Getting Started

What is Deluge

Deluge (different than our app, Deluge Connect) is a free, open source, and multiplatform desktop BitTorrent client.

Deluge Connect (our app) provides you with access to a Deluge instance that you have running on another PC. This instance may be running on your local network, or accessed from a remote site with proper network/firewall configuration.

Where do I get Deluge

Deluge can be downloaded from

How do I configure Deluge to allow access by Deluge Connect

To access Deluge with Deluge Connect, configure Deluge Connect as follows:

  1. Download Deluge from and install.
  2. From the Edit Menu, choose Preferences (or prss CTRL+P from the main window).
  3. In the left-hand tree view, click the Plugins node, then ensure that Web UI is checked.
  4. In the left-hand tree view, click the Web UI node.
  5. Ensure that the Enable web interface checkbox is checked.
  6. Make note of the Listening port*, as this is needed to configure Deluge Connect.
  7. Click OK to accept your changes.
  8. From the same computer, navigate to the Deluge Web UI. For example, if you're listening port is 8080, navigate to http://localhost:8080.
  9. As this point, Deluge should prompt you for a Password*. The default password is "deluge".
  10. Optionally, change your Password* to some of your choosing.

* Denotes value needed when setting up Deluge Connect.

How do I configure Deluge Connect

After following the steps above to setup the Deluge Web UI:

  1. Click the [add server] button on the Deluge Connect main page.
  2. Enter a Display Name for your serer. This can be any name you choose to identify this instance with.
  3. Enter the Deluge Server IP or hostname. This is the network address of the machine hosting Deluge (hint: bing ipconfig)
  4. Enter the Port, as configured in Deluge Preferences. If not using an alternative port, this will be the default of 80.
  5. Enter the Username, as configured in Deluge Preferences.
  6. Enter the Password, as configured in Deluge Preferences.
  7. Click Save.

What if Deluge and Deluge Connect are on the same PC?

By default, Windows 8 does not allow apps to perform a loopback connection to the same machine.

This is a restriction imposed by the operating system, but can be disabled manually on an app-by-app basis.

To disable for Deluge Connect, run the following form a command prompt as administrator:

CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt -a -n=motilebytesllc.delugeconnect_5k6qvgez2wqmg