Just repeating the same announcement which is also currently on the front page of the web site:
As of August 26, 2020,
the "EA117.com/access to connect"
Desert Combat server has moved.
The server IP address is now:
188.8.131.52 port 14567
For information on what you need to do in response to this, please see the EA117 Desert Combat Server has moved announcement in the server status forum.
But feel free to discuss and ask for help right here in this discussion thread.
One additional detail:
Anyone currently still attempting to connect the previous Texas or Ohio server IP addresses will be routed/proxied through to the new server. Meaning, anyone who has not updated their server list and verified they are using the new server IP address will still be able to join and play on the same server as the rest of us, and we are not "split between the old and the new server."
However, this also means "I can still connect successfully" does not mean that you don't still need to take further action.
Because eventually, those previous Texas and Ohio server IP addresses are going to stop forwarding people. And, if either of the old server addresses continue to be attacked, anyone who is depending on being routed/proxied through from the old server address is still going to get disconnected. Only by updating your server list so that you are connecting directly to the new server IP address will you eliminate those dependencies and potential future issues.
Thanks again for everyone's patience during all of the recent interruptions, due to the attacks going on against the remaining Battlefield 1942 servers.