Although the Internet is supposed to be open and unrestricted, there are many instances where websites are geo-restricted or blocked by a firewall. So if you recently came across a website that you want to access but is blocked for you, don’t worry, we have the solutions for you. Here’s how to unblock a web page behind a firewall.
10 Ways to Unblock a Web Page Behind a Firewall
There are several ways to unblock web pages behind a firewall. We review them all individually, and you can use the table of contents below to browse this article and try one (or all) of these methods to unblock websites on your devices.
1. Open blocked sites by directly visiting the IP address
Probably the easiest way to unblock websites behind a firewall is to visit their IP addresses directly. This works in cases where the block has been applied to a domain name, which is most often the case. Here’s how you can visit blocked websites using their IP addresses.
- Simply open a browser on your device and go to IPVOID Website (to visit). After that, type in the domain whose IP address you want to know.
- Then press the Find website IP address button to quickly find out the IP address of the site.
- Next, copy ip address and paste it into your browser.
So ! You would then be directed to the site and access it even if the domain name was blocked.
2. Unblock a webpage behind a firewall by switching from Wi-Fi to mobile data
A network administrator can restrict certain websites with a firewall to prevent their access, either to protect against malicious content or to save bandwidth. If you discover that a web page has been blocked due to such restrictions, you can sometimes unblock it by switching from Wi-Fi to mobile data.
- Simply turn off Wi-Fi on your device and turn on mobile data.
- Once your device is connected to cellular data, try accessing the website and see if it works for you now.
Obviously, this applies to devices that have a SIM (or e-SIM) card. However, even if you are using a device that does not have its own cellular modem, you can create a local hotspot from your smartphone and use it to connect your devices.
3. Visit a cached version of the website
When a site is down or has been blocked but you still need to access it, you can switch to the cached version to retrieve some information from it. For those who don’t know, cache is basically an old version of a site that Google stores as a backup and only allows access to a limited number of pages. It displays older versions of text-based sites that you can visit without logging in.
- Find the website you want to visit. For example, I search for Beebom.
- Click the three dots icon (or the down arrow) next to the website URL in Google Search.
- This will open the “About this result” window…
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