How to unblock websites at work and school

What is a School or Office Internet filter

To prevent employees or students from being distracted by extraneous sites, a special filter is installed on the Internet. It blocks access to social networks, streaming services, and other entertainment web resources. And sometimes a filter can stand in order not to overload traffic and not interfere with the workflow.

There is a way to bypass network restrictions - unblock sites using proxy servers. They will change the IP address on the device and make you anonymous. This should "confuse" the Internet filter and open access to the desired sites.

Which proxy to choose to bypass the filter at school or work

The most common proxy types are HTTP, HTTPS, and Socks. The latter is a particularly reliable and fast server, but such secure protocols are not always needed for simple bypasses of blocking. To bypass school or work Internet filters, choose HTTP or HTTPS proxy types.

You can also choose between Mobile, Datacenter, and Resident proxies. Mobile proxies work through the mobile Internet of the ISP. Any site, application, or social network recognizes such a proxy as an ordinary person who uses the LTE connection.

Datacenter proxies are leased IP addresses that are stored in database centers. They are reliable, but far from the fastest.

Residential proxies use the real IP addresses of users and are transmitted over the home network. Users replace their address with the address of another device.

For school or work, mobile or data center proxies are best suited. With their help, you can unblock many web resources, such as Facebook, YouTube Tumblr, or Netflix.

How to set up a proxy and unblock sites

You can use Windows Settings to configure the proxy. We'll show you how to set up a proxy server on Windows 10, but the process isn't much different on other versions of the OS.

  1. Click on the "Start" button and go to "Settings".
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  3. Open the "Network & Internet" section, then open the "Proxy" category.
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  5. In the “Manual Proxy Settings” section, move the slider to the “On” position.
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  7. Enter your proxy server details: IP address and port.
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  9. Click the "Save" button.
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  11. If you are using a personal proxy, a window will pop up in the default browser requesting the authorization data. Enter the Username and Password of your proxy server in the fields and click "Log in".
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With a proxy server, it becomes possible to bypass Internet filters at work or in an educational institution. The main thing is to do everything carefully and use high-quality personal proxies so that you will always remain anonymous