VPN extension: why we need it and how to work with it

Internet users sometimes find that they cannot open some foreign sites. The most common reason for this is that websites in your country are blocked. People living in another country can access that site without any problem. This problem has a simple solution: a VPN extension for your browser. Let’s talk about these mini programs for the Opera browser.

A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that allows you to hide your real IP address. It may be necessary for the following activities:

With a VPN service, you can access the Internet through your IP address or through a proxy server, that is, through a completely different server, which can even be in another country. It will be an intermediary between you and the Internet. All traffic will go through it. Then you change your virtual “location” and hide your IP address and the real location where you are.

There are many VPN services with which you can connect to servers in another country. They can be both paid and free. The cheapest VPN service is the one that comes as a browser extension. It’s easy to turn on and off depending on the situation.

Let’s take a look at the most popular VPN extensions that you can install in Opera, as well as the new integrated VPN service recently developed for this browser.

There are many VPN services available in the additional Opera store. The most common downloads for users:

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Unlike other browsers, Opera offers its users a VPN feature that allows users to access the Internet from servers in other countries. Let’s first look at the benefits of the integrated feature:

Now let’s take a look at the process of setting up the extension. Installation doesn’t take long, since the extension menu is usually small and doesn’t include many features. Let’s look at the setup using DotVPN as an example.

The VPN browser extension is handy because in its small menu, which opens with a click, you can immediately activate or deactivate the service. Again, let’s take DotVPN as an example.

Opera’s built-in VPN service is easy to use, but does not offer additional features. It is also impossible to select the country, but only the part of the world from which the new server will come. In this case, the speed of the Internet may decrease. If you want advanced features, choose one of the above extensions, which will also save your traffic. If you don’t need the extra hassle of installation and don’t want any options, enable the built-in VPN in the settings.

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