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[Solved]VPN connects but doesn't work!

  • Hello,
    I live in Iran and I often use the built-in VPN. I had no problem with it, At least since several months ago.

    But, I just realised that it doesn't work anymore. It connects like every day it did, But the browser doesn't open anything, As I have no Internet.

    Just wanted to know if is it global? Or is it our government?

    Any solution?

  • When using a VPN, your browser connects to the VPN's server via the VPN's IP address. Your access to websites thus is through the VPN server. If the Internet connection to the VPN server is being blocked by an ISP, national censor, or along the Internet backbone, Internet access through the VPN won't happen. Likewise, if the VPN server is overloaded, misconfigured, or "down", Internet access through the VPN also won't happen. It can be difficult for a user to discern just where the blockage is occurring. If a lot of users are complaining at one time, the odds are that it might be a VPN server issue; if users in only a particular region are complaining, it might be a censorship/local-blockage issue. If only a few users are complaining from different regions, it may be an Opera mis-configuration or individual ISP/DNS issue. Hence, in reporting VPN issues, it's ultimately important to note the geographic region/nation where the user is located (though admittedly, it's not always wise to do so from a 'closed' locale).
    Credit goes to @blackbird71 for typing this.

  • @ancientfire1211 said in VPN connects but doesn't work!:

    When using a VPN, your browser connects to the VPN's server via the VPN's IP address. Your access to websites thus is through the VPN server. If the Internet connection to the VPN server is being blocked by an ISP, national censor, or along the Internet backbone, Internet access through the VPN won't happen. Likewise, if the VPN server is overloaded, misconfigured, or "down", Internet access through the VPN also won't happen. It can be difficult for a user to discern just where the blockage is occurring. If a lot of users are complaining at one time, the odds are that it might be a VPN server issue; if users in only a particular region are complaining, it might be a censorship/local-blockage issue. If only a few users are complaining from different regions, it may be an Opera mis-configuration or individual ISP/DNS issue. Hence, in reporting VPN issues, it's ultimately important to note the geographic region/nation where the user is located (though admittedly, it's not always wise to do so from a 'closed' locale).
    Credit goes to @blackbird71 for typing this.

    I thank you. But the VPN does connect. It's blue!
    But I can't open any page!

  • @soheilcanopus Have you tried specifying a different Opera VPN server in Opera? If a different server produces the same result (a blue-symbol failure), try entering either of the following IP addresses directly into Opera's address box: 185.26.182.103 or 185.26.182.104 while running the VPN.

    If either of these connects you to Opera's main website via the VPN, then there is some kind of DNS block existing at your locale or in your system that is interfering with looking up IP addresses for URLs. If neither of these IPs connects you to Opera's website, then there is indeed something interfering with the VPN communication itself... either in your installation or along the signal Internet path to Opera's VPN server. Finally, try visiting either of the IPs using Opera without its VPN.

  • @blackbird71 Thanks,
    It's working well now. So, I guess it's not necessary. I just was afraid the government started to block VPNs.

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