Do i have to stay connected to a VPN while a torrent is downloading?

Hello, I'm wondering if i have to stay connected to a VPN while i am downloading a torrent, or just when i go on PirateBay and start the download?

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  • edited April 17 Posts: 112
    Why turn it off?
    https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/6530/users-can-be-identified-even-when-sharing-ip-addresses-says-isp/
    Nowadays many standard ISP plans use CGNAT which means that lots of people have the
    >same ip at the same time, so can't keep track of torrents downloaded.
    This is because of the impending problem of IPv4 addresses
    running out, many ISPs have started to look into using Carrier-Grade
    Network Translation (CGNAT). Unlike sharing a single IP address at
    home using a router, CGNAT is implemented at the ISP level. This
    enables to the ISP to share one IP address among many customers,
    rather than the current model where each household (ISP account) is
    assigned their own unique IP address.

    So you have to ask your ISP if your plan you are on/use CGNAT or use a identifiable IP?

    Also you should not use your ISP's DNS which stops them logging you.
    https://support.hidemyass.com/hc/en-us/articles/202720776-Changing-your-DNS-settings-on-Windows-Mac-Android-iOS-Linux
    Post edited by Harry2 on
  • Posts: 1
    You just need to start the download with the help of a VPN. No need to keep it activated after that. However, if you constantly encounter websites that require you to seek VPN, then get any one that’s available for free. FalcoVPN is recent and pretty good example of that. It gets the job done and is available for free. To get it visit this link 

    https://www.falcovpn.com/ https://www.falcovpn.com/
    Wrong. Dangerous. Spam.

    A torrent client continually looks for new connections. You'd bet your ass you need to keep the VPN connected.
  • Posts: 308
    Some of you guys are really so stupid - do any of you have common-sense?
    Of course you have to stay connected, just as you need to keep the tap running if you want water!
  • Posts: 34
    PiaVipper said:
    Some of you guys are really so stupid - do any of you have common-sense?
    Of course you have to stay connected, just as you need to keep the tap running if you want water!
    LOL indeed. though it might cause speed congestion! 
  • Posts: 34
    graceinc said:
    I was completely wrong on the notion that a vpn can be switched off once the download starts. Spoke to my brother on it and he said whatever the case just keep it on. 
    yeah obviously. How can it be turned off? It has to be on. 
  • edited July 11 Posts: 27
    chubisa said:
    You just need to start the download with the help of a VPN. No need to keep it activated after that. However, if you constantly encounter websites that require you to seek VPN, then get any one that’s available for free. FalcoVPN is recent and pretty good example of that. It gets the job done and is available for free. To get it visit this link 

    https://www.falcovpn.com/ https://www.falcovpn.com/
    Wrong. Dangerous. Spam.

    A torrent client continually looks for new connections. You'd bet your ass you need to keep the VPN connected.
    Exactly. Connections are constantly completed and new connections are made on any P2P file.
    Post edited by Driftwood on
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