If my computer has a wireless connection to a Verizon wireless base connected via cable, do I need to do anything special before I can rely on Tor anonymity or can I just download Tor, install and browse with privacy?

  • This question is a bit vague (or maybe it's just me); can you try to clarify what you want? What's special or different about Verizon that makes you concerned that it wouldn't work like every other ISP?
    – user5
    Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 22:25
  • I've downloaded the tor bundle and it won't connect (using Verizon Fios). Googling reveals that this is a known problem with Verizon's mindset, but I haven't found a workaround. Here's the log entry: "3/15/14, 23:43:04.726 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections." Commented Mar 16, 2014 at 3:55

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The connection via Verizon is not different from any other Internet connection. Just follow the installation instruction and make sure to verify the signature (this video shows some details). After you have extracted all files you can click on Start Tor Browser and browse the Web.

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