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Tomato TOR-VPN vs BT-VPN difference to access tor (onion) network

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by stillsober, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. stillsober

    stillsober Reformed Router Member

    Hi, I was wondering what the the Tor-VPN tomato does when my current firmware can open Tor Browser just the same?
    Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-115 K26 USB BT-VPN

    I've looked at this http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-N/build5x-099-EN/builds.png
    But I still have no idea what the diference (if any) is. Is there a worded guide to the different features on different tomato builds? thanks
  2. stillsober

    stillsober Reformed Router Member

    Bump, this can't be THAT hard a question?
  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Likely no answers for two reasons:
    1. Not stated whether you are running the tor browser on your PC or on your router. You can run it on a PC regardless of the firmware you have installed. See point 'a' in the link: https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en
    2. Each Tomato dev has their own version of Tomato with its own naming convention. Given that you are interested in using tor on your router, you've already found a good table on Shibby's site. AFAIK tor is in the tor builds and AIO builds.

    As an aside, why do you need tor? There are a couple of good reasons to use it (eg. Living in places where governments unjustly imprison people for accessing subversive data) and many reasons not to (eg. slower browsing and risk of being caught with someone else's child porn passing through your PC).
  4. stillsober

    stillsober Reformed Router Member

    Thanks, that's the answer I was looking for.
    I use it sometimes to troll chinese forums to keep up with the news/scandal

    Another question, why run Tor on router?
  5. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    So you can intercept traffic from multiple devices on your LAN and send it through tor. It takes some fiddling with iptables. Shibby posted his solution a while ago in the forum. (he sent all 2.4GHz web traffic through tor and 5GHz bypassed it so he could switch back and forth at will)
  6. stillsober

    stillsober Reformed Router Member

    ^ Wow that's really smart, thanks for the help. Will look up tor iptables if I have the time, learn something new everyday.

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