Dec 14, 2019

Unblock Your IP Address

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If your IP address has been blocked, you may have either tried to go to a site that has blocked access from your location, you have tried too many times to login, your IP address meets criteria that the site has blocked, or you violated a website's policy. This wikiHow will show you tips on how you might unblock or get around the block on your IP address.
 
If your IP address has been blocked, you may have either tried to go to a site that has blocked access from your location, you have tried too many times to login, your IP address meets criteria that the site has blocked, or you violated a website's policy. This wikiHow will show you tips on how you might unblock or get around the block on your IP address.
 
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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
===Unblocking Your IP Address===
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===Unblocking your IP Address===
# Figure out why your IP was blocked. You should be able to find a website's policy somewhere in the footer of the About Us page that might give you an answer. If you tried to log in too many times with the wrong information, you might simply have to wait 24 hours before you can try again.  
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# Figure out why your IP was blocked. You should be able to find a website's policy somewhere in the footer of the About Us page that might give you an answer. If you tried to log in too many times with the wrong information, you might have to wait 24 hours before you can try again.  
# Contact the website or company that blocked your IP address. If you can't figure out a reason as to why your IP was blocked, the next step is to ask the blockers why. Ask them why they blocked your IP and what you can do to unblock your IP address.  
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# Contact the website or company that blocked your IP address. If you can't figure why you were blocked, ask the site owner for more information. Be sure to ask if there's something specific you should do on your end to help them unblock your IP.
# Find out if your IP address is on any publicly-used blacklists. You can go to https://ift.tt/2EJCQLt and click '''Check My IP Address''' next to the auto-filled text field. This will check if your IP address is listed on an anti-spam database.  
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# Find out if your IP is on any publicly-used blacklists. Many site and service owners use public IP blacklists to prevent their services from being abused. To find out if your address is on one of those lists, go to https://ift.tt/2EJCQLt and click '''Check My IP Address''' next to the auto-filled text field. This will check if your IP address is listed on an anti-spam database.  
#* If you need to find your IP address, you can check out [[Find an IP Address|How to Find an IP Address]]. You can generally find this '''Network & Internet > Status > View your network properties''' (Windows) or '''System Preferences > Network > Advanced > TCP/IP''' (Mac).  
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#* If you need to find your IP address, you can check out [[Find an IP Address|How to Find an IP Address]].  
 
# Make sure your network and mail server are configured properly. Any numbers or letters out of place can flag a network on a blacklist and block an IP address. You can contact the blacklist for the next steps on how you can get off the blacklist, steps might include correcting both forward and reverse DNS records and SMTP banners.  
 
# Make sure your network and mail server are configured properly. Any numbers or letters out of place can flag a network on a blacklist and block an IP address. You can contact the blacklist for the next steps on how you can get off the blacklist, steps might include correcting both forward and reverse DNS records and SMTP banners.  
# Check your computer for malware or viruses. A virus or malware could have been used to hack your computer and use it for DoS attacks. If you're using a Windows 10 computer, you have access to Windows Defender in '''Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security'''. If you're using a Mac, restart your Mac in Safe Mode (hold the '''Shift''' key while it's booting up), locate the malicious application (usually in the Applications folder in Finder),drag the application icon to the trash, and right-click on and empty the trash can.  
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# Check your computer for malware or viruses. A virus or malware could have been used to hack your computer and use it for DoS attacks, which can result in your address being blocked by a website or service. If you skip fixing a malware issue or don't run a system scan, you're running the risk of immediately being blocked again.  
#* If you skip fixing a malware issue or don't run a system scan, you're running the risk of immediately being blocked again.  
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#*  If you're using Windows 10, go to '''Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security''' to run a scan.  
# Check your computer for updates. For Windows 10, go to '''Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update''' and for Mac, go to '''System Preferences > App Store > Show Updates '''.  
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#* If you're using a Mac, restart your Mac in Safe Mode (hold the '''Shift''' key while it's booting up), locate the malicious application (usually in the Applications folder in Finder), drag the application icon to the trash, and right-click on and empty the trash can.  
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# Check your computer for updates. In addition to checking for malware, it's important to make sure your computer has the latest updates, which often correct security vulnerabilities.  
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#* On Windows 10, go to '''Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update'''
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#* On a Mac, go to '''System Preferences > App Store > Show Updates '''.  
 
===Getting Around the Block===
 
===Getting Around the Block===
# Connect to a different Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi network you're currently using might be set up incorrectly, which might be the source of the block. Simply changing the network you're using might get you around the block.  
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# Connect to a different Wi-Fi network. Connecting to a different network will give you a different IP address, which can help you regain access to the site or service.
# [[Change Your IP Address|Change your IP address]]. If you can't get in touch with either the blacklist you're on or the website you're trying to connect to, you can change your IP address so it looks like your traffic is coming from a different physical location.
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# Change your IP address. If you're not able to get unblocked or you can't be removed from a blacklist, check out [[Change Your IP Address|this wikiHow]] to learn how to get a new IP address for your home network.
#* For Windows users, you can [[Change Your IP Address#Changing-Your-IP-Address-on-Windows_sub|change your IP address]] by disabling your internet connection in a command prompt window (entering "ipconfig/release") then going to '''Control Panel > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings''', right-click the internet connection you're using '''> Properties > Networking tab''' and click to select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)", then click '''Properties'''. Click to select "Use the following address," and type a new address in the following text field. Click '''Apply/Ok''' until you get the warning pop-up and continue until you return to the main "Network Connections" window that lists your active connections. Right-click again the internet connection you're using '''> Properties > Networking tab''' and click to select "Obtain an IP address automatically," and click '''Ok''' until you're back on the main "Network Connections" window. You should now have a new IP address.
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# Use a VPN service. You can pay for a VPN service which will mask your IP address. Most VPN services (e.g., CyberGhost, NordVPN, ProtonVPN) charge a monthly fee to use their services safely. Once you sign up for a VPN service, you can use that service's app or instructions to access the internet through that service.
#* In Mac, open Safari, then select '''Preferences > Advanced > Change Settings''' (next to "Proxies"), then click to check the box next to Web Proxy (HTTP) and enter an appropriate web proxy to use (you'll need to have one to continue. You can most easily find free web proxies online), then click '''Ok''' and type a port number. Click '''Ok''' and '''Apply''' to apply your changes.<ref>https://www.wikihow.com/Change-Your-IP-Address</ref>
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# Use a free proxy server. If you don't want to pay for a VPN and aren't having luck otherwise, you can try using a public proxy server. Keep in mind that a lot of sites and services block the IP addresses of public proxy servers. To find a free proxy, search the internet for "free web proxy." When you find a service, you can navigate to the website by entering the site's URL into the proxy website.
# [[Use a VPN|Use a VPN]]. You can pay for a VPN service which will mask your IP address. Most VPN services, like CyberGhost, NordVPN, and ProtonVPN, charge a monthly fee to use their services safely.<ref>https://ift.tt/2MbDS6fa-VPN</ref>
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#* Avoid entering any personal information when browsing with a public proxy server. It's best to use these services just for checking out websites.
# Use Google Chrome's Proxy. Whether you're on a Windows or Mac, you can use Google Chrome's proxy to try hiding your IP address. Go to Chrome's '''Settings > Advanced > Open your computer's proxy settings > LAN Settings''' (Windows) or '''Automatic Proxy Configuration''' (Mac). Click to check '''Use a proxy server for your LAN''' box (Windows) or enter your proxy server's address (Mac). Enter the proxy server's information, such as the address and port. On Mac, make sure the "Use Passive FTP Mode (PASV)" is checked. Click '''OK''' and '''Apply'''.<ref>https://www.wikihow.com/Surf-the-Web-Anonymously-with-Proxies</ref>
 
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