There are a few ways to get around this issue. The first is to use a VPN that supports port forwarding. Port forwarding allows you to route specific traffic through your VPN connection, and qBittorrent can be configured to use a specific port. This method is the most reliable, but it requires some extra configuration on both your VPN and qBittorrent.
The second method is to use an alternative protocol for communication with the tracker, such as uTP or I2P. These protocols are designed to be more resistant to snooping, and don’t require port forwarding. However, they might not work with all trackers, and they tend to be slower than traditional protocols like HTTP or UDP.
The third method is to connect to your VPN using OpenVPN over SSH tunneling. This encrypts all of your traffic, including tracker GET requests, so it can’t be monitored by your ISP or anyone else sniffing your traffic. It’s also fairly easy to set up, though it will slow down your connection somewhat compared to other methods.
Whichever method you choose, make sure you test it before relying on it too heavily!
1. Make sure that the VPN service you’re using allows for port forwarding. This is necessary in order for Plex traffic to be routed correctly.
2. Forward the following ports on your router: 32400 (TCP), 3005 (UDP), 8324 (UDP). You’ll need to consult your router’s documentation on how to do this; each router is different.
3. Add the IP address of your computer running Plex Media Server into the “Allowed IP Addresses” field under Settings -> Server -> Network in the Plex Web app. The easiest way to find your computer’s IP address is by going into System Preferences -> Network and looking under the “Status” heading.
4. Restart the Plex Media Server process on your computer if necessary for changes to take effect; depending on your setup, this may not be necessary. That’s it! Your Plex Media Server should now be accessible from outside your network without issue, even when using a VPN connection
First, make sure that you have a NordVPN account and are logged in. Then, open the Plex Media Server application. In the left sidebar, click on the little gear icon to open Settings.
Under General, look for Remote Access. Click the button that says Manually specify public port. In the Port field that appears, type in 8888 (or any other port number between 1024-65535 that isn’t already being used).
Next, still under General in Plex settings, find Network Security. Check the box that says Require SSL for all remote connections. This is important! If you don’t do this step, your server could be hacked very easily.
Now go back to NordVPN and open up your app. Click on Settings in the left sidebar and then head to Advanced Settings at the bottom of the list. Enable Port Forwarding by clicking the switch next to it so it turns green; then click on OK at the bottom right of the window to save your changes.
Finally, connect to any NordVPN server location. Once you’re connected, go back to Plex settings (under Remote Access) and click Test Connection at the bottom of the page. It should say “Success!” Congrats, you’ve now set up a secure connection betweenPlex and NordVPN!
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