New Stable Tor Browser Bundles
The stable Tor Browser Bundles have all been updated to the latest Tor 0.2.2.38 stable release.
Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.38-1)
- Update Tor to 0.2.2.38
- Update NoScript to 2.5
- Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2.1
is it possible to use tor only for bypassing blocked websites?
i don't want to be anonymous i just want to open blocked content but with tor i can't watch videos properly
(i asked here since there wasn't a forum :< )
You can watch videos while using Tor to bypass country/institution filters, however you will have to disable some options and possibly reconfigure a setting in your operating system.
This is the optional part, but I'd strongly recommend changing your DNS from an automatic setting to manual. You can use 220.127.116.11 as a primary DNS server and 18.104.22.168 as a secondary DNS server. They're both fast, independent from each other, and not connected to your school/business/country. Though as a heads up, 22.214.171.124 belongs to Google (so does 126.96.36.199), and 188.8.131.52 (actually, the range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11) belong to Level3/Verizon.
Changing DNS providers will ensure that your computer gets directed to the correct IP addresses when you lookup a website domain name. Now comes the part you will definitely have to do in order for you to watch videos through Tor (and by the way, you should use the Vidalia bundle, not the browser bundle (AKA TorBrowser) since TorBrowser doesn't come with Flash Player, Shockwave Player, or Java (plugins go against the safety ideals which are tightly held by the Tor developers and Tor community). Anyway, while you have Vidalia, Tor, and Firefox with Torbutton running, make sure you can connect to some remote website. After you know you have a working connection, go into the Torbutton settings by clicking the onion icon somewhere in the top of the browser. If a small warning popup comes up, click okay and try again until you are able to get into the settings panel...
Tor will still do a relatively good job of anonymizing you and it will bypass any filters set in place. Although if your Tor session uses an exit node that has a very restrictive country (like Iran or China), you'll be affected by that country's web filtering policies.
Good luck. Hope that helps!
Tor exit node in Iran or China?! - didn't realise there was such a thing :-)
how just do i install the plugins- they just wouldn't stay put. or wouldn't work