My college has one or two facilities enabled with WiFi. I've been provided with complete access to the Internet. A few websites were blocked by the router (say Twitter, YouTube, probably any site that's fun!). I was using Tor (v2.3) to access those sites. I used v2.3 because I like the Vidalia Panel, the details, logs, customization etc. are quite charming, until...

Last week, something terrible happened. Whenever I try to connect to the network, it's stuck here, at "Establishing an encrypted directory connection".

Then, I tried using v3.6.3. It connects (within a few seconds) as usual. I'm able to browse those sites. So, what's the big deal? Why's there a conflict between both of these versions? I'm curious why this happened all of a sudden.

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I don't know why the connection failed in this case, but you should always use the latest version of the Tor Browser Bundle, as the older version may have security vulnerabilities.

If you miss Vidalia, then use the standalone Vidalia bundle together with the most recent version of the TBB (currently 3.6.4), as described here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#WhereDidVidaliaGo

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