created Aug 18, 2014
Download and install the Tor browser
- Visit https://www.torproject.org and click the download button.
- For Windows as of Aug 17, 2014, the download is a 26 mb .exe file that will consume 76.5 mb of hard drive space.
- At the Tor project website, read suggested browsing habits.
- Using your "normal" browser, visit http://ipaddress.com
- After installing Tor, visit http://ipaddress.com and note the differences in your IP address and your location.
- At the upper left side of the Tor browser, click the blue 'S' with the red exclamation mark, which is located to the right of the Onion icon.
- After clicking the 'S', click
Forbid Scripts Globally.
Toolsfrom the menu bar at the top of the browser.
- In the drop-down box, select
- Click on the
- At the
Historysection, the default setting for
TorBrowser will:will probably be set to
Never remember history.Change this. Click the select-dropdown and change to
Use custom settings for history.
- Uncheck the box for
Accept cookies from sites.
Okto save changes.
- To test, if you have a Toledo Talk user account, try logging in. Your login should appear to work, but you will not be logged-in because no cookies were set. You should still see the
loginlink at the top of the site.
Why Tor is slow?
From the Tor website:
Tor can sometimes be a bit slower than your normal Internet connection. After all, your traffic is sent through many different countries, sometimes across oceans around the world!
About Darknet or Deep Web
- November 2012, 30-minute YouTube video The Hidden Internet - Exploring The Deep Web
- Wikipedia page for Deep Web
Example Onion Links
Must use the Tor browser for these to work.
- http://74ypjqjwf6oejmax.onion/ - Beneath VT - Exploring Virginia Tech's steam tunnels and beyond
- http://am4wuhz3zifexz5u.onion/ - The Tor Library
- http://torlinkbgs6aabns.onion/ - TorLinks - Your webdirectory for the .onion land.