4 ways to bypass network restrictions
Theoretically, web browsers should be able to access any website in anywhere in the world. However, many offices (and governments) are now imposing limitations and restrictions. Many offices block out social networking sites during work hours on the argument that they impact on productivity. Here are five ways to bypass some restrictions.
1. Use an online proxy server
The easiest way to bypass certain restrictions is to use a proxy server. The server will act as an intermediary between you and your internet connection. www.zend2.com, proxify.com and hidemyass.com are examples of such sites.
2. Use anonymity services
Anonymity services hide your IP address and allow you browse the internet anonymously. This is great to get around P2P filtering and snooping.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses an encrypted connection between you and your provider which makes it difficult for third parties to “monitor” your traffic.
4.Using a Tor network
Tor networks provide anonymity and security by routing your internet requests through other PCs on your Tor network. So if you are trying to access a video on Youtube that has been restricted in Papua New Guinea (PNG), then being part of a Tor network allows you to use someone’s PC in another country (as a proxy) that is unrestricted.