Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation.
* users access web sites overseas as fast as their local ones;
* requires no installation or change in system setting;
* a single executable file on a Windows platform.
Freegate works by tapping into an anti-censorship backbone, DynaWeb, DIT's P2P-like proxy network system.
Freegate's anti-censorship capability is further enhanced by a new, unique encryption and compression algorithm in the versions of 6.33 and above.
One of Freegate's encrypted tunnels uses the Stunnel software
. This file is optional and only needed if you set up the Stunnel tunnel
Freegate is a green and free software. You may download and run it without any installation. Just double click the Freegate .exe file. Your IE browser will launch and open the Dynaweb homepage. You can fill in the address of the website you want to visit in the input box and click "Anonymous Surfing".
Freegate is available in 5 languages - English, Farsi/Persian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Tradition Chinese. Freegate automatically sets the interface language to the default language on your computer.Can I use Freegate with Firefox or other browsers?
Yes, of course. You just need to manually set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8580 before you can surf the Internet. If you use Firefox, you can install the GProxy Add-on
and use it to conveniently set the proxy.Does Freegate support protocols other than HTTP?
Yes, Freegate running F3 tunnel supports other protocol as a SOCKS5 proxy. Can I use Freegate on Linux or MAC?
Yes. It is a Windows application that runs on most Windows platforms from Windows 98 to Vista, as well as on Linux and MAC through Wine
.Is it safe to use Freegate to surf the Internet, and will the surveillance systems be able to detect me?
Yes, it is safe to use Freegate to surf the Internet. All Internet communications are encrypted. Local surveillance systems cannot detect what you are doing. When I use Freegate, is my IP exposed?
Freegate will hide your real IP when you surf the Internet. Can I use my own proxy server when using Freegate?
Yes, please make sure your proxy server is working. After Freegate is launched, please go to "Server" tab, and click "Proxy Settings" button, a new window pops up, click "Manually Set Proxy + Freegate", and fill in your proxy server address and port.What is the difference between Proxy Mode and Classic Mode?
Freegate has two running modes, namely Proxy Mode and Classic Mode. In Proxy Mode which is the default, the program automatically sets IE's proxy. You can directly enter any URL in the Internet browser's address bar and securely visit that website. In Classic Mode, you do not need to setup a browser's proxy and can directly access Dynaweb's home page. You can then securely visit any overseas website via Dynaweb's home page. In Classic Mode, layout and formatting of some websites may not be correctly displayed. We recommend Proxy Mode for best surfing experience. Some users prefer to classic mode to be reminded that he is surfing through Dynaweb. IMPORTANT NOTE:
some anti-virus and firewall products' mistaken identification of Freegate as a back-door Trojan. Most have delisted Freegate as a Trojan. Freegate is contacting the software vendors to correct this mis-classification. The detection was based on similar various Trojan houses software operating which is the use of open proxies to penetrate firewalls used to block web sites.