Toledo Talk

Using Tor

Download and install the Tor browser

  • 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.
  • After installing Tor, visit and note the differences in your IP address and your location.

Disable JavaScript

  • 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.
  • Check to see if JavaScript is enabled or disabled by visiting and look beneath the different browser icons for either a green checkmark for enabled or a red X for disabled.

Disable Cookies

  • Select Tools from the menu bar at the top of the browser.
  • In the drop-down box, select Options.
  • Click on the Privacy icon.
  • At the History section, 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.
  • Click Ok to 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 login link 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

Example Onion Links

Must use the Tor browser for these to work.


created by jr on Aug 17, 2014 at 08:39:08 pm
updated by jr on Aug 17, 2014 at 08:42:00 pm

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