I posted this in the offtopic forum, but I thought I might get more help here. The post: Most companies use Websense or something which is easy enough to bypass. My company does something different. They use an inhouse firewall. Standard proxy bypass methods don't work. It's very restrictive. We can't even access hotmail, gmail, or pretty much anything more than standard, "friendly" websites. Now, that's not my main problem. See, the worst part is that in addition to using a restrictive firewall, they also LIMIT YOUR BANDWIDTH. This annoys me to no end. I'll be doing my thing, and randomly I will get this message instead of the webpage I'm trying to load (edited for anonimity) ----------------- [FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif](Company name) [/FONT][FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif]To preserve our Internet bandwidth for the use of meeting participants, access to this content has been restricted for the remainder of the day. If you have any questions, please contact (Exec Vice President). [/FONT] ----------------- Normally I wouldn't even care that much, except it happened the other day when I was ONE CLICK AWAY FROM SELLING A STOCK. Some websites, such as elitetrader.com, seem to use up my bandwidth limit very quickly. I'll view like 4 threads and then I get that message. Other sites, like OT, seem to work all the time. Like right now, I just got that message again when I tried to sign into Scottrade, but I can still post on OT with no problem. So, does anyone know of any bypasses? I can't set up my computer at home and use that as a proxy because the firewall here restricts that. I can't think of anything else but I thought for a 3 month sub someone might know something. The only other thing I can think of is to use a wireless network, but there are no unsecured networks in range (there are a few used by other companies in our building, but they're secured, and I can't crack them). WTF? I'm a fucking manager, too. I'm salary. I can come and go as I please but I can't surf the net? I can understand firewalls but limited bandwidth is lame as shit. Sometimes on slow days I like to daytrade on my lunch, like what I was going to do today, until I got that stupid ass error when I tried to log in. Oh, and rebooting doesn't reset the bandwidth usage. Meaningful replies: All computers on company network are restricted. omg, you know what else pisses me off? Our offices in other states have NO firewalls. When I was visiting another office in another state I could check myspace, hotmail, anything. Maybe I need to go about getting a log in to THAT server. That would be hard. "Hi, I'd like a login to our other server." "Why?" "So I can surf the net." Tard Carnival suggested using cellular wireless So I called Cingular. 10 MB a month - $24.99 20 MB a month - $34.99 50 MB a month - $44.99 Unlimited - $59.99 Obviously I would need the unlimited one, but yeah, that's not going to happen. But those prices are locked into a 2 year contract, too. She wouldn't give me month-to-month. Oh well. It was worth a try. Any other suggestions? I get this: [FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif](Company name) [/FONT] [FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif] Access to this content has been restricted to for security reasons, including potentially malicious code from being downloaded to your computer. If you have any questions, please contact (Exec Vice President). [/FONT] I was reassigned the same IP address as before. Didn't work. Thanks, tho. Dunno how to do that. I believe it's done by login ID and not by IP address. If I go log into another computer I will still have blocked access for the rest of the day because my userID has used up its allotted bandwidth. So if anyone here can help, and it works, I'll buy you a 3 month sub.