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Proxy setup on BitTorrent

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

Please note 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

This tutorial explains how to set up the SOCKS5 proxy on the BitTorrent client for safe torrenting with nordvpn.

  1. Open BitTorrent.

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

    NordVPN BitTorrent settings menu
  3. In the left sidebar of the new window, choose Connection.

    NordVPN BitTorrent general settings menu
  4. In the Type field under Proxy Server, choose SOCKS5.

    NordVPN BitTorrent connection settings
  5. In the Proxy field, enter the address from the list below:

    NordVPN BitTorrent proxy servers settings
  6. Enter 1080 in the Port field and 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 in the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the “Copy” buttons on the right.

    NordVPN service credentials in the Nord Account dashboard

    NordVPN BitTorrent password and username setup

That’s it! The Socks5 proxy is now set up on BitTorrent. If you want to check whether it works, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ipMagnet website.

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

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link
  3. In the pop-up window, choose BitTorrent and press OK. Important: do not close the 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 will start synchronizing.

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link sync
  6. As the file is connecting to peers, return to the ipMagnet website, where you will see your new IP address.

    NordVPN BitTorrent magnet link check
  7. The new IP address of a VPN server indicates that BitTorrent is downloading files through the NordVPN proxy, which ensures that your downloads are secured.

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