From the first part, we showed you four tried and tested ways to access a blocked or restricted website. Now, this is the second part.
Below is tried and tested ways to access a blocked or restrict website. They are easy-to-do and effective as well.
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Ways to access restricted websites
Use IP instead of URLs
Every website’s URL has an IP address – a string of number identifying their site. It is possible that authorities only blocked the site’s URL instead of the IP address. If that’s the case, you can access the site. You just need to find the site’s IP address.
Finding a site’s IP is very easy. Just open your Command Prompt (CMD) and type “ping site’s URL” and then hit enter. For example, ping google.com. Then hit enter. The sit’s IP will roll down your screen. Now enter this IP address in your web browser’s address bar and hit Enter.
Note that, if the website’s IP is hidden too you this method won’t work.
Use Firefox from USB drive
If you are in a school or business environment, you may not be allowed to install extensions or any other app for personal use. If that is your situation, then I suggest you install a web browser like Firefox portable on a USB drive. Put some proxy extensions on it and you are good to go.
Browser Extensions can also be your remedy. It is quite easy if the sites blocked by your institute office are dynamic in nature like YouTube, Facebook, etc. Browser extensions like Hola and ProxMate for Chrome and other browsers can help you access restricted websites. UltraSurf is also another powerful extension. It lets you surf with its encrypted proxy network. UltraSurf is powerful enough to bypass firewalls like Lightspeed.
URL recasting method
Some websites are hosted in VPN and there’s a possibility that that site hasn’t installed a verified SSL. For such sites, it is simple to access them. Go to the open the address bar of your web browser and type the site’s address. You don’t just type the site’s normal URL.
Look closely here. Instead of typing something like “www.abc.com” or “http://www.abc.com”, you key in it this way: “https://www.abc.com”. Notice the “s” after the “http”. A security notice will pop up. Click on Proceed Anyway or a similar phrase and you’re in.
Proxy server helps the clients to protect their important information from getting hacked by hackers. A proxy server is also used in bypassing blocked websites. One cool one is pirate US.
Keep in mind that this method is not always foolproof, but it can be helpful sometimes.