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Anonabox Routers offer varying functionality. Between Tor, VPN, WiFi Uplinks and USB ports, how is one to know which Anonabox is right for their needs and primary uses? Which Anonabox products will bypass censorship and provide access to the deep web? Perhaps you’re a novice wondering what some of these things mean, or maybe you’re a professional and want to make the best business decision for your needs. To help answer some of these questions, we’ve highlighted a few of the common uses for Anonabox routers and explained why certain goals may influence which device is right for you. You’ll discover that not all Anonabox routers perform the same functions or have the same abilities, so come explore which one is right for you. Want to do something with the device you don’t see listed or need additional assistance in choosing your device? Email us your questions at info@anonabox.com or utilize our chat feature during business hours.

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I Want To: Access the Deep Web

An estimated 35% of the Internet’s search content is not reachable via traditional search engines like Google. Furthermore, the depth of content solely accessible through the Tor network is estimated to be quite extensive. Using Tor allows access to .Onion domains, as well as access to tools to help navigate this additional web content freely. Any Anonabox Tor enabled router will provide access to the deep web. To learn more about the Deep Web, click HERE. Let’s consider a few instances when you may be employing an Anonabox:

If you are likely to be using this feature primarily in a static location like an office, dorm room or in your personal home, and don’t anticipate the need for access on the go, The Original is perfect. Its need for an Ethernet connection limits its mobility, but works great paired with an existing router to allow toggling between Tor and Standard protocols. While lacking a user interface for customization, The Original allows quick and easy set up with a hardcoded 24-character password for added protection.

Fawkes by Anonabox provides Tor access on the go. If you’re someone traveling often or frequenting coffee shops and other locations with public WiFi options and are looking to access the Deep Web, then this is for you. With the ability to be completely wireless, there is no need to carry extra cables and the added user interface allows for additional flexibility when needing to remain anonymous.

Whether you’re running a business or a journalist in the field when the need arises for private Tor access, you never know where you’ll be. The Anonabox PRO is completely wireless for accessing the Deep Web wherever you can connect to the Internet. With the added encryption of VPN and file sharing abilities, the Anonabox PRO becomes the do-everything router perfect for whatever the day may throw at you.


I Want to: Access Public WiFi Anonymously

Anonabox offers three devices capable of leveraging wireless Internet networks with added anonymity. Whether you’re using Tor or a VPN capable Anonabox, each method provides anonymity by effective masking your actual IP address. That said, it’s important to ask yourself what you’re going to be doing on the Internet once connected, as Tor and VPN connections are best employed in different situations. To learn more about Tor, click HERE, and to learn more about VPNs, click HERE.

To remain anonymous, you’ll need to avoid websites requiring personally identifiable information like usernames and password, but using Tor can be integral to maintain your privacy. Doing sensitive research in the field, bypassing censorship, or just curiously exploring the Deep Web are all things that Fawkes by Anonabox will effectively enable while you remain anonymous.

If you need to access an office or home network, you can often configure these to allow remote access via VPN. Both Tunneler by Anonabox and Anonabox PRO are VPN capable and can access wireless Internet networks, but if you’re going so far as setting up access to your privately maintained network, we’ll recommend the Anonabox PRO which combines VPN and Tor while also allowing for file sharing. It’s perfect for professionals in any trade or those looking for the abilities of both VPN and Tor.

Both Tunneler by Anonabox and Anonabox PRO are VPN capable, enabling you to specify your IP location and can access wireless Internet networks. Learn more in our Location-Specific SECTION.

Fawkes by Anonabox, Tunneler by Anonabox and the Anonabox PRO are all effective tools to bypass many types of censorship systems employed by governments, educational campuses, and Internet providers; and, all three devices are all capable of connecting to wireless networks. Learn more in our Bypass Censorship SECTION


I Want to: Bypass Censorship

Many governments, as well as local Internet providers (think school, work, public WiFi), will restrict certain web content. This type of speech oppression is often derived from identifying your IP address and then preventing certain navigation when the system finds an IP address that is on the restricted list. This logic however is likely rooted in the assumption that if the Internet network is local, so to will your IP address. When using Tor or a VPN service, your IP address is no longer local, thus creating a way to circumvent the censorship. Let’s be clear: don’t risk your job to bypass your workplace’s censorship and engage in activity that will jeopardize your livelihood, and we do not condone illicit activities. To learn more about Tor click HERE, and to Learn more about VPNs, click HERE. Want to know which Anonabox is best for protecting your right to freely access the Internet? Click HERE

Home, dorms and workplaces are all likely to have Ethernet access, either through a wall jack or an existing router. These environments are perfect for The Original Anonabox as it requires a LAN connection. Once plugged into a Ethernet cable and a connection to the Internet is established, you can access The Original wirelessly though any WiFi capable device giving you the flexibility to be untethered while enjoying the benefits of Tor. With a hard-coded 24-character password you can leave The Original connected to your network as long as you’d like while maintaining its integrity.

Fawkes by Anonabox is perfect for those who wish to bypass censorship, or have Tor access as they go between several locations with wireless networks. Students, entrepreneurs and those with generally active lifestyles will enjoy the ability of the Fawkes by Anonabox to be completely wireless. There is no need to carry extra cables and the added user interface allows for additional flexibility when needing to remain anonymous. Consider the Tunneler by Anonabox and Anonabox PRO for additional flexibility and access to location specific content.

Both the Tunneler by Anonabox and Anonabox PRO are VPN capable, enabling you to specify your IP location and can access wireless Internet networks. VPN services allow you to circumvent certain censorship methods in much the same way as the Tor network will, but will allow you to specify your IP address location. Lean more about VPNs HERE. Learn more about accessing location-specific click HERE.


I need to: Access Location Specific Content

VPN services allow users to specify their general IP address location. This is especially useful for those needing to access location-specific content or bypass censorship. Traveling abroad and wanting to search for local points of interest? Set your VPN accordingly and search as a local would. Learn more about VPNs HERE.

The Tunneler by Anonabox is VPN capable, and WiFi enabled. It provids all the benefits of using a VPN, including bypassing censorship, adding a layer of anonymity and encryption, and allowing a user control over IP address location. Great for home, office, or those on the go, the Tunneler by Anonabox is perfect for anyone needing VPN access wherever they go. Learn more about VPNs HERE.

The Anonabox PRO brings all the benefits of Tor and VPN into a single unit. Remaining small and portable, users can select Tor, VPN or even both at the same time for additional protected privacy. With the integrated USB port designed for filesharing, the Anonabox PRO is truly your do-everything privacy device.


I want to: Browse Privately Online

All of our devices are able to connect to the Internet over a LAN Ethernet connection, but for those specifically looking for using our devices while connected to the Internet via WiFi uplink, then we recommend you view our section Access Public WiFi Anonymously.

Both Tor and VPN can be integral to maintain privacy and anonymity while browsing online, but we recommend that you avoid websites requiring personally identifiable information like email services, clear cache, and use a private browsing window like Google Chrome's incognito mode (Cntl+Shift+N in Chrome) or the Tor Browser to maintain the most robust privacy level possible. Both Tor and VPN alter your IP address location effectively masking your locale. To learn more about Tor, click HERE, and to learn more about VPNs, click HERE. To help decide which Anonabox is best for you, take a look below.

The Original Anonabox is perfect for those who are likely to be primarily in a static location like an office, dorm room or in your personal home, and don’t anticipate the need for access on the go or a need for access location specific content. Its need for an Ethernet connection limits its mobility, but works great paired with an existing router. The Original provides the quickest and easiest access to Tor and comes with a hard-coded 24-character password for added protection. Since The Original lacks a user interface for customization, we recommend this unit for the general or novice Tor User. Learn more about Tor HERE.

Fawkes by Anonabox provides Tor access on the go. Using Tor can be an integral part of your efforts to remain anonymous when browsing online. To learn more about Tor, click HERE. If you’re traveling often, or frequenting coffee shops and other locations with public WiFi options, and are looking to access the Deep Web, remain anonyous and browse privately, then this is for you. With the ability to be completely wireless, there is no need to carry extra cables. The added user interface allows for additional flexibility when desiring additional controls over exit nodes and WiFi configurations. While adaptable for the expert Tor user, we’ll provide ample instruction for the novice.

Both Tor and VPN services can help a user remain anonymous and bypass local censorship. The Tunneler By Anonabox is great for those who need the function and encryption of a VPN, like accessing location specific content, but do not foresee the need of Deep Web access or additional privacy layering of Tor. (Click HERE to learn about VPNs) But for the professional, journalist, or entrepreneur on the go, you may never know where you’ll be and what you’ll need. Combine the benefits of Tor and VPN in one small package with the added flexibility of USB port for filesharing, the Anonabox PRO becomes the perfect do everything router for whatever the day may throw at you. Use Tor and VPN separately or simultaneously wherever Internet access is available and help yourself browse privately.


I want to: Deter Big Data, Marketing Efforts and Hackers

Whether you’re concerned your privacy is being intruded on by big data collection firms, you’re receiving harassing marketing campaigns, or you’re concerned about hackers, we have an Anonabox that can help deter these efforts. Many of these aforementioned breeches of privacy are founded in the assumption that the IP address of a user conveys their physical location. Both VPNs and Tor will alter your IP address adding a key protection step to maintaining your privacy. We recommend using Tor and/or VPNs in conjunction with other privacy measures, like removing cookies, closing background applications like calendars and avoiding websites that require personally identifiable information like email servers to maintain the utmost level of privacy. To best understand whether an Anonabox with VPN service, Tor access or both is right for you, we recommend that you read more about VPNs HERE, and Tor HERE. Once you understand these tools and how they can be effective for you, continue on to find the best Anonabox for you.

The Original Anonabox is perfect for those who are likely to be primarily in a static location like an office, dorm room or in your personal home, and don’t anticipate the need for access on the go or a need to access location-specific content. Its need for an Ethernet connection limits its mobility, but works great paired with an existing router. The Original provides the quickest and easiest access to Tor and comes with a hardcoded 24-character password for added protection. Since The Original lacks a user interface for customization, we recommend this unit for the general or novice Tor User. The Original is perfect for circumventing censorship systems and being our most economical model is great for students on campus who want to do research freely and avoid the campus’ data collection. Learn more about Tor HERE.

Fawkes by Anonabox provides Tor access on the go. Using Tor can be an integral part of your efforts to remain anonymous when browsing online. To learn more about Tor, click HERE. If you’re someone traveling often or frequenting coffee shops and other locations with public WiFi options, then you’ll want to utilize Fawkes’ WiFi uplink capabilities. The user interface allows for additional customization to perfect your privacy efforts, making it a great tool for the knowledgeable Tor user.

If you’re looking for a portable tool to leverage a VPN service anywhere there is Internet, be it Ethernet connection or wireless, consider the Tunneler by Anonabox. Leverage our unique partnership with HideMyAss! Pro VPN service to take the work out of procuring a VPN provider (monthly fees after trial apply), or use another 3rd party VPN service of your choosing. Either way, you can take advantage of this tool to remain anonymous to data collection, avoid marketing efforts based on location and enjoy the encryption layer inherent with VPN services that will certainly help deter hackers.

If you can’t decide whether you want the benefits of Tor or VPNs, or perhaps you’d like to employ these tools simultaneously for additional protection, then look no further than the Anonabox PRO. With WiFi uplink and USB port for filesharing, this is truly your take anywhere privacy device whether you seek anonymity, need to bypass censorship or access the Deep Web.