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NordVPN proxy setup on Vuze

NordVPN and Vuze is a great combination, with or without setting up a proxy. In fact, NordVPN works on most peer-to-peer platforms.  

However, there may be cases where you just can’t use the NordVPN app. Here’s how to connect to NordVPN servers via a proxy to use Vuze securely. 

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 Vuze

  1. Open Vuze.
  2. In the menu bar, click Tools > Options. Alternatively, press Ctrl +, on your keyboard.

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  3. In the Mode section, select Advanced.

  4. Open the Connection section.
    • Under Peer sources, make sure only From a tracker is selected.
    • Under Networks, make sure only Public IP network is selected.

  5.  Expand the Connection section by double-clicking it or by clicking the dropdown arrow.
  6. Head to the Proxy section.
  7. Under Tracker communications, select the Enable proxying of tracker communications [restart required] and I have a SOCKS proxy checkboxes.
  8. Enter the following information:
    • Host: Address of a selected proxy server.

      Here is a list of servers you can choose from:

    • Port: 1080
    • 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:


How to check if your proxy setup is working 

  1. Click Test SOCKS.
  2. Testing SOCKS connection window will appear. If the connection was successful, you should see the following result: Connection OK - supported version(s): 5.

  3. Click OK to close the testing window and Save to save your SOCKS5 configuration.
  4. Close the Options menu and restart Vuze.

    Upon restarting, you should see a green indicator with SOCKS written next to it in the status bar. This indicator shows that the SOCKS5 connection is working properly.

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