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NordVPN proxy setup on Deluge

The simplest way to use Deluge securely is to connect to NordVPN before using it. However, when you can’t access the NordVPN app, setting up a NordVPN proxy is the next best thing.

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 Deluge

  1. Open Deluge.
  2. Open Preferences
    • On Windows and Linux: click Edit > Preferences.
    • On macOS: in the menu bar, click Deluge > Preferences.
  3. Select the Proxy section.
  4. From the Proxy dropdown menu, select Socks5 Auth.

  5. Fill in the following information:

    • Username: NordVPN service username
    • Password: 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.

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

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

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    • Hostname: Address of a selected proxy server.

      Here is a list of servers you can choose from:

    • Port: 1080

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  6. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

How to check if your proxy setup is working

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

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


    Important: keep open.
  4. Once Deluge opens, click Add to add the torrent.

  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.


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

If everything is working properly, you should see the IP address of the VPN server you selected. Deluge is now downloading files securely thanks to NordVPN SOCKS5 proxy server.

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