Opera VPN Not Connecting – Temporary Fix Part 2


Opera VPN

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about the Opera VPN not connecting. I posted a temporary fix, just turn it on and off, but after a recent  update, it no longer works and the VPN still has problems connecting. That is, until I found another way to make it work again. Here’s what I did:

Turn Off the VPN

  1. Click on the VPN button at the beginning of the URL/Address Bar.
  2. Then click on the Opera Main Menu Icon (top-left corner)
  3. In the drop-down menu, click on History

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4. Towards the top-right corner, click on the Clear browsing data… button

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5. Then you get a Clear browsing data window. I like to set these options to the beginning of time and check everything else. The choice is yours.

6. Then click on the Clear browsing data button.

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7. Now, go back to your VPN options. You may notice the data transfered this month is now reset to 0 B.


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This works for now. So is it me? Or Opera?

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Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.

4 Comments

  1. After reading your previous article, I decided to give Opera a try. I’ve had no problems with the VPN feature at all. I’m using Opera 45 on a Windows 8.1 laptop. Perhaps it could be the ISP?

    • I don’t think it’s my ISP. If they where trying to block me I think I would’t be able to fix this at all. If the next upgrade doesn’t clear it out I’ll probably uninstall it and then reinstall it to see if that clears it out. I have it installed on my second Win 7 computer and it connects automatically no problems. So it’s just something on my Acer.

  2. Terry,
    I had the same problems with Opera and switched over to TunnelBear during the downtime of my Opera.
    https://www.tunnelbear.com/
    What I like about TunnelBear is that I can use any of my Browsers because my computer has been setup as a VPN as opposed to just Opera itself. This way I can use the Browser of my choice.
    The downside of TunnelBear is that the “Little Free” is 500MB of free data every month which I used up in a matter of days.
    The upside is that I can use my account for TunnelBear on my Android Smartphone and my Apple iPad so I’ve subscribed to Grizzly $4.99 /month $119.88 discounted as a special offer of $59.88 for 12 months, Unlimited data.
    I’m very happy with TunnelBear thus far.

    • I already subscribe to a service called Private Internet Service. It cost me $14.95 every three months. Got no complaints with it so far.

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