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Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Therookie, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Therookie

    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    Does Tor slow your computer down?

    I have to log in with different Ip address for new Eb*y/Paypussy account.
     
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    r0cker Newbie

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    this really depends on your computer ;)
    but sure the connection will be slower, you are routing your tcp packets through other people connections...speed then really rely on them...but you can always turn TOR off if you dont need it anymore...
     
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  3. frostbyte

    frostbyte Registered Member

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    TOR will not slow your computer down, but you will definitely see a drastic drop in internet speed as data is being routed within the TOR network, and uses one of the many (congested) public exit nodes to reach your destination.
     
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    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    If I can turn off Tor that is OK then as just need it for Ebay right now.
    Thanks.
     
  5. Profit

    Profit Regular Member

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    I personally like the tor toolbar better than the button:

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5833
    It is easier to use without having Vidalia and Privoxy running in the background. Although the button does allow more options to change ips.
     
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  6. Therookie

    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    OK so what do I install first?
    as I do not have Firefox on this backup laptop.However I could install
     
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    If you want to install the firefox addon I mentioned in the last post then you don't need anything else. If you want the tor bundle that allows more options you can find it here:

    Code:
    http://www.torproject.org/dist/vidalia-bundles/vidalia-bundle-0.2.0.31-0.1.9.exe
    There is also a version that comes with a portable Firefox browser so you can use it separately from your regular browser:
    Code:
    http://www.torproject.org/dist/vidalia-bundles/vidalia-bundle-0.2.0.31-0.1.9.exe
     
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    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    So really I just install Firefox install TOR addon then install TOR toolbar?
    Cheers
     
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    The two are actually separate. If you want the simple version then just install the toolbar. If you want a few more options then try the tor bundle. Also with the portable version there is no installation just unzip and run.
     
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    tekg0r Junior Member

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    be sure to edit the settings in the config files. Forget which exactly, but you need to change a couple things to ensure it is as anonymous as possible.

    Also, just keep in mind it isn't anonymous no matter what you do. People scan tor nodes all the time and as nothing in encrypted there is no privacy.

    Chained socks work better.
     
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