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How to Set Up and Use NordVPN Proxy on qBittorrent

By Shummas Humayun / May 22, 2024

If you're torrenting with qBittorrent without sending your P2P traffic through a proxy server, your IP address and location will be visible to other users on your P2P network. This means that government agencies and hackers will easily be able to identify you.

Fortunately, NordVPN offers several proxy servers in different countries that allow you to use a secure connection with qBittorrent. That said, NordVPN is quick to set up within qBittorrent and makes you anonymous on the Web by hiding your IP address and physical location.

In this article, we'll teach you how to set up and use NordVPN proxy on qBittorrent.

How to Set up NordVPN Proxy on qBittorrent

To set up NordVPN proxy on qBittorrent, all you must do is update NordVPN's proxy host address, port, and service credentials in qBittorrent's settings. Here's a step-by-step guide:

1. Subscribe to NordVPN from your computer using any Web browser.

2. Open the NordVPN account dashboard and click 'NordVPN' > 'Set up NordVPN manually.'

3. Enter the verification code from your email inbox.

4. Copy your Username and Password under the box 'Service credentials (manual setup).'

NordVPN Service Credentials

5. Open qBittorrent after that. 

6. Click on 'Tools' > 'Options' (or use the Alt+O keyboard shortcut on Windows).

7. Select the Connection category now from the sidebar menu.

8. Next, under the Proxy Server section, enter the details mentioned below:

amsterdam.nl.socks.nordhold.net
atlanta.us.socks.nordhold.net
dallas.us.socks.nordhold.net
los-angeles.us.socks.nordhold.net
nl.socks.nordhold.net
se.socks.nordhold.net
stockholm.se.socks.nordhold.net
us.socks.nordhold.net
NordVPN Proxy setup on qBittorrent

9. Once done, click OK to save the settings. 

10. To check whether the proxy is working, visit this website

11. Next, scroll down to 'Torrent Address detection' and choose 'Activate.' 

12. Then, click on 'this Magnet Link' > 'Open qBittorrent' from the pop-up window.

Magnet Link on IPleak website

13. Now, qBittorrent will launch automatically, and the magnet link will start to synchronize. 

Open qBittorrent

14. When you see it connecting to the P2P network, go back to the ipleak.net website.

15. The virtual IP address you picked to use with qBittorrent should appear on this website. 

Torrent Address detection

16. If you get the new IP, it means that your chosen NordVPN proxy works with qBittorrent.

Final Thoughts

Overall, setting up a NordVPN proxy with qBittorrent is quite easy and takes less than 5 minutes. While it has its benefits, you should remember that it's not the same as a full-fledged VPN. At most, a proxy will change your virtual location, but it won't encrypt your traffic.

For complete protection, it is recommended that you download and install the NordVPN app natively on your device. Even better, you can configure it on your router and protect all the devices in your household at once, including those that don't support VPN apps natively.

That's all! Now you know how to set up and use the NordVPN proxy on qBittorrent. If you have further queries, reach out to us using the comment button below. Thanks for reading!



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