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How to set up a proxy for uTorrent by connecting to NordVPN servers

Note: You don't have to set up a proxy if you are using the NordVPN app.

Keep in mind that the NordVPN service should never be used to bypass copyright regulations. NordVPN does not promote, condone, or endorse the use of the service for such purposes. For more details, please read the NordVPN Terms of Service.

If you’re interested in setting up a proxy for your torrent client, you’ve come to the right place. Follow the instructions below to set up a NordVPN proxy for uTorrent.

1. Open your uTorrent client.

Open uTorrent by double-clicking the shortcut on your desktop or running the app from the Start menu

2. Click “Options” and select “Preferences.”

Select “Preferences” in your uTorrent client to begin setting up a proxy through NordVPN servers

3. In the left sidebar menu of the pop-up window, click “Connection.”

Continue NordVPN setup for uTorrent in the “Connection” tab of the “Preferences” menu

4. Under the Proxy Server section, choose “Socks5” in the “Type” dropdown menu.

To use uTorrent with NordVPN, you must select “Socks5” as your proxy server type

5. In the “Proxy” field, enter an address from the list below. For the best connection speed, choose the country or city closest to your physical location:

amsterdam.nl.socks.nordhold.net
atlanta.us.socks.nordhold.net
dallas.us.socks.nordhold.net
los-angeles.us.socks.nordhold.net
nl.socks.nordhold.net
se.socks.nordhold.net
stockholm.se.socks.nordhold.net
us.socks.nordhold.net


You have to manually enter your chosen NordVPN server address in the “Proxy” field

6. In the “Port” field, type “1080” (without the quotation marks) and make sure you check all the boxes:

  • Authentication
  • Use proxy for hostname lookups
  • Use proxy for peer-to-peer connections
  • Disable all local DNS lookups
  • Disable features that leak identifying information
  • Disable connections unsupported by the proxy

Check all the options under “Proxy server” to ensure uTorrent works properly with the NordVPN proxy
 

7. Enter your NordVPN service username and password in the authentication fields and press “Ok.”

You can find your NordVPN service credentials in the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the logins using the “Copy” buttons next to the credentials.

Copy your NordVPN credentials from your Nord Account dashboard to continue proxy setup on uTorrent

Paste your NordVPN credentials in the “Username” and “Password” fields under “Proxy server”

Congratulations! You have just set up Socks5 for uTorrent. To check if it works, here is what you have to do:

1. Go to the IPLeak.net website.

2. Scroll down to “Torrent address detection,” press “Activate,” and click on the link titled “this Magnet link.”

Click “this magnet link” to detect the torrent address and leave the IPLeaks.net tab open for now

3. A new window will pop up. Choose “uTorrent” and press “OK.” Do not close the IP Leak website.

Select uTorrent from the list of applications to launch it automatically

4. uTorrent will open automatically and the Magnet Tracking Link will start synchronizing.

5. While the file is connecting to peers, return to the IP Leak website. A new IP address, the one that you chose, will appear.

The “Torrent address detection” tool should be showing the IP address of the NordVPN proxy server

This is the VPN IP address of a NordVPN server. This means that uTorrent is downloading files through a NordVPN proxy, ensuring that your downloads are hidden and secured.

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