China’s Thunder Networking Technologies, released the latest version of their famous download manager (Xunlei or Thunder 7 Version not so long ago. Despite its update, its consistency in ensuring high-speed download has never been questioned. However, recently  Xunlei web portal has blocked external IPs (except from China, Hong Kong and Macau) from getting access to their pool of download resources (e.g. Gougou). It can still be used to download files from other resources. It includes support on direct http download, emule and torrents.

Another downside of the latest version is that Thunder Networking Technologies has made it difficult to add other language packs. This could be their efforts to ensure that the software can only be used by the Chinese community. So you’ll just have to bear with the weird symbols if your OS didn’t support Chinese characters.

Download Xunlei Thunder Version 7 Here (Choose one of the following mirrors):

Here are some screenshots to help you figure out some of its features (click to enlarge):

When installing, it’s good to uncheck most of the extra features if you dislike additional toolbars etc. Just use it for manual download. Copy the download link into the new file area (put the URL in the box) then the download will start. There are icons which are pretty obvious, so I don’t think you really need to understand the language in order to use it.


Well, if you dislike the weird symbols on your screen, then try out Xunlei 5 (With English Translation Pack)



  • yua, June 15, 2011 @ 10:59 pm Reply


  • Kao Li, July 7, 2011 @ 1:24 pm Reply

    Thanks for the help KeeMan!

  • atul kumar, November 9, 2011 @ 4:15 am Reply

    hey in my college torrents is blocked and we use a proxy server with a username and i tried but didnt get success i think i cudnot configure it properly…can u give some screenshots of config..
    thanx in advance

  • ouguiliang, November 13, 2011 @ 11:32 am Reply

    thanks , very useful !

  • serhrs, December 20, 2011 @ 7:03 pm Reply

    thunder, the famous backdoor software in china

  • zhangbaboon, January 26, 2012 @ 8:06 am Reply

    Nonono, Thunder 7 is developed by Thunder Networking Technologies, not Tencent

    • KeeMan, January 26, 2012 @ 3:44 pm Reply

      Thanks for the clarification…

  • Fage, March 11, 2012 @ 12:41 am Reply

    Hi KeeMan,

    I am a foreigner in Beijing looking for an English version of Xunlei Thunder for MAC. Could u please help. Thank you

    • KeeMan, April 6, 2012 @ 12:21 pm Reply

      @Fage: So far, no Mac version available.

  • Mr Groove, April 10, 2012 @ 4:15 am Reply

    Hi KeeMan,

    Is Xunlei working in Malaysia? I mean if you’re using

    • KeeMan, April 17, 2012 @ 9:07 pm Reply

      Still working. 🙂

  • andrew, April 26, 2012 @ 7:51 pm Reply

    links are not working..

  • tanso, June 3, 2012 @ 5:30 pm Reply

    Hi KeeMan,

    I’ve downloaded movie from Xunlei but cannot play with VLC. Anyway to fix it?

    • KeeMan, June 3, 2012 @ 6:23 pm Reply

      Any idea on the format? I mean check the file format.

  • Fa, June 8, 2012 @ 1:55 am Reply

    Dear. KeeMan
    Do u know any software to convert xunlei file (.xv) to other format such as MP4 or AVI or something , because i cant play it on my Tv . Feel very sad….
    wish u can help….

    • KeeMan, June 15, 2012 @ 10:14 pm Reply

      So you finished downloaded it? Did you try renaming the file extension directly?

  • Nathaniel Dubey, June 15, 2012 @ 10:30 am Reply

    How does one do? We merely love the nice website thanks along with please stick at the idea

  • Jong Chian Chen, June 19, 2012 @ 3:36 pm Reply

    I cant access to the download link 1,2 or 3. Anyone can help?

  • Roz, August 10, 2012 @ 10:15 pm Reply

    Is still working thunder 5.8?
    Can i download torrents with thunder5.8 at full speed?i live in iran.

  • senthil, August 30, 2012 @ 3:05 pm Reply

    Hi All,

    I am new to xunlei-thunder. I am trying to upload and transfer some files using thunder. Is it possible to do it from India?

    Where is the option located for file uploads and transfers? (screen shots will help me)

  • mkowser, September 20, 2012 @ 5:01 pm Reply

    would u please send me some translate(china to english) screeshot of thunder7
    for all function as like as above.

  • mkowser, September 20, 2012 @ 5:04 pm Reply

    i mean the other functions that u didnt translate.thanks

  • excalibur, November 25, 2012 @ 2:08 am Reply

    do you know how to move the green bird download know, the one that float on top of everything

    • KeeMan, December 10, 2012 @ 5:12 pm Reply

      I can move it freely though.

  • loriyagami, December 26, 2012 @ 11:37 pm Reply

    hi keeman, i have a question… why my download speed is 1000b /s only ,but the other program is 100kb/s?

    • KeeMan, January 5, 2013 @ 9:18 pm Reply

      It might depend on the files that you are downloading. Torrent?

  • Required: Name, January 6, 2013 @ 8:22 pm Reply

    Mr KeeMan plz help me. I downloaded and install already that chinese program. But i cant download torrent file. my school blocked ports. but web sites still working only torrents doesn’t work. (utorrent) plz help me. do you have a any idea.

    • KeeMan, January 31, 2013 @ 1:15 pm Reply

      You might want to try to use Virtual Private Server. Go find a proxy server.

  • deserei chow, January 28, 2013 @ 11:04 am Reply

    why did they disable the language option for xunlei 7?

    • KeeMan, January 31, 2013 @ 1:13 pm Reply

      I think they are trying to block the use of other languages.

  • Li Baozhang, May 6, 2013 @ 8:07 am Reply

    Hi: I download Xunlei 7 from download link 1 but this Chinese language: as I can see it in English as the screen you posted? thank you!

  • Shineny Lim, March 5, 2014 @ 12:12 pm Reply

    HI, may i know how can I open the movie that I downloaded in window laptop before (have to use xunlei kan kan software to open the movie/ drama) and now I moved to Mac but xunlei don’t provide xunlei kan kan software for Mac.

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