I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and using OpenVPN and vpnbook. When I am using a VPN I am unable to download torrents. I have tried it on 3 different torrent clients (qBittorrent, Deluge, and Transmission). Deluge just says "Checking" and never begins downloading. qBittorrent says "stalled" next to the torrent and Transmission does not say anything and just doesn't download. Is there some network setting I am missing or some OpenVPN config I need to do?

  • Did you try to set Proxy and Random Port greater than 16000? Sep 8 '13 at 15:26
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    An initial troubleshooting step: are you sure this VPN connection allows torrents? Have you downloaded torrents through this VPN before?
    – Alaa Ali
    Sep 8 '13 at 15:29
  • @Alaa +1, the VPN might not even allow torrents. Also make sure the torrent is extremely healthy, experiment with DHT on and off.
    – Richard
    Sep 9 '13 at 23:40
  • I have never done it before but on their site it says they do allow torrents
    – chad
    Sep 15 '13 at 16:42

Install openvpn:

sudo apt-get install openvpn

Download the config files from www.vpnbook.com

In the terminal type :

openvpn --config vpnbook-euro1-udp25000.ovpn

Then set the port in the connection dialog in qbittorrent to 25000.

That's it! It should be downloading fine through VPN.

Check your IP via www.whatismyip.com and verify.


You have to use the port 25000, it's noted in the vpnbook page : this for pptp and openvpn

  • Can you explain how, and why?
    – Braiam
    Mar 23 '14 at 22:56

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