Online games and websites tend to restrict users for several reasons. Sometimes it may be because of your region or could be due to suspicious activities. Either way, you should know that there is a way to get past it. Now you can access those foreign betting sites that don’t allow players from your state or country. But how do you do it? Let’s get into it right away.
Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Using a VPN is probably the best way if you know that you will consistently access such websites or play the online game regularly. The work of a Virtual Private Network is to falsify your IP address. What that does is mask your real location. VPNs come in different types namely:
- SSL VPN
- Client-to-Server VPN
- Site-to-Site VPN
With a VPN, your Internet Service Provider is unable to track your activities, so they can’t restrict you. When you download a VPN, you have an option to choose your region or location of choice. Whichever region you choose is where the online game or website thinks you are accessing the website from.
If you are a lover of online anonymity, you would love VPNs, because even ISPs don’t know what you are doing. Another major advantage is multi-platform availability. Good VPNs have apps for mobile, and desktop, making their services usable from any device of your choice.
Open Proxy Method
The open proxy method is more advisable if you are trying to access a site or online game from a public computer. Since VPNs require that you download an app or extension, an open proxy will save you the stress of downloading anything. There are several proxy sites online today so you can visit one and use it as a portal to access your website of choice.
Proxy sites work the same way as VPNs— masking your real IP address from your ISP, workplace, or anyone that normally has access to it. However, we advise that you are very selective of the proxy sites you use and make sure they are legit.
Google Translate Method
We know this one may come to you as a surprise but it works. And although you cannot use it to play online games, it works for websites. It is not also complicated; go to the official google translate website and put in the website address the tab meant for texts you want to translate.
Select the language you want and hit the translate button. What it does is provide you with a text-only representation of what is on the website. And as you may have guessed, it is not the best choice if you want to view images.
So if you are fine with a text-only representation, google translate is a great option for you. Asides from the fact that it is free, it is also relatively easy to use and you won’t need any special guidelines to navigate the website. The only downside is that it does not retain the original website layout.
Using IP Address Rather than URL
Sometimes the reason why you can’t access a website may not be because of your IP address. It may be the URL that is blocked. Several organizations and institutions take this blocking measure as a grand move to stop members from accessing certain sites.
URL is the website address you type into your browser, so how could you possibly bypass a blocked one. Well, every website has a server that also has unique numbers that make up the IP address. So the same way to type the website address into your browser, you would also paste the website IP and it will take you to the same page.
To find a website’s IP, you need to go to a computer’s computer prompt which you can find by typing ‘cmd’ in the search bar. In cmd, type ‘ping’ then the website you want to access and hit enter. The result would bring out the IP address of the website and you can paste it into your browser to gain access.
Which One Should You Use?
We listed four effective methods you can use to access any website or online game. If you need frequent access to such games or websites, our most recommended method is VPN. However, if it is a public computer, you may want to look into other methods since you won’t need to download an extension or application.
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