Most of the social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Mig33 and video sharing sites like YouTube are blocked in Colleges, Schools and even in Offices. Most of the academic institution or corporate environment blocks social networking sites because they knew that people will spend a lot of time in these social networks rather than on their official or academic work. If you are in your office or academic institution where Facebook is blocked and if it is necessary to access your Facebook account then here goes a guideline which will help you to connect to your Facebook account.
Let’s see how we generally access Facebook and other websites.
We generally type the URL (Universal Resource Locator) of the required website in the address bar. Generally the web address or domain name represents a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address. When we try to browse any website after typing URL in the address bar, the DNS (Domain Name System) server matches the URL of a website with its IP address. And the browser brings the pages from that IP address.
How They Block Websites
For locating resources in the internet DNS resolves queries for domain names into IP address. And if anyone blocks the IP in the DNS server then the access to the website with a respective IP address is denied.
Isn’t there any trick?
There are lots of tricks to access Facebook even it is blocked from the DNS server.
Trick 1: Using other DNS server
Trick 2: Using Proxy Servers
Trick 3: Accessing via VPN
Trick 4: Using IP address
Trick 5: Using Opera Mini
Among the above 3 best tricks are explained below
Using other DNS server
If you want to access Facebook by altering the DNS name then you can use the Public DNS server of Google or the Open DNS server.
Step 1: Go to Start Menu
Step 2: Click on Control Panel
Step 3: Select Network and Internet connections
Step 4: After clicking on the Network Connections right click on the icon which denotes the connection status
Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) after going to Properties Tab
Address of Google DNS Server:
Address of Open DNS Server:
After changing your DNS server you can easily access to Facebook or any other websites which were previously blocked.
Using Proxy Server
You can use proxy websites to open any blocked URLs in your network. But the bad news is that in most of the case where social networks are blocked, network administrator also blocks these sorts of proxy servers. You can try for it, maybe access to any proxy site be opened.
Accessing via VPN
If you really have to open your Facebook account even it is blocked by your ISP or by the network administrator then VPN is the best solution to access Facebook. Not only Facebook but many websites can be accessed using VPN. There are many companies providing free VPN services among which Open VPN is one of the best. You can try for Open VPN.