PIA and uTorrent Proxy Settings

Am using uTorrent 3.4.5 and have the Latest version of PIA.
Cannot set the uTorrent proxy settings correctly.
Am using the x username and pw, Socks5, proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com, 1080.
For listening port, the only thing that's checked is "Add Windows Firewall Exception"
For Proxy Server, everything is checked.
In the BitTorrent section, everything is checked except for "Enable bandwidth management [uTP]".

I open a torrent and it's stuck on "Connecting to Peers 0.0%"

Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks for the help.
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  • Posts: 297
    Baffled here....you're set up perfectly...should work...only thing I can think off is go to old apps online and try an older version of utorrent to see if it works...antivirus firewall maybe??
  • Thanks.
    What is the benefit of using these Proxy settings in uTorrent versus just running uTorrent while PIA is connected?
  • edited March 2016 Posts: 297
    Other than the tunnel within a tunnel aspect you read about all the time ( double the protection, daisy chaining they call it )..,my secondary reasoning is this...if you don't have the proxy enabled in utorrent...if PIA disconnects and the killswitch somehow fails, you get kicked back to your ISP and your real address leaks...if however, you have the proxy enabled, if PIA disconnects and the killswitch should fail you would still have your IP hidden as the proxy works seperately of the VPN...also another good reason is utorrent won't work if a socks5 proxy is enabled and the proxy fails...so say worst case scenario, both the VPN and the proxy were to stop working and the killswitch didn't work...utorrent can't function and won't download anything...basically it's acting as a emergency secondary killswitch for utorrent here...I use both and have never had any type of conflict..good luck!
    Post edited by moshbeast on
  • Posts: 523
    What moshbeast said. I do the same thing. In my experience the Kill Switch is unreliable and decreases the stability of the connection. If the connection fails you're also left with no option but to reboot. Quite a pain. Configuring your torrent app to use the socks5 proxy while also connected to the vpn gives you dual layer protection, and if the proxy fails, at least in my experience with Deluge, it just stops downloading/uploading, at least until I quite Deluge and restart it.
  • OMG!  I am stupid.

    In uTorrent, I had the Proxy Server Port set to 8080 instead of 1080.

    Works fine now.

    Thank You!
  • Posts: 7
    I had utorrent and proxy working for a long time now its been crashing and I got new pw for proxy to see if it would help but it did not.

    How can I tell if my proxy has been disabled by PIA?

    I know the the PIA VPN works fine and my sub good for a year at least.
  • Posts: 297
    Make sure you have proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com typed in exactly as it is shown here and make sure port is set to 1080..also make sure it's set to socks5...proxy works great so it's something on your end...if it still isn't working try replacing the proxy-nl address with an actual proxy IP like 109.201.152.3 or 109.201.152.22 ( they're all listed somewhere though not sure where )... should work...good luck
  • Posts: 7

    moshbeast said:
    Make sure you have proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com typed in exactly as it is shown here and make sure port is set to 1080..also make sure it's set to socks5...proxy works great so it's something on your end...if it still isn't working try replacing the proxy-nl address with an actual proxy IP like 109.201.152.3 or 109.201.152.22 ( they're all listed somewhere though not sure where )... should work...good luck
    all this has been checked checked and double checked and still having crashes.
    I going to try IP address to see if it helps

  • Posts: 7

    techman said:

    moshbeast said:
    Make sure you have proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com typed in exactly as it is shown here and make sure port is set to 1080..also make sure it's set to socks5...proxy works great so it's something on your end...if it still isn't working try replacing the proxy-nl address with an actual proxy IP like 109.201.152.3 or 109.201.152.22 ( they're all listed somewhere though not sure where )... should work...good luck
    all this has been checked checked and double checked and still having crashes.
    I going to try IP address to see if it helps


    IP address change just helped it crash sooner so I need to recover it from acronis backup


  • Check proxy with the following:
    I doubt PIA is crashing proxy connection.

    Please post torrent client configuration.
  • Posts: 2
    Hey guys, I have been trying to set up a proxy and used the configurations as shown in guides. However, when I turn off the VPN and the killswitch, the IP of my torrent client is shown as my real one (according to checkmytorrentip and btguard).
    What went wrong?

    Here is a screenshot of my configuration.
    http://imgur.com/OzuyKcZ

    Thanks
  • totalnewb said:
    Hey guys, I have been trying to set up a proxy and used the configurations as shown in guides. However, when I turn off the VPN and the killswitch, the IP of my torrent client is shown as my real one (according to checkmytorrentip and btguard).
    What went wrong?

    Here is a screenshot of my configuration.
    http://imgur.com/OzuyKcZ

    Thanks
    Perhaps port mapping should be selected.


  • Posts: 2

    totalnewb said:
    Hey guys, I have been trying to set up a proxy and used the configurations as shown in guides. However, when I turn off the VPN and the killswitch, the IP of my torrent client is shown as my real one (according to checkmytorrentip and btguard).
    What went wrong?

    Here is a screenshot of my configuration.
    http://imgur.com/OzuyKcZ

    Thanks
    Perhaps port mapping should be selected.


    Thanks for the answer, though I'm still confused. In your guide there is a link to an IP checker (http://ipmagnet.services.cbcdn.com) and it actually shows me a different IP for my torrent client, not my real one, which is great.

    However, I've also been using checkers from http://checkmytorrentip.net and btguard.com. Those two show me my real IP for some reason. How come? Why does the one from your link show the proxy IP but the other two detect my real one? I'm also pretty sure that they do work correctly, because when I use VPN they always show the correct VPN IP.

    Also, when I do a check with https://ipleak.net/, it shows my real IP but a completely different DNS address, which I assume is a proxy. Does that means it works as intended or something is wrong?

  • totalnewb said:

    totalnewb said:
    Hey guys, I have been trying to set up a proxy and used the configurations as shown in guides. However, when I turn off the VPN and the killswitch, the IP of my torrent client is shown as my real one (according to checkmytorrentip and btguard).
    What went wrong?

    Here is a screenshot of my configuration.
    http://imgur.com/OzuyKcZ

    Thanks
    Perhaps port mapping should be selected.


    Thanks for the answer, though I'm still confused. In your guide there is a link to an IP checker (http://ipmagnet.services.cbcdn.com) and it actually shows me a different IP for my torrent client, not my real one, which is great.

    However, I've also been using checkers from http://checkmytorrentip.net and btguard.com. Those two show me my real IP for some reason. How come? Why does the one from your link show the proxy IP but the other two detect my real one? I'm also pretty sure that they do work correctly, because when I use VPN they always show the correct VPN IP.

    Also, when I do a check with https://ipleak.net/, it shows my real IP but a completely different DNS address, which I assume is a proxy. Does that means it works as intended or something is wrong?

    I checked all three website links. My proxy IP address is shown on each website. Your torrent client is not properly configured. 

    Did you check the "Enable UPnP port mapping" and "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping" boxes? Are trying to use proxy service without either PIA or VPN?

    IP address is your internet identifier. No need to look at DNS address.
  • Here are five simple steps for PIA and Utorrent Proxy setting.

    Ø  Torrent client: uTorrent

    Ø  Proxy: proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com

    Ø  Port: 1080

    Ø  Username: [generated username within the PIA client support portal -- looks like x00000000]

    Ø  Password: [generated password within the PIA client support portal]

    Make sure you uncheck the Randomize port during launch and automatically map port (using NAT-PMP or UPnP) check boxes.

    ensure you check the Use proxy for hostname lookups and Use proxy for peer-to-peer connections checkboxes. However there are many other best vpn for torrenting  but I found PIA as the best one.

  • edited March 26 Posts: 21
    I went back to using the proxy without PIA running and so far it's been working good with pretty good speeds. Man I dunno what's up with PIA but trying a torrent with PIA running with no proxy absolutely kills my download speeds. I can torrent without PIA running (no proxy) and get 4.5 mb/s and with PIA on (no proxy), it drops to about 300 kb/s. With PIA off using proxy, I can get 2-3 mb/s. Even though I feel much safer with PIA on, PIA is just killing my speeds. PIA should change their logo to the skull and crossbones cause that's what it does to my speeds. PIA says you may drop 10%-50% using the VPN. In my case PIA drops me about 90%. Sometimes the connection with PIA running will start out decent but then dive to the basement within an hour.
    Post edited by MikeO on
  • Posts: 5
    I un-tick UPnP and UTP connections in the uTorrent settings and use BitTorrent built-in encryption. Is it really necessary to enter proxy settings when I am using a software client of PIA? As mentioned on VPN for Torrenting guide, I set up all three possibilities of built-in encryption, PeerBlock, and VPN.
  • Posts: 2
    OMG!  I am stupid.

    In uTorrent, I had the Proxy Server Port set to 8080 instead of 1080.

    Works fine now.

    Thank You!
    8080 is works fine???
    which  look like the http proxy!

    I suggest don't use it. 
    https://www.bestpaidproxies.com/difference-between-socks-and-http-socks-proxies-vs-http-proxies/

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