Bypass ISP’s blocking certain websites.
It all began the day i moved on to hathway as my ISP, it offers me a great plan but there are certain t&c’s which i came to know recently, it blocks access to certain sites….torrent sites before any of you gets any ideas🙂
Just bcos the plan they offer is unlimited, they think that they can block access to torrent sites which might limit our usage. Ifthey thought that they would be able to do that then they are so wrong….there are many ways to bypass that like using Proxy sites, proxy addresses, VPNNetworks but i will share with you one way which is the easiest and which helped me.
First of all, I would like you all to know some fundamental to Internet Connectivity. When we connect to the internet from our computer,it will basically look for a DNS (Domain Name System). Think of it more like a switchboard operator. If you do not know about this, then most probably the setting has been set to being obtained automatically. Basically, how the ISP’s will block your connection to those torrent sites is that they will block all the connections from the DNS to those websites. Hence, when you are in their DNS, they have the total control of where you can go, and where you can’t.
So what do we do to bypass them. we use an alternate DNS. There are many options available like OpenDNS, GoogleDNS, etc. The one that i am using is Google DNS, its very easy to configure. I will show you how to do so on Win 7 :
- Go the Control Panel.
- Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
- Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
- To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
- To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
- Click OK.
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
- Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
- For IPv4: 126.96.36.199 and/or 188.8.131.52.
- For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
- Test that your setup is working correctly(From your browser, type in a hostname, such as http://www.google.com. If it resolves correctly, bookmark the page, and try accessing the page from the bookmark. If both of these tests work, everything is working correctly)
- Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.
This is what i did to bypass the imposed restrictions and it worked…..So SUCK IT Hathway!!!!