If some websites get blocked in your company or school, how to access those websites at work or school? Today more and more employers and schools are becoming aware of the amount of time their employees or students are spending using the Internet for personal reasons. The network administrator uses a firewall or proxy server to restrict access to websites or other Internet protocols. Since all your Internet communication passes through your network's firewall, it's not strange that some websites (like myspace or game sites) get censored in your company or school.
There are three easy ways to get around the Internet filter:
1. The easiest way is to use a web based proxy. A web-based proxy is powered by server-side software such as PHProxy, CGIProxy, Poxy or custom proxy scripts. A web based proxy has a web interface very similar to the google search box. Just enter the website address you want to visit in that box and click ?submit? button, everything is done! You can find hundreds working web-based proxies at http://www.aplusproxy.com/webproxy.php.
2. Set a proxy in your Internet browser to browse blocked websites. This is not as simple as the first method, but it can be even more effective.
Pre-Step 1.) Go to the public proxy list at http://www.aplusproxy.com/proxylist/index.php.
Pre-Step 2.) Copy a few proxy addresses (Example - IP:Port) to the notepad. Some proxies may be dead so you need more than one proxy for test.
Then, if you?re using Internet Explorer:
Step 1.) Open your Internet Explorer.
Step 2.) On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
Step 3.) Under Proxy server, click to select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
Step 4.) In the Address box, type the IP address of the proxy server.
Step 5.) In the Port box, type the port number of that proxy (such as 80 or 8080).
Step 6.) You can click to select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box (optional)
Step 7.) Click OK to close the dialog boxes.
Step 8.) Your IE should now be configured to browse the net through a proxy server.
Detailed setting For Firefox browser users is available at http://www.aplusproxy.com/faq/index.php.
3. Download free proxy software. Some proxy software (like Freenet, JAP, and Tor) can automatic search the proxies from the Internet and configure the browser setting for you. Please go to http://www.aplusproxy.com/torpark.php for more info.
Short note about the author
Jimo Lee is the administrator of http://www.aplusproxy.com.
Author: Jimo Lee