Many schools and businesses block access to websites like Myspace, YouTube, Hi5, Facebook, Hotmail, Yahoo email, etc, making it difficult (but not impossible) to get to them. You can unblock them!
If your school or office blocks access to Myspace, Friendster, Hi5, Facebook, Hotmail, or Yahoo email with a firewall or other restrictions you may be able to use a few internet privacy tricks to get around the firewalls and unblock access to Myspace, hi5, Facebook, and virtually any other website.
The easy way to unblock a site: Try Firefox to get around the firewall at school or work
"Firefox has built-in proxy connection settings"
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- Using the built-in proxy connection settings with an Anonymizer service can get around many firewalls.
Firefox is not affected by many network restrictions that system administrators may automatically apply to Internet Explorer every time you use it. More importantly, Firefox has built-in proxy-connection settings, which when used with settings that you can get from an anonymous web surfing or anonymizer service, can allow you to get to virtually any website you want even if it is blocked by a firewall. Firefox has several other features such as Google-integration for faster searches, automatic pop-up blockers and more. Firefox is free.
Get to blocked sites from school or the office, even through a firewall by using FREE Anonymizer or Private web surfing site
For years internet privacy experts have been using anonymizers, private web-surfing services, proxies and other identity hiding software or services to get to websites privately.
These anonymizers and Anonymous web surfing services are usually used to hide your tracks while surfing the internet, making it impossible for anyone to trace what web-pages you have visited - but you can also use anonymizers to unblock Myspace or other websites at school or work that are blocked by firewalls. These anonymous web surfing services when used together with Firefox will usually let you get around any firewall.
Many web proxy services or anonymizers are not free, but many do offer partial service for free or a free trial period, which might work for you depending on what type of firewall your school or office uses.
You may have to try a few different internet anonymous web surfing services to see which one works best to unblock sites with the firewall that your school has. Most of these services do not require you to install any software on the computer you're using at school or work. You simply log into their website from school, then use the anonymizer service to get to Myspace or whatever websites your school or business firewall is blocking. See THIS page for our updated Proxy List.
How anonymizers get around firewalls
An anonymizer or Private web-surfing service gets around your school or office firewall by setting up a connection between your computer and the anonymizer service, so the firewall only sees the connection from you to them. The anonymizer's computers then connect to Myspace (or Hotmail, Friendster, Hi5, etc) with their internet connection and send the data back to you. To the school's firewall it looks like your computer is connecting to the anonymizer's web address and not Myspace.com.
Some schools block anonymizers and anonymous web surfing sites, especially the free ones, so you may have to try several to find one that works
The I.T. guys at your school might be smart enough to configure their firewall to block the common anonymizer and private web-surfing websites and services right along with blocking Myspace. Lucky for you, there are LOTS of different internet-privacy and anonymizer services to choose from! Just keep trying different ones until you find one that works with the firewall settings at your school.
There are no guarantees
You might only have to try one or two different anonyimizers or web-proxy services before you can connect to Myspace.com from school. You might also try 50 and never find one that works if your school's firewall is really good. The only way to find it is to try. WARNING: The use of a proxy or anonymizer to bypass firewalls might be against the rules at your school. If anonymizers are against the rules at your school, use them at your own risk!