Beginners Guide To Browsing Blocked Websites

You are probably wondering how to browse blocked websites in school or work.

I can relate to why you want to do this. There are times when I feel like getting on YouTube at school and watching some videos to kill time. You might want to get on Facebook to see people’s new statuses or photos and to comment and or chat with friends.

No matter what the reason is having the ability to browse blocked websites is quite amazing.

This post will cover and explain all the ways you can do so that I know of. Please note not all of them will work, so you have to test and see if they work for you. Also, as a short disclaimer I am not responsible if you get caught on blocked sites.

 

How to Browse Blocked Websites

 

The method we are going to use is called a proxy server. What are proxy servers? A proxy acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server.

 

The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules. (Source Wikipedia) If the above made zero sense to you, a proxy server basically lets you trick the computer or network into thinking you’re on somewhere else than what you really are.

Proxies can also trick the network into thinking you’re connecting from let’s say, Russia, when you are really connecting in the United States. Pretty cool stuff.

Now, I am going to cover most if not all of the possible ways you can use proxies. Let us begin shall we?

 

Online Website Proxies

There are several websites online that you can use as a proxy. How they work is you just go to their respected site, type in the URL or address of the site you want to unblock and boom, it will let you use it.

Some of the online website proxies I recommend are:

  • Anonymouse
  • MathLOL
  • HideMyAss

Here is a complete list of online website proxies; Proxy List.

 

Software

There is also software that you can use to browse blocked websites. These software are the same as proxies but they alter your browsers settings and configure your network to allow you to visit blocked sites.

Here are the ones I recommend:

  • UltraSurf
  • Tor
  • Hotspot Shield

 

Conclusion

Well, there you have it? Go out and test out the sites and software and see which one works best.

If you know of any other methods please share below, I would love to know!

  • What do you think of this guide?
  • Are you familiar with proxies?
  • Which site would you like to get unblocked at school or at the work place?
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19 Responses to “Beginners Guide To Browsing Blocked Websites”

  1. Wan Firdaus from Reviews and Guide 02. Apr, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    This is what I’m talking about.Great solutions,browser and software based proxy.

    Great tips Edwin :)

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Thanks Wan, much appreciated

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  2. Nice Edwin. Keep up sharing such thing that people really need

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Thanks Rijan :)

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  3. I was using a proxy at school to get around all the social networking websites that had been blocked on the school computers for years. Thanks for this anyway though; my school got rid of all the blocks on the social networks, so i can use them all again :)

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Cool lucky Peter. My school has yet to unblock everything so Im still stuck with trying to find work arounds :)

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  4. Johanna from GIJoh.com 03. Apr, 2011 at 5:04 AM

    Hi Edwin,
    Thanks for the useful information. I once had trouble browsing through blocked sites, just for the mere purpose of wanting to check my email at school (of course, especially when our teacher isn’t at class yet).
    Thanks for sharing! Will check them out now..

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Thanks for commenting Johanna :) , much appreciated

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  5. Excellent post Edwin. You know how much I need this so thanks for the tips. Mathlol has been a life saver for me for the past month.

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    LOL thanks for commenting Tony. I know how much you need this, glad I could help

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  6. Great article. I had been using proxys at school, and even those got blocked. Will software proxys work or will those be blocked along with it?

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    I honestly do not know since all schools are different. I suggest testing out all of them, but also be careful cause if you get caught you might get suspended.

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  7. Roger S. Swift 06. Apr, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    its a very good tip but i think it should be used with responsibility. institutions block certain sites for a good reason. maybe we should be concerned about this.

    Roger S. Swift
    Clerical worker supervisor
    http://www.computertowersonline.com/computer-towers/shop

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Yes, I totally agree with you Roger. Thanks for commenting

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  8. Custom Facebook Application 25. Apr, 2011 at 5:25 AM

    Hey Edwin

    UltraSurf is good software but one things is not good.When you used this software.he asked the switch off the browsers like (firefox,IE and so on)

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    Edwin

    Edwin Reply:

    Can you please rephrase your comment?

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  9. Cool!=D
    I’m so gonna test this out. Hahahaha. Thanks man=] you rock. Youtube, here I come=D

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  10. As someone who travels frequently internationally I’ve found another use for proxies. That’s being able to order things online (which I frequently do) without Google tagging me as being in France, Italy or whatever, where the shopping cart will want to tack on a V.A.T. (value added tax) to purchases I make.

    Proxies rock, thanks for the article!

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  11. Proxies help us when we want to communicate into certain countries that will not let our IP (b/c associated with Christian church) access there servers. Good info!

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