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How do I use qBittorrent with OVPN?

qBittorrent is a free and open-source BitTorrent client. This article explains how to use qBittorrent with OVPN to ensure both speed and security.

1. Enable Port Forwarding on

Choose the VPN protocol to use: WireGuard or OpenVPN.

Go to the Port Forwarding page for either WireGuard or OpenVPN.

Use the generated port number, set the protocol to TCP/UDP, and select the correct WireGuard key if using WireGuard.

The WireGuard Public key currently in use can be found on the Protocol tab of the desktop client

Label the port as qBittorrent and click Open port.


2. Configure qBittorrent

Open the qBittorrent Settings.

Go to the Connection page, under Listening Port.

Set Port used for incoming connections to the one opened on

Disable Use UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding from my router.

Click OK.



3. Final configuration

Enable Always-on killswitch in the OVPN client, on the Connection page. Keep this enabled when using qBittorrent.

Allow qBittorrent through your firewall rules.

On Windows, make sure to allow qBittorrent to use public networks in Windows Firewall.

Test your setup by checking for IP leaks using the Torrent address detection on, or a similar service.