Configure SOCKS5 proxy on uTorrent and Bittorrent

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This tutorial describes the steps to configure a SOCKS5 proxy connection with uTorrent or Bittorrent Please note: SOCKS5 is a proxy and will not encrypt your traffic. Its sole purpose is to ensure confidentiality when using torrent clients, without exposing your real IP. In most cases, it is faster than a VPN connection. Disabling DHT and PEX in the torrent client is recommended.

To configure a SOCKS5 proxy connection with uTorrent and Bittorrent:

  1. Open the uTorrent or Bittorrent client
  2. Click Options> Preferences
  3. Select Connection from the menu
  • Uncheck the four boxes under the Listening section
  • Check the “Authentication” box under the Proxy server section
  • Type: SOCKS5
  • Proxy: one of our SOCKS5 :


  • Port: 1080
  • Username: your username for the VPN
  • Password: your password for the VPN (don’t forget that your VPN / SOCKS5 credentials are different from the credentials for the client area and you can always see them in the client area > services > click on the active VPN service)

Check all of the following boxes in the Proxy Server and Proxy Privacy sections as follows:

  • Use proxy for host name lookups
  • Use proxy for peer-to-peer connections
  • Disable all local DNS lookups
  • Disable features that allow credentials to leak
  • Disable connections not supported by the proxy

socks5 sur utorrent monvpn Open Preferences > BitTorrent

  • Enable DHT network support: disabled
  • Enable DHT for new torrents: disabled
  • Activate bandwidth management: deactivated
  • Activate customer exchange: deactivated

utiliser socks5 proxy avec utorrent 4. Click OK and restart the torrent client. SOCKS5 proxy is now configured on uTorrent or BitTorrent.

If you want to check that SOCKS5 works correctly:

  1. Click HERE
  2. Open the Magnet link with the torrent client
  3. After its synchronization return to the page and you should see the IP of the SOCKS5 proxy server:

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