How to Bypass Blocked Sites

Has the Internet provider you subscribed to set filters that prevent certain sites from being displayed? Has the system administrator blocked access to various portals and social networks on the office or school PCs? Do you need to access an Internet site that has geographic limitations for its contents? You don't have to be a hacker to overcome such obstacles.

Do not you believe it? Well, then read the guide on how to bypass blocked sites I'm about to propose and try to put into practice the advice you find in it. You will see, you will be able to overcome limits and restrictions that previously seemed insurmountable with very little effort. I'll explain how to access both locally and regionally blocked Internet sites, all without having to go through lengthy and complicated procedures. You will be amazed at how easy it is!

Then? What are you still doing standing there? Take a few minutes of free time all to yourself, make yourself comfortable and immediately start concentrating on reading this tutorial entirely dedicated to the subject. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned and that, in case of need, you will be ready to dispense advice to all your friends. What do you say, we bet?

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Bypass Sites Blocked by Providers

If you want to know how to bypass sites blocked by your Internet provider, such as those dedicated to file sharing, you probably just need to change the DNS server of your connection set automatically by the telephone company.

DNS servers, in case you were not aware of it, are nothing more than "that thing" that "translates" the addresses of the Internet sites you type in your browser (eg. www.google.com) in the real coordinates that are used to reach the latter, i.e. numerical addresses of the type 74.125.224.72.

There are several DNS servers that can be used as an alternative to those set by default by the providers. But I recommend those of Google or those of OpenDNS.

Google DNS

  • Primary DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
  • Secondary DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

Open DNS

  • Primary DNS Server: 208.67.222.222
  • Secondary DNS Server: 208.67.220.220

You ask me what needs to be done to be able to modify them? Nothing simpler. If you use Windows, you can quickly change the DNS servers of your connection by acting from the control panel. Then click on the button Start (l'icona della bandierina collocata nell'angolo in basso a sinistra dello schermo), close Panel of control in the menu that opens and select the first occurrence from the search results.

In the Windows Control Panel, go to Rete and Internet and then on network and sharing center. Then select the name of the connection in use (eg. EthernetWi-Fi) and, in the window that opens, click on the button Property. Now double-click the item Internet Protocol versione 4 (TCP / IPv4) and metti il ​​segno di spunta accanto alla voce Use the following DNS server addresses. Then type in the field Preferred DNS Server the address of the primary DNS server you have chosen to use, in the field Alternative DNS Server the secondary address and then click OK twice in succession to save the changes and then on Close.

If you use a Poppy, to change the DNS servers you have to click onicon della network in the right corner of the menu bar and select the item Apri Preferenze Network ... from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, click on the button Go ahead ..., select the scheda DNS and add the DNS server addresses to use for the connection by clicking on the button + (plus symbol). Infine, fai click su OK e Apply to save the changes and that's it.

In addition to the computer, the DNS can also be changed on smartphone e tablet. It is also possible to make changes to the DNS also going to intervene (when possible) directly on the settings of the modem / router in use so as to make the necessary changes to the entire network. I told you in depth about it in my tutorial on how to change DNS, take a look now!

Bypass Locally Blocked Sites

Interested in understanding how to bypass sites blocked locally by the system administrator (at school or in the office, for example)? In that case, you can contact the web proxy. Don't you know what it is? No problem, I'll explain it to you right away.

Web proxies, to put it in pennies terms, are nothing more than online services that, without installing any type of software on your computer, allow you to access blocked Internet sites by acting as intermediaries between them and the computer. They can therefore prove to be very useful in a situation such as the one described above but, it is good to keep this in mind, they do not guarantee a high browsing speed unless paid plans are subscribed (which also eliminated advertising and other small "annoyances. ").

There are several online services of this type. I advise you to try Hide.me which is free (in its basic version) as well as very easy to use. To use it, connected to the home of the site, choose one of the nationalities available in the drop-down menu located at the bottom left, type the address of the site you want to visit with the IP masked and press the button Visit anonymously

You will therefore be automatically redirected to the site whose url you have just typed but your IP address will be foreign, more precisely the country you have selected from the appropriate drop-down menu of the service.

As an alternative to the above web proxy service, you can turn to FilterBypass which works in an almost analogous way to Hide.me but in its home there are also convenient buttons for quick access to the main social services.

All you have to do to be able to use it is to connect to the main page of the service, type the address of the site to visit in the appropriate text field and press the button with it written Surfing.

By selecting or deselecting the items located under the URL bar it is possible to enable or disable scripts, cookies and encrypted navigation. By clicking on the button that you find next to the wording Quick Browse: you can quickly access YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and so on.

Bypass Regionally Blocked Sites

In the most difficult cases, in which neither the DNS change nor the Web proxies are able to solve the problem of blocking the sites or if the problems encountered are dictated by a block at the regional level, it is possible to resort to software VPN that disguise the computer's IP address by turning it into a foreign IP. These are particularly effective solutions, especially when you need to visit Internet sites with content reserved only for certain geographical areas (such as Hulu, Spotify, etc.)

One of the leading VPN programs is Hotspot shiled. It is free (in the basic version with advertising banners), does not require the creation of an account to be able to use it and is available for both Windows and Mac.

To download the program, connect to the Hotspot Shield website and click on the button free Download. When the download is complete open, by double clicking on it, the file you just obtained (HSS-1.39-install-webroot-225-conduit.exe) and, in the window that is shown to you, first press on install, Then Si and to conclude on Finish.

On Mac, on the other hand, after clicking on the button to download the program you will be sent back to the relevant section of the Mac App Store Online. Click Quindi Sul Pulsating View in Mac App Store in the browser, you Ottieni / Installa in the window of Mac App Store that has opened, enter your Apple account password and wait a few moments for the application download and installation procedure to start and complete.

You will then see the program window open on the desktop. To start using it, bring up ON the red lever located next to the wording disconnected top right. After a few moments you will see the wording appear Connected, the switch will turn green and you can start browsing online by bypassing blocked sites. Easy, right?

You can then stop using the program by simply bringing it up again OFF and then on disconnected the switch attached to the software window.

If you need to bypass blocked sites even from smartphones and tablets, please note that Hotspot Shiled is also available as an app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Explaining in detail how to use the app is practically superfluous, the operation is essentially identical to that of the computer software

As an alternative to the software just mentioned, you can turn to tunnel Bear. it is another popular VPN software. It is available for both Windows and Mac, does not require special configurations to be used and allows you to consume up to 500 MB for free (to get around this limit you must subscribe to a paid plan) and is also usable in the form of an app for Android and iOS .

To use it, connected to the program website, click on the button Get Started, It's Free and create your account to use the service by typing your e-mail address, the password you intend to use and pressing the button Create Account. Then wait for the software download to start automatically. If this does not happen, scroll down the web page and click on the Windows or Mac icon depending on the operating system you are using.

At this point, if you are using Windows double click on the file you just downloaded (TunnlerBear-Installer.exe), presses the button I Agree, Then install, and then on Si.

If you're using a Mac instead, drag the TunnelBear icon into the folder Applications macOS / OS X and then launch the program. If you get an on-screen warning stating that the application is from an unauthorized developer, right-click on the TunnelBear icon and select apri give the menu answer.

Now wait a few moments for the program window to appear on the screen, enter the data relating to your account in the appropriate fields and then click on the button Log In. Click on the entry Skip to skip the presentation relating to the use of the software, select the country you are interested in acquiring the IP address on the map by clicking on the relevant "tunnel" and then pressing the button Si in the balloon above.

Alternatively, you can also select the country of interest from the top drop-down menu. If you prefer, you can also acquire the IP of a random country just by bringing up ON the switch located in the upper left part of the window.

When you no longer need TunnelBear, you can stop using it by bringing up OFF the switch at the top left.