This can be useful for several reasons. First, it can help you stay anonymous online. If you’re worried about someone tracking your activity, using a VPN can make it much harder for them to do so. Second, it can allow you to access websites and content that may be blocked in your country. And third, it can help improve your internet speeds by bypassing throttling from your ISP.
If you want to use a VPN with uTorrent, there are a few things you need to know first. First off, not all VPN providers allow torrenting on their servers. So make sure to check before signing up! Second, even if a provider does allow torrenting, they may limit your speeds or bandwidth if they think you’re abusing their service.
Finally, always remember to use caution when downloading copyrighted material. While many countries have laws that decriminalize non-commercial copyright infringement, some do not. So if you’re unsure about the legal status of what you’re downloading, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and refrain from doing so altogether!
The first thing you need to do is sign up for a good quality Socks5 proxy service. We recommend using Private Internet Access, which offers both reliable proxies and excellent privacy protections. Once you’ve signed up for an account, head over to the Proxy tab in the Preferences window of uTorrent.
In the Proxy settings window, select the Type as SOCKS5 from the drop-down menu and enter the proxy server address in the Hostname field. Make sure to also enter the port number provided by your proxy service in the Port field. Finally, check the box next to Authentication if your proxy requires it and enter your username and password in the appropriate fields.
Click OK when you’re done and uTorrent will now use your Socks5 proxy for all future downloads!
Open your uTorrent client and click “Options.” Select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
In the left sidebar menu of the pop-up window, click “Connection.”
Under the Proxy Server section, choose “Socks5” in the “Type” drop-down menu.
In the “Proxy” field, enter the IP address of the NordVPN server you want to connect to. You can find a list of NordVPN servers here.
In the “Port” field, enter 1080.
Leave the “Authentication” fields blank.
Click “OK” to save your changes and close the window.
Now, when you connect to NordVPN, your uTorrent traffic will be routed through the selected proxy server.
Let’s look at each of these steps in more detail:
1) Make sure your VPN support OpenVPN protocol: In order for this method to work, you’ll need a VPN that offers support for the OpenVPN protocol. Not all VPN providers offer this so be sure to check before signing up. If you’re not sure which protocol your provider uses, contact their customer support team and they should be able to tell you.
2) Download & Install OpenVPN GUI: Once you’ve confirmed that your chosen VPN uses the OpenVPN protocol, head over to theOpenVPN website and download the latest version of their software (this guide will use version 2.3). Once downloaded, run through the installation process – it should be pretty straightforward.
3) Connect To Your VPN Using The OpenVPN GUI: With both your VPN account details and the software ready to go, it’s time connect! Launch theOpenVPN GUI application and click ‘Add Profile…’ located under File onthe toolbar (First screenshot). Select ‘Import file…’ from next menu that appears(Second screenshot). Now browse for where you saved .ovpn configurationfile earlier on from Step 1 (Third screenshot), select it then clickOpen followed by OK Import Profile Window Location of OVNconfiguration file
You should now see something similar 4) Bind uTorrent To Your IP Address: The final step is bindinguTorrent traffic exclusively to our newly created tunnel device which hasour chosen IP address. This ensures that only encrypted traffic passthrough our tunnel while leaving other unneeded traffic such as DNSrequests etc outside of it saving us both time and bandwidth! To do thissimply open uTorrent then goto Options > Preferences > Connection(screenshot below). Under ‘Listening Port’ enter in a port number betweenthousand five hundred sixty one – six thousand five hundred sixty fourthat isn’t being used by any other program on computer Then checkmarkboth box options next 5) All Done!: That completes everything! Aslong we have our Green Lock icon next TO indicating that connectionis established means we are good 6) Bonus Tip: For extra pieceof mind or if torrenting high risk copyrighted materials its worthchanging encryption cipher settings within both utorrent clientpreferences AND login into ovpn gui app 7) enjoy yourself &stay safe out there
To make sure uTorrent is using VPN, go into the preferences section of the program and make sure that the box next to “Force proxy settings on this connection” is checked. You’ll also need to enter in the address of theVPN server you want to connect to as well as the port number. Once that’s done, click OK and then start up uTorrent as normal. Your traffic should now be routed through the VPN!
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