I am having the same problem and i live int he us as well. i just got torguard proxy less than a week ago. I am using Utorrent, sock5 and have had the checkmyiptorrent say it was not connected while utorrent continued to transfer data. Unfortunately utorrent has the same issue. With that should i did enter the dummy ip and restarted utorrent. files queued up but did not make any connection. so what does this mean when the checkmyiptorrent says off line or disconnected but still continues to xfer data?