Downloading torrents manually
Now that you have a Bittorrent client always available, you can use it to download any torrents you find online.
To add a new torrent, click on the “Add torrent file” option:
Now, select your .torrent file and click on “Upload Torrents”.
Finally, you’ll see your torrent downloading.
Once it finishes downloading, you can find your torrent file in your mediafolder, on the “downloads” folder.
/srv/media$ tree downloads/
0 directories, 1 file
Double checking your torrent client IP address
If you want to be extra sure your IP is not leaking in qBittorrent, you can use this simple check.
Go to https://www.whatismyip.net/tools/torrent-ip-checker/index.php and grab the testing magnet link.
In qBittorrent, click on “Add Torrent Link”.
And paste the magnet link on the box. When you are done, click on “Download”.
You’ll see a new torrent called “Torrent Tracker IP Checker”. This torrent is never going to start downloading, it’s just for https://whatsmyip.net to check the IP address.
Back at the torrent tracker page, you’ll see the data for your torrent and your qBittorrent IP!
The IP address has to be different from your own IP address, and it has to match the output of
You are now extra sure your IP is not going to get leaked from torrenting!