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How to Unblock Websites At School On Windows and Mac


If you want to access blocked sites, then you can help yourself through many easy and legal ways. So, to save your time researching on the procedure, we have helped you with some steps. You can perform the task on Windows OS or a system running on Mac.

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Steps to Unblock Blocked Websites at School on Windows

There are many methods to access blocked websites when you’re using Windows OS.

Recast the URL

This trick works only when the domain name doesn’t have an unverified SSL. You simply need to follow a few steps listed below.

Step 1: Open the web browser and type instead of typing

Step 2: Since the domain isn’t verified, a security notice would appear on the screen. You then have to select ‘Proceed Anyway’ from the options as shown in the image below.

Security Certificate ErrorDNS Server Replacement

In this method, you need to change / replace the DNS server to gain access over the blocked website.

For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & Vista

Step 1: If you’re using Windows Vista or 7, then follow the path ‘Start >> Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Network and Sharing Center’. But if you are working on Windows 8, then press ‘the Windows key along with C’. Later, click ‘Search’ and select the ‘Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Network & Sharing Center’.

Step 2: Select ‘Change Adapter Settings’ which is visible on the left hand side bar.

Step 3: Go to Internet connection through a right-click and select ‘Properties’.

Step 4: Choose ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 and then move on with Properties.

Step 5: For Google DNS, enter in the Preferred DNS Server field and for specifying the Alternate DNS Server. But, if you wish to use Open DNS, then enter and against the respective field.

Step 6: Finally click ‘OK’ to confirm the changes.

Smarter Ways to Access Blocked Sites at School

  • Use the IP instead of the domain name. You can easily find the IP address after typing ping in the command window.
  • Shorten the URL through the Google URL. If it’s a long URL, then you simply need to paste the URL and click ‘Shorten URL’. This would help you access the site once you access the short URL.Google URL Shortner
  • Access the cached version of the website. If the website is blocked, then under the search engine results click ‘Cached’ from the dropdown menu of the arrow head. So, even if the site isn’t live on the web, you would be able to access the domain.Facebook Cached
  • Use Google Translate where you need to select ‘English’ as the translation language. Once you copy paste the URL choose any other language apart from English. After selecting the translating language, click ‘Translate’ to access the site.Google Translate

Steps to Follow if you’re Using Google Chrome Browser

Step 1: Navigate to ‘Settings’ and then click ‘Show Advanced Settings’.

Step 2: Under ‘Network’, click ‘Change Proxy Settings’.

Step 3: Enable ‘Use proxy server for your LAN’ once you view the popup window.

Step 4: Check ‘Bypass proxy server for local address’ and click ‘OK’ to confirm.

How to Bypass School Blocked Websites on Mac?


Step 1: Go to the official website of WASEL Pro by typing the URL:

Step 2: Scroll ahead to fetch the installable files for Mac OS X.

Step 3: When download is in progress, drag and drop Wasel Pro to the Applications Folder.

WASEL PROStep 4: Later, click on the respective icon, sign in with the credentials and click ‘Login’.


Step 5: Click on the logo present towards the top right hand side corner, and select the appropriate server.

Step 6: Finally, click ‘connect’ to establish the connection and access the desired site / domain.

WASEL PRO 2Changing the DNS Server Settings

Step 1: From the Apple menu, click ‘System Preferences’ followed by ‘Network’.

Step 2: Once you see the lock icon towards the lowermost left hand side corner, click the icon and enter the password for authentication.

Step 3: Select the type of connection for which you need to configure Google Public DNS. Follow the changes as mentioned below.

For Ethernet connection – Select ‘Built-in Ethernet’ and click the ‘Advanced’ option.

For a wireless connection – Select ‘Airport’ and move on with ‘Advanced’.

Step 4: Go to the DNS tab of the property sheet.

Step 5: Click ‘+’ for replacing or adding addresses. While you need to type / for IPv4, you need to enter 2001:4860:4860::8888 / 2001:4860:4860::8844.

Step 6: Click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ for confirming the changes.

NOTE: For any other network connection, you need to follow the same procedure.

Hope by now you have learnt to get on blocked websites at school. Do share the information, if the procedure works fine on your system.

Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.