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Tor connection speed: VMware Whonix vs native Torbrowser (self.Whonix)


#1

I noticed for a while that the internet benchmark running Vmware Whonix is about 1/10th of the benchmark speed of a native Torbrowser on the same host. My Whonix instance gets about 1Mbps and Torbrowser easily gets 10+MBPS.

The server hardware is VERY fast (i9 4.5ghz 32gb) so I doubt this is a desktop power issue.

Why is Whonix’s Tor connection so much slower than Torbrowers on host? Is this normal or to be expected?


#2

Hi sclublr

This is likely due to different Tor entry guards.

https://whonix.org/wiki/FAQ#Whonix_has_Slowed_Tor_Connections_Dramatically.21


#3