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Friday, December 29, 2006

How to Bypass Megaupload country limit

Megaupload is a file hoster just like Rapidshare that has restrictions set in place for guests that are downloading files from their website. Everyone who wants to download a file from Megaupload has to wait a certain time before they can start the download. Another restriction is a so called country limit. If the maximum number of downloaders from a specific country has been reached all others from that country will have to wait until the amount of downloaders drops below that figure.


The message that appears reads: “All download slots (number) assigned to your country (name) are in use. Several ways to bypass the country limit exist and I would like to explain two of them and hint to others that can also be used if the need arises. The first one has been around for a while. You do need to download the User Agent Switcher add-on for Firefox or edit the registry in Windows if you are using the Internet Explorer.

Firefox:

Click on Tools, User Agent Switcher and select Options.. Options from the menu. Click on User Agents in the new tab and then on ADD. It is only important to fill out the first two fields. Name the first any way you want, Megaupload for instance. Copy and Paste the following line in the second field.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Alexa Tool bar)


Internet Explorer:

In Internet Explorer you have to edit the registry. For IE7 and IE6 navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\User Agent\Post Platform.

Right-Click Post Platform and select New String Value and name it Alexa Toolbar.

Firefox users need to switch to the User Agent that they have created before they click on a download link. Do this by clicking on Tools, User Agent Switcher and choosing the name (megaupload) that you entered during the creation.

The second method would be to enter the megaupload website indirectly by using a service that does not reveal where you are coming from. Two services that come to my mind are Google translate and anonym.to



27 comments:

  1. Anonymous said,

    It's working indeed!!
    Thanks for the tip..
    Let's hope mega upload guys didn't start to cop onto this

    on 1/06/2007 11:05 PM


  2. iyam said,

    It's working indeed!!
    Thanks for the tip..
    Let's hope mega upload guys didn't start to cop onto this

    on 1/17/2007 7:23 PM


  3. Pangaré said,

    man,
    How make it work with Opera
    tks a lot

    on 1/18/2007 3:50 AM


  4. JASON S said,

    Hi Fábio,

    Use Google translate OR anonym.to on other browsers!!

    It works fine :)

    Cheers,
    Jason S

    on 1/18/2007 8:27 AM


  5. Anonymous said,

    Hi, how do I bypass the download SIZE limit? I get the message, "Download limit exceeded" please wait xxxx minutes, then try again. Can you assist? Thanks in advance.

    on 1/24/2007 2:15 PM


  6. JASON S said,

    Use the same method above and it works....

    If by chance it doesn't work... then use the "Google translate OR anonym.to " method :)

    Cheers,
    Jason S

    on 1/24/2007 2:24 PM


  7. Anonymous said,

    Hi Jason,

    I've tried the method you've mentioned, yet, I still get

    Your IP address xxx.xx.xxx has just downloaded xxxxxxxxxx bytes. Please wait xxxx minutes, then try your download again.

    The problem still persist it seems. Any idea how?

    on 1/24/2007 2:36 PM


  8. JASON S said,

    Hi Pal,

    I guess your going wrong somewhere... Coz, the main reason for using the "Google translate OR anonym.to " method is to mask your IP address :)

    If you still have problems, try flushing your IP address. It should definitely work thne :)

    Warm Regards,
    Jason S

    on 1/24/2007 3:06 PM


  9. Anonymous said,

    Hi Jason,

    How do you flush an IP address?

    Please help.

    Thanks

    on 2/22/2007 7:45 AM


  10. JASON S said,

    Hi,

    Use the following command in Command Prompt to flush the cache.

    ipconfig /flushdns

    To run:
    1.> Goto Start > Run > type cmd (enter)
    2.> type ipconfig /flushdns (enter)

    Cheers!!
    Jason S

    on 2/22/2007 4:36 PM


  11. leo said,

    lol Jason this is cool... who would have guessed google translate can be used to do fool megaupload :D. btw i am copying this post to my blog http://fr33minds.blogspot.com .I will be adding a link to your blog from posts that are from your blog... I hope you don't mind.

    on 3/06/2007 5:43 PM


  12. Gil said,

    Thanks man. The trick for IE actually works! Now, how bout tricks to bypass rapidshare? does the ipflush work? thanks

    on 4/17/2007 6:29 PM


  13. JASON S said,

    Hi Gil,

    Sure it works. But have a look at the following post for rapidshare http://jsbi.blogspot.com/2007/03/simple-steps-to-get-rapidshare-life.html

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 4/17/2007 6:50 PM


  14. minh said,

    After setting as you say, I actually downloaded with no limit. But when one of my download stopped without complete, I tried to download again but it constantly said I was downloading that file. Can anyone help me?

    on 4/22/2007 9:53 AM


  15. Anonymous said,

    How do you use google translate to hide your browser?

    on 5/08/2007 3:16 AM


  16. don said,

    Hai,

    im in abroad and using centralised net connection. if i flushed dns, it will effect my or others connection...?

    on 5/13/2007 4:25 PM


  17. JASON S said,

    Hi Don,

    It will NOT affect the others connections.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 5/13/2007 7:16 PM


  18. Anonymous said,

    @Jason

    I love you man!
    Lol jk.
    I love your little trick.
    It works 100%!
    I am not lying folks.

    on 6/22/2007 4:21 AM


  19. Sangtea said,

    Hi Jason, thank you really for giving us so many tips and tricks to us. I'm still a GPRS airtel users right now, Just really want to know if you can resume downloads in Megaupload with premium ??

    on 7/12/2007 10:29 AM


  20. JASON S said,

    Hi Sangtea,

    Sure you can resume downloading using Premium Megaupload account.

    Thanks for the feedback on the site - Much appreciated.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 7/12/2007 10:58 AM


  21. Anonymous said,

    Hi jason!

    I'm using windows vista and IE7, will changing the registry thing affect vista in any way? because vista has given me many probs, so i just wanto check first. Thanks

    Been looking for a solution to megaupload. Because mine always says bandwidth exceeded. Thus i have not downloaded a single thing from MU. :((

    on 7/16/2007 9:29 PM


  22. JASON S said,

    It shouldn't cause any problems ideally in Vista.

    But it is better that you take a Back-Up of your registry and then proceed with the changes.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 7/17/2007 12:55 PM


  23. Anonymous said,

    Hi Jason..
    Thanks a lot for sharing,
    actually i tried Google translate to bypass the mega upload limit country..but it only works one.. :(
    I've tried to chose another language than English to German..but it didn't work it out...
    Can you help me with that..?
    i can't use anonym.to since the link is blocked in my office..
    Help me Jason..

    Btw i also have tried to use the first method in Firefox...but it still failed...
    i'm so stuck.
    Please help me Jason...

    Many Thanks...

    on 10/23/2007 8:01 AM


  24. Anonymous said,

    Your method works but after downloading 3 files, I get the "download limit exceed" warning.

    on 11/28/2007 8:50 PM


  25. Anonymous said,

    nope it doesnt work

    it only lets you download the regular 3 files limit then it gives you the download limit exceeded, they only way to bypass is to change your ip

    on 2/25/2008 9:05 PM


  26. AlexTeh said,

    i use LeechZ.com to bypass megaupload limit

    on 5/04/2008 10:48 PM


  27. Einstein said,

    Just paste #dlt after url;;

    found here:

    on 4/08/2010 10:18 AM