How do you unblock Facebook at school, college or office? You must have been thinking about it for a while now. Yeah! It’s a common issue for many people. Social media is an integral part of daily life nowadays. So, it could be quite difficult to stay away from your favourite social media i.e. Facebook even if you are at school, college or office.
Social media sites are blocked for students and employees to prevent distraction. The server administrator blocks social media access to remain your focus towards study or work. You tried to unblock it, but you couldn’t open even after countless attempts. Aren’t you? How are going to solve this problem? That’s why you must read this tiny piece of information till the end.
5 Ways to Unblock Facebook at School, College, office
Open Facebook Account without using IP Address:
You can open Facebook by using IP address if system admin blocks through Windows hosts file. Let me tell how to do it.
First of all, open command prompt and type ping www.facebook.com -t
There will be an IP address of Facebook just like the above screenshot. Copy the URL and paste it into your browser’s address bar. It may or may not work, but it’s worth a try. You can repeat the same process if this method doesn’t work anymore. Just make sure to run Command Prompt as an administrator.
Find out System Hosts File on Your PC:
It is one of the best methods to unblock Facebook on a computer. It’s very easy to use to unblock Facebook via system host file. You will see the following path on (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10):
You will see the following path on (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10):
Just delete the Facebook row from there and follow these steps, and save it afterwards on Windows. It will be different for Mac users. So, just follow the below instructions to look for system hosts file on your MAC.
Open Applications > Utilities Terminal and access
Applications > Utilities > Terminal and in the terminal window to
$ sudo nano /etc/hosts open the hosts’ file in a terminal window Facebook once more.
Next, search for Facebook line and hit Cmd + O to save the hosts files. Now, restart your machine and access Facebook without any hassle.
Access Facebook with Proxy servers:
Proxy sites are one of the best most common methods to open Facebook even if it’s unblocked at your school, college or office currently. There are numerous websites to help you unblock your favourite sites at no cost. Do you want to know more? You should read my previous posts:
- Top 300+ Best Proxy Sites List – Free Proxy Servers for 2017
- List of Unblocked Proxy Sites to Unblock Sites at School, College and Office
Sometimes system administrator blocks proxy servers so that you can’t use them to open social networking websites at the corporate working environment. You may try VPN networks alongside proxy servers if you run into any problem.
Use IP address (instead of TLD)
All websites contain different IP address that you can type into your address bar to open a web page rather than typing a domain name. You may convert a domain to IP address through online tools and other resources to access unblocked websites at school, college, workplace etc.
But How would you find IP address of different websites in one click? I recommend you to use this tool to discover IP address of a website such as Facebook.
- Go to this link: http://www.hacktrix.com/find-ip-address-from-website/index.php
- Next, type “Facebook.com” and click ‘Submit’ button to get the IP address (just like the above screenshot)
- Copy-paste the IP address into your browser and if it works for you.
Tor is a free software for anonymous browsing. It’s a virtual network to browse the web without sharing your personal info. You can install it on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux without any external application. It comes with a default security settings to ensure your security on the web.
Also, you can access blocked sites like Facebook by using Tor browser without any hassle. It’s more convenient rather than using proxy servers, VPN networks or IP address. Just install Tor browser for free to unblock social media at school, college, office etc.