Is it possible to first connect to a VPN (like NordVPN or another VPN which supports VPN over Tor) that is preconfigured for Tor and then connect to a VPN once you are browsing in Tor to encrypt both the exit and guard nodes? I've heard many people debate over whether Tor over VPN or VPN over Tor is better, but could you if you for some reason wanted to, do both at the same time? If so, what would the advantages and disadvantages?

  • The answer to all of these VPN and Tor questions is "it depends". At best you'll make it slightly harder to track you, and at worst you'll make it trivial to de-anonymize you.
    – Steve
    Jan 31, 2021 at 18:00
  • @Steve, but is it possible to have such a setup?
    – Swangie
    Feb 1, 2021 at 0:42
  • In theory yes as long as the VPN is using TCP, but I don't know about NordVPN specifically.
    – Steve
    Feb 1, 2021 at 2:30
  • @Steve, but I mean there aren't a lot of VPNs that support Tor over VPN, so I wasn't sure though if you could use the setup mentioned in the question, since that hasn't really been tried before.
    – Swangie
    Feb 1, 2021 at 15:35


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