Ar750 device and tor net

Hi all,

i have follow this guide to made my ar750 a torbox because mt300n tor tirmware not work with my usb stick (in ar750 its work on tethering) i have adapt the guide to the devices and i haved see the configuration file of tor firmware but i cant surf on tornet, the dhcp and interface work but i cant surf, anyone haved use a ar750 to made a torbox?

Please support me if the developer have a guide please reply

Hi John,

I will be able to help next week. Have a good weekend.

alzhao you have news for me?

UP if you cant help me with ar750 please help me to configure my usb stick on mt300nV2 because the tor firmware of mt300nV2 not recoignize the stick

up please can help me? thanks

Sorry I was on trip. Will reply tomorrow.

For MT300N-V2 Tor firmware, you can install the storage packages using opkg.

opkg update
opkg install kmod-fs-vfat kmod-fs-ntfs kmod-fs-ext4 block-mount mount-utils

But it may need to get the auto mount script run automatically.

Here is what you can do to use Tor in AR750. This guide is generally and can be used in other devices. but you may need to modify the script a little bit to suit the Interfaces.

Basic skills:

Please refer to SSH to the router - GL.iNet Docs for how to edit the files in the router using ssh or winscp.

Step 1: install Tor

opkg update
opkg install tor

Step 2: configure Tor

You need to change two files.

In this files, the script check if wlan0 and eth1 is up, which means network ready. These lines may need to change if you use in other devices

#!/bin/sh /etc/rc.common
# Copyright (C) 2006-2011



start() {
	while [ -z "$(ifconfig wlan0)" -a -z "$(ifconfig eth1)" ]; do
		sleep 5
	user_exists tor 52 || user_add tor 52 52 /var/lib/tor
	group_exists tor 52 || group_add tor 52
	[ -f /var/run/ ] || {
		touch /var/run/
		chown tor:tor /var/run/
	[ -d /var/lib/tor ] || {
		mkdir -m 0755 -p /var/lib/tor
		chmod 0700 /var/lib/tor
		chown tor:tor /var/lib/tor
	[ -d /var/log/tor ] || {
		mkdir -m 0755 -p /var/log/tor
		chown tor:tor /var/log/tor
	service_start /usr/sbin/tor --PidFile /var/run/

stop() {
	service_stop /usr/sbin/tor


Please note: is the IP address of the router. If you changed your router’s IP, please change the values as well.

RunAsDaemon 1
AllowUnverifiedNodes middle,rendezvous
Log notice syslog
## Only run as a client, never a relay or exit
DataDirectory /var/lib/tor
User tor
SocksPort 9050
AutomapHostsSuffixes .onion,.exit
AutomapHostsOnResolve 1

Step 3: Add firewall rules

You can add the following code to /etc/firewall.user

enable_transparent_tor() {


	# Allow direct access to the Tor daemon
	iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ifname -p tcp --dport 9050 -j ACCEPT

	# provide transparent routing for TCP and DNS
	iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ifname -p udp --dport 53 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 9053
	iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ifname -p tcp --syn -j REDIRECT --to-ports 9040

disabled=$(uci get glconfig.tor.disabled)

if [ "$disabled" != "1" ]; then

Step 4: Enable/disable, Start Tor

Tor will auto start when router start.
But if you want to start tor manually, please use the following

/etc/init.d/tor restart

To check the status of Tor, check log. When you see 100%, it means Tor is up.

logread|grep Tor

Wed Jul  4 04:06:07 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Wed Jul  4 04:06:13 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Wed Jul  4 04:06:15 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop
Wed Jul  4 04:06:16 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Wed Jul  4 04:06:17 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Wed Jul  4 04:06:17 2018 daemon.notice Tor[2445]: Bootstrapped 100%: Done

Let also add a uci config to enable/disable Tor.

uci set glconfig.tor=service
uci set glconfig.tor.disabled=0
uci commit glconfig

When you want to use Tor

uci set glconfig.tor.disabled=0
uci commit glconfig

when you want to use Normal Internet

uci set glconfig.tor.disabled=1
uci commit glconfig

Finally, restart firewall or reboot the router to use Tor.

/etc/init.d/firewall restart

Step 6: Verify tor

Visti to see if you are in Tor network. Please not, when you are using tor, the router’s UI is not accessible as well. But you can ssh to the router.

Step 7: Using the switch button to control if you need Tor

I tried but the switch button configuration is getting a little complicated and I haven’t do this.

Here is the files I attached, please upload to the correct path as the guide. (1.7 KB)

awesome! if you have a guide for switch i made it

For the switch, you can check /etc/init.d/initswitch script and modify it.