Anonabox Tunneler & Anonabox Pro: Helping You Stay Anonymous Online
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 28 May 2016. Page 3 of 3. 4 Comments

Setting up both of these Anonabox devices was extremely easy: they are basically plug and play. The devices are powered via a mini-USB port and pretty much anyone can then connect the device to a USB port (or wall adapter) and then understand the WAN and LAN connections: or connect via WiFi if desired.

It was within a few minutes that each device was configured to my liking. Setting up the Tor connection on the Anonabox Pro was very easy, though would be nice if that was automatic or at least a way to make it easier to tell if Tor is active or not (the LED is configurable from the web interface, but appears to have no option for indicating the Tor status).

The web interface for Anonabox is built atop OpenWRT's LuCI open-source project. From this web interface you can basically control all aspects of the device, including the ability to add your own cron jobs and custom commands, install extra packages, adjust firewall settings, manage IPv4/IPv6 settings, and more.

I've been testing out the Anonabox Tunneler and Anonabox Pro the past few weeks and have yet to run into any serious issues with it. At least if you are a casual Tor user for privacy reasons, want to easily have your computer/network connected seamlessly through a VPN, or want to better secure your device(s) while traveling and using unsecured networks, these devices should cover your needs. The Anonabox Pro offers better hardware, the potential for USB storage, and more features for just $20 more or the Anonabox Tunneler works well for just $99 USD if all you care about is a easy-to-use VPN platform and other basic functionality.

The Anonabox devices are available via the company's store at Anonabox.com as well as via Amazon.com.

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