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How to – Setup Tor Network on your Mac OS X for all Network

Today, we are going to setup Tor Network inside our Mac OS X. You should know about Tor Before I’ll not be explaining up here, So Google What is it! I’ll tell you a bit it protects our privacy on internet like a VPN and Proxies do but Tor is Amazing in Protecting your Privacy for many things, White-Hat or Black-Hat anything it’s better in protecting your Privacy.

Something about Tor:

Okay, so. Here is the world. Round! I mean, how are we gonna make this work?

Privacy and security are both like a chain. The strength of the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. So in order for something like Tor to be useful, you need to use it for anything and everything, if possible. Moreover, the more people who use it, the more useful it becomes for everyone using it since fewer and fewer uses of Tor will, themselves, arouse suspicion. Private browsing should be the default, not the exception.

But in order for something like Tor to actually get used, it needs to be unobtrusive, easy to use, and easy to stop using. In other words, we need a quick and easy “On/Off” switch for using Tor or not using Tor. We’ll get there, and then we’ll go one step further.


Let’s do it!

1. Now you first need to Install Tor ( Open up your Terminal and type the following command )

This is gonna ask you for sudo permission give you password there!

Note:- You First Gonna need to Install Port on your Mac to Download Tor via Terminal.

Here’s How to Install Port on your Mac

sudo port install tor


After that Let it do some installations and

You will find a sample Tor configuration file at /opt/local/etc/tor/torrc.sample. Remove the .sample extension to make it effective.

After the installation will be completed

<< Follow the step 2.

2. Now after installing the tor from your terminal open a new terminal or tab type this command

command: tor

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After the 100% Complete your Tor Is Up and Working 🙂 But Wait! We have more steps!! :3

3. Now Open up your setting.

Setting up Tor on mac


After that  Click on Network!

Setting up Tor on mac os x


After Selecting your WiFi Network and Now you have to Click on Advanced and Then Select the Proxies Tab.

Setting up Tor in Mac OS X

Then Click on SOCKS Proxy and Do the following Screenshot have the info!

Tor Network on Mac

Then Click okay! Apply and Done! 🙂

Now you’re Ready to use Tor Network for free!



Noor Qureshi

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