Improving connectibility with private trackers
I've configured PIA in my uTorrent client to work in SOCKS5 proxy, as well as with the Windows VPN client. Both approaches work, however both also seem to drastically reduce my peer connectability. Not such a big deal with public trackers, where there are thousands in a swam, but on private trackers where one must maintain a positive ratio, it can be very difficult to upload/seed enough. Is there a good option for protecting myself on private trackers that require a 1:1 ratio?
I've tried enabling Port Forwarding from within the PIA client, and configuring uTorrent to use that port. It seems to be setup correctly, however I am upload zero. Zilch. Nada. Not even a kilobyte.
I am wondering if there are some settings I can enable from within uTorrent that could increase my connectibility, even if it comes at the cost of potential leaks? I'm looking at three settings underneath the "Proxy Privacy" section:
* Disable all local DNS lookups
* Disable features that leak identifying information
* Disable connections unsupported by the proxy
Note that I'm using uTorrent Build 29544 (an older version). Also, if there are newer torrenting clients out there that could improve my connectibility, I'm all ears. Thanks!