java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)

Cannot normally access minecraft.net. I have to use freemybrowser vpn, and it works fine.

When I open up my Minecraft launcher, i cannot connect to the authentication servers. I am not sure if a firewall is blocking, but I think it is. I am using my university computer.

I have tried Hamachi and researched other stuff on the web, but I can't find anything that works. I thought about downloading Minecraft files on my windows computer (using a mac bootcamp) and transferrin it onto my usb and then playing on my unviersity comp, but i'm not sure that will work.

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You might have to connect to either a VPN, or a proxy like TOR. You can setup proxies on Java with this tutorial https://www.java.com/en/download/help/proxy_setup.xml

  1. In the Java Control Panel, under the General tab, click on Network Settings.

  2. Select the Use Browser Settings checkbox.

  3. Click OK to save your changes.

To add, click on advanced to configure SOCKS proxy (as TOR is a SOCKS proxy)

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You can find the Java control panel on an OS X in System Preferences > Java Control Panel

You can port-forward, and host a server at home, or take a laptop or something and make a TOR server on it, then connect.


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