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Proxy setup on qBittorrent

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


For Socks5 use port 1080, for HTTP use port 80.

Proxy on qBittorrent can be set-up following these steps:

1. Open qBittorrent.
2. Enter the application's preferences by going to Tools > Options or using the Alt + O keyboard shortcut.
3. Select “Connection” category in the sidebar.
4. Under the Proxy Server section select:

Type: Socks5 or HTTP
Host: Enter the address you get at https://nordvpn.com/servers/tools/
Port: 1080 or 80
Tick the Authentication box and enter your credentials.
Username: NordVPN Username
Password: NordVPN Password

Click on OK to save the settings.

 

If you want to check whether it really works, here is what you have to do:

1. Go to this website.

2. Click on Magnet link.

3. A new window pops up. Press Open qBittorrent. Important: do not close ipmagnet website.

4. qBittorrent will open automatically. Save the torrent file to your computer and click on OK.

5. The file ipMagnet Tracking Link starts synchronizing.

6. While the file is connecting to peer return to the ipMagnet website. A new IP address, the one that you chose, appears.

As you can see, it is the IP address of NordVPN server which indicates uTorrent is downloading files through NordVPN proxy thus ensuring your downloads are hidden and secured.

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