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Proxy setup on qBittorrent

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

Please keep in mind that 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.

Does NordVPN work with qBittorrent?
Yes, NordVPN works with qBittorrent and most other peer-to-peer downloading platforms. Here's how to use the qBittorrent client with a NordVPN proxy and how to adjust your NordVPN qBittorrent proxy settings.

1. Open qBittorrent.
2. Open the application preferences by going to Tools > Options or using the Alt + O keyboard shortcut.
3. Select the Connection category in the sidebar menu.
4. Under the Proxy Server section, set the following:

Type: Socks5
Host: Enter the address from the list below:

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


Port: 1080
Tick the Use proxy for peer connections and the Authentication boxes, and enter your credentials.
Username: NordVPN service username
Password: NordVPN service password

Adjust your qBittorrent settings for the NordVPN proxy

You can find your NordVPN service credentials in the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the Copy buttons on the right.

Finding your NordVPN credentials for your qBittorrent proxy

Click OK to save the settings.

To check whether it works, here is what you have to do:

1. Go to this website.

2. Scroll down to Torrent Address detection, press Activate, and click on this Magnet link.

Click on this link to continue setting up your proxy

3. A new window will pop up, prompting you to open qBittorrent. Press Open qBittorrent. Important: do not close ipleak website.

Open your qBittorrent client

4. qBittorrent will open automatically and the magnet link will start synchronizing

Link synchronization

5. While the file is connecting to peer, return to the ipleak website. A new IP address, the one that you chose, should appear.

The NordVPN qBittorrent proxy IP

As you can see, this is the IP address of a NordVPN server, which means that qBittorrent is downloading files through a NordVPN proxy, ensuring your downloads are hidden and secured.

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