Most Simplest Ways to Access Blocked Website

The current stature of rights in the era of internet and getting access to Blocked Website is difficult for the general public. Be it the controversial net usability, or restriction to access to specific websites.  Check out these easiest ways to bypass or access the blocked website. These easy-to-use and effective methods include the use of VPN, extensions, DNS hack, proxy websites, and others.

If you feel discomfort about the blocked website then check out these ways to access the blocked website.

Methods to Access Blocked Website
  1. Use VPN (Virtual Private Network)

VPN is a technology used to set up a private network over the internet to share the resources of a corporate intranet with remote users and other office locations of the company.  People can also use VPN to access their home network.

VPN acts as a tunnel that converts your data into garbage value that’s difficult for anyone to sniff and recognize.

You can try some VPN packages-

  • ExpressVPN
  • IPVanish

 

2. Use Proxy Website

At some professional technologies, some website has restricted the access. At times, you need a way to access the blocked websites and in those situations, proxy websites act as a rescue method.

On the web, there are hundreds of proxy websites that make your web experience ‘unrestricted’. A proxy website becomes a moderator between the user and server site.

The proxy website camouflages the blocked site from the ISPs and allows you to access blocked websites.

3. Change Network Proxy in URL

The institution might be having more than one proxy for its network. So, it happens that some websites are restricted on one proxy, but accessible in another.

Disabling the network proxy settings in our web browsers isn’t a tough task. You just need to find the connections/network option in the settings of your web browser.

There, you can select the no proxy option or use another one that’s providing unrestricted browsing at your institution.

4. Use IP Rather Than URL

The blocked website sometimes are stored as a list of URLs and using IP of the website might work in few of the cases.

To get the IP address for any website, you do command in Command Prompt. Using IP is a simple way to access blocked websites in your region. However, if the website had hidden its IP too, then it won’t open with this method.

All you need to do is run CMD on your computer. Now type “ping www.websitename.com” and press Enter. This will promptly return the IP address. Now enter this IP address in your web browser’s address bar and hit Enter to visit “access denied” websites.

5. Bypass via Extensions

If the websites that are blocked by your institute or office are dynamic in nature such as Facebook or YouTube, then you should give a try to these extensions. Hola and ProxMate are some extensions that you can use to access blocked websites.

6. URL recasting

There are instances when a particular website is hosted in VPN and it doesn’t have a verified SSL installed. For such websites, you can simply go to the address bar of your web browser and try typing https://www.url.com, instead of accessing www.url.com or http://www.url.com. This change might display a security notice.

7. Replace your DNS Server

We’ve already discussed this method under a separate topic named DNS Hack. You can simply use this method and bypass the blockade. This method generally involves using Google DNS or Open DNS for accessing the internet. Here are the detailed steps on the same.

8. Go to Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Wayback Machine is an interesting service that stores a copy of most of all website on the internet. It saves multiple versions of a website and you can use it to access the past versions of a website. The users can also use it to browse the blocked content online.

9. Use RSS Feed

RSS readers are useful for getting the fresh content and reading them with ease. You can grab the RSS feed of the blocked website and add it to your reader. Just in case that website doesn’t have an RSS feed, there are some useful online services to create the feed.

10. Use IP Anonymizer like Tor

If you’re a privacy advocate, you might be already knowing about the massively popular Tor browser. This could act as a web blocker bypass tool if you set it up properly.

In many cases, you can unblock websites at school or office and remain anonymous as well. There’s a dual advantage as you’d also be able to get rid of any kind of surveillance.

These are some of the easy and effective methods to bypass blocked the website to circumvent the censorship that has been put on your favourite websites.

 

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Ashwini Gurne

Ashwini Gurne is a software developer and also a contributor for Security leaks. As a contributor, her aim is to work on latest technologies and to spread cyber awareness among general public.

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