While it’s never a good idea to avoid doing work or school assignments, sometimes a much needed Facebook break can be a good way to shed stress and keep up with current events. This can involve using a proxy DNS, or Domain Name System. For those who need to unblock Facebook proxy so that Facebook can be accessed, a series of simple steps to get around those annoying “Content Blocked” pages is required for success. Below are available methods one can choose to unblock Facebook that are simple, quick, and easy.
1. Stay Connected
Using a remote desktop connection is the best way to access Facebook. This can be done in a few simple steps. First, leave the computer on even if there’s nobody at home. This basically allows Facebook to be loaded through a home internet connection that has the ability to bypass “content blocked” pages at a given school or office. For a PC running Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista, Microsoft deliberately has remote access turned off so users have to turn it back on, (However home editions of Windows don’t offer remote access). Find the operating system’s Control Panel. In the System Panel find the Remote Access option. If this can’t be located, it can be searched for. Once it has been found, select “Allow Remote Access to Your Computer” to turn on remote access. You can download windows 7 here.
Next, write down the IP address of the home computer being used. Once these things have been accomplished, go to the computer that’s blocking content, click on the Start menu and select the “Remote Desktop Connection”.
Mac users need only select the Connection for Mac and type in the home computer’s IP address to accomplish the same thing.
2. Pay for Services
For those who do not have a home computer, proxy DNS services can always be used for circumventing restrictions. These kinds of services are similar to Remote Desktop; though it’s important to remember that not all proxies are free. Also, some proxies may contain malware or trojans because the connections are not always secure. Accessing Facebook through such third party proxies may not be the best idea, as it requires the use of sensitive personal information. At the end of the day, it’s all about personal choice. For those who pay a subscription for a proxy service, things like advertisements containing such trojans can be bypassed; however proxy services are usually not cheap. However, there are free options out there. Proxy.org contains a list of all available free proxies. As well, Proxify offers a subscription that runs six months for forty dollars.
Most people have smartphones but few know these can also be used to bypass a Facebook block via DNS proxy through the tether options that can be utilized. All that is required is connecting the computer being used to the tethered connection from the smartphone. By installing an application like TetherMe, these workarounds can be made reality. Just follow the instructions and login to Facebook.