How to Connect uTorrent Through a Proxy

Internet proxies help to mask your identity and location from the rest of the online world. if you are concerned about your privacy, use a proxy to keep your activities as anonymous as possible. If you would like to share files without worrying about who may be watching you, the uTorrent peer-to-peer client can be configured to work with proxy servers. Whether you are using a public or a private proxy, setup only takes a few minutes.

Step

Open the "Options" menu. Select "Preferences." Click the "Connection" tab.

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Select the type of proxy you are using from the "Type" drop-down menu. Your options are "HTTP" or "SOCKS4." Type the proxy address into the "Proxy" text field. If your proxy requires you to set a specific port, type the port number into the "Port" field. If you are using a private proxy that requires a username and password, check the "Authentication" box and type this info into the corresponding text fields.

Step

Check the "Use proxy for hostname lookups" and the "Use proxy for peer-to-peer connections" boxes. If uTorrent runs into connections that cannot use the proxy, it will attempt to connect normally. If you would prefer to disable all non-proxy connections, check "Disable connections unsupported by the proxy," "Disable all DNS lookups," and "Disable features that leak identifying information." While this set up ensures that no data is sent outside of the proxy, it also means that if the proxy is configured incorrectly, uTorrent will be unable to connect to anything.

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Click "Apply." Click "Ok." Shut down and restart uTorrent.