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Hi, Whenever I turn on Tor, my connection instantly goes into snail mode. Is this ...
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    Default Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    Hi,

    Whenever I turn on Tor, my connection instantly goes into snail mode. Is this normal? It makes using Tor such a chore.




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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    Here's your computer:
    You --> Internet --> Site

    Here's your computer on proxies:
    You --> Internet --> Proxy --> Internet --> Site --> Internet --> Proxy --> Internet --> You

    Make more sense now? You're passing the baton to another runner, you gotta wait for him to make it all the way around the track and give it back to you. However fast he runs, you're still gonna be just sitting there until he gets back.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...ng-up-tor.html

    That might help.

    N - Also: Fuck TOR.

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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    sure it will slow down the speed, at leat for me, yes, but reasonable speed, not too slow.

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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    If it is too slow just use a new identity

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    put this at the bottom of your torrc to make it slightly faster, this came from somewhere here on the forums, id like to give someone credit but for the life of me i cant remember their name or be assed searching for it so here it is

    # Try for at most NUM seconds when building circuits. If the circuit isn't
    # open in that time, give up on it. (Default: 1 minute.)
    CircuitBuildTimeout 5
    # Send a padding cell every N seconds to keep firewalls from closing our
    # connections while Tor is not in use.
    KeepalivePeriod 60
    # Force Tor to consider whether to build a new circuit every NUM seconds.
    NewCircuitPeriod 15
    # How many entry guards should we keep at a time?
    NumEntryGuards 8

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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    Quote Originally Posted by trophaeum View Post
    put this at the bottom of your torrc to make it slightly faster, this came from somewhere here on the forums, id like to give someone credit but for the life of me i cant remember their name or be assed searching for it so here it is
    Thanks, I'll try that. Tor happens to be slow as fuck for me, slower then similar services.

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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    that's normal whatever comes between you and internet slow down connection speed for sure, but Tor is the quickest so far

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    Default Re: Does TOR slow down your internet significantly?

    tor will be slower than the equivalents, you arent using a single proxy, your using multiples in a row with full encryption... dont expect miracles!


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