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So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: September 15, 2019 07:35PM
Just started using the VPN from Private Internet Access and as you probably guessed it's frustrating me a lot. A lot of sites I'd been using in the past don't load when i have PIA ON including, Facebook, WalMart, Amazon, and some adult sites. I even got banned from website just because I signed up with my VPN on. I was told that signing up while using a VPN was considered "fraudulent." So, tell me what I'm doing wrong and help me better use my VPN. Thanks!


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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 15, 2019 07:42PM
Sign up via 'straight' ISP connection. Then you can switch back to VPN.
I had to 'verify' myself with CU, Apple, Proton eMail, & AMZ via text msg. but after that,
no problems. It's like the first time I used my new iPad (straight IPS), I had to confirm the device
with many websites I have credentials with.
yeah, it's a PITA old fogey smiley



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: September 15, 2019 08:15PM
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MrNoBody
Sign up via 'straight' ISP connection. Then you can switch back to VPN.
I had to 'verify' myself with CU, Apple, Proton eMail, & AMZ via text msg. but after that,
no problems. It's like the first time I used my new iPad (straight IPS), I had to confirm the device
with many websites I have credentials with.
yeah, it's a PITA old fogey smiley

well..hmmm....i already had most of the website memberships to begin with so I don't get why they'd lock me out just by trying to connect with a VPN?



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 15, 2019 08:18PM
ask for help from PIA. They've been good for me for 3 yrs. No issues anywhere except bring a trailer.



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 15, 2019 08:24PM
so I don't get why they'd lock me out just by trying to connect with a VPN?

You answered that question in your first post.

Many sites believe the use of a VPN/proxy means an attack by some unauthorized person or persons unknown. Also, some sites have actually been hit and view IPs from various ranges as suspect.

You're not doing anything 'wrong', but you're being treat as though you are. This will happen with those sites pretty much not matter who's VPN you use.

I've had the same problem with PIA. I'll try MNB's workaround, but I doubt it'll work for every site. Some just won't abide.




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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: September 15, 2019 09:04PM
I use PIA and the only real hang up is with Netflix. Also when creating a new account somewhere it’s more likely to trigger a Capcha. But I’ve never had a problem with FB or AMZ or nakedladiesdotcom

Ask PIA for support. I needed help because of email ssl certificates and they were fantastic



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: September 15, 2019 09:43PM
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Mike Johnson
I use PIA and the only real hang up is with Netflix. Also when creating a new account somewhere it’s more likely to trigger a Capcha. But I’ve never had a problem with FB or AMZ or nakedladiesdotcom

Ask PIA for support. I needed help because of email ssl certificates and they were fantastic

ok I'll do that - thanks!



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 16, 2019 06:33AM
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Mike Johnson
I use PIA and the only real hang up is with Netflix. Also when creating a new account somewhere it’s more likely to trigger a Capcha. But I’ve never had a problem with FB or AMZ or nakedladiesdotcom

Same here. I don't have any issues with any sites I visit.




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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: September 16, 2019 01:29PM
Some sites have a blacklist of IPs for some VPN servers. Mainly due to other users, also using those servers, that caused issues or some type of unwanted traffic to get them on the list.

Just change the server to another location (city/country/whatever) and then revisit the site and more than likely it will load fine. Happens often enough with VPN services.



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Re: So, WTF with my VPN: PIA?
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: September 16, 2019 02:24PM
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onthedownlow
Some sites have a blacklist of IPs for some VPN servers. Mainly due to other users, also using those servers, that caused issues or some type of unwanted traffic to get them on the list.

Just change the server to another location (city/country/whatever) and then revisit the site and more than likely it will load fine. Happens often enough with VPN services.

ah ok. Thank you I'll give that a try!



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