In late May, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Malaysia to block ten file-sharing websites, with the likes of Warez-bb.org and ThePirateBay.org topping the list.
It’s frustrating to many, though it seemed to not have bothered normal internet users. I’ve heard complaints from a few friends too, saying that they couldn’t access to Megaupload. To be honest, I wasn’t affected as I’ve been using public DNS since I first learned about them few years back.
Yes, that’s the fix. The public DNS servers are the fix to bypass the block by the MCMC. The public DNS servers allow you to surf the websites without any obstacles. In fact, there shouldn’t be any obstacles (censorships) on the internet at the first place.
However, not everyone knows about it. This post is intended to tell you how – to bypass the block, and set yourselves free on the internet. lol.
I’m showing screenshots on Windows 7; it should be the same on Windows Vista, but a bit different on Windows XP.
Step 1: Go to Network and Sharing Centre and click on Change adapter settings (on left side menu)
Step 2: Right click on either Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection. (you could repeat the procedure with the other connection after finish hacking the first)
Step 3: In the properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.
After clicking on the Properties button you shall be able see this window:
Step 4: At the bottom column, switch the radio button to ‘Use the following DNS server addresses:’ and key in your preferred DNS server addresses (see below for choices of free public DNS servers addresses).
Once you’ve entered the DNS server addresses, click OK and you’re done. :)
For the public DNS server addresses, you could use the popular ones like Google Public DNS server or the OpenDNS’ public DNS. Following are the DNS server addresses by both Google and OpenDNS:
Google public DNS server addresses:
OpenDNS public DNS server addresses:
I’ve been switching between Google public DNS and OpenDNS so there isn’t really a problem to go for either one of the above DNS addresses, though OpenDNS claims to have more features against the former. For more free public DNS server addresses, check out the original blog post of Free Fast Public DNS Server List by Vivek Gite.
Well, this isn’t rocket science but if you need help you could always drop me an e-mail and I’ll see what can I do to help out :)
Credits to/Read more: Vivek Gite, Google Public DNS, OpenDNS.