Windows 10: Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser

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  1. Brink Win User

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser


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

    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 [​IMG]
    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 Operas 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 [​IMG]
    = No VPN badge. VPN is currently disabled.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser [​IMG]
    = Blue VPN badge. VPN is enabled and currently turned on.

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser [​IMG]
    = 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 [/i] 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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]


    6. To Disable Free VPN in Opera
    *note 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 [​IMG]

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





    OPTION TWO [/i] Turn On or Off VPN in Opera
    *note 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
    *note 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 [​IMG]


    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 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Change Your Virtual Location for VPN in Opera
    *note 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.

    *note 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 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 10, 2018
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  2. Stve Win User

    Latest Opera browser


    Chinese owned but still developed in Norway I trust them. Opera has a regional office in China & I suspect the Chinese version of Opera is very different.
    What I like about the VPN in Opera is the speed without VPN enabled Ookla reports 37 Mbps , with VPN I still get 34Mbps

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser [​IMG]
     
  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. LaLaLand Win User

    Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser

    Inbuild VPN in Opera Browser


    Hi All,

    It works more or less like a Proxy. VPN inside the Opera browser.

    What I want to know is, if I send an email while using that VPN, whose IP goes in the email. Mine or the VPN's?

    It does open up all sites that are not accessible in my country. But, what are chances of getting tracked, operating through that proxy/VPN?

    Regards,

    LLL*Shock
     
    LaLaLand, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. mike s Win User
    Inbuild VPN in Opera Browser


    I suppose the IP headers would depend on the mail software.

    FWIW this "VPN" has been critiqued rather sharply since it was first introduced in the Opera developer channel.
    It is/was prone to DNS leaks which makes it suspect where privacy is concerned.
    Probably more useful for accessing excluded sites than avoidance of tracking.
    Better bet for privacy is to open an account with a real VPN service and use a dedicated VPN client like OpenVPN; or send your traffic through a VPN router.
     
    mike s, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Knoxx29 Win User
    Vpn ( trusted Vpn)

    Hi everyone.
    I am not an expert about Vpn and that's why I would like to know if someone could list me a few trusted Vpns, I would really appreciate any suggestion/ advice.

    Thanks.
     
    Knoxx29, Oct 27, 2019
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