When ISPs Block Facebook, 5 Ways to Access it

Today is really bad, my ISP has officially blocked all ways to connect to Facebook. I have tried to do some frequent methods to bypass firewall to access to the most popular social network, but all of them are not successful.

As a usual Facebook user, I feel disappointed with what terrible has happen today. But after researching few hours, I am happy to tell you that, we always have many other ways to connect each other despite the playground is still Facebook.

I think my methods to connect Facebook are quite different with others. Many of you are perhaps using some frequent method to bypass firewall to use Facebook such as Proxy, change default DNS to Google DNS or Open DNS. Some other people already pay a little money to buy some premium service including socks or VPN. All of them seemly do not work when the internet service providers tighten more their control.

Indeed, the above methods are good but sometimes, there are few unwanted problems we all then have to deal with in order to continue surfing Facebook. Now, you can check my following methods to connect Facebook. I think they are fine and more especially, some of them do not require you anything than filling the address and go on.

1. Access Facebook Via LISP Protocol

This method might be called as a “hassle free” way. You just need access Facebook via address http://www.lisp4.facebook.com instead of normal address. LIPS is a kind of new web protocol and as a pioneer web service, Facebook is testing this protocol too. That is the reason you can access Facebook without any difficulty.

According to Wikipedia, this protocol is very new and it is developed based on an idea behind that is “the separation that separates  that the Internet architecture combines two functions, routing locators (where you are attached to the network) and identifiers (who you are) in one number space: the IP address”.

This is the easiest way to surf Facebook so far.

2. Secure Socks, Web Proxy and Fake IP softwares

Though these two methods in this group are commonly not easy to do, but I think you should have a  try.

There are many websites providing free proxies and socks. You just need do a search with some keywords  such as “free proxy” or  “free socks”. After finding an active sock or proxy, you then apply for the browsers you want to change IP to connect to the web. Here are the instructions how to configure sock/proxy on the some popular browsers.

  • Firefox: Tools > Options > Advanced > Networks > Settings > Manual Proxy Configurations > Socks Host.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Settings > Connections > Lan Settings > Use a Proxy Server for you LAN.
  • Chrome: Options > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings > Connections > Lan Settings > Use a Proxy Server for you LAN.
  • Opera: Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Networks > Proxy Servers.

In addition to using proxy or sock connection, I think, you should try some fake (hide) IP such as Hide my IP (the quality is excellent and I highly recommend this premium software), UltraSurf or Hotspot Shied.

These software and services are very to use. You just need download them, then active and make new connection to Facebook. You can visit http://ip2location.com to check the new IP the software has just made.

This method however has a small inconvenience is that the speed connection sometimes becomes slowly than normal.

3. How about web sock/web proxy?

Yeah, they are few free and paid services that help you bypass the firewall to connect to the web. You should pay some money to get a better quality service. But before you touch the wallet, I think you can do a try with https://www.vtunnel.com/ and https://kproxy.com/. These two free services allow you connect via proxy and sock protocol (HTTPS) and as far as I know, they are extremely good, especially is Vtunnel. No worry more since Vtunnel has its self 3K Alexa ranking and many more people under the firewall are continuing trust it.

4. AOL LifeStream

That is very brand new way to connect with the Facebook, I think that! It is extremely easy! You will not need care about DNS, Proxy, third application or something else like other methods in this list.

What is about LifeStream? Yeah, this is very helpful tool which is really a kind of social network hub. LifeStream might replace seamless your social network as it can get all kind of new update from other networks and allow you update whenever you want.

Thanks to it, we can use to bypass firewall to connect to Facebook. Firstly, you need to sign up a free account at AOL here. You can use many services at AOL such as Email, but I think, you should now go to AOL LifeStream to connect Facebook now

You should keep in mind that you can only authorize Facebook while you are able to connect this social network. So, before you access AOL Lifestream, you should first visit Kproxy or Vtunnel as I mention above. Then copy and paste the Lifestream address to this web sock.

After you have connected to LifeStream by your user name and password via a bypass way (you can use some hide IP software to do it instead of web sock/proxy), then add Facebook, Twitter or whatever network AOL supports to use.

In case of Facebook, you will see I can get new update information from my buddy whether they are text or photo. You can update your status, share photo and do comment on other status very easily.

LifeStream is really a fresh way to enjoy Facebook. However, it perhaps has few disadvantages such as we can neither chat via Facebook as usual nor see the fast update speed as Facebook does. In this case, I think you do a try with a worthy Chrome extension that will help you get more benefits in using AOL LifeStream.

5. SSH

This surefire method is my first choice after a “crashing” with Facebook. However, it is not easy for others.

At first, you have at least one Hosting account (from US) that support SSH, a kind of secure connect is not active in default. Some popular hosting providers that are good at supporting SSH are Bluehost, Dreamhost and Hostgator (only available with high hosting package).

But in this article, I recommend you do a try with Jumpline. This hosting service is providing completely free in two-years.

After you register here with $20 activation fee, you can enjoy a 2 years premium hosting package. Then you download the free software supporting connect SSH on Windows called Tunnelier. Install and log in with your hosting information.

Before log in, you access the Services tab and choose Enable Socks/Proxy Forwarding option. This feature will allow you to connect via a bypass way. Then you just copy the sock protocol that in normal option is and port 1080 to paste to whatever browser you want to connect to Facebook.

The advantage of this method is that you will be able to connect to Facebook with fast speed.


Thanks to my reader (Huy). We will have another way in which we take advantages of the first method I mention above. All we need is modify the host file in the Windows or Mac.

- Firstly, you need to change DNS to Google DNS (or OpenDNS).

- The next step is adding the IP and facebook address into host file of Windows.

+ Access C:|Windows|system32|drivers|etc.

+ At this folder, open the file hosts by  Notepad or Wordpad.

+ Add the below information and then save it. facebook.com www.facebook.com apps.facebook.com login.facebook.com graph.facebook.com static.ak.connect.facebook.com developers.facebook.com error.facebook.com upload.facebook.com register.facebook.com bigzipfiles.facebook.com pixel.facebook.com

Then you will be happy with Facebook right now for sure.

In case you feel quite complicated to do the above steps, I recommend you download the .EXE file below. Then Extract, choose Yes to overwrite the current host file in your Windows. This file is available in both XP and Seven Windows version.


For Mac users:

Open Terminal, copy the text below and paste in:

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts

Press Enter, log in with your adminitrative account. At the Text Editor appearing, copy the text above containing the IP and Facebook address and paste between the first and the last line. localhost

insert here broadcasthost

Then, the host file on Mac will be like the image here:

Then Save this file and enjoy normal Facebook! (Thanks Tip4Pc)

My reader, how about your way to connect to Facebook? What method you have ever used to do that? Feel free to share with other readers and I. A nice day to all.

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts

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