Can no longer connect to server by IP address

I have use of the pia VPN that requires I connect to the same server each time. Before, this was easy using OpenVPN and following this guide: https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219016568-Can-I-configure-the-VPN-connection-to-always-use-the-same-IP-address-

However, lately when I connect this way (specifying an exact up instead of xxx.privateinternetaccess.com), the connection works but my external ip address is different than the one I have told it to connect to!

This has been confirmed both by the ip address shown when connected to VPN and visiting private internet access website and on ipleak.net.

To be more clear, I have always used OpenVPN client to connect to ip (ex: 104.200.XXX.XX) and that has been my external ip when connected to VPN. Now, I connect the same way (104.200.XXX.XX manually specified), but my external ip is listed as 173.244.XX.XX. The VPN is still working (173.244.XX.XX is not my actual external ip), but for my purposes this won't work because I cannot control the ip address I am connecting to anymore.

Does anyone know why this is occurring or how to fix it? Was there a change in pia protocol?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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  • plaxofam said:
    I have use of the pia VPN that requires I connect to the same server each time. Before, this was easy using OpenVPN and following this guide: https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219016568-Can-I-configure-the-VPN-connection-to-always-use-the-same-IP-address-

    However, lately when I connect this way (specifying an exact up instead of xxx.privateinternetaccess.com), the connection works but my external ip address is different than the one I have told it to connect to!

    This has been confirmed both by the ip address shown when connected to VPN and visiting private internet access website and on ipleak.net.

    To be more clear, I have always used OpenVPN client to connect to ip (ex: 104.200.XXX.XX) and that has been my external ip when connected to VPN. Now, I connect the same way (104.200.XXX.XX manually specified), but my external ip is listed as 173.244.XX.XX. The VPN is still working (173.244.XX.XX is not my actual external ip), but for my purposes this won't work because I cannot control the ip address I am connecting to anymore.

    Does anyone know why this is occurring or how to fix it? Was there a change in pia protocol?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/23838/warning-pia-data-centers-odd-ip-changes/p1

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