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    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser

    How to Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    18 Mar 2019
    Designer Media Ltd
     

    How to Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser


    Opera is the first and still only major browser that integrates a free, unlimited VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, allowing you to focus on the content that matters without fear of losing privacy.

    Normally, your browser connects directly to websites, allowing websites to identify your IP address and its approximate location. With VPN, you connect to websites via a VPN server. As a result, your apparent location changes to the location of the server.
    When you enable VPN, it starts automatically, and the blue VPN badge Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-vpn_on_badge.png appears in the combined address and search bar. Click/tap on the badge, and you will see an on/off switch, information about the amount of data transferred, the virtual location, and the the virtual IP address.

    With Opera’s VPN turned on, your IP address will be replaced with a virtual one, making it harder for websites to track your location and identify your computer. Many tracking cookies will also be blocked.

    From the point-of-view of websites, your browser is now located in the region given by the virtual location. To change your virtual location, select a region from the list. If you do not choose a region, you are automatically assigned an “optimal location”. To turn off VPN, flip the switch in the badge.

    Because the connection from your browser to the VPN server is encrypted, even if the local network is not, VPN enhances your privacy on the local network. You can hide your browsing activities from other users of that network.

    VPN status in Opera:
    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-vpn_disabled.jpg = No VPN badge. VPN is currently disabled.
    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-vpn_on.jpg = Blue VPN badge. VPN is enabled and currently turned on.
    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-vpn_off.jpg = Clear VPN badge. VPN is enabled and currently turned off.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable and use the free built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network) service in Opera browser for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Free and built-in VPN in Opera browser








    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable VPN in Opera


    1. Open Opera.

    2. Click/tap on the Menu button, and click/tap on Settings (Alt+P). (see screenshot below)

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-enable-disable_opera_vpn-1.jpg

    3. Click/tap on Advanced in the left sidebar, and click/tap on Features. (see screenshot below)

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-enable-disable_opera_vpn-2.jpg

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want to do.


     5. To Enable Free VPN in Opera

    A) Under VPN, turn on Enable VPN. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn on (default) or off Bypass VPN for default search engine for what you want.

    C) Go to step 7 below.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-enable-disable_opera_vpn-4.jpg


     6. To Disable Free VPN in Opera

    This is the default setting.

    A) Under VPN, turn off Enable VPN, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-enable-disable_opera_vpn-3.jpg

    7. You can now close the Settings tab in Opera if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off VPN in Opera


    This option requires VPN to be enabled from Option One.

    1. Open Opera.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you want to do.


     6. To Turn On VPN in Opera

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the clear VPN badge in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn on VPN.

    C) Click/tap on an empty area outside the VPN dialog to close it.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-turn_on_opera_vpn.jpg


     4. To Turn Off VPN in Opera

    A) Click/tap on the blue VPN badge in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn off VPN.

    C) Click/tap on an empty area outside the VPN dialog to close it.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-turn_off_opera_vpn.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Change Your Virtual Location for VPN in Opera


    This option requires VPN to be enabled from Option One and turned on from Option Two.

    1. Open Opera.

    2. Click/tap on the VPN badge in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    3. Select a region you want from the Virtual location drop down list.

    If you do not choose a region, you are automatically assigned an Optimal location.

    4. Click/tap on an empty area outside the VPN dialog to close it.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser-change_opera_vpn_virtual_location.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. techquest's Avatar
    Posts : 1,602
    W10 Enterprise
       #1

    Anyone having problems with opera's VPN, which doesn't seem to be working no matter which connection you try?
      My Computer

  2. techquest's Avatar
    Posts : 1,602
    W10 Enterprise
       #2

    It was obviously something to do with opera after a message saying they were working on it appeared in the VPN tab and is now working.
      My Computer


 

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