How to use the torrent client built into Keenetic on Apple mobile devices?

There is no opportunity to work with the built-in Transmission Torrent client in the Keenetic application for mobile devices based on iOS. Application publishing rules on the App Store do not allow to publish applications with the torrent client functionality (it is in the Apple Policy).

But using the Keenetic router, you can set up remote torrent client control via the web interface. Our routers have all the features to do this.
You can manage your downloads directly by connecting to the interface of the built-in Transmission Torrent client through a standard web browser. The web interface of the Keenetic router is adapted for mobile browsers.

Once you make all the settings, then you can directly connect to the torrent client interface from your browser using a custom domain name. You can add a torrent to your download with the help of any device with the Internet connection (a mobile gadget or desktop computer), whether you are at home, at work, or on the road.

How to do that:

1. Connect to the web interface of the router.

Connect to the wireless Wi-Fi network of the Keenetic router.

Open the browser and enter my.keenetic.net or the default IP address 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.

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In the 'Login' field, enter admin (in English lowercase letters).
In the 'Password' field, enter the password of the device administrator.

NOTE: Important! The user sets the administrator password of the router at the initial setup (it is not set by default).

Press 'Log in' to continue. If the connection is successful, you will see the web interface (control panel) of the device.

2. Enable and configure the built-in Torrent client.

The navigation menu (Control Panel) is on the left of the side panel. To open it, press the button hamburger.png in the upper left corner of the screen and go to the 'Applications' page.

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Click on the link in the 'Download station' section.

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You will see the 'Download station' window. Leave the default port numbers in the 'Peers port' (TCP port for incoming connections) and 'Management TCP port' fields.
To access the Transmission control from the Internet, enable the 'Allow access from the Internet' option.
In the 'File storage folder' field, select the folder on the disk to which you will save the downloaded files. Click on the 'Select folder' button and specify the desired folder or parent directory.

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In the 'Users' section, tick the administrator account to assign access rights to manage the built-in BitTorrent client.

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To switch on the torrent client, set the switch to the 'Enabled' state.

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You can find more information on setting up a torrent client in the 'Download station' article.

3. Assign your own permanent domain name to your router using the KeenDNS service.

With our KeenDNS service, you can register a permanent domain name, which will allow you to get a permanent Internet address to your Keenetic. Unlike other similar services, KeenDNS is completely free of charge, and can work not only directly, but also through the cloud. In this case, remote access to the interface and built-in applications will work even if you have a private IP address

Go to the 'KeenDNS' tab on the 'Domain name' page. Create and enter a name for your router, click 'Register'.

The Keenetic device will give you information about free and occupied names. Select one of the available options.

You need to enable the Keenetic Cloud service for remote control of your router (you can find the setting on the 'System settings' page.
You will see a message telling you that you must enable Keenetic Cloud (it is disabled by default), click 'Enable'.

The Keenetic will automatically request a security certificate (SSL). Wait until you receive the certificate. Typically, this process lasts no longer than one minute.

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After receiving the SSL certificate, Keenetic will register in the KeenDNS service under the specified domain name.

The KeenDNS service allows you to use 2 modes of operation:

  • 'Cloud access' (for private IP addresses);
  • 'Direct access' (for public IP addresses).

For more information, see the article 'KeenDNS service'.

4. Allow access from the Internet to the Download station interface.

On the 'Domain name' page, on the 'KeenDNS' tab, under 'Access to web applications running on your network' click 'Add'.

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You will see the 'Access settings' page. To access the web interface of the built-in Transmission torrent client, the rule will be:

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In the 'Device' field, leave 'This Keenetic' to access the built-in service (in our example, such service is a Transmission torrent client).
Create and specify a domain name for this application in the 'Domain name' field. The name must be in the Latin alphabet.
To access the router's web interface, the 3rd level domain name is used (in our example, it's myname.keenetic.pro), and the torrent client's web interface will use the4th level domain name (in our example, it's torrent.myname.keenetic.pro).
Thus, the Transmission application will be available under the domain name torrent.myname.keenetic.pro.
To access the application, enable the 'Allow access' option.
In the 'TCP port' field, specify the port number where the built-in torrent client is running. By default, port 8090 is used.

For more information, read the article 'An example of remote access to home network resources with KeenDNS'.

5. Check the remote access to the Torrent client interface.

You can now access the torrent client interface using a 4th level domain name from any point on the Internet (in our example, torrent.myname.keenetic.pro).

To connect to the interface, use the Keenetic router administrator account.

Besides access to the torrent client interface, you can connect to the router's web interface, if necessary, using the created domain name via the KeenDNS service (in our example, this is the 3rd level domain name myname.keenetic.pro). You will be able to access not only from mobile devices but also from any computer to have full control over all router's settings.

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6. Add the torrent download.

Connecting to the Transmission torrent client interface, you can add downloads, start and pause downloads or delete selected torrents.

To add the torrent, click the navigation button tr-hamburger.png in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Then click 'Add torrent'.

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Insert a link to .torrent or magnet, and click OK.

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The article 'Transmission BitTorrent client interface' provides detailed information on how to work with Transmission torrent client and describes main application parameters.

 

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