I'm on a 3 day trial for AirVPN, and i intend to use it for torrents only. My ISP have obviously blocked my torrent site, so i cant browse the site. So, i need my browser and utorrent to use the same IP. I do not want to use VPN for all my internet activites.
So, is it possible to setup my utorrent with socks5 and use the same setup in my browser?
For Windows look through this thread:https://airvpn.org/topic/9491-guide-to-setting-up-vpn-just-for-torrenting-on-windows/https://airvpn.org/topic/9491-guide-to-setting-up-vpn-just-for-torrenting-on-windows/?p=35314https://airvpn.org/topic/9491-guide-to-setting-up-vpn-just-for-torrenting-on-windows/?p=49046
The guide is a bit old, but I think it should still explain well enough. Look through the rest of the thread too.
Just to summarize:
0) Get the VPN running. The guide talks about using the OpenVPN GUI interface. But you can use Eddie if you do not use network lock. Eddie does not
do all of the extra steps needed to split traffic.
1) Set up your routing so that the VPN is not used by default, but does allow "source address routing".
2) Bind your program to the VPN interface. Unfortunately uTorrent requires the local IP address of the VPN interface, which will change when you change servers. Some people use ForceBindIP to avoid re-configuring uTorrrent. I could provide a way to run OpenVPN in a command window that uses OpenVPN's NAT capability to provide a fixed IP address. Ask in that thread if you are interested.
3) Some programs (e.g. Firefox) do not provide that, but do allow you to configure them to use an HTTP proxy. So if you can run the proxy bound to the specific interface, you achieve the same result. In Windows you can use SQUID under Cygwin as an HTTP proxy.
4) If there is a danger of the program falling back to using the real IP when the VPN drops (uTorrent does this unfortunately), then firewall the program from using the real IP, if possible. In Windows, a specific program may be firewalled. For Linux or BSD this is more complicated, but probably won't be needed anyway.
This was copied and pasted from other posts I have made about this. For example:https://airvpn.org/topic/23168-turn-off-vpn-on-specific-applications/?p=62941