Torrents Not Downloading With a VPN? Here’s How to Fix it

Saheed Aremu  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 27, 2023
Read time: 10 minutes
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Are you having difficulties downloading torrents with your VPN connection? Read this article to find helpful tips to solve this problem.

The best way to stay protected while torrenting is by using a VPN. However, a VPN can stop torrent downloads or make them extremely slow, especially if it is a free VPN. You’ll have to try a paid VPN like NordVPN, ExpressVPN, or ExtremeVPN to get your download working again. You can also try turning off your antivirus. If none of these works, try other fixes listed in this article.

Torrenting is one of the best approaches to downloading and uploading files at a faster speed. It also makes transferring files easy without interruptions. However, as a VPN user, what if your torrent is not downloading with a VPN? Does it mean compromising your online privacy?

These are just some of the questions that might bother you, making you wonder if you should not use a VPN for torrenting at all. But that’s not what we recommend to our privacy-savvy readers, considering the global laws for torrenting.

Although torrenting is legal, you can get punished by the government if caught downloading copyrighted materials. Besides, third parties can access your data while torrenting if you don’t take appropriate security measures, exposing you to malicious attacks or cyber threats. So, to avoid this, you’ll have to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

This article outlines the best ways to fix torrents that are not downloading with a VPN. It also highlights the best VPNs to use for torrenting.

The 10 best tips to fix torrent not downloading with a VPN