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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by catnipkiller, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. catnipkiller

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    i want to bypass my schools fire wall i was using hotspot shield and it was working for a few weeks now i think they blocked it. i was using to chat to people on steam. i couldent rlly game off the bypass cuz of the ping. is there any other programs i can use so i can get steam to run ?
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I'm going to say it before anybody else does but I don't think this is the place to discuss bypassing filters that are there for a reason. Did you ever think they are there because they want you to learn and not be goofing around on the Internet? Just my $0.02
     
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    if u had a 5 hr break between classes ud get a little bored too i bet.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I would go home.
     
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    I network administrate for 2 schools, eaiest way around is to sinply RDP to another location
    ( You didn't hear that from me )
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Volunteer for the IT department to maintain the labs etc. You also start to build a resume a lot earlier than most of your peers.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    suggestion: if you are bored at school, read your school books, do homework, study.
    good grades -> good job -> hot wife & good sex -> win!
     
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    whats RDP?
     
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    and if you live 1.5 hours from school? or if you do carpooling and even if you house is only 30 mins away, there's no public transportation, forcing to to take a cab if you wanted to go back home?

    What if the break is a monday, I always finish everything I had to do for the next week or 2 the weekend before, meaning you can perhaps study 1 hour and then you got nothing else to do?
     
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    Remote Desktop Protocol.

    Using one computer to connect to another allowing remote control of that PC. I use the native RDP software in Windows 7.
     
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    ah, ok. my first thought was remote desktop but i couldnt figure out the P lol
     
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    Modified Scarface:

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    love your comment wizz!

    and you're so right
     
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    still you cant game very well on it. i think the OP is screwed unless he wants to start getting illegal.
     
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    OP said he was just using it to chat on steam. gaming shouldnt be an issue
     
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    i know, but since he mentioned gaming i figured i would throw it in there.
     
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    Stayed in a boarding house for 2 years of my life, I survived without Steam and the likes. People used mobile broadband to access steam etc, but as people have pointed out from above, its better for you not to try to bypass them for your own good. 5 hours of studying can make a big difference.
     
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    Make friends with people at school... voila no more boredom
     
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    That would be assuming he is a social person xD many computer addicts are not :p

    but seriously, just hanging out with friends passes time very fast, eating out, talking, and all the other stuff.

    If flash games work, you can always go see that flash game thread we have in the games section
     
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    The firewall is put there for your benefit to protect you. Why on earth would you want to get round it? Mind boggles. :shadedshu
     
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    I see SPY! New Member

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    Use a VNC client over an ssh connection or just use TeamViewer to access your home PC. Then you can do some web browsing :D
    (I hope?)
     
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    Yep, RDP to your computer at home is the best solution, you just can't game over it as others have mentioned. Not to mention it is a great way to have access to files and such on your computer if you ever forget something on your computer at home(like say the paper that is due today, but you printed it and forgot to grab it out of the printer).

    Though bringing your own computer and using your own internet connection(via WiMax or something similar) would eliminate the problem as well.

    In this situation, it really isn' in place to protect you. It is in place to prevent students/staff from using the network for anything not acedemic, and to prevent students/staff from sucking up bandwidth.
     
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    We seriously only run firewalls/web filtering at one of my schools to save bandwidth. And now we are blocking games because one of terminal server labs simply can't handle 30 users using flash on one CPU (Quad Core).
     
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    Two things I'd like to add:

    1. RDP (VNC etc.) is probably his best bet, but if the network admin is worth his weight in salt, the outgoing ports used by those protocols should be blocked/monitored.
    2. Attempting to bypass / reverse-engineer is often the best way to learn.
     
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    Usually not, because they have acedemic/legit uses, and the ports are easily changed anyway so there isn't much point in trying to block them.
     
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