Flickr is a popular photo-sharing and hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It allows you to create a free account and upload your own photos to share with friends and followers online. It is a good place to share and host lots of your own pictures on Flickr while you don’t need to pay a dime. If your work is about photo, you can get unlimited storage and sharing for about $2 a month. So far, it is one of the cheapest hosting sites around. The photos you upload can be edited by others. The platform lets you view them after they are edited by using the tags to describe. Also, you are able to edit others’ photos that you are interested in. It’s a great whilst for people who enjoying spending a lot of time setting up and taking their shots. Of course, you are allowed to set to be publicly viewable will appear in this section. On this platform, you are able to arrange your photos just the way you want to keep your photo collections nice and neat, organize them into albums. You can share entire albums with friends. Like people say, Flickr is about sharing.
You can share and view the wonderful photos freely on Flickr anytime you want. However, it is not such convenient in China. If you live or travel to China, you may note that there are many limits for Internet use. The Internet censorship is so strict that you can’t browse freely. The famous tool to censor and prevent you from visiting some certain websites and services is the Great Firewall of China. It is just like the golden shield which is very powerful and not easy to defeat. The Golden Shield Project was created to stop users from accessing the websites and services that are considered as a threat to their nation. The Chinese authorities worry about the perceived social and political threats it may cause to China’s cultural values and ideology. They think the uncontrolled statements on the Internet are a threat for a developing country. A video that had been widely spread on the Internet did cause a riot in China. Besides, a developing country once had been destroyed by the online rumor and sensitive statements. Therefore, China has been concerned about the internet since 1998. The Chinese government will not cancel the firewall and change its policy. In order to access Flickr in China, you need extra help.
The Great Firewall of China is pretty complicated and strong. You need to use an advanced and powerful enough tool to overcome it. Before learning how to overcome, you need to know how the firewall recognizes and stops you. The truth is that the firewall blocks your connection according to your location. When you try to visit Flickr, the firewall detects your IP which reveals your location in China, thus blocking the connection. You need to change the IP which does not allow others to know your real location. This is how VPN works. What is a VPN? 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. With the help of VPN, you will be able to safely access Flickr any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. Some VPN websites are filtered by the Chinese government almost every day, and hence there may be a possibility that some of these websites are not working anymore. So make sure that you have seen the updated VPN list before choosing one.
How to access Flickr on Samsung S8 in China
To use it on your Android device you need to make a VPN connection between you and VPN server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
How to safely access Flickr on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to access it in China.
1. Click Settings > General > VPN
2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
3. Select L2TP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
When you are connected to VPN you can access Flickr without any restrictions.
For connection to vpn server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
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.
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 Google, Tinder, OneDrive,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.
Are you fond of photo making and editing? Flickr is a good choice. You can join the groups that are based around a central topic or idea and allow users to freely join. Members of a group can share their photos and participate in group discussions. You can know others’ opinion about your work. Flickr also help your work by joining its Flickr community to get more exposure for your photos and discovering the work of others. It is a pity that Flickr is blocked by the Golden Shield Project in China. There is good news for Flickr fans in China. Though the Great Firewall of China is complicated and powerful, you can bypass it effectively. If you don’t know much about computer, that’s OK. The advanced VPN will help you. With the VPN, you will be shown as located from the country where Flickr is not blocked. Though you are living in China, you will be shown as coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, or wherever the VPN is based, and not from China. Besides, your Internet privacy is well protected as the VPN encrypts your connections. Enter virtual private networks. The ISP will not be able to collect and sell your browsing history. Enter virtual private networks. The snoopers will not be able to monitor and steal precious information. You can access Flickr in China freely and safely.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely access Flickr in China on Samsung S8 and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 7, 2017 2:46 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:39 am.