How To Bypass Internet Blocks Using A Dial Up Connection

It becomes a big problem for Internet users if the country they live in goes into an Internet Strike. In the case of Egypt, where we witnessed a nation-wide Internet block, how will you still access the online web?

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The online web service portals are guarded and monitored by the respective ISP, or, Internet Service Providers. When such a nation-wide internet block happens, it occurs due to the country’s government issuing a national order to these ISPs to shut down their online portal access system.

Did you know that the regular telephone line systems will still stay in operation, no matter through what the country goes through? Interesting isn’t it?

We are going to utilize this security loophole. Right now, the French Internet Service Provider, FDN, is providing dialup service based Internet for Internet users in Egypt. So in order to get yourself connected to your online domain, here’s what you have to do:

  1. You need a dial-up modem with a normal telephone connection,
  2. Enter ‘toto’. The username and password are both ‘toto’.
  3. Next, dial the number +33172890150
  4. And, Eureka! You’re connected!

But just one small thing that you need to keep in mind is that since you will be using normal phones, which we generally call – ‘landlines’, you will have to pay for international call rates applicable from your country.

So, if you are willing to sacrifice a few pennies then ‘Happy Surfing!’

 How To Bypass Internet Blocks Using A Dial Up Connection

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8 Responses to “How To Bypass Internet Blocks Using A Dial Up Connection”

  1. Sheila Atwood 22. Feb, 2011 at 3:12 PM


    I was wondering how information gets out when the internet is shut down.

    This could be used in any emergency situation.


  2. If everyone in the world were as smart as you, it would be a much happer place :) .


  3. Very valuable information on how to get around politically motivated internet blocks. Does the provided number (+33172890150)only work for Internet users in Egypt? What about other countries, like in West Africa?


  4. People around the world have discovered the power of the internet to get their messages out. Thank you for the information on how to get past these restrictive government blocking practices. It would be nice to have an entire site dedicated to this subject.


  5. This is a good tip as North African nations go through such strife. However, is it possible that a country could also shut off access to certain phone numbers?

    Like, could Egypt or some other country disable this number during a crisis if they find out people are using it to access the internet?


  6. Jane from Bookmarking Demon Discount 09. Sep, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Wow, that’s an awesome trick! I am currently on a Broadband connection but I do need do use a dialup connection once a month for a few days in a row. Thanks for this!


  7. Well, actually if you need to pay for long distance calls this could be very expensive.


  8. Christian from Free Pool Games 26. Sep, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have taken out my old dial up modem from my tower. I just figured when the heck would I ever need to use it again, but after seeing this, I might just need it again in the future. Looks like I’m breaking the box open and putting it back in. Cheers for the heads up on the dial up trick.