There are some sites that require you to have an IP from a specific country, but the default setting on TOR chooses a random proxy as the last relay in the chain, giving you a random country IP address. There is an easy way to select a specific country of origin for your observed IP. Note: This method requires that you have the Vidalia package. 1) Make sure that Vidalia and TOR are up and Running 2) Open up the Network Map feature of Vidalia by right clicking the quicklaunch(windows) and choosing Network Map 3) In the left hand corner there should be a list of relays listed by their bandwidth, click on one of the relays with the U.S. flag next to it at the top (or whatever country IP you want). 4) This should give you some information about it, such the city, bandwidth, and IP address. 5) Write down several of the relay nicknames from the U.S. with the highest bandwidth. The nicknamess are listed on the left under the title relay. 6) Now, in order to change the TOR settings so that it will use these proxies as the last one in the chain, you will need to change the TOR configuration file. You can find it in Windows by pressing the start button>All Programs> Vidalia Bundle>Tor>TORRC It's a notebook file. Open it up. 7) Before you change this file, make a copy of it in case you screw something up. 8)Then write this command, replacing the italicized nickname with the nicknames you wrote down(don't include quotation marks): ?ExitNodes nickname,nickname,...? 9)This will make TOR want to choose these exit relays unless they are down or really slow. You can add the command ?StrictEntryNodes 0|1? I've never used this command because if TOR doesn't select your chosen exit points, they are too slow to use anyways. But this command could be useful.