issue yet.

    However after looking at windows updates, there have been a few over the last few days and I wonder if there is a conflict with one of them? IDK, but I've already had to uninstall several windows updates this year on my 8.1 machine that have caused software issues. Just a thought.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help but I figured by letting you (op) know you're not alone, you're not going mad either 😉

    Regards,

    Smirnofred

  • I got it working,

    I hard reset the router at the place I was staying at and 'magically' the VPN came back on. I have no idea why this worked, maybe there was an additional setting on the router that got wiped when I reset it?

    Smirnofred.

  • @smirnofred Thank you for your replies.

    The „VPN“ feature is working now, but utterly slow. I can not even upload a 70-Megabyte file to MediaFire, as I used to, because of interruptions in the „VPN“ feature. 😟

    I hope somebody from Opera Software AS be aware of this situation and be looking for a solution.

  • I actually looked into the 2 main servers that's offered I'm in SE US, both are banned on most of the sites that offer any resemblance to free speech that's outside of the norms of community guidelines, i.e YouTube, FB, Reddit and many others, both VPN regions are members of Fourteen Eyes (SIGINT Seniors Europe (SSEUR) which look like basic relays nothing secure for the purposes of free speech matters.

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    I would love to have the ability to integrate say another VPN with good reviews into the opera browser it's really a great product, the opera mini of great for mobile devices. 🙂