How to Access Websites Blocked by Indian Internet Service Providers

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During the recently ended FIFA world cup, most of the Indian ISPs (Internet Service Provider) including Airtel and BSNL blocked around 219 websites to be accessed using their services. This action was taken because of copyright infringement complaint.

Although, this action taken by ISP’s were justifiable at the time of FIFA, but what frustrates most of the users is the fact that even though the FIFA event is over, these ISPs are still not in a mood to revert their actions and are continuing to block these websites.

Now if you are one of those users, then this guide will help you to unblock/access blocked websites in India by Internet service providers.

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How to Access Websites Blocked by Indian Internet Service Providers

ISPs mostly block websites at DNS level hence changing your DNS server will allow you to bypass the restricted websites. There are two methods to change your DNS server i.e. manually and automatically with the help of software. Below I have listed both the ways, follow the one, which you find easier.

Method 1: Change DNS server Manually on Windows

Step 1: Double tap on Network icon at the bottom of Taskbar. If you don’t see it, click on show hidden icon (up arrow icon).

Step 2: Select your broadband connection.

Step 3: Right click on your Broadband connection and select properties.

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Step 4: Now in Broadband connection window, click on Networking tab.

Step 5: Double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” or click once on it and click on properties.

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Step 6: Under General tab, select “Use the following DNS server address”.

Step 7: Now enter your new DNS server address in “Preferred DNS server” and “Alternate DNS Server” fields respectively.

Example: If you want to use Google DNS server Address, then enter like this.
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Step 8: click on OK to save the changes and restart your PC.

Now fire up your browser and try to access any blocked websites, you should be able to access it without any problem.

For more detailed guide read : How to Change DNS Address in Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Method 2: Use DNS Jumper to Change DNS Address

If you don’t want to change DNS address manually then you can use a freeware called DNS jumper. It allows you quickly change your DNS address. Follow these steps to know how to do it.

Step 1: Download and Install DNS Jumper.

Step 2: Open DNS jumper.

Step 3: Now select your network adapter.

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Step 4: Click Choose a DNS server and select any DNS server from the list.

Step 5: Click on Apply DNS to save the settings.

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Step 6: Restart your PC and that is it. Browse any website without restrictions from your ISP.

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