How to Bypass an Internet Provider

By Dalton McVey

Proxies act as virtual
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Internet may seem like an unlimited resource, but some Internet service providers block direct access to certain websites and other Internet-based resources for their clients. This can result in a lot of unreachable content for users researching certain subjects on the internet. There is a way to bypass the filter by using a proxy connection. A proxy connection is a virtual "tunnel" that pushes the client's connection to the other end, where it then leaves a virtual "station" that lets it access its original destination without limits.

Locate a proxy address. There are many sites that allow a single-site connection through their proxy. Open the site and type in the website you wish to visit, and press "Enter." This is sufficient, unless you wish to use a proxy most of the time. In that case, it is better to set up a permanent proxy connection through the Web browser, and you will need to find a website that offers an actual proxy address.

Copy the desired proxy address by highlighting it and pressing "CTRL" and "C" at the same time. In the Web browser, click "Tools" and select "Internet Options." Click on "LAN settings" and paste the address into the proxy field by pressing "CTRL" and "V" at the same time.

Review all other settings for the proxy and configure to suit your needs. Generally, simply enabling the proxy address will be sufficient. If you are unsure of what a setting does, leave it as the default. Click "OK" to any open dialog boxes. Close the Web browser.

Open the Web browser and test the proxy by trying to reach a normally unreachable site. If it connects, your proxy is working. If it does not, repeat steps 2 and 3 with another proxy address.