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Q: Hotel Wifi blocks all foreign websites?

I'm at a nice hotel in Qingdao which offers free wifi, but I noticed that I couldn't access a bunch of pages which I use regularly without vpn. Nothing political mostly car or formula1 related. I also noticed that Chinese websites worked normally. I asked the reception and they just gave an half assed apology and said I can't access foreign websites. I have never encountered anything like this at any hotel in China before, so strange. Anyone encountered something like this before?

And the really weird thing is that two foreign websites do work; Google and CNN...

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There is probably a local scare about a local issue.

 

So they have pushed the button.

 

Or maybe they are just testing the button.

 

Can you get the websites you want on your phone, using your sim card?

 

JanSk:

Everything works normally with 3g. It's not a huge problem for me, but more weird and a little annoying. Vpn doesn't work either btw.

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ScotsAlan:

They probably have the cheapest internet option you can buy.

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Scots is right. Try a vee pee enn if you can. They're worth the money.

ScotsAlan:

Yeah. Nothing to worry about.

 

Unless of course the OP is holed up in his hotel with a crowd of thousands outside, chanting his name and demanding his head on a platter.

 

But that's unlikely wink

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Hulk:

That... may or may not have happened to me before.

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Which one?  How nice?  Just wondering.  I live here.

wagon:

BTW, net is slooooooooooow tonight.

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To add to the confusion this morning every website works, although slowly.I guess the answer is just "this is China"

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I had this in a few hotels. Totally awesome when you have 4 hours, you want to prepare a class, you wish to double-check some online references, and it's blocked. Great Firewall, protecting people from knowledge.

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