If you want to learn how to download torrent and P2P content (and you want to do it anonymously), there are different ways to do it. The important thing here is that when you download torrent and P2P content, you must hide to avoid the possibility of getting a DMCA notice. You should do this to prevent fines and even jail time for pirating content.
I am going to start with the best way to download a torrent and then work down to less effective ways after that.
How to download torrent and P2P content
What you are trying to do here is hide your online identity. Your unique IP address establishes your online identity. Therefore, your goal is to conceal yourself so that people won’t find your IP address and see that you are downloading content. You will also want to hide your activity from your ISP provider, and you can do this with encryption.
You’re going to solve both of these problems with just one tool. This tool is known as a VPN:
- When you connect to a VPN server, you take on its IP address and hide your own.
- Connecting to a VPN server also automatically encrypts your connection, hiding your activity from your ISP and anyone else who was trying to spy on you.
However, be cautious. Only choose a VPN provider which allows torrenting , as some do not. Here are our top three recommendations:
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So your first step is to connect to the VPN before you do any torrenting or downloading. This is the most failsafe way to protect yourself and to make sure that you are not caught and sent a DMCA notice.
Besides people can see your ip when torrenting. Thats how people get dmca notices in the email. Use a vpn or usenet
— Alexander Morris (@zeondx91) August 9, 2016
Using TorrentPrivacy to download torrent and P2P content
TorrentPrivacy is a proxy service for BitTorrent users. You can think of it as a modified uTorrent client that has settings already preconfigured for downloading torrents and P2P. Unfortunately, it is available for Windows users only. Also, it is only capable of encrypting torrenting activity and not the rest of your online activity, such as when you are visiting a torrent website.
How to download torrent and P2P content with I2P
This is a network within a network which serves to hide IP addresses. It has a number of drawbacks:
- Much slower than a VPN
- Poor connectivity issues
- Installation is not for the novice
Though it is a popular option, it is not highly recommended.
How to download torrent and P2P content with SeedBox
SeedBox is jargon for a high-speed server which is dedicated exclusively to torrenting. The files are transferred to the seedbox, and then you transfer them to your computer. Essentially, it is a remote server where you download content so you can hide your IP address. As you can guess from reading this, it is not easy to download torrent and P2P content using this method.
How to download torrent and P2P content through your VPN
name a better duo than any torrent client and a vpn
— elijah (@5hongo) August 28, 2017
Now that you have your VPN, you are ready to download a torrent software that will allow you to download contents towards it. This software is the one that will organize the actual downloading of your torrents from swarms. You can read the full article on our recommendations. Here are some tools that we recommend:
There are still others in our reviews, click this link to learn more.
Once you have this setup, you are ready to move onto the next step which is finding the actual torrents that you want to download and then enjoy. You’re going to do this through torrenting websites. Read our article on the best torrent websites. Here are the steps:
- Be certain that you are connected to your VPN.
- You’re then going to click on the magnet links to begin the download.
- Your torrent client should give you options on what to download. You do not need to download files that are labeled ‘txt’ and ‘jpg’; they are just text and images.
- Allow your download to reach 100%.
- If you’re a kind person, you will allow your content to upload. That’s the essence of P2P or ‘peer-to-peer’ sharing. That is one way average Internet users help one another.
Still confused? We have a more in-depth guide to using the popular ExtraTorrent website as well.
Follow these steps every single time you want to download torrent and P2P content. Now that you know how to download torrents and P2P content, be sure to help friends by sharing this article.