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  • OperaVPN is not working

    Plz help how do i solve this problem

  • @newmessage1 Define not working.

  • Has your problem been solved? I'm facing the same issue too.

  • So I was facing problem connecting with vpn on the browser, it takes too long & doesn't connect at all. I thought it might be a problem with the browser so i uninstalled it to reinstall later. I had an exe file before, so i ran it. It starts but download doesn't progress at all. Then I tried visiting their website to download but that doesn't load either! But when tried to visit through another vpn it worked. I also noticed earlier while checking for update, it doesn't take update, An error occurres everytime. I think unable to connect to vpn, not being able to visit their website without vpn, error while updating & download by the exe file not progressing at all are related and point to something. Can make anything out of this? Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Some countries block the VPN (as in China, etc.). Some software can also block the VPN (and also updates), so you may need to tell your network security software to allow Opera to connect. Without info on where you are and whether you're running certain software it is impossible for us to say ...

  • @sgunhouse can you please tell what software? I've checked my firewall. Everything is as it is. ANd can you please also state the countries like China where block is experienced.

  • @rakejake said in OperaVPN is not working:

    ... ANd can you please also state the countries like China where block is experienced.

    Blocking in many places is often somewhat 'electro-political', varying in both "if at all" and degree, depending on the political climate of the day or the dominance of certain cultural/political influences within the blocking nation. Hence one may encounter some degree of blocking at times in a variety of nations, especially the Mideast (eg: the Emirates, Iran, etc), Asia (China, Myanmar, Thailand, etc), and Africa (Egypt, etc). Since there can be a fine line between censorship of certain kinds of sites and 'blocking', one may even encounter issues in places like Australia.

    VPN blocking is most likely to be seen in the more politically/culturally authoritarian states, but as noted earlier, the degree or 'intensity' of such blocking often depends on the political climate d'jour... ie: one day it is stringent, another day it may be lax or non-existent. Moreover, with VPN blocking, there is a degree of variance resulting from ongoing technical changes implemented by VPN services to bypass national blocking attempts as well as the speed and thoroughness of blocking nations in upgrading their blocking algorithms to keep up with such bypassing attempts.

  • I just found out a buddy of mine also facing the same issue. We are subscribed to different ISPs. Does it have to be blocking necessarily? I mean it could be due to technical difficulties on Opera's servers/ websites. Is there anyway to know from Opera whether any region facing technical difficulties or even blocking for that matter?

  • VPN is working here at the moment.

  • @leocg Maybe at your region it's not facing difficulties. Is there anyway to know from Opera whether any region facing technical difficulties or even blocking for that matter?

  • @rakejake There isn't.

  • I am using Opera in windows 10 for past 2 years. And yesterday I am having this problem, the vpn showing that VPN is temporaryly unavailable. Opera is resolving the problem I am from Bangladesh. And the location option in the vpn is showing only Opitimal Location. I have done everything the internet told me to do to fix this problem like disabling ani virus, firewall clearing chache and what not. Still the same. I only use opera for its vpn. The version is 68.0.3618.125. Help please.

  • @rovy Try with a different ISP, if possible. Looks like VPN is being blocked.

    Any difference if you use a clean Opera profile?

  • @leocg user rovy is facing exactly the same problem as me from the same country. Many of my buddies are also facing the same issue despite being subscribed to different ISPs. The problem is regional. Mind you that it is not only vpn that is suffering issues. Their website doesn't load & browser can't update. I think they are all related. Opera should look into this as to why a certain region is facing issues.

  • @rovy have you been able to report the problem to Opera? Did you get back anything from them?

  • @rakejake Maybe the VPN is being blocked there?

  • @leocg Other vpn services are working just fine. Only Opera's is facing problem. If blocking was the problem wouldn't other vpn services face problems too?

  • @rakejake Not necessarily.

  • @rakejake said in OperaVPN is not working:

    ... Other vpn services are working just fine. Only Opera's is facing problem. If blocking was the problem wouldn't other vpn services face problems too?

    When a user accesses a VPN, they are directed over the Internet to a specific IP address for that VPN to make their VPN server connection. Depending on the VPN, there may be more than one available connection IP. In any case, a given VPN can readily be blocked if the censoring authority simply blocks user Internet access to known/identified VPN access IPs. Those access IPs can be determined by a curious censor on an ongoing basis by simply installing the particular VPN software (or VPN-equipped browser) and testing for the IPs which are accessed when connecting to that VPN. Hence, "free" VPNs may be more often blocked than "paid" VPNs simply for budgetary reasons.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that censors may choose to block entire chunks of IP addresses if they decide too many sites within that range of IPs are individually "problematic" in their opinion. (It may even be less work for them to block a whole range of IPs rather than block many individual IPs within that range). In any event, such IP range-blocking can also wipe out access to "innocent" site IPs lying within the affected range. Moreover, simple human error in black-listing an IP can contribute to incorrectly blocking an 'innocent' IP.

    The ability, competency, and accuracy of a blocking authority can vary widely with location and over time. However, if multiple users in a given region (particularly within a national border) are having problems accessing a particular IP - especially a VPN - it normally is related to either some kind of access-blocking within that nation or some form of technical deficiency occurring in that national Internet backbone or ISP network that cannot support the type of connection being sought. Since there are multiple "players" involved in the electronic chain that relays Internet data packets to/from their final destination, blocking by any one of those players will prevent successful user access.

  • Hello, I'm from Bangladesh and I cannot open any link having opera.com without using a vpn. In fact, I even had to use a vpn to be able to download the browser.

    After installation, updating through opera://settings/help doesn't work without using a vpn.

    Opera VPN doesn't work without enabling a system level vpn first, lol.

    Thank you local censorship, yay!

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