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Proxy setup on Vuze

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

This is a tutorial to help you set up a SOCKS5 proxy on the Vuze client.

  1. Open Vuze.

  2. Click on Tools and then press Options.

  3. In the Mode section switch the User Proficiency from Beginner to Advanced.

  4. Now go to Connection.

    Note: If you are planning to use SOCKS5 proxy for privacy purposes then you have to disable features that would otherwise allow your public IP address to leak and for other peers to connect directly to you. In the Peer Sources section deselect everything apart from the first one From a tracker. In the Networks section deselect everything apart from the Public IP network.

  5. Expand the Connection section to see more options. This can be done simply by double-clicking on the Connection.

  6. Click on Proxy.

  7. In the Tracker Communications section check the following boxes: Enable proxying of tracker communications [restart required] and I have a SOCKS proxy.

  8. For Host enter the address you get at In our server picker click on Show advanced options, click on Select server type and choose P2P, then click on Select security protocol and choose Socks5 or HTTP Proxy to see the recommended server.

  9. In Port enter 1080.

  10. Type in your NordVPN service username and password in the authentication fields and press Test SOCKS.

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

  11. A new window Testing SOCKS connection will pop up. It should give you the following result: Connection OK - supported version(s): 5.

    Press OK.

  12. After the successful testing press Save.

  13. Close the Options menu and restart Vuze. After that, once you open Vuze, in the Status bar Socks should appear with a green indicator, which means that SOCKS5 is working perfectly.

  14. Voila! You have just set up SOCKS5 proxy on Vuze.

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