Howto: Workaround censorship in relation to thepiratebay.org

To get around the censorship you can to change the name server settings on your computer or router. Here are some different ways to do it.

Option 1: Use OpenDNS
OpenDNS is a project that helps you to avoid the censorship in an easy way. On their website you can find information about how to configure your computer, regardless of which operating system you use. They also have guides for a large amount of routers.

Option 2: Guide for Mac OS X
(the official OS X Leopard guide from OpenDNS)

1. Go to System Preferences
2. Click on Network
3. Select Built In Ethernet and click Advanced
4. Select the DNS tab and add 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 to the list of DNS servers. Click OK

Option 4: Guide for Windows XP”
1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
2. Click Network Connections from the Control Panel choices.
3. Choose your connection from the Network Connections window.
4. Click Properties button.
5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
6. Click the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and type in OpenDNS addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.

Option 4: Guide for Windows Vista”
1. Click the Start Orb, then select Control Panel.
2. Click on View network status and tasks.
3. Click on View status.
4. Click the Properties button.
5. Vista may ask for your permission to make changes. If so, click the Continue button.
6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the Properties button.
7. Click the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses: and type in OpenDNS addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.
8. Click the OK button, then the Close button, and the Close button again. Close the Network and Sharing Center window.

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