Deluge SOCKS5 setup instructions

This guide describes the steps to setup a SOCKS5 proxy connection with Deluge.

Important notes:

  • SOCKS5 is a clear-text proxy, meaning that it won't encrypt your traffic.
  • Its only purpose is to improve the privacy when using torrent clients, not exposing your real IP. However, proxy support in torrent clients can be buggy and may still establish direct connections, by-passing the proxy settings. Disabling DHT and PEX in torrent client, as well as disabling IPv6 on your physical network adapter is recommended.
  • In most cases, it is faster than a VPN connection.
  • The SOCKS5 proxy is currently available (in Beta) in Canada ( and Netherlands (

To setup a SOCKS5 proxy connection with Deluge, open Preferences > Proxy

Under Peer
Type: SOCKSv5 W/ Auth, add your VPN user and password
Host: or (Canada or Netherlands)
Port: 8010 (we're not using the default 1080 or 8080)

Enter the same settings for Tracker and DHT

Screenshot with correct settings:

Take precautionary steps against IP leaking by disabling peer exchange. Open Preferences > BitTorrent

Open Preferences > Network

Under Network Extras, disable everything.

Screenshot with correct settings:

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