How to Access ISP Blocked Torrent or Any Other Sites

Unblock Torrents blocked by ISP

Unblock Torrents blocked by ISP

First of all let me state that by means of this tutorial I am not encouraging Piracy or any other illegal acts which may cause loss to any corporation or company. ISPs need to understand the fact that Torrents are not illegal, Its just used for illegal purposes and that is what needs to be blocked instead of the whole Torrenting stream. Its the same as harmless Softwares can be used for spreading Malwares.. This doesn’t mean we will shut down manufacture of Softwares or Software companies.

You can use this tutorial to unblock extratorrent.com or any other torrent sites that your ISP might be blocking. Torrents are the easiest and safest (safest in the sense, Reduce corrupt downloads) to transfer huge downloads which may get corrupted while downloading on HTTP downloaders like Internet Download Manager or DownThemAll for many reasons like Connection Timeout,Power Fails,Internet issues etc.

Even many legit downloads like Open Office are offered via Torrents to ensure proper downloads. Hence I am opening torrents to only Legit downloads. Keeping that in mind lets proceed with the unlocking. ;)

I will share various methods that I tried to unlock Torrent sites on blocked ISP (Internet Service Provider).

DNS Blocking.

Most ISPs will use DNS blocking to prevent access to certain sites and trust me this is what 90% ISPs will do. How this works is,

when you applied for an Internet connection at the ISP, The have configured your computer to browse through their own Domain Name System (DNS) and made it the default way to access Internet Sites. When you access a blocked site on the ISP’s DNS, the request is nulled or redirected to a pre configured page like ‘This Webpage is Blocked’ etc.

The Solution to DNS Blocking.

Bypassing DNS Blocking is very easy and even a non-tech savvy user will be able to perform it. We will be using either of these 3 DNS OpenDNS/GoogleDNS/ComodoSecureDNS. Here is how its done,

These instructions are mainly crafted for Windows 7 but except the navigation to different parts, All the rest steps remain same.

Step 1. Open Network and Sharing Center (Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center).

Step 2. Click on Change Adapter Settings. Right click on your Main Adapter > Properties.

Step 3. Click on IPv4 or IPv6 according to your connection > Properties.

Step 4. Change the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS Server as follows for the respective DNSs.

For Google DNS:

Preferred DNS: 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS: 8.8.4.4

For Open DNS:

Preferred DNS: 208.67.222.222
Alternate DNS: 208.67.220.220

For Comodo SecureDNS:

Preferred DNS: 156.154.70.22
Alternate DNS: 156.154.71.22

Step 5. Save the Changes.

That is it, Now just perform a (Optional) Reboot and DNS Flush. Run Command Prompt as Administrator and run the following commands.

ipconfig/flushdns followed by ipconfig/registerdns

Hosts Blocking.

This is highly unlikely method to block sites and mostly done maliciously hence no chance your ISP might be doing this. But still it may happen so that you are not be able to access some site not because ISP is blocking them but due to some Malware blocking them via Hosts Patching.

Solution to Hosts Blocking.

In Operating Systems, There is a Hosts file residing among the core OS files. Unlike the DNS, the hosts file is under the direct control of the local computer’s administrator hence this is not modified by ISP usually but can be modified by Malwares and other Viruses which may use this tool to stop you from updating Antiviruses (makes sense? ;) ).

Hosts file resides in the following location in Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

To edit the file, You need to have Administrator Access. Right click the file and Open it via Notepad and look through the list. The default Hosts file on a Windows Operating System looks like this > Windows Default Hosts File.

So if you have anything else in the file, Erase it and save it (Not Save As). Perform a DNS Flush as I described before.

As I said before, DNS is the most common method to block sites by ISP so the solution was given and additional one listed as Hosts Blocking.

Apart from these there can be many methods employed like IP Range Blocking to a specific site or onsite script blocking.

IP Specific or IP Range Blocking.

IP Specific blocking happens when your ISP provides you with a Static IP and they are blocking the site to this static IP and IP Range blocking when the ISP gives you a dynamic IP within a IP Range and they block the entire range from accessing the site. These can be blocked by using Proxies or VPNs to access these sites.

Solution to IP Blocking using Proxies.

Proxies can be used to surf and download from blocked sites, There are again two popular types of Proxies.

  1. Web Proxy.
  2. System wide Proxy.

Web proxy can be useful for surfing and downloading from HTTP sites but might not be useful in downloading torrents as the Proxy doesn’t hide your uTorrent or other Torrent Client’s channel.

Hence using Browser or System wide proxy is useful. Download and use Hide My IP or Easy Hide IP or any other Proxy software to hide your IP and bypass filtering.

Solution to IP Blocking using VPNs.

If you have been a reader of HackTabs then you might have come across many VPNs that we have discussed earlier. VPNs can also provide system wide IP Hiding and additionally Encrypt your Packet Transmissions (Even some Proxies do that).

Here are some VPNs:

  1. HotSpot Shield
  2. PureVPN
  3. VPNReactor

Onsite Script Blocking.

This method might not be used by ISP to block your access but since we are talking about Filtering, I couldn’t resist discussing this. These types of filters may be used by sites specific to certain demographics or certain systems only. And they might be using Javascript or other client side scripts to block your access. In this case you can use the following solution.

Solution to Script Blocking.

Its simple. Use NoScript Firefox Addon or NotScript Google Chrome Addon.

That was it for this Article on Blocking,Filtering and Bypassing.. Hope this was beneficial for you, Share your experience and which method worked for you via the comments.

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Comments

  1. TomJerry says

    Buddy, everyone in India blocked all torrent websites because of Reliance’s release of “Dangerous Ishhq” movie tomorrow. Please suggest plain simple method that how to open extratorrent.com, torrent.cd and other popular torrent websites! These rich people & Government is sucking blood of poor indian by corruption, hell with them!

  2. Alex says

    Yes, we need to use either proxies or VPNs. I use PirateRay.com, a good service and support to download torrents anonymously from any torrent site.

    • alex says

      Yes, but free VPNs may limit your bandwidth and more complicated to configure for those people who are not technically skilled, for example.

  3. says

    My ISP blocked the downloading service, so I can’t download anything from any site but I can surf. I was wondering if there is a way to bypass that so I can be able to download file from the internet just as I can surf,
    Please, I’ll be glad if you share it with me!

    • alex says

      you can try Pirateray.com to use anonymous surfing in the web with having an IP from another country at the same time, just run a small application and change proxy settings in your browser. I use it and it works very good for me. It’s free to try 1 week, so you loose nothing to test, may be it works for you.

  4. Jackie says

    How do you block the company’s IT department from tracking your IP to see that you have been downloading through any torrent application?

  5. Henok Girma says

    Okay, so I’m in Dubai and I can easily download torrents everywhere else, bu my uni has a network that’s blocked this service (among others) both through the Wifi and the LAN (obviously). I tried you’re method and the command prompt seems to have issues (tells me it required elevation…..)

    help?

  6. nas says

    my ISP put limit on torrent download Speed only

    i used VPN and its helped me
    but if i do the DNS thing will it help me with the torrent speed limit ?

  7. kiran says

    hey anoop how can i unblock torrents in android phone …….is there any applications ……my college wifi network had blocked torrents …….can u help me plzzzzzzzzz…..

  8. rizwan says

    hi in my country youtube is blocked and i dont want to use any vpn or proxy i was using opendns method from ur site and was was playing youtube via https now its not working the site is opening but when clcik on the video it say error ocured please try again later any suggestions will be appreciated. thanks

    • Shesh says

      uckily there are several free DNS servers that you can use instead of the ones assigned to you.
      (1)Primary DNS
      (2)Secondary DNS

      Provider
      1.Level31
      209.244.0.3
      209.244.0.4

      2.Google2
      8.8.8.8
      8.8.4.4
      That’s my current DNS :D

      3.Securly3
      184.169.143.224
      184.169.161.155

      4.Comodo Secure DNS
      8.26.56.26
      8.20.247.20

      5.OpenDNS Home4
      208.67.222.222
      208.67.220.220

      6.DNS Advantage
      156.154.70.1
      156.154.71.1

      7.Norton ConnectSafe5
      198.153.192.40
      198.153.194.40

      8.SafeDNS7
      195.46.39.39
      195.46.39.40

      9.DNSResolvers.com8
      205.210.42.205
      64.68.200.200

      10.OpenNIC9
      74.207.247.4
      64.0.55.201

      11.Public-Root10
      199.5.157.131
      208.71.35.137

      12.SmartViper
      208.76.50.50
      208.76.51.51

      13.Dyn
      216.146.35.35
      216.146.36.36

      14.censurfridns.dk11
      89.233.43.71
      89.104.194.142

      15.Hurricane Electric12
      74.82.42.42

      16.puntCAT13
      109.69.8.51

  9. john says

    My internet service provider has blocked torrents downloading,i live in a hostel and now they gave us username and password to login and now if i download anything,torrents doesn’t download.site gets open but it doesn’t download anything.i stays at zero.any help?

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