Ustream is an online platform that allows you to watch pre-recorded and live streaming videos over the Internet. Because Ustream requires tremendous bandwidth and also has social networking attributes, it is commonly blocked by network administrators who are responsible for monitoring and managing corporate, educational and governmental networks. Fortunately, if you wish to access Ustream on a network that is blocking it, you can do so by using a proxy server. The proxy bypasses content filtering restrictions and allows you to browse websites such as Ustream securely and anonymously.
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Open a Web browser and navigate to a proxy server to access the Ustream website. Free proxy options include Cupah, Proxy-Avoidance and Afixproxy. Links to these proxies are provided in the Resources section below.
Type the URL address for Ustream -- http://www.ustream.tv/ -- into the navigation bar of the proxy server that you decide to use. You may have to look around the page a bit to locate this input field.
Click on the tab or link to request that the proxy server fetch the Ustream site. The tab or link may be labelled something like "Browse," "Go," "Surf" or "Visit."
Wait momentarily while the proxy loads the Ustream website into your browser window. Once the Ustream website appears, log in and begin using the site in the usual manner to view content, comments and video streams.
Tips and warnings
- Many proxy sites are available that will allow you to access Ustream anonymously through their servers. To find more proxy sites, go to the Centurian website by following the link below.
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