Hey. I am trying to use DuckDuckGo in China. My work is translating and I need to search for useful information all the time. However, DuckDuckGo is blocked in China. How can I unblock it? Please help. Thank you.
As we know, DuckDuckGo is blocked by the Great Firewall of China. China has been famous for its Great Firewall that has one simple aim “To check if the data that has been accessed is following the cultural rules or not?” From cultural rule, we didn’t mean something about the culture of China, but it means that data is not offensive, not a threat to the public. Everything should be completely non-offensive. That’s why the great firewall has blocked many websites and search engine for Chinese network. If you want to access DuckDuckGo, Facebook, Google, Twitter, or any other website that the firewall thinks it is not filtered then, sorry mate, but that site has already been blocked by the Chinese firewall, and you can’t access it directly.
Just like Google, DuckDuckGo is another type of anonymous search engine that has been blocked by the Great Firewall. Before knowing why and how to get the access to this search engine, let’s give you some introduction to this search engine.
First introduced in 2008, DuckDuckgo is the first search engine that decided not to keep track of the different users who are accessing the data from the engine. Named on the famous child game Duck, duck, goose this search engine has grown tremendously, thanks to the different type of services that have provided to lure the new users daily. With the achievements like being recognized by Apple on Safari browser and Firefox, this search engine is growing day by day. But, why was it blocked in China? How can we access to this private search engine when residing in China? Well, we are providing you with answers.
The reason is simple. It was not filtering the data as per the rules stated by the great firewall of China. All the filters that were applied to the search results of the engine were not sufficient for the Chinese firewall, and hence the government blocked this search Engine as well just like the other different websites.
Accessing DuckDuckgo in China is simple. All you need is a new IP address that can’t be traced by the Chinese firewall or seems safe to the firewall. Other than IP address you need a new server from where you can access the blocked data because Chinese servers will not be entertaining you with this blocked. All these conditions are fulfilled by the different type of VPNs that you are required to download and run on your computer or mobile device. Virtual Private Networks are the Key to accessing the data behind the Great Firewall of China. Use VPN, select the server from outside China and enjoy surfing on the Internet.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides new IPs to replace your real IP. Having the new IPs from a VPN server, you have a new ID online which is not related to your real name. You can be a US, UK, Chinese, Japanese or any other countries’ Internet users. They don’t know your real name according to the IP address because this one is not related to your real identity. Your Internet privacy is highly protected. Other function of VPN is that it helps you access website and services blocked by firewall and other restriction. You can use the same computer while browsing as a different user online. You stay anonymous from the ISP. The ISP doesn’t know who you really are and what you are doing online.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
You need to follow the following stated steps to get the access:
1.Register on the selected VPN site.
2.Choose the plan and pay to them online.
3.Download the application or the software on your device.
4.Choose the server of your choice that is not in China but near China like Japan, or The US.
5.Surf every site freely.
Note: These VPNs are blocked by China almost every day so make sure to get the updated VPN that can work and then pay for them. But it’s the websites that are being blocked so once you have downloaded the VPN there are high Chances that you will be able to get the access outside China.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
DuckDuckgo is blocked by the great Firewall of China. It is a fact that you can’t change. Also, the national firewall is complicated and strong. You need a reliable VPN to help you overcome it. You will not be recognized as a user who lives in China, thus your Network works fine on those websites and apps that have been blocked. A VPN also encrypts your connection to keep ISPs and hackers away from your Internet privacy. Want a fast, stable and secure connection to DuckDuckgo? Get a VPN right now!
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to use DuckDuckgo in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on May 24, 2017 4:50 am