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VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an essential arsenal for every internet users who are concerned about their user privacy. In various public places such as cafes, bars, and hotels – there are public Wi-Fi points that can be exploited by attackers. They are able to intercept and decrypt foreign traffic and extract passwords and other valuable information from there. VPN will help you to protect yourself from such attacks.
The solution is to install a VPN software which can either be free or a paid one. But now browsers have started providing inbuilt VPN to provide added security and more privacy. Thanks to the built-in VPN technology in the Opera browser, you will not have to install additional programs and figure out how to work with them.
Opera browser comes with a free and easy-to-use VPN technology that does not require registration. When you turn on this feature, users will be connected via a secure connection to one of five Opera servers distributed across the globe. It provides greater security and privacy while surfing the net. In addition, you can now access more blocked content.
VPN allows you to select a virtual internet access point. Simply put, other users and online resources will see the location you specify. Or you can allow the browser to choose the best local server based on various factors, such as Internet speed, delay, location, and server workload.
How to enable Opera VPN
- Open Opera Browser. Click on the O symbol on the top left corner of the window
- Click Settings
- On the left side, under Advanced option, click Privacy & security
- On the right side, scroll down to VPN.
- Use the slider to Enable VPN and Bypass VPN for default search engines which is enabled by default
- Open Opera browser. Check if there is a VPN icon next to the address bar. It shows the VPN is enabled.
- Click on VPN icon to assign a location from which the IP address needs to be assigned.
What to do if Opera VPN not connecting
Depending on the state of VPN connection, the icon will be displayed in three colors.
- Gray – disabled
- Orange – turns on
- Blue is active
Reasons for VPN not working in Opera
- The reason for this may be the server overload Opera. To prevent this from happening, let the Opera browser choose the location rather than you select a location for the VPN.
- Conflict with firewall or antivirus. This problem can be solved by installing the latest updates for the protection you use. If this did not help you, then you need to check the settings and disable the check for secure https connections.