I used the Vidalia bundle but am unable to access internet with the Tor browser. Please help me configure the settings (I don't exactly know how the Tor browser or Vidalia work, so the more information the better). Thanks.

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    Vidalia is not maintained anymore. Please use the Tor Browser.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Feb 19, 2016 at 21:39

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You need to configure your tor browser to use the proxy of your university to access the internet. Therefore, open the Tor Network Settings and select the second field: "This computer needs to use a local proxy to access the Internet". However: This might compromise your anonymity in the first place, e. g. if you have to login with university credentials. Please inform yourself about risks, problems and pitfalls, this might producde.


After you launch the Tor Browser click on Open Settings. You'll be asked to Connect or Configure. Click "Configure", select "Yes" then "Next" then "Yes" or "No" on if you need to use a local proxy (you probably won't need to). After that just hit "Connect". All the bridge information will be stored in your torrc.


Turn on bridges mode in browser settings. It was designed for this specific scenario.

Here is the link that includes all the requested walkthroughs, screenshots, and other stuff you wanted for the answer from The Tor Project itself.

  • Can you explain how to do this, or where to find this setting? Screenshots are often helpful. Feb 24, 2016 at 1:06
  • @AndrewLott its explained at length on torproject.org. I'll add a link and be done with it.
    – james-see
    Feb 25, 2016 at 3:03
  • Please give a basic breakdown if you can. Link-only answers aren't appreciated without some explanation. Feb 25, 2016 at 9:52

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