Recently, Rogers Communications Inc. implemented a mechanism (known as BitTorrent throttling -blocking-) to prevent the download of BitTorrent files from within its network. I guess they are trying to block illegal copyrighted downloads; but the fact is, BitTorrent is not an illegal technology, and it is used to share fully licensed materials as well.
If they were a fair company, they would allow their customers to cancel the contracts; nevertheless, they have put ridiculously high cancellation fees in order to prevent their clients from freely changing to a better ISP option.
Anyhow, enough from blah, blah, blah... this is the way to bypass Rogers's restrictions in order to download BitTorrent files:
- Install Vidalia in your computer. “Vidalia is a cross-platform controller GUI for the Tor software”. You need to install the appropriate Vidalia's distribution, depending on your current Operating System (Windows, Linux, Mac).
- Specify the following proxy setting in your preferred BitTorrent client (uTorrent, Azureus, Vuze, Free Download Manager): Proxy address: localhost; Proxy port: 8118.
Take a look at the following video. I have recorded how to download and install Vidalia in Windows. Furthermore, I have shown how to configure Free Download Manager (this is my preferred BitTorrent client) in order to access the Internet through Tor. You can see how the Torrent file gets downloaded.
Please, notice this is a general guideline. It might require slightly variations depending on your OS and BitTorrent client. If you have any questions, write them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to answer ASAP.
That's it! You can now download torrents from within the Rogers network with no restrictions.
Warning: BitTorrent downloading over Tor does not warrantee your anonymity. In other words, you could be busted if you download copyrighted materials. Again, if your purpose is to go undetected when downloading Torrents, then Tor is NOT for you (read the facts). Don’t waste your time with this post anymore: my ONLY purpose here is to teach you how to mock your ISP BitTorrent blocking (throttling).