Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Get on Facebook at School

Alright, kids. You are clearly here because you want to know how to access facebook from school. I've been there, and I'm going to give you several ways that you can get on Facebook at school if you are bored in study hall or while you are doing work in the library.

Web Proxy

The most well known method to bypass any filter that your school may have is using a web proxy. Web proxies are websites that act as an intermediary between your computer and your desired website.  You tell the proxy what site you want to visit and it makes the request for you, then once it receives the page it transfers that to your web browser.  Since the proxy server does not have any restrictions you will be able to get on Facebook at school. Below is a list of multiple proxy sites that you can use to unblock Facebook.

Use Facebook's IP Address

This is a work-around that may or may not work for you, but it's easy and worth a try if you want to access Facebook from school.  Instead of typing in '' in your browser's URL bar, type in the IP address which can be found as follows:

  1. Open command prompt by going to Start Button > Run > Type 'cmd.exe' and press Enter.
  2. When command prompt is open, type 'ping' (without quotes) and you should see that packets are being delivered to indicate a connection exists between your computer and the web server.
  3. Take note of the IP address that is being displayed, and type this into your browser's URL bar to see if Facebook can be accessed now

Remote Control Your Home Computer

If the first two options fail, there may be a third way which you can get on Facebook at school.  If you are a bit more advanced with your understanding of technology, you can install a program called LogMeIn on your home computer, whether it's a Windows or a Mac.

With LogMeIn installed on your home device, you can now access and remotely control your home computer from any web browser with an internet connection via the LogMeIn website!  Depending on the version of the software and which browser you use, you may need to install a plug-in, but they do have an option to run a Java applet which should alleviate the need to download anything on a school computer.

So there you have it, I gave you a handful of methods on how to unblock Facebook while at school.  Even though you may want to ignore your teachers with this new found information, I recommend that you continue learning and paying attention like a good student - only get on facebook at school if you truly have time to kill!