Schools, Universities and other educational institutes often block access to certain websites and web apps for students. And Discord is one of those. Being almost completely irrelevant to the syllabus, Discord makes sense not to be used in educational institutes. Such restrictions are generally managed by the Router of the internet network. The router-level restriction works on both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections hence you can’t use blocked sites in both the fashions.
But there can be some exceptional scenarios where you need to access Discord for some reason. And in that case, how would you use your School Wi-Fi to pay a visit to Discord? Well, there are a number of ways to do so that I am going to list here.
So if you are looking for ways to make Discord Unblocked to access it on your School internet connection, then here are those ways.
Discord Unblocked: Use Discord on School Wi-Fi
Unblocking discord is not a very technical thing actually and can be done in a number of ways. Let’s discuss them.
Method 1: Use a VPN
It’s hard to believe that you are an abid internet user but are not aware of the work VPN. It has recently started being advertised heavily across the web and it stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN is generally used for accessing the web with an added layer of security that not just hides internet footprints but also keeps you anonymous on the network. And since, you are not being identified by the end server, you can use it to access the regionally restricted content.
A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel of security between you and the web destination that you are trying to access. This allows you to hide your IP address, personal data, and other things like your location from the end server. Making it possible to access the website by making it feel that you are located somewhere else, that ultimately grants access to the geographically restricted content.
This same also works in the process of unblocking Discord on the school network. You can simply use a VPN on your device and can access the Discord website or app. There are a variety of VPNs available out there. To name some of the popular ones, NordVPN, ExpressVPN, PIA, and IP Vanish can be used to fulfil the purpose.
Simply download the VPN and install it on your device. Now launch the VPN program, create an account and select an appropriate location. This might be a hit and trial method to get a working location to get the Discord Unblocked. Once the location is selected and the VPN is connected, launch the Discord app/website and check if you are able to use it to access it or not.
Note: VPNs are directly associated with your online network and hence you shouldn’t take chance with them. Always use a reliable and trustworthy VPN as free VPNs often comes with serious compromises. Quality VPNs that are also free, are extremely rare to find. You will need to pay if you are a heavy user or otherwise, the free version or the trial period is what you’ll have to deal with.
If using a VPN didn’t work, then this is may probably because the router is restricting the use of the VPN. In some cases, you may end up with no internet connection while being on a VPN connection. In such a case, you can skip to method 2.
Method 2: Use a different DNS Server
It is possible that the restriction is being imposed on the DNS level where the domain names are translated into their corresponding IP addresses. In such a case, using a different DNS may help in unblocking the Discord.
DNS stands for Domain Name System and is used across the web to serve as a more convenient way to surf the websites. Every website holds an IP address which is its actual address on the internet network. For e.g. 126.96.36.199 is the IP address for Google.com and you can access Google by simply entering this IP address in the address bar of your web browser.
But remembering the IP address is not a very feasible thing and hence, this IP address is associated with a domain name like Google.com in my example. Similarly, Discord has its own unique IP address that is accessed by the DNS resolver of your router by converting the discord.com domain name into its corresponding IP address.
If the blocking of the IP address is taking place at this stage, then you can unblock the Discord by using a different DNS server.
Change DNS servers on Windows
- Search for Settings and open it. You can also press Ctrl+I on the keyboard.
- Select Network & Internet from the left and click on the Advanced network settings option.
- Go to More network adapter options, right click on the active network adapter (e.g. Ethernet or Wi-Fi) and go to Properties.
- Double-click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and check the Use the following DNS served addresses option. Fill the Peferred and Alternate DNS server blanks as per which DNS you want to switch to.
- Finally, restart your PC.
Change DNS servers on Mac
- Open Apple menu from the top left and go to System Preferences.
- Go to Network.
- Click on the Advanced… option of the network that you are using to access the internet.
- Switch to the DNS tab, click on the + sign under the DNS Server section and enter the DNS servers. Finally, click on OK.
Tip: You can try free and reliable DNS server addresses like Google (188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206), OpenDNS (220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168), and Cloudflare (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).
Method 3: Try accessing Discord by its IP address
If the network is tweaked to block just the discoed.com domain name, then you can trick the router by not going the router the request to access discord.com and instead request for the IP address of Discord directly.
This will allow the router to not go through the Discors.com domain name, which is blocked and will instead, directly open the discoed website by its IP address. You don’t have to do anything fancy in this. Simply open a web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave, etc. and enter the 188.8.131.52 (Discord’s IP address) and if the restriction was imposed directly on the domain and not the IP address, you will surely be able to access the Discord website.
Method 4: Use proxy
This is the most convenient and reliable way in my opinion to get the Discoird Unlocked on your school Wi-Fi network. Simply use a proxy connection or server to access discord and you’ll be going to go. The Proxy serves as a middle-man b/w you and the requested site in which you send a request to the proxy server to access a particular website and then the proxy sends the request on your behalf and serves you the output.
In this manner, you can use any proxy site to access Discord while being on your School internet connection. You can use sites like Hidester, HMA, ProxyScrape, etc. There are many other free proxy sites available that you can try by simply googling them.
With that being said, here comes the end of this guide. I hope that this guide would prove to be a lifesaver in emergencies. There are 4 proven ways that I have listed in this guide that are also easy to use and can be performed easily without any high-level technical knowledge. If you have some other ways that you have tried then please share them with us in the comments below.
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