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How to get Tor & Vidalia to change ip address
OS: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy
Comp: Dell 1420
Browser: Firefox 5.0
I installed Tor and Vidalia using the instructions here:
When I start Vidalia, under "Tor Status" it has the green onion and says "Tor is running." And I have the green onion up on the right on my Ubuntu toolbar.
But when I check my ip here: http://www.whatismyip.com/
It's the same as it was before.
I installed Tor so that I can use a proxy to get a different ip ... so what am I doing wrong - or what do I need to do to get a different ip?
I'm new to Tor and Vidalia, and still a novice Ubuntu user, so would appreciate any help in getting another ip. Also, is there a way for me to choose the city of the ip I'm getting through Tor?