Saturday, June 12, 2010

3 Alternative Ways To Access Blocked Sites

3 Alternative Ways To Access Blocked Sites .

1) 1. Using IP Instead of URL
This depends on the software/application used. Sometimes blocked sites are stored as a list of URLs (eg. www.yahoo.com, www.donwload.com,etc) and typing the IP instead of the URL might sometimes work. In a local computer, doing a ping domain.com command in Command Prompt (Mac users use Terminal) will return you the IP address. You can also do it online via www.whatsmyip.org


2). Redirection with Short URL service
Sometimes the URL you intend to browse might be ban, but converting them to another a shorter URL with short URL services might just help you to bypass the settings.
Here’s 2 Short URL service we’ve previously mentioned - MooURL, SnipURL


3). Anonymous Surfing
Some site allows you to take advantage of their proxy or domain to surf other sites as anonymous
Use Proxy in Browsers
There are tons of sites out there that distributes free proxies of almost any country. Here’s an example. Check out the following methods on how/where to insert proxies in your web browsers.
Proxy Surfing - Firefox
Under Advanced tab, select Network tab, then click inside Connection Settings. Select Manual proxy configuration, put proxy under HTTP proxy.
Proxy Surfing - Internet Explorer
Go to Tools -> Internet Options. Select Connections tab. Click into LAN Settings, check Proxy Server. Insert your proxy URL inside Address.
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