@joe232 I am having the same problem on my Mac. I usually can get it to connect if I restart Opera, but it's not holding a connection at all. it will connect for a few seconds once in a while, but then it drops again.
I wish Opera actually had some support instead of just this so-called forum, which is really just like a chat. Nothing really seems to get resolved here, and I can't even get it to post! It keeps giving me a "Category does not exists" error, even though I've gone into the Opera for Mac section.