If you’re constantly on the road like us, you might very well depend on internet and the benefits that come with it in order to stay in touch with friends and family or even fans and readers. And if the internet does break down for a while or you happen to be in a communist country where they do not appreciate websites such as facebook, well then figuring out how to upload your videos and keeping your followers posted can turn into a real time-vampire and before you know it you sat a full day on trying to upload a simple blog post and some pictures.
So in the following we would like to provide you with a couple helpful tips on how to circumvent those cheeky little blocks and censorship.
1. Quick and Dirty
Go to www.f3.proxymice.com and log in. This is the fastest and easiest solution, however there are some disadvantages to other methods. We were not able to upload pictures using this option, and additionally, the transfer rates are pretty slow and whenever it gets a little busy on this page, it tends to lag or the server may even break down.
Similar to option 1. It’s easy to use a search engine to find different proxyservers. Through these proxyservers, the internet provider thinks that you are accessing only that page, but you are actually using it only to feed the facebook (or other) data onto your computer. Simple, sometimes relatively slow.
This is probably the best solution for longer trips. First, click on this link to download the AddOn for the firefox browser. Using this AddOn will allow you to have your firefox use a specific proxyserver at any time. In contrast to option 2, this service does not require a webinterface and is also generally faster. Our suggestion is to search for the fastest server on www.hidemyass.com. Just go to “IP:Port Proxies”, sort the given countries by name and select one that does not block facebook etc. After this, remember the IP address and port of the server, double click on the “default” entry in the settings section of your FoxyProxy / Proxy Details / Manual Proxy Configuration and enter the respective information. Whenever you want to access Facebook, simply go to your FoxyProxy dropdown menu and –> “Select Mode” —> “use Proxy ‘default’ for all URLs” … off you go!
Since when FoxyProxy is active, your entire traffic is channelled through the ProxyServer, so you might want to deactivate FoxyProxy whenever you don’t really need it.