Use IDM With Tor And Bypass Download Size Limit At Work, School & College

While downloading a file at work or school, you might have got a message like The request or reply is too large. This is due to the download size limit set by your ISP(Internet Service Provider). Your ISP has set a download file size limit which won’t allow you to access a file larger than that limit.

For eg: When I tried to download SandBoxie on my school’s PC, I got a message like this.

download size limit

So, how can we bypass this limit and download file of any size at work or school or any other place? This tutorial will cover a complete guide on How to use IDM with Tor Bundle and bypass download size limit at work or school.

Steps to Use IDM with Tor And Bypass Download Size Limit

How to Download and Connect Tor Browser

Step 1: Go to and download the latest “Tor Browser Bundle”.

Step 2: Run the “exe” file and extracted it to a folder.

Step 3: Go to the extracted folder and open the file named “Start Tor Browser.exe”.

Step 4: Vidalia Control Panel will start and connect you the Tor’s server.

(When connected it will open “Tor Browser”. Do not close “Tor Browser” window.)

Note: You have successfully connected the tor server.

Do Not close Vidalia Control Panel and Tor Browser.

How to Set Up IDM to Use Tor

Step 1: Open IDM from Start Menu

(Go to Start Menu>All Programs>Internet Download Manager>Internet Download Manager.exe)

Step 2: Open the “Options” Window.

Step 3: Now, Click on “Proxy/Socks” tab and check the “Use Socks” box.

(Your Option window will look like this)

Step 4: Now fill the following settings in the text fields.

Socks server address =

Port = 9050

(Your option window should look like this)

Step 5: Click on the “OK” button.

Step 6: Go to website and download file with any size without download size limit.


1. You have successfully configured to use IDM(Internet download manager) with Tor.

2. To stop using Tor with IDM, all you need to do is un-check the box against “Use Socks”.


You can download files with any size at work or school. This method can be used to bypass download size limit at work, school or any other place.

Note: Using Tor, you can download files without size limit but it can effect your download speed.

I hope that this tutorial works for you and that i was clear with the steps. For any question, please comment below.

5 thoughts on “Use IDM With Tor And Bypass Download Size Limit At Work, School & College

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Hi, everyone!!! In my case, I just installed the Tor Browser (4.0.5), and without proxy configs, I’ve downloaded everything… just starting Tor Browser, everything that didn’t download, now is downloading. Thanks for the tuto!

  • May 6, 2013 at 10:05 am

    hiii bro i did all the thing you said but it is saying “the server does not reply 403 forbidden”

  • March 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Hello I did all that you said in this tutorial but I still cannot download any thing when I use tor. what is the problem?

    • March 30, 2013 at 6:42 am

      Same goes for me, what could be the problem?

  • February 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Killer man!! You simply fooled your network administrator.. Surely will try this in my college.

    thanks for tip.


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