How to get the most out of your torrent VPN

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Using a VPN is a great way to protect your privacy, access censored content and utilize torrent or P2P file sharing. Yes, you can just choose a server location, connect and browse away. However, there is a whole host of settings which you can modify to achieve the ideal torrent VPN configuration. If you are still wondering whether you should use a VPN maybe, you should see if you fit into one of these categories.

What client?

We’ve dived into some of the most popular torrent clients in this post over here. There are many clients, some of which are proprietary, some of which are open source. Media players and converters, remote control with mobile devices, and in-built searches are increasingly common features. Vertical integration of the media consumption process stops short at the production side- imagine for a minute a Pirate Netflix though.

What server?

A good VPN provider should have servers in a diverse range of geographic locations. You can add layers of legal security by choosing a European Union based server. However, be aware of some country specific legal codes. In Germany copyright violations are actively prosecuted with 446 rightsholders sending 109,000 legal threats in 2013. The law applies even if you are just visiting too.

“After taking a quick trip to Budapest, Arbabzadeh, who was then completing a master of public policy degree at the University of Toronto, and her roommate came back to Berlin to an irate landlord who had received a letter from a Hamburg-area law firm saying that he owed €1,200 as a fine for illegally sharing music files from Channel Orange, an album by R&B artist Frank Ocean.” (ZDNet)

With major British ISPs blocking access to torrent sites using a VPN is the natural foil to these government efforts. You are the nationality of your IP address as far as the internet is concerned.

What topology?

If you are a LiquidVPN user, then topology choice is something else to consider. With torrenting and P2P sharing there is a trade-off between security and speed. If you are after speed then a Dynamic IP VPN service allowing incoming requests on every port your device has, but your identity will be marginally easier to find out.

A Shared IP VPN will conceal your traffic amongst the crowd. A single IP address is used for all users on the server, making it harder to unpick the threads back to yourself. Traffic transports along an encrypted VPN tunnel before popping out on the public IP address. This technique is also used in business and home networks to allows many users to connect to the internet through one device. A Shared IP VPN means you benefit from Liquid’s N.A.T. firewall.

What firewall?

Firewalls are the dude checking passports to the antivirus hit squad. Liquid Lock is a firewall that integrates into the LiquidVPN client, and it will block any traffic that is not sent to one of the VPN servers defined in your VPN zone, plugging any risky leakage.


LiquidVPN has over 2000 Public IP addresses, firewalls and topologies to suit any user. For the cost of a couple of corporate cups of coffee, you can join the thousands of people enjoying the internet as it should be. If you are new to this, don’t worry, our support team is passionate about privacy, not just profits.