How to Install Tor Browser on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Tor Browser on Your Synology NAS

Tor Browser prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Tor Browser on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Tor Browser v13.0.15 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it torbrowser. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2023

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in torbrowser. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.9'
services:
  torbrowser:
    image: domistyle/tor-browser:latest
    container_name: Tor-Browser
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 5832:5800
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - DARK_MODE=1
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/torbrowser:/config

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for DARK_MODE. Use 1 for Dark Mode or 0 for Light Mode.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2023

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2023

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5832 Check Always connect automatically then click Connect. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2023

  • STEP 10

Start to browse the web anonymously.

Tor Browser Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2023

Enjoy Tor Browser!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Tor Browser container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Tor Browser work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 28th, 2024 at 1:23 AM