RE: Opera VPN not working ALL streams
@operafanuk Opera VPN fix (Provisional).
I've had a full day with a professional computer expert friend of over 30yrs in the industry. All settings were left unchanged, cables and connections checked, all machines inspected for possible faults etc, and there were none. Opera worked as it should, save for the VPN issue. His professional conclusion was compatibility issues between OS updates, Opera, and/or provider.
As Opera VPN worked with existing settings for a long while with little problem, he then took broadband to bits, even though all had been checked out by provider and line checked.
Long story short, we came across the following FIX: which I paraphrase and leave out company names.
"Opera's VPN is essentially a proxy. Homesafe/KidsSafe blocks the use of proxies to prevent tech-savvy youngsters from getting around kidsafe settings put there by careful parents. If Homesafe/kidsSafe is switched off, VPN is available".
We left Opera settings as is/was, and carried out changes to provider broadband, unchecked everything except for "Virus Guard", and restarted. VPN worked at once (checked and rechecked many times over).
So I'm in UK and this may not work for everyone, but try it. This still does not account for why everything was working before, though intermittent on occasion. Investigations are ongoing provider end, but perhaps Opera may wish to look at the issue in due course.
I really hope this helps you guys.