The recent decision by KNUST to block certain websites and social media platforms has caused a lot of frustration among the student community. This post looks at how you can access such blocked websites and apps while using KNUST WiFi.
One reason the university is blocking these websites is to prevent students from using up a lot of data.
The school blocks all social media sites, adult sites, and any other sites that can take up a lot of data.
By default, all the WiFi routers have these restrictions in place and the only way to avoid them is by using your own data.
However, there is a way around this.
Use a Proxy App or VPN
One easy way to access blocked websites over a WiFi network is by using a VPN or Proxy tool.
By using a VPN service or Proxy app, you can access any website that you want to and it will appear as if you are accessing the Internet from a different country.
If you want to use a proxy tool, you could consider Lantern.
Lantern is technically not a VPN (Virtual Private Network), it is a proxy tool. Lantern allows you to access blocked websites and apps by routing your traffic through different networks around the world.
Unlike a VPN, Lantern works as a gateway for specific apps or websites and not your entire internet connection.
VPNs on the other hand are a more secure alternative when browsing the web. If you’re looking at installing a VPN, I’d recommend NordVPN or ExpressVPN
How to use Lantern
Follow these steps to access blocked websites using Lantern in less than five minutes
- Download Lantern app (available on iOS and Android)
- Turn on the toggle option
While you will be able to access previously restricted content using Lantern, your browsing experience may be a bit different from normal.
Lantern routes your traffic through other countries so may start seeing ads, for example, in German or Italian.
Lantern offers both Free and Premium plans. The Free plan offers a 500MB monthly bandwidth quota, as long as you’re within you don’t have to worry much about going for the premium plan.
The Premium plan, however, gives you unlimited bandwidth for $32.
Restrictions on social media apps can help students focus on their academic activities but it is especially vain for students who need to access academic-related sites but cannot do so when using the school’s WiFi network.
Hopefully, this blog post helped you solve this problem!
If you have any questions or concerns about this post, don’t hesitate to write a comment.