Does Opera GX have VPN?
No, there is no VPN support for Opera GX (Opera version 23.0).
Why does Opera GX require to connect using a username and password? Opera requires you to enter a username and password to prevent others from impersonating you when browsing on other websites and using your account in other browsers and operating systems. If I don't use a username and password, will I still be secure? Yes, just as long as you have used good security practices. For example, you must use an SSL certificate, turn on two-factor authentication, and use strong passwords. See our guide to better online security.
Why can't I use Opera with VPNs? Our service is free and open-source, so we try to support as many VPN providers as we can. But currently, we don't have a free VPN service, or a built-in VPN client, or the server infrastructure to support them.
How do I use Opera's built-in VPN? You cannot use a built-in VPN client if you are not running in our web browser.
Is the VPN in Opera GX any good?
Ive been using Opera browser since I heard about it and now I'm thinking of removing my other browsers (Firefox, Konqueror, Epiphany). But Opera seems like one of the most powerful browsers out there, especially with its extensions and the speed it gets even with a little RAM. I was considering whether to install a simple Opera vpn or use something more advanced such as the free service at . I use a VPN service for torrents but Opera isn't in it's favor at all. Anyone know what others who regularly use Opera think of the built in VPN? If they get through, how good are the speeds you get, are you protected from any prying eyes, etc? thanks
Most people who use it do not see the point behind the VPN - it is completely useless. The VPN does not encrypt anything you send through the network - it merely changes your IP address to make you appear to be somewhere else. You can already achieve this through any proxy if you have root on the computer and know its IP address. So this will have no impact - you can always use a proxy service anyway. A well configured VPN server also does not protect you from traffic sniffers - they can easily look at all the packets coming in and going out of your computer - there is nothing that can stop them. The only exception would be if someone was trying to crack the protocol used by the VPN.
It might seem useful in the beginning when you first setup a few computers at home and only use it to route your browsing traffic through the VPN but really it is completely pointless. What is there stopping you from setting up your home network as the VPN server - then getting to browse through the Internet from your web browser instead? Well I guess it has its practical uses. You can sign up for the unlimited download deals on torrent sites.
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