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NordVPN proxy setup for qBittorrent

NordVPN works with qBittorrent and most other peer-to-peer platforms, so usually there’s no need for a proxy.  

If for some reason you cannot use the NordVPN app but still want to access qBittorrent safely, set up a proxy for qBittorrent by connecting to NordVPN servers

Note 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.

How to set up NordVPN with qBittorrent?

Configure your NordVPN qBittorrent proxy settings to use the qBittorrent client with the NordVPN proxy.

  1. Open qBittorrent.
  2. Navigate to the application preferences by clicking Tools > Options. Alternatively, press Alt + O on your keyboard.
  3. Select Connection.
  4. Locate the Proxy server section and fill in the following information:

    • Type: SOCKS5
    • Host: Address of the proxy server of your choice

    Choose from this list of servers:
  • Port: 1080
  • Select the Use proxy for peer connections and the Authentication checkboxes.
  • Username: Your NordVPN service username
  • Password: Your NordVPN service password

  • You can find your NordVPN service credentials (service username and service password) in the Nord Account dashboard:
    1. Click Set up NordVPN manually.

    2. You will receive a verification code in your email that you use for NordVPN services. Type the code in: 

    3. Copy the credentials using the “Copy” buttons on the right:

  1. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.

How to check if your proxy setup is working 

You’ve connected to a NordVPN server via SOCKS5 proxy. But just to be sure, let’s check whether it is working correctly.

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Scroll down to the Torrent Address detection section, click Activate, and click this Magnet Link.

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  3. A new window will show up, prompting you to open qBittorrent. Select Open qBittorrent.

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    Important: keep open.
  4. When qBittorrent is open, click OK to add the torrent.

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  5. While the torrent is downloading metadata, return to the ipleak website.
  6. Under Torrent Address detection, you should see the IP address of your chosen proxy server.

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    If no address is showing, click the Refresh button to update the results.

If you see the NordVPN server IP address, it means that qBittorrent is downloading files through the NordVPN SOCKS5 proxy server and your downloads are secured!

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