Frequently Asked Questions
We have gone above and beyond to make Proxidize as simple to understand and use as possible, but we still know that you might have many questions. We hope to have all your questions answered here.
4G mobile proxies are a type of residential proxy that’s created from mobile carriers. 4G mobile proxies have a much higher trust score than data center or regular residential proxies.
4G mobile proxies are the perfect solution for any proxy issues you have.
We share more technical details in this blog post
Yes, 4G mobile proxies can be used for any purpose no matter what. In fact, once you start using 4G mobile proxies you can expect superiors results to any other type of proxy.
Your question should be what type of silly person still buys proxies after learning about Proxidize?
When you use 4G mobile proxies you unlock the most powerful proxies there is for any niche, be it Instagram, sneaker/retail or anything. Now, when you build your own 4G mobile proxies, you are taking things to the next level. You are taking control of your proxies and taking control of your business.
We all know that proxies are the most important part of any IM operation, so why leave such a crucial part of your business in the mercy of somebody else?
- Hardware costs
- Data plans
A 5-Dongle kit costs $399, with $20/SIM card you can get started for $500 and then $100/Month for data prices for 5 dedicated mobile proxies. This is much better than paying $400 to $1250 per month when buying the proxies, plus the ones you make are more powerful.
Yes, Proxidize can be used in any country around the world with no limits whatsoever.
You can build 4G mobile/residential proxies with Proxidize in any country where you host the hardware. If you want 4G mobile proxies from the USA you will need to have your hardware there.
Sometimes, you can mobile IPs from a different countries by getting SIM cards from that country, but this doesn’t always work.
With Proxidize you can create HTTP or SOCKS residential/mobile proxies in less than a minute once you have the hardware.
For multiple reasons, mainly:
- It’s not possible to connect to the proxy through the mobile network as all the ports would be closed since it’s a CGNAT IP.
- The proxy would consume twice the amount of data since both incoming and outgoing connections would pass through the SIM card connection.
We do plan to support this feature where you do not need a router for the Enterprise license.
Here’s a full explanation of why it would consume twice the data:
When sending a packet from a device connected to a Proxidize proxy, it has a path like this:
Device > Router > Proxidize Box > Dongle > Web
And this the response will come:
Web > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Router > To your device.
This way, 2 packets pass through the router and 2 packets pass through the dongle. In both cases, it’s the original packet + the response.
If we didn’t have the router, this is how it would look:
Device > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Dongle > Web
And the response would be:
Web > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Dongle > To your device
This way, the same packet passes 4 times through the dongle, making it consume twice the amount of data.
You can create an infinite number of proxies from any dongle but you only get 1 dedicated IP address at a time. So if you create 2 proxies from the same dongle, these 2 proxies will share the same IP making them shared 4G mobile proxies.
Please note the shared proxies feature is only available for the Enterprise license.
There’s a software limit of 200 threads per proxy. Enterprise users can access infinite threads.
The IP change can be changed every minute, but keep in mind the proxy will be down for 5-30 seconds when the IP is changing.
The name Proxidize originates from combining the 2 words “Proxy” plus “Oxidize”.
And no our service is not called “Proxydize”, and never was Proxydize.
OS fingerprint spoofing is the processing of getting the OS of a device through the characteristics of the web packets.
Proxidize Enterprise supports passive OS fingerprint spoofing where it can be set to Android Mobile or Windows Desktop.
No, IPs are distribute from the carrier in a queue on a city or state level. So, a city would get hundreds or thousands of subnets and you’ll always get a random IP from this pool of IPs. This is the same reason why it’s impossible for the IP to not change when performing a rotation, except when you have a static IP from the carrier.
This practice is an industry standard done to protect the privacy of the end user as giving every tower a known subnet or pool of IPs will make the user’s location known to anyone who has their IP.
The Proxidize software can support any telecom technology gen, be it 3G, 4G, 5G or any.
There are currently no 5G dongles that exist. Once these are made by us or by Huawei or ZTE they will automatically be supported.
5G SIM cards should work on the Proxidize Dongle, but you will only get 4G speeds of 5-50 Mbps.