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 https://www.WebsiteURL.com instead of typing www.websiteURL.com.
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.
DNS 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 126.96.36.199 in the Preferred DNS Server field and 188.8.131.52 for specifying the Alternate DNS Server. But, if you wish to use Open DNS, then enter 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 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 domain.com 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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?
Using WASEL PRO
Step 1: Go to the official website of WASEL Pro by typing the URL: www.waselpro.com.
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.
Step 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.
Changing 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 18.104.22.168 / 22.214.171.124 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.