4 Methods to Fix Opera Installer No Network Connection

Using a wrong installer can stop the installation your favorite browser

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  • The download server can be problematic when Opera refuses to install even though your network is fine.
  • Try the offline installer instead, or get your USB flash drive ready for Opera's portable version!
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Even though it usually works like a charm, Opera’s installation process is no stranger to occasional drawbacks. Some reported that Opera failed to install for no apparent reason.

For others, the installer remained stuck on downloading. Another curious scenario that caught our attention is the Opera Installer no network connection error.

The connection works fine, as do many other programs that rely on it to function properly, such as email clients, other browsers, etc.

This abnormal behavior is exactly what puzzles unsuspecting users. This guide will show you how to deal with it for good.

What does Opera installer no network mean?

If you are facing the Opera installer no network error, the issue can be caused by your internet connection. Also, the issue can be caused by problems with the download server.

Another known cause is wrong installation or use of an untrusted installer.

Why does Opera GX fail to install?

You can have problems installing Opera GX due to wrong system settings. This stops the installation of the browser.

Also, the issue can be due to a counter program on your PC. In this case, you might need to remove the program to install the browser. To know more about how to fix this issue, check out our guide on the Opera GX installer not working.

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How do I fix Opera not installing due to no network?

1. Try alternative installer options

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➡ Before we go any further, we must stress the importance of relying only on trustworthy sources when downloading apps, files, etc.
➡ If you suspect the provenience of the software you’re trying to install is questionable, don’t proceed.
➡ Revert the process by using a specialized uninstaller tool to make sure you remove any bloatware or software leftovers and head over to the official Opera download page.

1.1. Use the offline installer

  1. Open the Opera download page. Next to the Download button, you will see an option to Download the offline package for 64-bit respectively 32-bit Windows versions.
  2. Choose the one that suits your case and select a download location before clicking on Save.
  3. Run the executable file (feel free to hit the Options button to customize the installation further if you need to).
  4. Finally, press Install, and you will soon be able to enjoy Opera.

The Opera installer no network connection error can be caused by issues with the download server. To circumvent it, you can try using Opera’s offline installer.

This installation is larger but has all the necessary components, so you won’t need to download any additional files from the server.

1.2. Use the portable version

  1. Insert your USB flash drive into your PC.
  2. Then, head over to the official Opera portable browser page.
  3. Click the Download now button and transfer the installation package to your USB key.

That’s it. Now you have a portable version of Opera directly on your USB drive, ready when you are!

This is a full-scale version of the browser packed with all the functionalities you know and love about Opera. Plus, it will not affect your PC settings nor leave any file traces scattered in your system.

2. Disable firewall and antivirus

While antiviruses and firewalls are extremely helpful, it’s a known fact that security software can often be overzealous and prevent you from downloading legitimate apps.

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Consequently, you first need to check if the Windows Firewall is blocking a port or program and then act upon it.

Whether you disable it or set appropriate rules that will allow Opera to go through, it’s up to you.

On the other hand, we reckon that tweaking your security software every time you feel like installing a program can be uncomfortable. We recommend you use ESET Internet Security and forget it’s there.

This lightweight antivirus has a small system footprint. It takes pride in its versatile nature, which allows it to not interfere with other system components and distinguish ill-intended files from authentic and trustworthy apps such as Opera.

3. Disable Proxy

  1. Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings app.
  2. Then, head over to the Network and Internet section.
  3. Go for the Proxy tab and disable these options: Automatically detect settings and Use a proxy server.

Generally speaking, there is no need to enable proxy on local servers as this can alter IP settings.

Users spotted a notification stating that Opera was using their computer’s system proxy settings to connect to the network.

Once you disable the proxy, the Opera installer no network connection error should disappear.

4. Flush DNS cache

  1. Type cmd in the search zone.
  2. Choose to open the Command Prompt with admin privileges.
  3. In the new window, type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /flushdns

Flushing your DNS cache should help you clear any corrupt data that might be causing the Opera installer no network issue.

Which is faster, Chrome or Opera?

Chrome and Opera are built on the same Chromium engine, so they share a lot in common in terms of performance and speed. The two browsers are extremely fast and load pages with incredible speed.

However, in terms of start-up speed and resource usage, Opera is the clear winner. Check out our Chrome vs. Opera guide for a more detailed comparison between these two industry-leading browsers.

There you have it: a detailed guide on fixing the Opera installer no network connection error message. While the error can be frustrating, it is not the most difficult to solve.

Are you facing other issues like Opera not responding or working? Then, check out our comprehensive guide on the topic to learn how to solve the problem easily.

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