Configure SOCKS5 proxy on uTorrent and Bittorrent

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.


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