Hey. I would like to know how to bypass the Great Firewall of China to use Flickr in China. Please reply soon. I have to fix the problem as soon as possible. Thanks.
Flickr is one of the most popular online photo managements and sharing applications in the world. There are lots of amazing photos and videos on this platform. You can download your favorite ones from the galleries and use them in your blog or work without registering. Of course, you can share your own works with others there. In order to show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, you only need to sign up on its website. Flickr is a wonderful platform which has excellent works with meaningful stories. It has numberless fans all over the world. Even though it is blocked by the Great Firewall of China and users can’t use Flickr in China easily, there are still a large number of registered users in China. The Golden Shield Project didn’t stop them from accessing such a useful platform.
If you live in China, you may notice that you can’t use Flickr and many famous western websites and services in a normal way. The Chinese government has put effort in Internet censorship and blocked many websites. The Great Firewall of China was made to regulate Internet in China. It is working on blocking the sites that are considered to be dangerous for the people of China. It blocks access to a large number of international resources such as Flickr, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter etc. The Government thinks that those sites can give offensive and some threatening results that might affect the thinking of the Chinese people which is not good for their unity. It is said that Flickr has failed the ethical rules made by the government of China. It is not applying the filtering rules as stated by the Chinese government and hence is blocked to use in China. To protect the cultural heritage, to protect the feelings and the ethics of the Chinese people, this blocking has been done by the Chinese government since the year 2010. There are around 1.4 million websites that have been blocked by the great firewall of China.
As we know, the Great Firewall of China is the most powerful and advanced one in the world. Is there a way to bypass it to use Flickr in China? Yes. The most used and efficient way to bypass Chinese GFW and unblock websites like Flicker is using a VPN service. A good VPN will help you bypass surveillance and censorship in China stably and securely. When the Great Firewall of China works, it analyzes incoming and outgoing connections of China IP user and blocks traffic it deems not fit. In this case, you need a VPN to hide your local IP and change your IP for another country.
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 Android VPN, you will be able to use Flickr any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. There 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 Use Flickr on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to use Flickr 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 use Flickr without any restrictions.
How to use Flickr on Android in China
To use Flickr 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
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.
Best VPNs to Use Flickr in China 2017
Nowadays, there is a large number of VPN services from different countries and regions on the market. In order to figure out the best VPNs to use Flickr in China, our experts spend several years in China and tested many VPNs. Here is the best VPNs to access Flickr in China 2017 review.
ExpressVPN offers a world-leading service for mobile devices and computers. It has been voted as the best VPN for Windows due to its impressive speed and excellent encryption. Though it is powerful, it is pretty simple to use. You can follow easy guides to set up ExpressVPN on your devices no matter it is a computer, tablet or phone. Once you use ExpressVPN, it encrypts your network connection, protecting your real IP address and data you share with your partners. Besides, you can watch videos on Youtube or other videos from anywhere at an amazing speed. It definitely is worth the money.
NO.2: VyprVPN. VyprVPN connection is one of the fastest VPN service with its outstanding infrastructure. It unlocks your favorite websites, such as OneDrive, Twitter or google websites and bypasses the Great Firewall easily. You can enjoy your browsing activities without restriction. Wall-escaping is its most obvious character. It will protect you against China’s cybersecurity laws. However, please keep in mind that it is illegal to post or watch child porn on the Internet in many countries. You may violate the international laws with improper actions. Do not use it to do illegal things. In addition, VyprVPN works for Windows, Mac, Android and your router. One of its disadvantages is that it does not accept Bitcoin.
NO.3: NordVPN. It helps you get instant access to OneDrive, Hulu, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Sky, RaiTV and other websites that are not available for users in China. NordVPN also unlock some social websites and share legit resources freely and securely. You can enjoy amazing videos on Youtube and post interesting things on Facebook and Twitter. Besides, you can check your bank accounts or other confidential information without worrying about information leak and cyber hack at public hotspots when using NordVPN. No one can spy on your meetings with your trade partners. Your communications are highly encrypted.
Video shows how to use Flickr in China
Flickr is a useful photo and video hosting platform. It is opened to all users in the world and the website was designed in many languages which is very convenient. Though it is banned in China, you still can use it. It is worth to mention that using Flickr is legal in China. Do not worry that you will get trouble after using it. You only use legal resources on the Internet. Just feel free to use VPN to unblock Flickr in China. You are located in China in others’ eyes when the VPN masks your real IP. The Great Firewall will not block your connection to Flickr as you are browsing with an IP from places outside China. Besides, a VPN also protects your Internet privacy. It makes your online data encrypted so that you don’t need to worry about your online privacy. With the help of VPN, you can not only use Flickr by staying in China but also be hidden from the great firewall. But let me tell you one thing, never search something offensive or dangerous you might be blocked even if you are using VPN. Use Flickr via VPN legally. Your VPN will be fine and you can enjoy Flickr as long as want.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to use Flickr 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 on August 18, 2017 4:16 pm and last modified on September 28, 2017 3:30 am.