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Use Google to Bypass Most Web Browsing FireWalls

January 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This trick amazes me when I think about it – oh why did it not occur to me sooner!

You can translate a page from one language to the same language using Google. For example you can translate this website from English to English! – Here are the results.

The URL, if you notice it is:
http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=routineorder.com

The “en|en” specifies that the site has to be translated from “English” to “English”. Of course, now you must think I am crazy – how will this help you cut across that corporate firewall, or your dad’s firewall, or the Great Internet Wall of ?

Easy, the translated page is a cached(sort-of) version. So bingo, just ask Google to translate the page from whatever language to the same language and you’re all set!

If you forget the URL, you can always go to http://www.google.com/translate_t and use the tool there to translate the webpage from one language to another. If necessary, change the URL in the browser to make the languages the same.