What to Do if You Got Banned for “Proxy/VPN Exit Node” on 4Chan?

Updated: 25 February 2021
Updated: 25 February 2021

Do this to get unbanned from 4Chan:

1. Download and instal ExpressVPN.
2. Open ExpressVPN.
3. Connect to a server from the USA.
4. Access 4Chan.

You may need to try and connect to several VPN servers before you find one that works. 4Chan is actively blocking VPN IPs and there’s nothing anyone can do about that.

ExpressVPN is the fastest with adding new IPs.

You just may need to try several times with different servers before it works.

Clearing your browser cookies might also be necessary after every attempt.

4Chan – the meeting place of the world’s greatest trolls, and the hub where you can find memes about anything, including memes about other memes.

No matter why you want to access it, or what sort of information you’re looking for, you probably want the freedom to do it without being restricted. The banning policy is pretty haywire there, to be honest.

The admins can ban you for the slightest mistake, controversial post, or just because they’re in a bad mood.

However, we’re not talking about that now.

We’re focusing on why many people get banned because of a Proxy/VPN Exit Node.

How does the Proxy/VPN Exit Node work?

Well, breaking it down, it basically goes like this:

  • Your computer is running on a dynamic-IP routine
  • The IP that you were currently using at the time you tried to connect to 4Chan had probably belonged to someone else before
  • That person had broken some rules and got banned.
  • The system identified your IP and found it to be blacklisted, so it issued an automatic ban without probing any further

This is pretty much the whole problem. You didn’t do anything wrong, nor is it a weird glitch. Instead, it’s a rather unfair protocol set in place by the operators behind 4Chan.

Even more, if you try to connect to the website from the Tor browser, through the Tor network, you’ll find it to be near-impossible. This is because the Tor exit nodes are made public, and so they can be added to a database, allowing for instant banning if they show up on the radar.

How to unblock 4Chan

The reason for which you were banned is totally unfair, I agree, but most of the times, you can’t file a complaint. The 4Chan staff will turn a blind eye whenever someone gets banned because of a Proxy/VPN Exit Node.

So, what’s left to do? Can you cheat the system?

The ban itself can be easily circumvented. The solution is simple enough.

Just change your IP and the system won’t recognize you anymore.

When 4Chan bans someone, they add that public IP to a blacklist which kicks in anytime someone accesses the site. It can’t do anything more than this because it doesn’t have access to more private information.

Therefore, if you can’t connect with your current IP, you will be able to do it with another one. If your IP is dynamic, just follow the next steps and you’ll find yourself roaming 4Chan like nothing even happened:

  • If you’re working with a modem, you only have to change locations or disconnect the modem for a few minutes. When turning it back on, you will be assigned a new IP address.
  • The same thing goes if you’re on a Wi-Fi network. Just unplug the modem, wait for 5-10 minutes, plug it back in, and you should be given a brand new IP address to work with.
  • You can also change it manually in a split second. Just open a command prompt, with administrative rights, type in “ipconfig/release”, hit enter, then input “ipconfig/renew”. Your IP address should change right away.

All done, you won’t have any more issues getting on 4Chan now!

But what if you have a static IP?

You can keep on plugging your modem on and off for the next 3 days, and nothing will happen. Your IP will stay the same. While the chances are extremely low that your ISP has assigned you a static IP, it can happen.

In this case, there is only one solution…

Use a VPN to access 4Chan

If you’ve never used one before or you’ve never even heard of VPNs until now, it’s time to do some research. Start with our beginner’s guide to VPNs for a goo breakdown of the main concepts.

These are programs that encrypt your internet traffic to protect your privacy, keep your activities secret, and provide you with a new IP address.

You heard me right, any good VPN out there will give you the option of choosing from a vast array of IP addresses, from many different countries and locations.

The servers are spread around the world, which means that the likelihood of you being tracked down and shut off is slim to irrelevant. Take NordVPN, for example. It has over 4000 servers operating in over 60 countries. The possibilities are endless.

Will they help you override the annoying Proxy/VPN Exit Node issue?

Damn right they will.

A VPN has innumerable more advantages than changing your IP. As I said, you are basically becoming a cyber-ghost, benefiting from ultimate stealth and near complete invisibility on the internet. Hidden under the VPN’s cloak, not even your ISP will be able to check up on your activities.

No longer will you be afraid of getting banned from accessing content on the internet, be it 4Chan or any streaming website like Netflix.

Written by: Bogdan Patru

Author, creative writer, and tech-geek. Bogdan has followed his passion for the digital world ever since he got his hands of his first pc. After years of accumulating knowledge and experience, the good Samaritan in him whispered him one day about the virtue of sharing that knowledge with those who needed it. It was 2014 when that idea would grow into a life-defining passion. One that keeps driving him to this day.

2 thoughts on “What to Do if You Got Banned for “Proxy/VPN Exit Node” on 4Chan?”

  1. Pedro Preto says:

    NordVPN gets detected by 4chan which results in the immediate ban of any IP you can get from NordVPN. NordVPN does not work on 4chan, thx for nothing.

  2. Nick Digger says:

    All VPNs are blocked on 4chan

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