Introduction: How to Get Past Most Internet Filters on Mac OS X

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Don't you hate it when some internet filter blocks your favorite websites?
This is how to get past that on Mac OS X

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
   1. a computer running mac os x
   2.any place with an internet filter

Step 2: Open Terminal

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In this step you need to go to Macintosh_HD>applications>utilities>Terminal.
Open it

Step 3: The Fun Part

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In terminal type "ping (whatever website is blocked), without quotation marks and switching (whatever website is blocked) with any website
I used

Step 4: Finding the IP

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now find the IP, its 4 numbers seperated by periods. write it down

Step 5: Type in the IP

Type the IP into a browsers address bar


pratyush581 (author)2016-09-02

i was almost mad about accessing Facebook in my organisation. i tried proxy -blocked.

tried ip -no luck

https:-lame !!

and finally this helped

caution: bad engllish !!!

kinoy.imans (author)2015-04-28

i try this ping, and ip get ip addres and browse to my browser cant still not work

jamesvang86 (author)2015-04-21

You can pass all internet filters by hiding your IP. VPN is the best tool to hide your IP. Here is the list of VPN providers which work well for MAC as well tutorial which allow you to setup VPN on MAC.

jrasel (author)2014-09-19

The best way to access blocked websites is to use a vpn service, is the best you can get,

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It has totally FREE test account.

Works on: Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac, Linux

shad0wjunk (author)2013-09-21

this doesnt work with most modern blockers

The Instructinator (author)2012-11-15

Mine still won't work

macfilter (author)2011-04-08

Hi, does it work with Aobo internet filter for Mac os x from

ellisgeek (author)2010-05-23

Usualy server side content blockers block by keyword so using the sites ip wont work sorry. 

mabster (author)ellisgeek2010-05-24

That's why it works. The content blocker works on keywords, and those keywords are usually not the IP address

phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)mabster2010-08-23

This works on my College's Wifi and Ethernet,

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