OK. Here is what I am trying to do.
Set up a dedicated computer that does nothing other than run Tor.... Call this "The Tor router".
Set up a 2nd computer that connects to the Tor computer, and runs web browsing, apps etc as normal.... Call this "The workstation".
All traffic from the workstation is always routed through the Tor router, and thus, the real IP address can never leak.
So even if the workstation gets hacked, no one can ever find out who it belongs to. If hacked, they can see WHAT I am doing on the computer, but not WHO I am.
The weak point in Tor is Firefox, and not Tor itself. So long as the Tor router can never be hacked, then everything in the workstation will always be routed through Tor. The real IP address can NEVER leak.
I want all of the networking to be WIRED.. because if it was wireless, and the workstation was hacked, the hacker could simply use the WiFi to search for nearby routers, and thus, be able to identify who I am by knowing which routers are nearest by. Governments can know which routers belong to who through drive-by vans, or even through agreements with ISPs to provide the data. They know which router belongs to who.
Now.... here is the question...
If I wire with Ethernet as follows:
MAIN ROUTER => The Tor router => The workstation
If I do this... is it ever possible for the main router to find out that it is connected to the workstation, or visa versa..?
Obviously, if The Tor router gets hacked, then the main router can find out that The workstation is connected to it.
But my assumption is that The Tor router cannot be hacked, and this is based on the fact that you never, ever see exploits for Tor itself... Only for the Firefox browser.
So that's the main question.
Edited by kingneil, 09 September 2016 - 12:50 PM.