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  1. lovenokia's Avatar
    I am wondering if there is a workaround or app that will allow me to access blocked networks like fb, snapchat, and instagram on my school WiFi. I know on android and IOS there are workarounds, but do not know how to access the restricted content WiFi on my Lumia 1520. Are there any workarounds in wp8 that allow this, it any apps that can be a workaround? And please I do not want to hear, "You are a student, you should not be doing this in class" and I currently use my own data as a workaround.


    Thanks in advance.

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    02-05-2014 04:53 PM
  2. shamrock1988's Avatar
    No. Listen in class. Think about what you've learnt at lunch breaks and between classes.
    02-05-2014 04:54 PM
  3. lovenokia's Avatar
    No. Listen in class. Think about what you've learnt at lunch breaks and between classes.



    this is not the answer I am looking for, thanks for the input though.





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    02-05-2014 04:59 PM
  4. mister2d's Avatar
    The only workaround to date is to turn off wifi and use your data connection. Is your data connection too slow?
    02-05-2014 05:06 PM
  5. lovenokia's Avatar
    The only workaround to date is to turn off wifi and use your data connection. Is your data connection too slow?



    This is exactly what I do, turn off WiFi. But I have other friends with windows phone that have a limited data connection. I can also run straight through my 2gb plan. Anyways, I was hoping there could be an app that could be this workaround.





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    02-05-2014 05:09 PM
  6. mister2d's Avatar
    This is exactly what I do, turn off WiFi. But I have other friends with windows phone that have a limited data connection. I can also run straight through my 2gb plan. Anyways, I was hoping there could be an app that could be this workaround.





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    Well... if your school is filtering the web via DNS then maybe you could use their WIFI and edit the DNS servers that get populated by their wifi network. Use something like Google's instead (8.8.8.8). I've never tried to edit the DNS settings on WP, but that might be worth a try for you.
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    02-05-2014 05:16 PM
  7. lovenokia's Avatar
    Well... if your school is filtering the web via DNS then maybe you could use their WIFI and edit the DNS servers that get populated by their wifi network. Use something like Google's instead (8.8.8.8). I've never tried to edit the DNS settings on WP, but that might be worth a try for you.





    I will give this a shot, I hope that this will work.








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    I tired editing the DNS settings of my own home WiFi but the options were greyed out. I saw there is an option to connect to a proxy network. I am wondering if connecting to a proxy would be my solution.
    Last edited by lovenokia; 02-05-2014 at 05:40 PM.
    02-05-2014 05:19 PM
  8. mister2d's Avatar
    I will give this a shot, I hope that this will work.








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    I tired editing the DNS settings of my own home WiFi but the options were greyed out. I saw there is an option to connect to a proxy network. I am wondering if connecting to a proxy would be my solution.
    Maybe something like www.proxfree.com would work?
    02-05-2014 07:39 PM
  9. lovenokia's Avatar
    Maybe something like www.proxfree.com would work?


    I hope it would work, I will give it a shot.





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    02-05-2014 08:11 PM
  10. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    I will give this a shot, I hope that this will work.

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    I tired editing the DNS settings of my own home WiFi but the options were greyed out. I saw there is an option to connect to a proxy network. I am wondering if connecting to a proxy would be my solution.
    I don't think you can change DNS or do static IP with WP (at least, I'm sure about the static IP but not too sure about DNS).
    02-05-2014 09:43 PM
  11. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Maybe something like www.proxfree.com would work?
    That would work with the web pages for FB or whatnot, but not with Snapchat, for example.
    02-05-2014 09:44 PM
  12. lovenokia's Avatar
    So I am basically in the dark until VPN gets released for wp 8.1 this coming april? Argh this sucks, thanks for the advice though.
    02-05-2014 11:23 PM
  13. mister2d's Avatar
    That would work with the web pages for FB or whatnot, but not with Snapchat, for example.
    Yeah that wouldn't work. I just did basic research.

    lovenokia, what you want is an ip:port based proxy. Snapchat uses https from what I see.

    Choose one of these US based servers (assuming you're in the USA). Just enter the IP and port into your Proxy settings of your phone. I'm anxious to see if it works for you. :D

    Free Proxy List - Public Proxy Servers (IP PORT) - Hide My ***! - Custom search #225371
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    02-05-2014 11:42 PM
  14. mister2d's Avatar
    The risk is that your wifi network may be blocking Proxies as well.
    02-05-2014 11:43 PM
  15. lovenokia's Avatar
    The risk is that your wifi network may be blocking Proxies as well.
    seems like proxies are blocked too. That link you gave me does not work on my school WiFi. Frustrating.
    02-06-2014 10:18 AM
  16. lovenokia's Avatar
    I tried port 80 and multiple different IP from this website, seems like I am not able to access these services still. I am not sure what other port I should.
    02-06-2014 10:54 AM
  17. mister2d's Avatar
    It sounds like you are done now. Sorry. :(
    02-06-2014 12:27 PM
  18. shamrock1988's Avatar
    Do some work in school
    02-07-2014 08:47 AM
  19. lovenokia's Avatar
    Do some work in school



    I do plenty of that...





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    02-07-2014 11:02 AM
  20. jmshub's Avatar
    It might be a pain, but just doing surfing shouldn't hit your data too hard. Use your cellular connection when facebooking and whatnot, and turn on the wifi when you're trying to do anything with streaming media.
    02-07-2014 11:11 AM
  21. PureView's Avatar
    So I am basically in the dark until VPN gets released for wp 8.1 this coming april? Argh this sucks, thanks for the advice though.
    VPN support will come with 8.1. There's no telling when VPN apps will.
    02-07-2014 11:33 AM
  22. AndyCalling's Avatar
    There is still the option of setting up your own proxy on your home pc and connecting through that. Since they would not have that proxy on their block list you'd be more likely to be successful.
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    02-07-2014 11:36 AM
  23. lovenokia's Avatar
    There is still the option of setting up your own proxy on your home pc and connecting through that. Since they would not have that proxy on their block list you'd be more likely to be successful.



    is there a program that I can use to make my own proxy? I have never made my own proxy before.





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    02-07-2014 11:42 AM
  24. AndyCalling's Avatar
    A web search will bring up many guides. As an example: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-...erver-minutes/
    02-07-2014 11:52 AM
  25. Sajid Ali3's Avatar
    There are many vpn that can give you access blocked networks like fb, snapchat, and instagram from your school WiFi.. I'd suggest Nokia Mobile VPN - Best VPN for Nokia Mobile - Why Nokia VPN Client where you can see the nokia vpn providers most recommended PIA, PureVPN, VyprVPN
    02-24-2014 04:57 AM
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