Problem while downloading with uTorrent client with Proxy.

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
My uTorrent application works fine if I connect to Internet directly. But If try to configure proxy it is not working.

Question by:sangameshrh
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    Expert Comment

    Probably the proxy server is blocking any Torrent applications?

    Author Comment

    No. It wasnt blocked
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    Expert Comment

    If your Internet works fine without a proxy setup... don't use the settings.  I'm assuming the ISP instructs to leave those fields blank.


    Connect using LAN
    UNCHECK all boxes (unless ISP advises otherwise)
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    Expert Comment

    Is the proxy server your are using free? Even then, you have not explained what type of proxy server it is. (Sock4, Sock 5, http, etc.) If you are looking to hide your ip address from other's while downloading/seeding torrents, try a vpn service like:

    It will provide you with even more protection than the proxy server would, since it would encrypt all your traffic.

    Author Comment

    NO. I am using office PC and it is configured to HTTP Proxy server(Paid)
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    Accepted Solution

    Ive had similar problems, uTorrent is very dependant on the firewall allowing ports open access to allow the P2P file sharing technology.

    Go to Options and preferences within uTorrent and go to the connections tab, in there you should have a number for the port your using. I would suggest turning off the option of creating a different port everytime you open utorrent as this would require you opening a ton of ports on your firewall.

    If your unsure how to open ports on your firewall, please refer to the manufacturers manual.
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    Assisted Solution

    I'm affraid, but there is no bittorrent @ work.

    I suppose the proxy is just allowing outgoing http(s) traffic and you need at least a port redirect from the firewall to your computer. If that is impossible you need a socks (4/5) server.

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    Forced accept.

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