How to open blocked sites is the most popular question specially asked by school students that’s why I came up with this article. There are many methods available to open blocked websites but I usually focus on those that are easy to implement. So I’m going to reveal two methods, If the first doesn’t work then the second will definitely work. Actually, both methods are working fine but the first method is too old, so I guess it may not work everywhere that’s why I decided to write the second one.
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How to open blocked sites?
In this method, we are going to use Microsoft’s inbuilt tool that is command prompt. You might be thinking about how can we unblock websites using the command prompt. The answer is quite simple we are going to ping the blocked site to get its original IP address and then we can easily open blocked site using an IP address. Follow the below steps to unblock a site using the command prompt.
- Search for cmd and launch command prompt
- Now type the following command
ping <site to be unblocked>
For example, I want to unblock facebook so I’ll type
- Now you’ll get a message as shown below-
Reply from XX.XX.XX.XX
- copy the IP address (XX.XX.XX.XX)
- Open your web browser and paste the copied IP address in your browser and hit enter.
- Now you are able to access blocked website. Simple isn’t it?
That was the first method which works pretty well and is also the most recommended method. In case if your school/office uses some kind of software to block the websites then the above method might not work. So if the method doesn’t works then don’t panic follow the below method it will definitely work and you’ll be able to access blocked sites.
In this method, we are going to use proxy servers/sites. so first let’s discuss how proxy sites work? Proxy sites add a new layer of IP address on your current IP in order to hide your identity. Read it again!
If you want to know more about proxy servers then you can check out this article – Best Proxy Sites For School/College
Now, let us unblock website using proxy sites. Follow the below step to open blocked sites using proxy servers.
- First of all visit New IP Now.
- Now enter the website URL that you want to unblock.
- Just click on Browse Anonymously and there you go, Site unblocked!
The reason I recommended the first method is:
- Many proxy sites are also blocked in schools/colleges.
- Some proxy sites are slow, thus takes time to load websites.
- This is the most important reason, As proxy sites mask your IP address (Changes your location) so your social networking account may get temporarily blocked because of accessing your account from another location.