I am at a boarding university with restricted internet access (most broad-band using sites (YT, other video sites, gaming content sites) are blocked). I can bypass the YT blockade easily in browsers using a VPN.
Is this also possible for the general internet access? For example, I cannot use/update skype, Steam or any other application using the Internet, because these applications cannot access the Internet.
In the network settings there is an option for proxy networks and then I could apply systemwide after entering the IPs and port ID. Is it as simple as that and I just need specific data (IP, port # etc.)? If yes, is there a source that gives these access data for free?