Getting past school firewall/restrictions.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by red95, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    Hey everyone. I would appreciate a little help on a few topics. So this year one of our teachers convinced my high school board to get every student and every teacher mac books that our ours to keep throughout highschool, and then we can even keep them after that, only paying 30 bucks a year. Sounds awesome, right? Kind of. The school has set up, or so i have heard, time restrictions and website restrictions. Typical school stuff. This is making it so that during the hours of 10:00 P.M. through 3:30 P.M. the next day, the computer can visit educational websites and resources only. Then it is unrestricted from 3:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., when the restrictions start again until the next day. Is it possible for them to even do this? I think they are setting up a proxy server to do this. If so, how do i get around it? Would I set up my own server? or connect to my home computer? if so, how would i do that?
    Thanks for the help,
    red95 :cool: you can reach me at, or comment on this.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    This topic will be construed as an immoral form of exploitation.

    But I'm on your side. I'm not sure, would need to know the specifics on the school system.
  3. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    There is, but I won't tell you. Your school imposed restrictions for a reason. If you want non-restricted use, buy your own or use your own.
  4. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    And breaching the school rules can get you into trouble.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    yeah i understand all of that and respect that. and thanks for the help. its just frustrating having my computer at home and only using it for "educational resources:"
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    My school did this as well, minus the time restrictions. In my case, they installed a filtering product called 8e6. Unfortunately I was unable to find a way to bypass it, although it was a moot point for me as my principal removed the filters and restrictions for my account since I'm the admin of another MacBook lab in the district.

    Honestly, even if there IS a way to bypass it, it's probably not worth the time or effort. At the very least they give you a little bit of unrestricted time, as opposed to having it always restricted.
  7. aleXXXps, Aug 3, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    macrumors member

    May 4, 2011
    reformat it with a snow leopard disk and fresh install the os? you'd probably need to have an "in" with a techie at the school to get all their internet passwords and stuff to be able to connect at school

    Or add a second operating system. if you can't do that due to restrictions, try a bootable linux disk and use the cd and play around on a different os when at home and its restricted
  8. macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    $30 per year for what they are giving you is a sweet deal and beats lugging lots of extra books around ... not to mention how nice it is for organizing your studies.

    why try to spoil the good thing they are offering?
  9. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    load an os on an additional drive and boot from that when at home:)
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Dallas Metroplex
    Messing with school property will get you in trouble. You can get detention to no longer having access to the equipment to suspension. Is that really worth it?
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    Probably your best bet.

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