FreeGate is an anti-censorship software for secure and faster Internet access. Developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), FreeGate can be used to access web sites overseas as fast as the local ones. It is only a single executable file and it requires no installation.
It works together with DynaWeb, a P2P-like proxy network system.
FreeGate’s anti-censorship capability is further enhanced by a new, unique encryption and compression algorithm in the version of 6.33 and above.
It is a Windows application that runs on most Windows platforms from Windows 98 to Vista, as well as on Linux and MAC through http://www.winehq.org/.
How to install and get it work
You can download FreeGate freely from here. In order to start hiding your IP address just run the .exe file.
If you are browsing using Internet Explorer you don’t have to set up anything, you can start browsing anonymously. But, if you are using other browsers you have to manually set the internet connection settings to the following proxy 127.0.0.1:8580. If you don’t know how to do it you should read the following posts:
- Firefox – How To Hide Your IP While Browsing Using Firefox
- Google Chrome – How To Hide Your IP While Browsing Using Google Chrome
- Safari – How To Manually Mask Your IP Using Safari
Pros and Cons of using FreeGate
- It’s FREE!
- It hides your IP address
- It provides fast proxies
- There are more proxies/servers available than UltraSurf
- It requires no installation
- Single executable file
- Uses a unique encryption and compression algorithm to increase privacy
- Supports SOCKS
- Can be set up to delete browser history when existing (for Internet Explorer)
- The user interface is available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Spanish.
- It does not have a Hide/Show IP button. While FreeGate is running your IP is hidden. In order to show your real IP, you have to exit the program.
- The proxies are from the US only (you can not change the country or the proxy location)
- It does not automatically configure other browsers than Internet Explorer. But, for Firefox it provides an add-on.
To sum up, FreeGate is a great hide IP software that can be used to browse anonymously and unblock sites. The only significant drawback of using it is that does not provide proxies from other countries than the US.
Are you using FreeGate? Post a comment and let us know what you think about it!