I would like to set up a proxy that routes my traffic through Tor and then connect to my VPN. I have already found a few threads here but with conflicting answers. In the control panel I can set up a proxy but what is the IP and port for Tor? The IP should be right? But what is the Port is it either 9150 or 9050?

Do I have the tor browser running in the background to achieve the goal of routing my traffic through Tor?

Hopefully someone can help me.

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  1. By default it's 9050, but since Windows 7 SP1 and forth Microsoft looks like to mess up things intentionally: some system services are taking 9050 and they are the system ones or they are coming back by themselves after an update. So - as I'm doing it - I'm setting a port explicitly, like 9999 or 19999 e.t.c., so it will not be taken.
  2. Tor browser has absolutely nothing to do about the traffic routing, so you need to use virtualization or a physical router to do so
  • But what do I have to put in the proxy settings then? And is a proxy not designed to put my traffic through the proxy (Tor in this case) ?
    – CanAtom
    Jun 14, 2023 at 16:28
  • Proxy is designed to put your traffic through by your explicit request - so you need to use Socks5s and port like 9999. A Transparent proxy is actually a router, it's not a proxy - it works with the help of firewall. In your browser you're setting SOCKS proxy, but be warned about proxy bypassing fingerprinting
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Jun 15, 2023 at 17:36

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