I believe freedom to access any Website is a right that every adult person owns. Though despite of all the freedom, in colleges, offices and many places many sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter other social networking site and entertainment sites are blocked. Obviously there are ways like Proxy sites but they are not very effective. Most of the firewalls, block such proxy sites and your dream of accessing blocked sites get shattered.
I would suggest instead of searching for working proxy sites, you should try proxy software’s. Some time back, I already talked about Ultrasurf and how to configure Ultra Surf. Now in this tutorial, I’m talking about another proxy software call Your-freedom. Like Ultrasurf, Jap, it is also popular desktop proxy software. Though it’s not light weight like Ultrasurf and not a plug and play software but requires a couple of steps before this software start giving you access to all open blocked Sites. Though one thing which I liked about Your-freedom is, it works in the worse case scenario. In my college, other proxy software get blocked later on but Your-freedom was the only proxy software which worked. Anyways, now let’s get the real thing started and follow the guide to your ultimate destination to freedom from Internet censorship.
How to Configure Your-Freedom
Download Your-freedom from official site. <Link> and install it. You can download offline installer (12MB approx) or online installer. My preference would be offline installer as it will save bandwidth.
Once you installed Your-freedom click on Start your-Freedom. On the very first screen you need to select the language.
Next screen would be welcome wizard. Click on next to start with configuration of Your-Freedom proxy software. If your internet requires you to use proxy settings to connect to Internet, you can add proxy settings here. In my case I’m leaving it blank as I’m directly connected to Internet.
If you not sure that you need proxy settings or not, click on Try to auto detect. This will find proxy settings from your browser.
Tweak your settings:
Next option is tweaking your settings. You can select your Internet provider based upon your country and if your ISP is not on the list, click on None and click Next.
Select Protocols to use:
If you are planning to use this software extensively, you can select protocols to be used. Though default options are good to start with. Here is the default protocols which are selected. Verify if your settings are same as mine and click on next.
Your freedom servers:
On the next screen it will start searching for Your-freedom servers and your screen will look like this.
Here you will find all the Your-freedom servers and according to preference you can select the best server from your location. Select the best server (Ex: ems22.your-freedom.de with Pref 10.0 in above screenshot) and click on next.
Login access for Your-Freedom:
Unlike other proxy servers, Your-freedom requires you to create an account to login to your server. Go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. Enter your-freedom login credential on the setting page and you will see a screen like this:
Proxy settings for Your-Freedom:
Notice the proxy settings for Your freedom. You can connect using Socks 4/5 or normal Web proxy to connect to Your freedom servers.
In your browser change your proxy settings to 127.0.0.1: 8080. I used Socks 4/5 to configure my torrent client to connect to Your-freedom server. Socks4/5 setting would be : 127.0.0.1:1080.
Click on save exit and on the main screen of your-freedom, click on start connection. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a screen like this:
That’s it and now you are all ready to access unblocked internet using this useful free software.
Do let us know which proxy software are you using to open blocked sites at your end? If you have a problem connecting to Your-freedom server or have any question regarding configuration, do let us know via comments.