How to Get Access to Blocked Websites. It can be seriously annoying not being able to access a website because it’s blocked, particularly if you need to get something done urgently. In this article we explained all the ways you can access blocked websites at your home, college, work place, school etc without much difficulty.
However, there are ways around this and if you’re clever enough you can open up the web to whatever you need. Let us discuss all the methods.
How to Get Access to Blocked Websites;
#1. Recast the URL:
This trick works for the sites which are hosted on VPN and on Dedicated server Environment and have an unverified SSL installed for that domain name. To get access to such websites you have to implement 2 simple steps. They are:
1. Go to the address bar of the browser (Any browser)
2. Instead of typing www.websiteURL.com or http://www.WebsiteURL.com, try typing https://www.WebsiteURL.com
So, as the domain is unverified with SSL installation, it will show up a security notice with the options as Proceed anyway or Back to Safety. Here, you have to select the option Proceed Anyway, then you will get an entry ticket to the site.
#2. DNS Server Replacement;
In this method you have to change or replace the DNS server to get access over the blocked websites. Say, DNS server is the container which contains all the information regarding all the sites from the entire world. So, if any country blocks any website IP from their Country IPs, they block it in their own DNS server. Whoever uses those particular DNS servers will not be able to access the blocked websites. MNC Companies, Schools, Colleges generally use this method to block the sites. To bypass this situation we have a simple trick. These methods slightly vary for different users. Just follow the steps below.
#For Windows XP users
¶Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
¶Now select your specific Internet connection with access problems, right-click, then select Properties.
¶Left-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and select Properties.
¶Follow the Step 5 instruction given above in properties.
#Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Vista Users
¶For Windows Vista and 7, go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. If you’re using Windows 8, hit Windows key + C > click Search on the right-hand side > type Control Panel in the search bar > select Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
¶Click Change adapter settings, which is on the left sidebar.
¶Right-click the Internet connection (MTNL, Airtel, BSNL, etc.) on which you’re having trouble accessing websites, and click Properties.
¶Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
¶Click the radio button next to Use the following DNS Server address.
If you want to use Google DNS, enter 188.8.131.52 as the Preferred DNS Server and 184.108.40.206 as the Alternate DNS Server.
¶If you want to use OpenDNS, use 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 respectively. After entering these, click OK
#For iOS device Users
¶Open Settings > tap Wi-Fi > tap the Wi-Fi network the device is connected to.
¶Tap DNS and change the two values to Google DNS or Open DNS (explained in step 5 above). These two values should be separated by a comma and one space (22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199).
#For Android users, these are the steps.
¶Open Settings > tap Wi-Fi.
¶Long press the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to > tap Modify Network.
¶Now tap the box next to Show advanced options. Scroll down.
Tap DHCP > select Static IP > scroll down and modify DNS 1 and DNS 2 (as explained in step 5 above).
¶Click the radio button next to Use the following DNS Server address. If you want to use Google DNS, enter 188.8.131.52 as the Preferred DNS Server and 184.108.40.206 as the Alternate DNS Server. If you want to use OpenDNS, use 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 respectively. After entering thes
e, click OK.
#3. Use IP instead of URL:
Another smart method to get access to blocked sites is by simply using IP instead of using URL. In a local computer, doing a ping domain.com command in command prompt will return you the IP address. You can also find it via online with the search of Whatsmyip. If you are a MAC user then use Terminal. So, enter through the Internet Protocol Address rather than using URL.
#4. Short URL Conversion:
This method works sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t. The idea here is to convert the long url into short url. By using google short urls and other tools we can shorten the url of the main site and can get access through that short url.
#5. Cached Version:
Every site will have a cached version. In the same way, the blocked sites will also have the cached version. So, you can access the data of the blocked site with this Google Cached version. When you search for any site which is blocked, Search engine automatically shows you cached version.
When you click on that you will be redirected to the site. Irrespective of whether the site is live or not, you can get access with the help of this method. The picture below will give a better understanding.