You are at college getting bored and then you got a text from your friends saying to check out some cool thing on the internet. You are like, why not! but after connecting through college WiFi you get this :
Access denied!! You don't have the permission to open this blah blah website on the server!!! contact your network administrator.
I can understand what it feels like. You are not the only one, I used to sail on the same ship, back in my college days. But it knew some workaround and it never stop me to browse the web freely. And finally I will like to share those tips & tricks with you.
What type are websites are blocked?
Most of the college and offices blocked Facebook , YouTube , Torrents and pornographic websites generally so that students don’t waste their time . But some countries they blocked almost everything that is threat to their culture.
You may have notice that some your friends saying that have access to those restricted website. And might wonder How on earth are they can open blocked websites and you don’t. Not anymore after reading this article you will be able to find your way around the blocked websites as well. In this post I will show you what can you do to access to all blocked website.
We will start from simple tips and slowly move to more complex hacks.
1. Replacing http with with https
This is it, just add a single ” s “. My college WiFi has banned facebook , and all students has to do is replace http with https , to open the website.
2. Use proxy website
Open the browser and Google some proxy websites. Using One of these website, enter the url of blocked website in the box provided and click submit and that’s it.
How proxy websites work?
The concept is simple as well, these proxy websites hide your real Ip so that and one of its own. So instead of directly sending request to the blocked website , you’re sending request to the proxy website (which acts as server) and then it is sending it back to blocked website.
English: Diagram of a forward proxy.
List of Free proxy website
I made one proxy website myself years ago, using Google App engine. If you want you can give it a shot from here.
Less popular the proxy site is more chances that it will work. As they get unnoticed by network filter. I usually refer to forum to find the best working proxy websites.
3. Try Google translate
It may sound crazy but believe me it is very useful and works most of the time (especially when your network administrator has even blocked the proxy website)
How to do it:
- Open google translate.
- In the translate box enter the url of blocked website
- Translate it from English to English and hit enter.
4. Use Hola extension (FREE)
Mostly I used Holo to access country specific websites like Pandora and Spotify. But you also used it for accessing blocked websites on colleges and offices. To get this extension, do a simple Google Search. You will be glad to know that Hola is available as an extension for all major web browser weather it’s chrome, firefox or safari.
How to access blocked websites in mobile android ?
In case you are using your Android Smartphone under restricted wifi, you can use Orbot (Android client for Famous Tor browser)
The beauty of this App lies in the fact that it automatically configure everything for you. All you need to do is Turn on Orbot and then carry on with your Browsing.
Download Orbot from Play Store.
I tried all this but nothing works, now what should i do?
OK, so your college is smarter than we have guessed. Use ultra soft proxy software to access blocked website. In the next post I have posted about how to access any blocked website by using ultrasurf .
But the most effective yet simple method to hide identity and Surf Internet Anonymously. I use tor with my college wifi to access torrents and YouTube the connection is slow but you can access any blocked websites using Tor Browser Bundle.
So which method looks most promising to you? Share your thoughts and let me know if you have any question via comments.