It is very annoying when our fast Internet connection goes down. Sometimes it is due to some technical error or sometime in case of wired Internet the wires damage causes the Internet completely shutdown. But, it’s all unexpected. We can’t go and fix it. Our ISP (Internet Service Provider) fixes it as soon as possible. But what if your ISP limits bandwidth and blocks you accessing some sites or the whole Internet.
It’s not confirmed yet that ISPs limit bandwidth (Internet speed) but it’s probably true by large number of Internet users. The users only notice when the speed goes down at a specific time and that’s the first symptom that the ISP is blocking Internet speed. In the city where I’m, the issue has been raised many times and there were even protests against the Government Internet service provider. The protest was against the provider that was/is seem to limit Internet speed everyday from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Whether the ISP limits access to the entire Internet or only some sites, in both cases it’s not acceptable by consumers who is paying heavy charges including tax.
Why ISPs Can Limit Internet Bandwidth?
A big question is that why ISPs want to limit bandwidth after getting paid. The reasons vary ISP to ISP. The limit has been mostly seen by Government ISPs who provide Internet access to banks, Government offices and agencies who work under Government. To provide them seamless connectivity they limit home users bandwidth and let them only access the sites or services that are widely used, all the Google sites or services for example.
Although no one cares for what reasons they limit bandwidth and throttle Internet speed, but everyone cares about the money and time that goes in vain.
How To Bypass Limit Bandwidth And Improve Internet Speed
If you doubt that your Internet speed is being limited then I’m sure you’re worrying too much. It is very annoying that you can access some sites without problem but most sites always acts like they’re opening but they don’t.
There is one solution to the problem, using VPN.
VPN has been experienced to be working in this case. You can access most of the sites when you see the Internet speed is going down at a specific time. Although using VPN is illegal in manyq countries. I don’t know if your country allows the use of VPN or not. Use only when your country allows it otherwise don’t. If you use VPN in case it’s not allowed then you’re only responsible for that illegal act.
If your country allows to use VPN then read further how to use VPN otherwise better quit reading.
How To Use VPN
Nowadays using VPN is not very complex thing to do for a web surfer. Here is the easiest & fastest way to use VPN –
Plugins are the easiest ways to bypass bandwidth limit. You can use plugins in the browser you’re using. I’m going to mention VPN plugins for the two most popular browsers — Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For other browsers you can search in the plugin store of your browser for such plugins.
VPN Plugins For Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox
ZenMate (Chrome & Firefox)
Zenmate is the free & premium plugin for Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox both. Zenmate provides access from various servers set in the different coutries, including – Romania, Hong Kong, Germany, United States, Singapore, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Canada and United States West.
All the countries accept those underlined are free. To access from underlined countries server you need to subscribe their premium service.
UltraSurf is another VPN plugin available in Google Chrome and in .exe executable program. The Plugin can easily be installed and use in Chrome but the executable file is another easy-to-use way. Simply download the file and install it. Run the program and it’ll automatically open your default web browser and let you access Internet from a different location.
UltraSurf does not provide multiple server setup in different countries but it is still an effective way to improve speed while bandwidth limit.
Download Executable file
SurfEasy (Chrome & Firefox)
SurfEasy is very similar to ZenMate. It also let you surf Internet from different countries. SurfEasy has servers setup in more countries than ZenMate. But one thing that makes me put it after ZenMate is that it limits the data that you can surf through the SurfEasy. Only 500MB data you can surf through SurfEasy plugin in a free plan which is not enough for any users.
To extend the usage data to unlimited and get all other interesting features subscribe to their yearly pack. Currently they’re running an offer which lets you pay $59.99 instead of
Access Blocked Sites With These VPN Plugins
There are many more benefits of using VPN. One of the benefits is that VPN allows to access blocked websites. Almost every country has blocked certain websites or services. Because there must be freedom to access each and every thing available on the Internet, VPN services are very helpful in giving you that freedom on the Internet.
By using VPN all the blocked websites can be accessed and surfed through these free and Premium VPN plugins.
Blocking bandwidth is the most annoying thing that you can ever face from your ISP. All the above plugins can help you escape that speed throttling but, remember using VPN is not completely going to fix this. There are even ways that companies or ISPs can use to recognise the users who are using VPN and limit bandwidth again for them. You can read more about VPN blocking.
But don’t worry you will most of the time experience improvements in your Internet speed as compared with without VPN. You will always be able to access all the blocked websites easily through VPN plugins. There are other ways to use VPN that I’ll write article for later on. If you’re using any other ways to unblock your limited bandwidth then please share with us and help Internet users.