Ive been trying to use 1 of the free available proxys now for weeks. Search out a publix server in another county, sort them by Anonymous Level and Speed, so far so good. It went a little too good for me, what made me really suspicious, no matter what proxy i wrote in frostwire to use, the downloadrate was always amazing. My Provider allows me 16Mbit, which results in a 2MB/s downloadrate and thats exactly the rate i was able to achieve with a proxy, with ANY proxy.
So i was starting to thin, is Frostwire really using a proxy or is it bypassing it? If the proxy connection doesnt work somehow or i made a mistake with its setup, why is frostwire just bypassing it and downloading over my regular IP? It should stop the download here and not putting someone into danger without even letting him know what happens. Really pissed me off a little^^
So i checked the proxy data a few times, i made sure it was the right proxy with right protocol and port. I tried with DHT and without DHT.
I loaded down Utorrent, just to see what Utorrent does when i setup a proxy. UTorrent seems to do it right because suddenly my downloadrate sunk down to a very slow rate, it stopped and started, many proxys didnt even start to download. But thats better than starting the download over my IP and pretending its using a proxy.
I also started this torrent IP-check with the IPmagnet tool with following result:
When downloading without a proxy, Frostwire is showing me my regular IP.
When i setup a proxy, the tool is showing me nothing...its not showing me ANY IP at all, no my own and not the proxy IP either.
When i open the taskmanager-Ressourcemonitor-Network and filter it for "Frostwire", its looking good..at least i think so. In the TCP-Connection Section i can see following:(After setting up a proxy and starting a download)
A few dozen IPs, on the left i can see my own IP "LOcal Adresse" and on the right side, under "Remoteaddresse" there is the IP Number of the proxy..so basicly there are a lot of connections between my own IP and the proxys IP.
But like i said, i dont think its really donwloading over a proxy, its just not possible that its working as good as over my own IP, not only that, its working with almost ANY proxy, download is starting very fast, that would just be to good to be true. Yes, ofc i tried to use the better, faster servers with good transfer rates. Still its just not possible and like i said, under UTorrent its really a mess to get a good download with proxy, i think i wouldnt even try to download a big torrent under this miserable conditions.
So can someone tell me whats going on with frostwire and how i can make sure its using the proxy? There are not much settings on frostwire, i disabled DHT and selected proxy, port and HTTP/socks, thats it, theres not much more you can put on or off in frostwire
Thx and greetings from germany.