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How to unblock Wikipedia with a VPN

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Wikipedia is the biggest open-source database. Now boasting over 42 million articles in 294 languages, it’s the world’s go-to destination when looking for information. Unfortunately, access to Wikipedia may be restricted in certain regions. Regardless of the reason for blocking it, people have found ways to unlock it, with VPN services being the most reliable method.

Unblock Wikipedia easily

Access to Wikipedia, like most web pages, can be denied based on your IP address. You get an IP from your network every time you connect to the internet: it indicates where you’re located and what restrictions apply to you.

A virtual private network lets you access Wikipedia by hiding your actual IP address, thus bypassing most access restrictions. It also encrypts your data and keeps your online activities from your ISP, advertisers, and online snoops.

Why can't I access Wikipedia?

Sometimes Wikipedia content simply gets caught in countrywide internet censorship. In other cases, Wikipedia is targeted specifically to prevent access to information that is deemed offensive.

Specifically, access to Wikipedia is blocked or censored in some Middle Eastern and Asian states, forcing residents and travellers to rely on VPN services or web proxies to unblock the address.

Unblock Wikipedia with NordVPN

It takes only 3 simple steps to experience the internet freedom.


1. Download NordVPN and get a subscription


2. Connect to a server in the chosen location


3. All set – Wikipedia is now unlocked!

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