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How to bypass circle with disney

by Ghettopotato / March 15, 2016 1:32 PM PDT

Is there any way to bypass or hide devices from circle with disney? It uses ARP poisoning or some sort. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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Re: bypass
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 15, 2016 1:55 PM PDT

Please tell a little bit more of what you want.

If I read what it is, I'm inclined to say "ask your parents". But I think that's not what you're looking for.

"Parents looking to manage their children’s internet usage and screen time have a new option with today’s launch of Circle with Disney, a hardware device that works in conjunction with an iOS application that allows moms and dads to filter web content, set “bedtimes,” block ads, view insights and usage history, and even pause the internet entirely."

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by Ghettopotato / March 15, 2016 4:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: bypass

I'm just looking to see if there's a way to a.) connect a device without being seen or b.) Show no traffic or just not be limited by it. I don't have it, but my friend is. I'm no expert in hacking, but I just thought it would be interesting to know if it is even possible to bypass it, and if it is, how. I did get some tips from other people, but they're all really hack-savvy and I had no idea what they were saying.

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Sorry about that
by Ghettopotato / March 15, 2016 5:06 PM PDT
In reply to: That's easy.

Haha, ummmm I guess this wasn't the right place to ask this kind of question. I'll just tell my friend that it isn't possible without extensive knowledge on hacking.

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The entire reason for this is to stop a would be hacker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2016 5:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry about that

If it's your network just change your device to get through. That is, in the documentation.

If it's not your network, well, ask the owner to fix the issues.

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I wish
by zoraver / January 18, 2017 10:27 PM PST
In reply to: That's easy.

Before seeing this, I had the bright idea to go into the admin tool for my network provider (xfinity) and blocked circle as a device. What actually happened was that every device that had circle monitoring it (which was every computer and phone in our house) ended up getting blocked. It was pretty easy to fix, but don't try it. It is weirdly harder to solve than expected lol

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There are a few ways on how you can do this:
by Tx_rocket / June 14, 2016 1:07 PM PDT

1. If you are using a cellular device, you can turn off your wifi in the device's settings to browse the Internet using cellular data. Data charges and transaction rates may apply. If you have Circle Go, this method will not work as Circle Go is designed to counter this method

2. Connect to an iOS device with a personal hotspot. Personal hotspot devices disconnect from wifi, so the Circle can be bypassed in this method

3. Connect to a different wifi network the doesn't have a Circle paired with it

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MAC Spoofing
by Ggehh02 / August 2, 2016 10:27 PM PDT

So I've looked at this circle app for a while and realized something: it tracks all of your devices and identifies them by device name and MAC address. So on computers you can change your MAC address by searching for "device management" in the search bar on Windows 10 and 7. After that, you click on advanced>network adapters>your network adapter>network address>tick the value box and change it to whatever you want. After that you want to make a hotspot on your computer and connect your phone to it. This should work. As for circle go, I'm pretty sure you can just uninstall the profile or turn off vpn but I'm not sure whether it gives the parent a notification or not.

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Tried this
by iHasMaggyk / August 7, 2016 10:19 AM PDT
In reply to: MAC Spoofing

Having same problem as Ghettopotato and I have tried this method but it doesn't work.

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by fyvekatz / August 13, 2016 9:09 AM PDT

At least, there's no layman's way to bypass it.

I'm both a parent, a technologist by training, and a Circle user. My guess is that the poster is looking for low-hanging fruit in terms of an easy, discrete solution, but that doesn't exist. As I see it, the options for bypassing Circle are:

1) Gain physical access to a mobile device that has both the Circle app already installed / set up and has access to the network that Circle is connected to. From there and as others have posted, you can specify that your device or computer not be controlled by Circle.

2) Unplug Circle and completely turn it off, the latter being important because it will be connected to the network via wifi.

3) Do some down and dirty hacking to un-ARP Spoof the ARP Spoof. I'm sure that you're not looking to go down this path, and even if you did, I fully expect Circle to quickly undo whatever you do.

Some mentioned changing the MAC address of your device. Not going to work. Circle automatically takes control of all device traffic on a network only using the MAC address to uniquely identify a device. If you alter your device's MAC address, Circle will simply detect it as a new device and filter its traffic using default filter policies. If you're a child, I might expect your device to be more filtered than the default policy. If you're at least a teenager, probably not, so I don't see a win here.

I think that your best bet is going to be "social hacking". Find an excuse to use mommy's or daddy's phone or whatever device as the Circle app on it. After they unlock it for you, you can use the Circle app to "unassign" your device.

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Chrome extension
by icey_potato / September 13, 2016 4:44 PM PDT

I was able to bypass the circle with disney at my home with this method, but you will have to use google chrome.
1. Install this extension called: Ultrasurf on your google chrome browser
2.You will see a icon on the top right of the browser and click on it
3.When the status is connected, you will be able to browse anything without any websites blocked by circles!

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by AVPB960 / January 8, 2017 9:58 AM PST
In reply to: Chrome extension

It said ultrasurf was blocked by my network administrator!

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Re: blocked
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 8, 2017 11:04 AM PST
In reply to: NO

Then go to your network administrator and ask him to unblock it.

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ARP poisoning countermeasures
by 0x633 / September 16, 2016 8:13 AM PDT

Pretty straightforward. If the device is doing ARP cache poisoning to maintain man-in-the-middle, you could create a static ARP entry of the real router address on your computer to prevent it from learning the poisoned address. Whether or not this would be sufficient is another question, the Circle is also likely poisoning the router's entry for the PC's ARP as well, so you might have to statically set the ARP entry on the router. This would not be a clean on/off solution per se, unless you knew the router's password and it wasn't being monitored. The circle also might send status alerts if you just go and try to unplug it.

Keep digging with the keywords I have provided above. You might find an answer or learn something along the way and end up getting paid to work in this technology for a living.

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Change your MAC addres to the Circle MAC, disable IPv6A way
by KyleWindows7 / September 29, 2016 7:39 PM PDT

A way to "bypass" this device is surprisingly simple: Determine the MAC address of the circle, and spoof your machine as it. Since the circle doesn't poison its own traffic, it will allow you through without the slightest complaint.
Hope this helps. (I used NMAP to find the Circle on my network then TMAC to spoof it.) Or you can Netcut to disable the device the network. Or you can undo the ARP spoofing by using netcut to change your Default Gateway to your PC. Might need to be admin. You can also disable IPv6 and make a static arp. You can also DISABLE Circle %100 with Netcut.

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Plug in another nic
by paulmisner / October 14, 2016 11:54 AM PDT

And use that for Wifi. Since Circle works on MAC, you'll get through. Only problem is that the new device will be noticed by the application.

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i know how to bypass the Disney circle.
by Sav1or / October 30, 2016 8:55 AM PDT

If your parents have a circle, to me it means they don't trust you. I was flattered that my parents would get such a device. It made me question why they wouldn't trust me, but oh well. I don't want this to be common knowledge because it could get patched. But if you want to know, email me.

Side note: you will need access to a laptop, android, or a regular pc. Mac will work as well.

Gmail-address removed by moderator. Members can contact other members if the receiver enables the 'Other members can mail me' in their profile.

Post was last edited on October 30, 2016 9:02 AM PDT

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by Wiilliman / November 6, 2016 5:55 PM PST

Was taken down

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by pdox42 / December 28, 2016 10:32 PM PST
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Would like to know how to bypass Circle.
by Ghostman203 / November 10, 2016 5:01 PM PST

I was hoping you could message my profile, or send me an email
Email removed by mod.

Post was last edited on November 10, 2016 5:26 PM PST

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by pdox42 / December 28, 2016 10:33 PM PST


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MyCircle(Disney) and Apple Time Capsule
by WayneGilmore / November 6, 2016 9:46 PM PST

I have a Time Capsule with up-to-date firm wear. I have an iPhone 6s with up to date software. My wireless outer (Time Capsule) will not pair with the MyCircle App.

Any ideas on what can be done to fix this? I found a doc from 2009 but the Airport Utility is not the same and I am not sure how to follow it.

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Change your MAC address
by icey_potato / November 18, 2016 11:06 AM PST
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You didn't warn folk about the downside.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2016 11:11 AM PST

One poor soul last week did this and had to factory reset their laptop.

Be sure when you give this advice you warn them of issues.

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by The_Letter_M / December 20, 2016 7:26 PM PST

ARP poisoning wont help you because it's not blocking by MAC address. It's a basic DNS block; the device has a list of sites and all devices connect to it when requesting a site. The Circle then either resolves and connects you to the site or tells you "no".

On your device or computer you can go into the network settings and manually change your DNS from using the automatically assigned DNS address, to specifying a manual address. You then change it to a publicly available address like Googles DNS ( and Then your device will not even talk to the Circle device because it will be asking an outside device for that info.

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Use NetCut to change your MAC address
by lightning49455 / January 3, 2017 9:10 PM PST

I used netcut and changed my Mac address to my parents and now it is not blocking me

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by orgon47 / January 17, 2017 6:00 PM PST

you can plug directly into the router, there you can do whatever you want, then download the tor browser(the onion browser) and configure it so that it is able to get around the circle, it's a little technical but it walks you through it.

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Try changeing your ip/pc name
by elysian2015 / January 24, 2017 1:58 PM PST

Its not very easy but you can find out how its done on google. i mean me a 13 yr old undermined the problem.... my circle sucks..... basically you need to re-assign a network ip to your laptop (in my case) im not sure about mobile devices or apple products. you can do this if and only if you have access to your rougher / home group

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(NT) Locking this old thread.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 24, 2017 2:21 PM PST

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