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Setup Tutorials

How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Proxy on BitTorrent but first let’s see what are our requirements.

Requirements

In order to set up the Proxy on Windows you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your Proxy username, password and Proxy server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Go step-by-step through following instructions:

  1. Open BitTorrent.
  2. Go to “Options” (1) and then to “Preferences” (2).

    How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent: Step 1

  3. Go to “Connection” (3).

    In the “Proxy Server” section, for “Type” (4) choose HTTP or HTTPS (depending on the streaming sites you are using) or SOCKS5.

    In the “Proxy” field (5) enter the IP address of the proxy server you want to use and in the “Port” field (6) the port number. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

    Important! Make sure you use only the P2P-enabled servers marked with in the “P2P” column from the list of available servers.

    Type your VPN username (7) and password (8). You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).

    Click on “OK” (9).

    How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent: Step 2

If you want to check whether it really works, here is what you have to do:

  1. Go to this website and click on “Magnet link” (10).

    How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent: Step 3

  2. A new window pops up. Choose BitTorrent and click on “OK”.

    Important: do not close the ipMagnet website.

  3. BitTorrent will open automatically. Save the torrent file to your computer and click on “OK”.
  4. The file “ipMagnet Tracking Link” (11) will start synchronizing.

    How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent: Step 4

  5. While the file is connecting to peers, return to the ipMagnet website. In the “IP Adress(es) column (12) you should see the IP you entered in the “Proxy” field in BitTorrent settings. That indicates BitTorrent is downloading files through CactusVPN proxy.

    How to Set Up Proxy on BitTorrent: Step 5

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