I am connected to my university's wifi running on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have downloaded tor, but it has a difficultly connecting to a relay directory. Does this process take a long time or is it possible that I need a bridge to access Tor?
It can take a while to connect to the relay directory, but you may want to setup a bridge to see if that helps. Educational organizations have a history of blocking Tor access so a bridge may be more successful for you.
If you can't use the automated bridge setups in the new TorBrowser, you can:
- visit https://bridges.torproject.org/ to get a bridge
- send an email to email@example.com with the line "get bridges" by itself in the body of the mail. This must be done from a GMail, Yahoo, or RiseUp account