How to Access Facebook in Vietnam – Part 2

For the longest time, to access Facebook, just changing my dns to use either google or opendns worked for me. However that trick doesn’t work anymore because all the IP Addresses that facebook.com normally resolves to have been blocked by the ISPs in Vietnam. I had resorted to using sshuttle – which creates a tunnel between my laptop and my server in the US. It worked, but it was slow. However yesterday one of my friends gave me a list of IP Addresses for Facebook which haven’t been blocked yet. These can be added to your hosts file and you should be able to access Facebook again! Continue reading

Activate 3G on Mobifone – APN Settings

Note to self. I keep forgetting the procedure and have to google it all the time.

  • Purchase a Mobifone sim card (ofcourse>
  • Setup the APN for Mobifone on your phone
    APN/GPRS access point: m-wap
    Username: mms
    Password: mms
    Proxy Settings:
    IP: 203.162.21.107
    Port No: 8080
  • Activate GPRS by sending “Dk Gprs” in an sms to 994
  • Activate Data by sending “DATA_ON” in an sms to 999
  • Reboot your phone

This works for me.

Use Google Public DNS instead of OpenDNS to access Facebook

If you came here looking for a way to unblock facebook, look at this post instead

Isn’t it an open secret that everybody uses proxies or OpenDNS to access Facebook in Vietnam? The government of Vietnam has blocked Facebook but a quick Google search will give you at least 10 different ways to feed your FB addiction (don’t deny it.. ha). Most people take the easy way and use one of the innumerable proxies. The techier of the lot harp on the advantages of Open DNS.

But have any of you tried Google Public DNS yet? If you haven’t, please do, pronto. Continue reading