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How to Bypass OpenDNS Internet Security

Three Methods:

This wikiHow teaches you how to view Internet sites that are blocked by OpenDNS security. The easiest way to do this is by using an online proxy service, but if your computer blocks all proxy sites, you may be able to use a portable version of the Tor browser to bypass OpenDNS security.


Using General Fixes

  1. Know what won't work.Many Internet security blacklists can be fooled by using the mobile address for a website, or by using the website's IP address instead of its usual address. OpenDNS renders these tactics useless, so you'll have to try a couple of other ways to circumvent it.
  2. Connect directly to the modem.If you can attach your computer to the Internet modem via Ethernet, you can bypass the network restrictions imposed by OpenDNS. Keep in mind that doing this in a work or school environment most likely constitutes trespassing, which is a serious offense.
    • The modem is usually separate from the router. If your Internet connection uses a router/modem combo, this method most likely won't work for you.
    • This method is most effective for home connections with OpenDNS parental controls installed.
  3. .If you have a supported iPhone or Android smartphone, you can use your phone's cellular data connection as a Wi-Fi network. This process is called "tethering", and not all cellular providers include it.
    • The linked article references using tethering on a laptop, but the same instructions will work for a desktop computer.
    • If the computer on which you're trying to bypass OpenDNS doesn't allow you to choose your own network, you won't be able to use tethering.
  4. Use a VPN.Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) route your Internet traffic through different servers around the world, which hides your network activity from security suites such as OpenDNS and the like. However, most VPN subscriptions are paid, and your restricted computer may not allow you to make administrator-level changes to
    • One free VPN option is Hotspot Shield. If you're able to install Hotspot Shield on the restricted computer, it will allow you to access most blocked sites.
      • You can always put the Hotspot Shield setup file on a flash drive and then install it onto the computer from there.

Using an Online Proxy

  1. Open a proxy service.Go to any one of the following proxy sites:
    • Hide.Me-
    • ProxySite-
    • ProxFree-
    • Whoer-
    • Hidester-
    • You may have to try several proxy sites before you find one which isn't blocked by OpenDNS.
    • If none of the above proxies work, try searching for a proxy by typingbest online proxy 2019(or similar) into a search engine.
  2. Click the proxy site's search bar.This text box is usually in the middle of the page, though you'll find it near the bottom of the page if you're using ProxFree.
    • This search bar functions like a built-in browser address bar.
  3. Enter a blocked site's address.Type in the address of a blocked site (e.g., that you want to access.
  4. Click the button.This button's appearance will vary depending on your chosen proxy service (for example, you might clickBrowse anonymously), but it will usually be below or to the right of the text box.
    • If you're using the ProxFree proxy, you'll click the bluePROXFREEbutton.
    • You can also just press theEnterkey.
  5. Browse your site like usual.Your site should load like it does when browsing on an unrestricted computer, though it may take longer to load due to the proxy's server location.

Using a Portable Browser

  1. Make sure that you meet the prerequisites.In order to use Tor on the restricted computer, you'll need to install it onto a flash drive that you can then plug into the restricted computer. There are a couple of other conditions to meet as well:
    • The restricted computer must have at least one USB port.
    • The restricted computer must allow you to open files from on a flash drive.
    • Your portable browser must be installed on the flash drive, not just stored on the flash drive.
  2. Plug a flash drive into an unrestricted computer.It should plug into one of your computer's USB ports.
    • You might consider using a home computer for this process.
  3. Open the Tor download page.Go to in your browser. This is the site from which you'll download Tor, which is a browser that has a built-in proxy.
    • Contrary to popular belief, Tor isn't inherently dangerous to download and use as long as you don't do anything illegal (just like a regular browser).
  4. ClickDOWNLOAD.It's a purple button in the middle of the page. The Tor setup file will download onto your computer.
    • If you're prompted to choose a download location, click your flash drive's name and then skip the next step.
  5. Move the Tor setup file onto your flash drive.Go to the folder into which the setup file downloaded, then do the following:
    • Click the file to select it.
    • PressCtrl+X(Windows) orCommand+X(Mac) to copy the file and remove it from its current location.
    • Click your flash drive's name on the left side of the window.
    • Click a blank space in the flash drive's window.
    • PressCtrl+V(Windows) orCommand+V(Mac) to paste the file into your flash drive.
  6. Install Tor on your flash drive.You'll do this by selecting your flash drive as the place in which Tor is installed. To do so:
    • Windows- Double-click the Tor EXE file, select a language and clickOK, clickBrowse..., select your flash drive's name and clickOK, clickInstall, and uncheck both boxes and clickFinishwhen prompted.
    • Mac- Double-click the Tor DMG file, if necessary, and follow any additional instructions on-screen.
  7. Eject your flash drive.Once Tor is installed, you can safely remove the flash drive from your computer. Now that Tor is on your flash drive, you should be able to run it on the restricted computer without running into problems.
  8. Plug your flash drive into a restricted computer.This should be the computer on which OpenDNS prevents you from accessing your preferred website(s).
  9. Open Tor.Go to your flash drive's folder, double-click the "Tor Browser" folder, and double-click the green-and-purple "Start Tor Browser" icon. You should see the Tor launcher window appear.
  10. ClickConnect.It's at the bottom of the launcher. After a moment, the Tor window will open.
    • Tor resembles an old version of Firefox.
  11. Go to a blocked site.Use the text box in the middle of the Tor welcome page to do so. Since Tor opens with a built-in proxy, you should be able to visit any site.
    • Keep in mind that site load times will increase due to your browser traffic being routed through different servers.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    While attempting method 3, I was saving the newly altered host file but instead of making the changes it is making me save a new file, should I be worried about this? It is also telling me that if I saved, it would be saved as a text file rather than just "file," which is the original file type. What can I do?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Since this is a Windows system file, it won't let you overwrite it so easily. You can do one of these two options: 1) Save it to your desktop and then drag and drop it into the folder. At that point it'll ask extra security questions to make sure you want to do it. 2) After you open the file in notepad, delete the one that's in there. Then save the one that's in notepad.
  • Question
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    That should work, but anyone else who logs in will also see that the DNS IP has been removed.
  • Question
    Is there a way to do this on iOS?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Download a VPN from the App Store.
  • Question
    Is there a way to bypass DNS on a Chromebook?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. Go into settings, click on wifi network, then click on your ssid in the list. Click on the network tab and scroll down.
  • Question
    What if Google cache is blocked?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Try another method that is listed.
  • Question
    What can I do if my router has been configured to block all DNS requests except OpenDNS on Port 53?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Live life without accessing the blocked websites. If someone has blocked this, they likely have blocked all other open avenues as well.
  • Question
    The Tor Browser website is blocked for me. How can I access it without using another computer?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Download it on a flash drive from another computer, then run it on the blocked computer.
  • Question
    Can I bypass OpenDNS security on a Kindle?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you install a custom ROM and jump through a bunch of hoops, then yes, but not on the stock operating system.
  • Question
    If I use a VPN from the app store, will my parents be able to track what websites I visit?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. A VPN encrypts your data, so this shouldn't be a risk for you.
  • Question
    What are proxy websites?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    They are websites that let you go on restricted websites temporarily.
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I bypass OpenDNS internet security to get my hotspot?
  • OpenDNS blocked Google Cache. I have tried changing my DNS settings, and editing the hosts file. It still won't work, and I don't want to download anything. Is there anything else I can try?
  • Would using Method One effect the home's internet as a whole or just how it's used on that particular computer?
  • What do I do if all of the DNS providers are not working?
  • Could a fake higher up update command the modem to override the routers openDNS?
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  • There are thousands of reliable online proxy services available, so the likelihood that OpenDNS has blocked all of them is low. Keep searching if your first few choices don't work.


  • Be careful about entering personal or sensitive information while using proxies. Since the host of the proxy can see any information that you submit, you might want to refrain from entering things like your social security number or email login.
  • OpenDNS is far more comprehensive in its blocking than are most Internet blacklists. Common methods like using a website's mobile version or switching to a different DNS address often won't be enough to allow you to visit blocked sites.

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