Does Opera VPN work on mobile?
I have used the original Opera-based VPN solution a few times since it was first introduced but it has never seemed very reliable and not always capable of meeting the needs that I have. Can anyone help me test Opera on mobile? How can I reliably connect to a VPN using the official free browser? Please note: I am asking for VPN connectivity, not security as I haven't been able to find any real weaknesses in the Opera browser on that score. I also want to be able to have multiple sessions open at one time but most of the sites that support that simply ignore Opera, which sucks.
Edit: I have tried it on a Nexus 5 running the latest custom ROM. It won't let me initiate a new VPN connection from the settings page, I can only establish a new connection from the website of my choice, which I haven't configured.
Edit 2: I have now upgraded my phone to Android 6.0 and the new build is unable to get through to OpenVPN servers but Opera VPN apparently still works, but with all connections closed I don't know if that's good enough. Anyone else got to 6.0 yet and can confirm?
Edit 3: For some odd reason only my first attempt at registering a new account worked, but now my other attempted registrations on different websites fail, presumably because the site itself needs to identify me somehow? I had thought my registration would be auto-filled by Opera when using its own vpn service. Does anyone have any ideas why my attempts to register are suddenly failing? I use the Chrome VPN service for privacy which has no problem with Opera. The failed attempts are logged here with the IPs redacted.]
For the past two days I've been trying to use my Huawei Y6 running Android 6.0 as my mobile hotspot for people who travel.
I've been following a variety of threads on how to make this work using my various sources. Here are a couple I've followed: I've now found two different methods that seem to be working. Either I connect to Opera's mobile VPN service or I go through Google Play services. However, neither method consistently works and I always get an issue with DNS.
What is Opera VPN?
Opera VPN is a standalone VPN client that connects to the Opera server through a secure tunnel. It has both open source and paid versions available. For an extensive list of features, please refer to the official documentation.
What about Opera Mini? Opera Mini is a version of Opera which only provides partial HTML rendering and limited capabilities. It has its own built-in VPN called Opera Secure, but it cannot encrypt traffic at the TCP/IP level. It can tunnel only through proxy servers. While Opera Secure is available as an extension in Opera Mini for free, it's worth mentioning that the paid version is more powerful and offers other features like content filtering.
Who is Opera? Opera Software is a Swedish internet company, created in 1994 by Lars Boilesen and Carl Lundstrm. The company has been selling online services since 1994, when they launched the first web browser called Opera. The company became a multi-billion-dollar firm in 2023, when the mobile phone became a significant market. They also launched the browser Opera Mini in 2023. Today, Opera has over 20 million active users in 150 countries around the world.
Why should I use Opera VPN? The most obvious reason to use Opera VPN is security. Whether you want to access the internet anonymously or you want to protect your personal data from prying eyes, Opera VPN can help you achieve those goals. Using a VPN connection can help protect your privacy in many ways. By encrypting all traffic going through the tunnel, your ISP is unable to read your web browsing history, your DNS requests are encrypted, and even websites' URLs are encrypted. You can use a single IP address for different websites and mask your location with a VPN server located in a different country.
But if your goal is only to surf the internet anonymously, then you can skip Opera VPN completely. There are other, more dedicated options for this purpose, such as Tor Browser, ProtonVPN, and Hotspot Shield. If you really want to mask your traffic, you will also have to use a VPN service that offers dedicated servers in different countries, since VPN providers usually do not offer dedicated servers for free.
I am using Opera Mini for free, can I also use Opera VPN? No. Opera Mini does not support VPN. However, if you use Opera Mini, Opera Secure can be used to enable a proxy server connection.
Is Opera VPN safe to use?
The first thing you need to know about using VPN is that it does not necessarily make you anonymous. A VPN service can be used for many reasons, such as to browse anonymously, to evade geo-blocking laws, or to protect yourself from cyber-attacks. Some internet services, such as those that stream music or media content, can request the IP address of a user based on the data being sent through the connection. They can do this so they know where the user is located, and thus decide what language or content they want to send to them. This is part of why people want to use VPN services. Many VPNs will work around these issues by routing your traffic through different servers around the globe. This ensures that you cannot be easily identified by the ISP.
We tested Opera with different VPNs, and there is a good chance you'll find a VPN for Opera that will work. Most of the VPNs we tested will work with Opera browser. However, you have to know the limitations and trade-offs before deciding on which to use. For instance, some VPNs only work on certain operating systems and mobile devices.
You may not always be able to tell if you are logged into a VPN, because the connection can look perfectly normal to your end-user. That is, until you try and do something suspicious, like download the Pirate Bay. In this situation, you will notice that your network activity is slow, because the VPN is encrypting all of the information that you send to the Pirate Bay. When you think about it, you might think you are safe using a VPN, but there is no guarantee. Even if you select the best VPN, you should know that a VPN does not provide the same level of security as a Tor browser. While Tor is a great tool to use to protect your online identity, it won't stop a bad actor from connecting to you and attempting to take over your computer.
VPN providers we tested Opera with include: 1) VPN Unlimited (the default browser VPN provided with Opera for free on PC). This one was surprising because it only works on Windows. It's not listed on the other pages of this article. However, they say on their website, Our VPN service runs perfectly fine on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems, too.
How do I enable VPN on Opera IOS?
How do I hide my IP Address on Opera IOS?
This is a guide for adding VPN support to your Opera IOS app. There is also a similar article for Android, but there seems to be little interest in this feature at present.
Opera IOS app developers often have two options when developing a VPN client: Support both iOS and Android (which means more complex development with multiple API versions, plus testing on each platform), or. Just develop for iOS and get support for the few additional users using Opera IOS. For now, if you are interested in Opera IOS as a VPN client we recommend that you choose option 2. You might want to read our article on making a standalone VPN service from source.
How it works. If you were writing a desktop program you could open the command prompt and type: openssl version -ssl3 -nossl2 -nossl3. This shows which SSL/TLS protocols are available on the server to the client. In Opera IOS, you can access these protocols via the OpenVPN module: vpnopenvpn.module/src/OpenVPN.ipa/Protocols/
This directory holds the OpenVPN configuration files, which can include .ovpn files containing OpenVPN configuration and .crt files containing the certificates for the OpenVPN client. Note: you can't just copy and paste certificates into these files as they are in *pem format.
You need to start by putting a VPN configuration file in this directory. This file should match a default connection that you use elsewhere. In some cases it might be worthwhile to test this file first.
This section contains the OpenVPN configuration files. They can be found in the sub-directories based on their version and platform.
OpenVPN configuration is a collection of several XML files. These files will define how the OpenVPN client connects to the server.
The files are named after their respective configurations. Each configuration in the folder above has an ovpn-