How to Unblock Games on a School Computer without a VPN?

How to unblock games on a school computer without a VPN
How to unblock games on a school computer without a VPN

“How to unblock games on a school computer without a VPN?” 

Well, if you have searched for this particular query, then I am very sure that your school has blocked VPN installation on the school computer, and now you are left with no choice but to google the workarounds to unblock games without a VPN.

So, here you go, because in this article I will be giving you some mind-blowing alternatives to a VPN service, which will help you to unblock your favorite online game in no time.

How to Unblock Games on a School Computer without a VPN?

If you want to unblock your favorite games on a school computer without a VPN, then you can try;

  • Using Proxies.
  • Using Tor.
  • URL shortening services like Bitly, TinyURL, or Is.gd.
  • Previously used Google Cache.
  • Using IP address instead of the domain name.
  • Switching to HTTP from HTTPS.
  • Using Google Translator.

Want a deeply detailed story on each method?

Then read on!

Using Proxies:

Proxies like HideMyAss (HMA) or Proxfree are the first alternatives to VPN. They are kind of similar to VPNs, as they help in unblocking restricted or blocked websites and are fast.

Although a proxy connection is not encrypted like a VPN connection, as a result, it is easily visible to the ISP, government agencies, and hackers. So, I recommend that you avoid entering any kind of sensitive data while using a Proxy.

Further adding, while a VPN functions on the Operating System level and reroutes all your traffic, a Proxy works on a single application level and reroutes a specific app or browser.

Now, if you want to use HMA as your proxy provider, you can easily set it up by following this simple step-by-step tutorial:

  • Visit HideMyAss.
  • Now, enter the URL of the gaming website, that you want to visit on your school computer.
  • Click on the “More” options dropdown menu.
  • Select “Encrypt URL” and “Disable Cookies” for more protection.
  • Click on “Agree & Connect.”
  • Now, a toolbar will be displayed at the top of the page by HMA.
  • Finally, select a location of your choice, and you are good to go.

But what if you don’t want to visit the HMA website and want to unblock games using a browser extension.

Don’t worry, and follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the Chrome or Firefox web store.
  • Search for “HMA VPN” proxy extension.
  • Download the extension.
  • Click on “Add Extension” to confirm the installation.
  • Now, click on the “donkey hat” located at the top right of your address bar.
  • A box will pop up.
  • Select “Turn On.”
  • Then, select “Disguised as”, to get a list of virtual locations provided by HMA.
  • Finally, choose the location of your choice and you are good to go.

Using Tor:

The Onion Router (TOR) is a type of open-source project based on Firefox and the TOR network, which encrypts your internet traffic, and then randomly directs your traffic through the TOR network to hide your real IP address, before accessing the blocked website.

However, it is not as safe as a VPN service, because it is managed by anonymous volunteers, and we won’t be knowing whether that volunteer is a legitimate person or not, plus the speed will be slow.

But, apart from these above-mentioned issues, Tor will get the job done. So, if you want to use Tor, just follow these simple steps:

  • Goto the “Tor browser” site.
  • Select the device you are using, and install “Tor” by following the instructions.
  • After the launch, “Tor” will present some configuration options, depending on your country and internet network settings.
  • Once you have configured Tor, connect it.
  • Done, you are inside the Tor browser, and now you will be able to access your favorite games easily.

URL shortening services like Bitly, TinyURL, or Is.gd:

This is yet another simple way to access your favorite game on your school computer. A URL shortening service like Bitly, TinyURL, or Is.gd, helps you to replace a website’s URL address with a shorter version. 

So, if you are planning to use this method, you can follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Google.com and search for your favorite game.
  • After that, copy the URL.
  • Now, go to “Bitly”, and then paste the URL inside the “Shorten Your Link” window.
  • Copy the shortened URL.
  • Finally, paste the shortened URL into your web browser’s address bar, and done. You will now have access to your favorite game, if you are lucky enough.

Previously used Google Cache:

This is a tricky method because it will not work if the cache stored on your browser is not supported. 

However, if you want to give it a try and unblock the gaming websites on your school computer, you can do it by;

  • Googling your desired game website on the Google Search bar.
  • Now, click on the “down arrow” located at the right of the website’s URL.
  • Finally, click on “Cache.” 
  • Voila, the website will open up if you are lucky enough.

Using IP address instead of the domain name:

Have you ever visited a website, without entering its domain name? 

No?

Well, there exists a technique, where a website that is blocked can be accessed easily using an IP address.

So, if you want to try this solution, simply visit the WhoIsLookup tool and find the website’s IP address. After that, just copy the IP address and paste it into the browser’s URL bar.

For example: If you want to access Facebook on your school computer, you can easily do it by entering the IP address “http://157.240.3.35/” on your browser’s URL bar, instead of the URL “Facebook.com.”

Voila, you will now have access to your favorite game website in no time.

Switching to HTTP from HTTPS:

Generally, I don’t recommend my users to access an HTTP site, as it is vulnerable to many cyber security attacks due to a lack of an SSL certificate.

However, if you eagerly want to access your gaming website on your school computer, you can try the HTTP version of the website rather than the HTTPS one.

For example: If you want to access “xyzgames.com” to play a game, you can visit “http://xyzgames.com” instead of “https://xyzgames.com”

Use Google Translator:

Last but not least you can use Google Translator, to unblock a gaming website on your school computer. And to do this, just follow these simple steps:

  • Open the “Google Translator” on your browser.
  • Then, copy the URL of the gaming website.
  • Paste it in the “Translator box” and then translate it.
  • Now, click on the translated URL link, and it will redirect you to your favorite gaming website.

Note: By using this method, we are using Google as a proxy, rather than directly communicating with the website.

Final Remarks on “How to unblock games on a school computer without a VPN?”

Many schools block gaming as well as VPN services on the school computer so that the students won’t be able to use bandwidth in an unproductive way. 

Although, if you are someone who just wants to have fun on your school computer during recess time, you can try these above-mentioned methods to unblock a game on your school computer without a VPN.