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How to Set Up and Use NordVPN Proxy on Deluge

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated May 18, 2024

Due to its cross-platform capabilities, Deluge is very popular among Linux and macOS users. But if you're not using a proxy with Deluge, everyone on the P2P network can see your IP address when you're torrenting. This can increase your risk of being targeted by government agencies and hackers.

For maximum security, it is recommended that you set up a NordVPN proxy on Deluge. NordVPN's proxy hides your real IP address from others on a P2P network and changes your virtual location. That said, it helps maintain your anonymity on the Web and keeps you safe from prying eyes.

In this article, we will teach you how to configure and use NordVPN proxy on Deluge with comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions.

How to Set Up and Use Nordvpn Proxy on Deluge

You can set up NordVPN proxy on Deluge by adding its proxy server address in Deluge's settings, which will re-route your P2P traffic. Here's a step-by-step guide:

1. Sign up for NordVPN using your computer and any Web browser.

2. Go to the NordVPN account dashboard and click on 'NordVPN' from the left bar.

3. Click on 'Set up NordVPN manually' and copy your username and password.

Service credentials in NordVPN's account dashboard

4. Open Deluge and choose 'Edit' > 'Preferences' > 'Proxy' > 'Socks5 Auth' on Windows/Linux and 'Deluge' > 'Preferences' > 'Proxy' > 'Socks5 Auth' on macOS.

Choosing Socks5 Auth in the Deluge interface

5. In Proxy settings, configure the below-mentioned options.

Deluge interface showing its proxy settings

6. Click 'Apply' > 'OK' and you'll get connected to the NordVPN proxy server. 

Final Thoughts

Since a proxy server acts as a middleman between you and the Web, it will hide your IP address from others on the network. However, a Deluge proxy will not encrypt your traffic. If someone intercepts your traffic, they'll be able to see what you're downloading.

For full protection, it is recommended that you set up NordVPN on all your devices by installing its app, especially if you want to use a torrenting tool like Deluge. NordVPN offers a dedicated app for Windows, Linux, and macOS, the same platforms on which Deluge also works.

That's all! Now you know how to set up and use NordVPN on Deluge. If you have further queries, drop us a comment through the below button. Thanks for reading!

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