How to Unblock Limetorrents with a VPN/Proxy

article by Cheyenne M author
LimeTorrents is a popular torrenting service for all types of media. All torrenting sites need to be accessed with caution, as this type of P2P sharing is not legal in many countries. In fact, many governments “shut down” torrent search engines when they are discovered. But the site is rarely offline, it’s usually just blocked.

There are tools to help get Limetorrents unblocked, but because of the dangerous nature of P2P sharing, they should be used with caution.

VPN or Proxy? A closer look at how to securely access Limetorrents

The two choices for unblocking any torrent database are to use a VPN or a proxy. They both use the same concept to unlock the internet. They access a remote server to reroute your traffic and make it appear to be coming from another location.

The difference lies in how they manipulate the traffic. A proxy does little to your traffic aside from guide it through the remote server to a desired destination. Some paid proxy services might use a slightly more secure protocol to more discreetly hide your location, but a Limetorrents proxy will leave data decrypted, your activity remains visible to anyone snooping, including government agencies. This doesn’t keep you safe while torrenting especially, because the less protection applied to a server, the greater the likelihood your server location will leak.

In contrast, a VPN does encrypt your data as it travels through the remote server to the desired server. Encryption scrambles your data, making it harder for anyone snooping to see any of your activity. Most VPN services give the user access to the strongest possible protocol as well. VPNs also encrypt all application traffic. When torrenting this is an indispensable capability, as communication through tour BitTorrent client will be hard to discover. VPNs are essencial while torrenting.

Using a VPN to unblock Limetorrents

Pick a VPN service before starting to torrent. Three good choices are ExpressVPN, NordVPN or IPVanish. As the name suggests, ExpressVPN is known for fast speeds. NordVPN pays extra attention to privacy because they have a strict no logs policy. IPVanish is a compromise between the two and sometimes has speed issues. It takes research to choose the best service for you.

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Once you’ve chosen a VPN for Limetorrents, sign in to your service and find a P2P-compatable server. (How to access one varies by service.) Make sure you choose a server in a country where LimeTorrents is unblocked. If you don’t have a BitTorrent client, download one. Visit Limetorrents and choose your desired torrent. One-click download will open it in the software. Keep your VPN on through the entire download process, no matter how long. A VPN secures all of your application communication, including your BitTorrent client. It’s the only way to protect yourself while engaged in high-risk activity.