Configuring Your VPN (IPVanish) For Vuze - Force to use VPN interface
Vuze is one of the most popular BitTorrent client along with with uTorrent. But If you need to protect your ISP IP during usage of a torrenting client we strongly recommend VUZE (once Azureus) which has an IP Bind option integrated into it. This option has two advantages:
1- You don’t need to check if Vuze is using your VPN IP
2- The client only works if the VPN IP is active. This is what we call IP binding. This is especially useful if your VPN does not already have an IP Guard.
Programmes that offer the option “connect through VPN only are few and far between. But they have the great advantage of protecting your ISP IP by disconnecting from the internet if and when the VPN disconnects. This useful feature makes sure that Vuze runs and connects to the internet only when you’re connected to the VPN so you’re always secured.
IPVanish has three advantages for Torrenting with Vuze as a client:
When the IPVanish is active (Safest countries to download torrents: Sweden, Holland, Turkish , Romania, Luxembourg, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, Lithuania), as soon as you open VUZE it will propose an automatic configuration.
You can also manually configure the service : you just need to choose the Advanced mode in Options.
Then select Advanced Network Configuration under the Connection tab.
Configuration is easy
1- In the box Link to the local IP address or on the interface enter the number of the network interface. In this case it is the network interface eth4 (TAP-Win32 Adaptater V9) that matches the OpenVPN connection. For PPTP it is WAN Miniport (PPTP) and for L2TP it is WAN Miniport (L2TP).
2- You must tick the option: Enforce IP bindings even when interfaces are not available ….
The result is simple. In your programme Routing (at the bottom) will change to green. If the VPN disconnects the programme’s connection also stops. Don’t try to change the colour of Routeing, there are no other options.