uTorrent Install Instructions ProxyChecker

edited October 2014 in P2P Support Posts: 261

uTorrent Install Instructions

Download uTorrent

Instructions for versions: 2.2 or higher

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1. From uTorrent select Options->Preferences or hit CTRL+P.
2. Select Connection on the left side.
3. In the Proxy Box enter the following information:

  • Type: Socks5

  • Proxyproxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com or 109.201.152.1* 109.201.152.3* 109.201.152.11* 109.201.152.21* 109.201.152.22* 109.201.152.23* 109.201.152.24* 109.201.152.231* 109.201.152.232*

  • Port: 1080

  • Checkmark Authentication

  • Username: PIA Generated username (No longer your VPN username)

  • Password: PIA Generated password (No longer your VPN password)

  • 4. Check/uncheck all options exactly as they are inside the red box.

  • 5. Click OK and restart uTorrent

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  • Important Update:
  • There was an e-mail sent about the change to the PPTP/L2TP/Proxy username/password system, I'd strongly suggest checking to make sure you're using the x<username> and password generated in the main panel.

  • Please use this simple tool 'Proxy Checker' to test 'SOCKS v4(A), SOCKS v5, HTTPS and HTTP' proxy servers.
Click here to download.
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Instructions for this tool:
To check a proxy with Proxy Checker, specify proxy details with the Proxy Server...button. You can adjust test settings and enable/disable particular tests with theTest Settings... button.
Use the Start Testing button to begin the test
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SPEED TEST TORRENT
This is a very fast torrent that will allow you to perform an acurate speed test.


* IP addresses are subject to change over time, to convert URL to IP, please click here.
PIA might add more servers for the proxy in different countries soon.

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Comments

  • Is removing for UPnP/NAT-PMP/Firewall Exception required for true privacy? I notice that with those 3 features disabled, my connection speeds are drastically slower. This is mostly due to an inability to upload which a lot of trackers require before you can maximize your throughput...
  • edited March 2014 Posts: 261

    @threeFiddy: Yes, disabling those features is required for true privacy.


    Also, please note: 
    For those using the uTorrent client, in the BitTorrent section of the µTorrent preferences, set the Protocol Encryption's mode of operation in BitTorrent to 'Force'. By enabling this the cleint attempts to encrypt outgoing connections, and will NOT fall back to an unencrypted mode if the connection fails. 

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    Protocol Encryption

    • The Outgoing dropdown menu allows you to select the mode of encryption that you prefer µTorrent to establish. All modes will accept incoming encrypted connections, and the encryption is 2-way.
      • Disabled will force all outgoing connections to be unencrypted.
      • Enabled will allow µTorrent to establish encrypted and unencrypted outgoing connections, depending on how the peer responds to the handshake. This is the recommended option, as it allows you to connect to the largest number of peers.
      • Forced forces µTorrent to establish only encrypted outgoing connections. Any peer that doesn't support encryption will not be connected to. It is recommended that you not use this option unless your ISP actively searches for unencrypted outgoing connections, as it can significantly impair your ability to connect to peers.
    • Allow incoming legacy connections allows µTorrent to establish unencrypted incoming connections. If disabled, any incoming connection that is unencrypted will be ignored. It is recommended that you not disable this option unless your ISP actively searches for unencrypted incoming connections, as it can significantly impair your ability to connect to peers.
    Post edited by thisisme786 on
  • I tried using this setup with a proxy but it does not seem to work ... i get a warning in the bottom left corner saying "no incoming connections"

    what port do we have to put into the "port used for incoming connections" field ? should it be the same as the proxy port ie 1080 ? should that 1080 (or anything else) port be port forwarded in the router ?
  • just to add some info ... i can get utorrent to work with a vpn with port forwarding and putting that port that is returned by PIA into the "port used for incoming connections" field.

    But I want to be able to use a proxy without the vpn because of other apps that I cannot run with the vpn.
  • edited March 2014 Posts: 261
    Post edited by thisisme786 on
  • Posts: 3
    Noob question.  How do you get an open port with the proxy?  Is it even possible?
  • Posts: 2

    What is checked off in that section? The picture isnt showing up.

     

    Thanks

  • VPN
    Posts: 795
    Socks supports port bindings, but the protocol has some specifics that interfere with using it for torrent clients. uTorrent does not support it. Further information: https://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=20145
  • Posts: 3
    I don't need true privacy, just not to get boned by the copyright Nazis.

    Can I leave UPnP/NAT-PMP/Firewall Exception checked?

    I live up in Canada BTW.
  • Posts: 3
    Bump

    Can I leave UPnP/NAT-PMP/Firewall Exception checked? Will an outfit that monitors copyright be able to make a case from that?
  • Nemo said:

    Bump

    Can I leave UPnP/NAT-PMP/Firewall Exception checked? Will an outfit that monitors copyright be able to make a case from that?

    You can leave it unchecked.
  • I am running uTorrent Mac 1.8.2. I also tried running the Beta version, 1.9. Neither one looks remotely like the setup for Windows. There is no firewall option at all. I turned off the option for randomize port during launch and automatically map port using NAT-PMP since they seemed similar to this.

    Both are stuck on Connecting to Peers when I click on port forwarding. About 25% of the time when I don't port forward, it goes through, but very, very slowly.
  • Posts: 7
    sweet but it wont allow incoming connections..


    how can i fix this. i turned the vpn off slow speeds..
  • Posts: 1
    Got the SOCKS5 proxy working beautifully, but no incoming connections.  How do you set up the listening port for incoming connections when using the proxy?
  • Does IPv6 need to be disabled in uTorrent when using the SOCKS5 proxy? Or is it smart enough to send it through the proxy? I noticed I have several IPv6 connections and I'm not sure if it's going through the proxy or not.
  • Posts: 4
    Should we also be running the VPN client with these proxy settings, or is it safe for us to torrent by enabling encryption via uTorrent itself? 
    Thanks for this great guide!
  • Posts: 1
    I second Karps question: "Should we also be running the VPN client with these proxy settings, or is it safe for us to torrent by enabling encryption via uTorrent itself?"
  • Posts: 1
    Can someone answer the question please
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 261
    p3538164 said:

    I second Karps question: "Should we also be running the VPN client with these proxy settings, or is it safe for us to torrent by enabling encryption via uTorrent itself?"

    Use of VPN is recommended, however, Proxy encryption should be fine on its own.

    Transient said:

    Does IPv6 need to be disabled in uTorrent when using the SOCKS5 proxy? Or is it smart enough to send it through the proxy? I noticed I have several IPv6 connections and I'm not sure if it's going through the proxy or not.

    Yes, please disable IPv6. 

    Note: New IPs have been added to the first post.

    Post edited by thisisme786 on
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 4

    p3538164 said:

    Does IPv6 need to be disabled in uTorrent when using the SOCKS5 proxy? Or is it smart enough to send it through the proxy? I noticed I have several IPv6 connections and I'm not sure if it's going through the proxy or not.

    Yes, please disable IPv6. 



    If my DNS and IP come back clean, as in showing as properly routing through VPN and Google DNS, should I be okay to leave IPv6 on? 
    The reason I ask is because I use my main PC to download my torrents, but I transfer them to my HTPC via Homegroup. 
    If it's essential that I have IPv6 on, would anyone have an easy, wireless solution to transfer files between these two computers without IPv6 and without using resource hungry 3rd party software?
    Never mind, I figured it out!
    Post edited by Karp on
  • Posts: 1
    It is better to use both vpn and proxy or just proxy?
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 1
    Hi. Having trouble with this.

    Running:
    Mac OS X 10.7.5
    uTorrent 1.8.2

    Trying to enter information on SOCKS5 (looking at pic from Windows in first post). 
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    As you can se after "Incoming TCP port" I get "Connection status: No Incoming Connections".

    Thanks.



    Post edited by roady on
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 3
    Removed due to referral links.
    Post edited by alexb on
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 261

    maman said:

    It is better to use both vpn and proxy or just proxy?

    Yes it better to use vpn's like hidemyass.com I
    have used free proxy before but  there
    are several disadvantages in using proxies for the activities, the main
    disadvantages would include lack of security, unreliable connections, and the
    fact that they only change the IP of your browser, not applications or
    software. 


    Actually you can use a proxy to act like a vpn, I have posted another tutorial regarding this: Proxifier windows guide. The only downside of using proxifier atm is that the proxy itself doesn't support port forwarding nor is its traffic encrypted.
    Post edited by alexb on
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 1
    maman said:

    It is better to use both vpn and proxy or just proxy?



    Yes it better to use vpn's like hidemyass.com I
    have used free proxy before but  there
    are several disadvantages in using proxies for the activities, the main
    disadvantages would include lack of security, unreliable connections, and the
    fact that they only change the IP of your browser, not applications or
    software. 


    Post edited by alexb on
  • Posts: 2
    I have been reading this topic and as a newbie I just would like to ask the following question :

    Why configure utorrent for proxy whereas internet connection is already using pia VPN ?

    Thanks to help me understand it.
  • Posts: 261
    Lionfish said:

    I have been reading this topic and as a newbie I just would like to ask the following question :


    Why configure utorrent for proxy whereas internet connection is already using pia VPN ?

    Thanks to help me understand it.
    Look around the forum.
  • Hey Folks, so regarding the setup of uTorrent via Proxy. Does anyone know if there is a way to eliminate the fact that multiple IP addresses are generated for me via the proxy?  This causes a bit of issue as when I seed back out it creates multiples of each torrent on the tracker. I show with IP addresses ending in .3, .4, .11, .22, .232 and all remain active.

    Please keep in mind that I am by no stretch an advanced user when it comes to proxies, and maybe this is "working as designed" behavior, but I guess just looking for some input on it.

    Thanks
  • Posts: 261

    Hey Folks, so regarding the setup of uTorrent via Proxy. Does anyone know if there is a way to eliminate the fact that multiple IP addresses are generated for me via the proxy?  This causes a bit of issue as when I seed back out it creates multiples of each torrent on the tracker. I show with IP addresses ending in .3, .4, .11, .22, .232 and all remain active.


    Please keep in mind that I am by no stretch an advanced user when it comes to proxies, and maybe this is "working as designed" behavior, but I guess just looking for some input on it.

    Thanks
    If you had read the first post you had know that you can choose one of the ips I have listed and enter that into the settings page instead of the url.
  • Posts: 2
    Hi, I apologize if this is rather a noob thing for me to ask, but I was curious why it seems that magnet links no longer work, at least for me. I followed the instructions for setting up utorrent at the top of this discussion and normal torrent files load fine, but there are some trackers that use magnet links and I can't seem to get those to work when using the proxy (they had worked just fine before). I was just curious. Thanks.
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