It appears that Reliance NetConnect is blocking the popular file hosting service RapidShare. I am not sure if this is being done intentionally, but I can confirm that Rapidshare has been down (inaccessible) for the past couple of days. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to bypass Reliance’s measures.
Reliance is simply employing DNS poisoning. So, switching to a public DNS service will alleviate your troubles. Here is how to change your DNS server.
Click on Settings in the Reliance NetConnect dialer application.
Tick the box net to use DNS and enter 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 as your primary and alternate DNS (OpenDNS). You can use 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 if you wish you use Google’s public DNS.
Apply the changes and reconnect.
11 responses to “Reliance NetConnect Starts Blocking RapidShare”
Thanks for your tips. I tried doing that today (23rd Oct. 2010). I am able to see Home Page of http://www.rapidshare.com Bu when I click any of the links including Sign In or Help etc., NOTHING COMES UP. Reliance NetConnect still seems to be BLOCKING rapidshare. com. an you suggest how to unblock it? Thanks & Regards,
I no longer have a NetConnect connection, so it’s a bit tough for me to help you.
Btw, which browser are you using? Did you try your luck with a different browser? Is the page accessible when using a proxy service?
Thanks for the tips I’ll give it a go
Thank you just what I was looking for thanks for the tips
Reliance NetConnect is offered in what areas? Great tips for to work around this. Can be very frustrating when you can’t access something you are accustomed to using.
Unfortunately I think in the future more and more blocking is going to occur by the ISPs, its sad but its something that is going to happen 🙁
Thanks for the tip … Its working fine now
Great Tip, But i want to know is it safe to use this method to login in mail or like this else.When put login and password by using this method, Can’t anyone see it?
DNS only affects host lookups, so this method is safe.
thanks bro, great tip. i am really grateful to you..
Thank you so much dear!! I got it worked! Reliance sucks!!