1 Accessing via IP Instead of URL
Some software block website pages by its name or URL only. For example: a block may be applied on www.facebook.com but not on the IP of the website.
You can get the IP from Terminal on macOS or Command Prompt if you using Windows.
Insert this and press Enter.
Copy the IP that is shown in the results onto your browser’s address bar and open the site as usual.
2 Use A Proxy Site
There are many free web proxies that provide services to browse the web anonymously. You can use them to access any blocked site easily. Just go the website and enter the URL you want to browse.
3 Use a VPN Service
Another way to get around a blocked sites is by using a Virtual Service Network (VPN) service. A VPN service provides an encrypted connection or tunnel between your computer and the internet through their network.
Typically they provide a number of network in various location around the globe, so you can act as if you’re browsing, say from Germany even if you’re actually in other country, essentially it secure and hides your real identity when browsing online.
4 Use TOR Browser
Tor is a browser that allows you to browse anonymously, prevent your browsing habits or your location from being tracked, ensuring privacy. Thanks to volunteers from around the world that create this distributed network of relays, you can browse under the protection of Tor.
5 Using Public DNS of ISPs
Some Internet Service Providers (ISP) use their own DNS to block access to some websites. To open the block you can bypass the restriction from ISP using Google Public DNS.
Under the DNS configuration of your network, change your DNS to the following Google Public DNS IP addresses as your primary or secondary DNS server.
6 Setting Your Browser’s Proxy Manually
To manually set your browser’s proxy, you need to first get working public proxies. Find one in Hidemyass. There are many listed there, from countries around the world, along with the speed, type and anonymity level. Grab one IP address and the port, then update it in your browser
7 Edit Hosts Files to Bypass Website’s IP Address
You can use this service from Pentest Tools to get the IP address for a blocked website’s domain and subdomain. Just insert the domain name and check ‘Include subdomain details’ and click START , then wait while the tool does the job for you.
When it is done, copy the IP address and domain/subdomain.
If you are using macOS, open Terminal, type the following to open the hosts file:
sudo nano ~/etc/hosts
Scroll down to the opened hosts file and paste the IP address right there. Save the file.
8 Use SSH Tunnels
SSH tunnel allows you to forward request to the internet through a remote server via SSH (Secure Shell). So for this to work, you’ll need to have an account to get you the IP and the protocol to connect to SSH, which you can typically obtain by spining0-up a VPS or a dedicated server.
Then open Terminal on your macOS (if you are using Windows you can use Putty instead) and run following command to login:
ssh -D 12345 [email protected]
The command will run the SOCKS server on port 12345. You will be asked for a username and password. After a successful login, just minimize the terminal, don’t close it.
Next, open your Firefox browser and go to Preferences > Advanced > Network > Settings . Check on Manual Proxy Configurations , enter 127.0.0.1 on SOCKS Hosts and insert the Port number you picked when you created the SSH tunnel. Click OK to save your new settings.
Afterwards, open a blank tab and type ‘about:config’ , then set true for the following statement:
Now you can browse with Firefox using your tunnel. For a more detailed tutorial, check out the complete tutorial here.
9 Cloudflare WARP
Cloudflare provides is one services with one of the most widespread network across the globe. On top various services such as DNS, security, and the performance boost for website, we can also use it to pass through the geo block when accessing website with the app called Cloudflare WARP.
It’s a free app available in many platform include mobile (iOS and Android) and desktop (macOS, Windows, and Linux).
The app works similar to a VPN service except, instead of choosing the server yourself, Cloudflare will enroute your request automatically through the fastest node on their network. It’s simple to use and free.