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Proxy setup on BitTorrent

This tutorial explains how to set up Socks5 proxy on BitTorrent client.

  1. Open BitTorrent.

    NordVPN BitTorrent setup icons
  2. Click on Options and then press Preferences.

    NordVPN BitTorrent settings menu
  3. On a new window choose Connection.

    NordVPN BitTorrent general settings menu
  4. For type choose Socks5.

    NordVPN BitTorrent connection settings
  5. For Proxy enter one of NordVPN’s servers addresses, that allows P2P traffic. You can find the best Proxy server for you using our server picker.

    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.

    NordVPN BitTorrent proxy servers settings
  6. For Port type 1080 as well as check the following 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.

    NordVPN BitTorrent proxy authentication settings
  7. Type in your NordVPN service username and password in the authentication fields and press OK.

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

    NordVPN BitTorrent password and username setup

That is it! Socks5 proxy is set up on BitTorrent. If you want to check whether it works, below you will find the instructions how to do so.

  1. Go to this website.

    NordVPN BitTorrent check connectivity through magnet link
  2. Click on Magnet link.

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link
  3. On a new window, choose the BitTorrent program and press OK. Important: do not close ipmagnet website.

    NordVPN BitTorrent launch magnet link
  4. BitTorrent will open automatically. Save the torrent file to your computer and press OK.

    NordVPN BitTorrent open magnet torrent
  5. The file ipMagnet Tracking Link starts synchronizing.

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link sync
  6. As file is connecting to peer return to the ipMagnet website. A new IP address, the one that you chose, appears.

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link check
  7. Here you see the IP address of NordVPN server which indicates that BitTorrent is downloading files through NordVPN proxy. This ensures that your downloads are hidden and secured.

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