Tor Browser Downloader - Failed to download [SSL connect error]

I am aware of the topic posted recently with the same issue, but nothing I tried from there worked!

I did a fresh reinstall of Virtual box + Whonix today. Once set up, I ran the whonix check and did all the Konsole updates that it required.

The problem i’m having is with tor browser.
When I open it, it tells me it is not installed, so I ran the Tor Browser Downloader.
The dowloader gave me a “Failed to download: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/RecommencedTBBVersions” error.

At the bottom of the error window it says,
"(Debugging information: curl_status_message: [35] - [SSL connect error. The SSL handshaking failed.])"

The only solution I have yet to try, is downloading manually… In order to do that, I need to access the “Mannually Downloading Tor Browser” wiki page. I obviously can’t do that because tor browser is not installed. So the only option is to use the Firefox ESR browser that’s built into the workstation.

Unfortunately I cant even proceed past the first step in manually downloading Tor Browser, which is:
"Navigate to http://rqef5a5mebgq46y5.onion and dowload the Tor Browser for Linux."
How am I supposed to open that onion link without tor browser? When I click the link using Firefox ESR, I get "Server not found."
I’m guessing because onion links cant be opened with Firefox… So i’m stuck!

I’m still new to this stuff so thanks in advance for the help!

Hi GuyInTheSky

This page lists all the Tor Project .onion services and the clearnet equivalent. https://onion.torproject.org/

The page you are looking for (Tor Browser Download)


You can use the same thread to post . Even if its not identical as long as its the same issue i.e. “Tor Browser Download- Failed…”

Firefox can connect to onions in Whonix.






This could use a documentation enhancement (Whonix 14 requires the user
to apt-get install firefox-esr to do that).

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