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No Internet message when trying to open pages

  • Greetings all.

    I have used Opera for years with almost no problems.
    The internet in my home is fiber optics, normally very fast.
    The last few months, different story.
    Opera has trouble loading pages quickly. Get error messages like this:

    No internet
    No internet

    Running Windows Network Diagnostics
    Changing DNS over HTTPS settings
    Check your DNS over HTTPS settings
    Go to Opera > Preferences… > System > Use DNS-over-HTTPS instead of the system’s DNS settings and check your DNS-over-HTTPS provider.

    I have tried changing the DNS over HTTPS settings to no avail.

    When this occurs, I fire up Chrome and it loads pages quickly, across many sites without any issues.

    Any ideas?

  • First, test in a standalone installation. Does it happen there too? If so, temporarily create a new user account on Windows, log into it, make a standalone installation of Opera there and see if Opera works fine there. If so, there might be something messed up with your user account even if it only affects Opera.

    Test in Vivaldi too to see if it does it. The issue might be related to Chromium-based browsers other than Chrome for whatever reason.

    Are you on Windows 10? If so, make sure you're using Windows 10 build 20H2 and have it all updated. In Chrome, goto the URL chrome://version and report what it says for the OS field. Windows 10 OS Version 2009 (Build 19042.867) for example. Older builds of Windows 10 have some bugs that could cause your issue.

    It might be related to security/anti-virus software even though it doesn't affect Chrome.

  • @burnout426 Thank you for your reply.
    FYI, on Windows 8.1, system completely up to date, Panda Cloud AV, EEK anti-MAL, Zone Alarm Firewall.
    More investigation by myself yesterday after posting seemed to point to bad DNS from my ISP, SaskTel. Perusing their outages messages, a few days ago all internet was down in area and modem restart recommended.
    Restarted both modem and router and seems to have solved problem, Opera working just fine now.

    Again, thank you for helpful suggestions.