How to Bypass Sonicwall

By Ty Arthur

The Sonicwall company provides a filtering software program that network administrators use to block access to certain websites such as those pertaining to games or non-work related content. The filtering program only blocks the name of the website and not the actual Internet Protocol (IP) address behind the name, so you can use an IP address to effectively bypass the filter and access any web page that you want.

Step 1

Double click on the desktop icon for your computers web browsing program or click on the "Start" bar and choose the name of the web browser from the "Programs" list.

Step 2

Navigate to a web page that offers an Internet Protocol address look up feature such as "Find IP" or "SelfSEO".

Step 3

Click on the text box on the website and then type in the full web address that you want to access such as "http://www.ehow.com".

Step 4

Click on the "Find IP Address" button and either write down the IP address or copy it into your computer's memory by highlighting the address and pressing the "Control" and "C" buttons at the same time.

Step 5

Type the Internet Protocol address into the address bar at the top of your web browser or press the "Control" and "V" buttons on your keyboard to paste it directly if you copied it.

Tips & Warnings

  • A network administrator using the Sonicwall filtering program has to manually enter in sites to block. If the IP look up website you want to use is blocked search for a proxy server website that isn't blocked and use it access the IP look up web page.
  • Bypassing the Sonicwall filtering program may be in violation of the policies of the organization that owns the computers and could possibly lead to disciplinary action such as being entirely banned from accessing the internet.