how to:How to Access Blocked Websites with Freegate
Freegate is a free software that allows users to access blocked websites. It was created by U.S.-based Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT) and receives funding from a variety of groups. The software works by tapping into DynaWeb, DIT’s peer-to-peer-like proxy network system. While primarily used by netizens in mainland China, it is also available to users in other countries. The latest version supports simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, English, and Farsi interfaces.
The best part about Freegate is that it is self-contained, meaning you don’t have to install any software to use Freegate. Just double-click on the program, and it will open up a browser for you. You can also put it on a USB drive so you can use Freegate anywhere.
Point your browser to http://www.dit-inc.us/freegate. Click on the “Freegate” tab on the left-hand side of the homepage, and then click “Download.”
Freegate is a Microsoft Windows file. To run this application on Linux or Mac OS, visit http://www.winehq.org/
Download the Freegate user guide. It’s available in English, Burmese, Farsi/Persian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Download the latest version of the software. It is an executable file. Unlike a data file, it is a type of file that causes a computer to run a program. You can also close your web browser now.
Locate the Freegate file that you just downloaded and perform an “Integrity Check” to make sure that no viruses or Trojans have been planted in the Freegate software. You will be able to make sure your copy of the software is clean by locating DIT’s digital signature.
To check for this, right click on the file icon, select Properties from the pop-up menu, and select the Digital Signatures tab. You should see a signature by "Dynamic Internet Technology, Inc." Highlight the signature with your cursor, click the Details button, and you should see "This digital signature is OK." See screenshots here.
Double click on the Freegate file you have downloaded. It will open the user interface, and will also attempt to connect to the proxy service. Once the service is connected, a web browser will launch and open the Dynaweb homepage. NOTE: By default, Freegate opens using Internet Explorer (IE). You can change this by configuring your settings. on the user interface.
On the user interface, you will see four tabs: server, status, tunnel, and settings. Configure your settings for Freegate by clicking on the settings tab.
You are now ready to surf the web anonymously! Just fill in the address of the website you want to visit and click “Anonymous Surfing.”
To further protect yourself, it’s important to delete your web browsing history when you finish your session. To do this, go to the Settings tab on the user interface. Check the box next to “Delete IE history when program exits.”
To end your session and close all of the browsers, click on the big X on the user interface or click the “Exit” button. A pop-up window will ask you if you want to close the IE browsers.
If you want to get rid of Freegate, all you have to do is delete the executable file from your computer.
Want to use Freegate on another computer? Just save the file to a USB drive. Now you can use it wherever you go!