Private Internet Access (PIA) is getting better with the day; its NextGen VPN Network got support for dedicated IP addresses, which — in case you wonder — has been one of the most sought after features.
Nevertheless, the same no-logging policy is still in place, with PIA using what it calls an “innovative token system” to offer dedicated IP addresses without connecting them to individual VPN accounts.
Why use dedicated IP addresses?
Unlike the shared IP addresses that most VPN customers use, a dedicated IP address will only be used by you. This in turn should result in a smoother internet experience with less interruptions by Captchas.
Moreover, with your dedicated IP address, you will be able to access IP address restricted networks and configure your own IP address-based security measures — which could be important for enterprise applications.
How do I get a dedicated IP address from Private Internet Access?
If you still don’t have a PIA account, you can add the Dedicated IP Address to your subscription during the sign-up process. Otherwise, if you already use PIA, you can do the same from PIA’s Control Panel.
In both cases, you will also have to select the location for that IP address; available locations include the United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.
The next step is to redeem the Dedicated IP (DIP) Unique Token, again from PIA’s Control Panel.
Now, you can use that DIP Token within the PIA mobile app or PIA desktop client to start using your Dedicated IP Address.
It sounds complicated, but it’s really pretty simple and definitely worth the effort. Check it out.