Mobile proxies are very popular and became an integral part of social media management across owners of local businesses, bloggers, influencers, big media companies, and even spammers and black hatters. The reason is quite simple – this type of proxies is based on IP addresses of mobile ISP, which by default could not be blacklisted. (For more info – click here)
Today we would like to talk about proxy affiliation, it’s quality and how to be sure when you purchase a proxy you get a real mobile proxy.
In general, all are super simple, that’s why straight to the deal. There are 3 web sites which might help a customer to identify the proxy quality:
Whoe.net Its a super useful website that allows instantly identify outgoing/external or real in other words IP address and security leaking if its existence. Take a look – its very important to go to whoer.net under the proxy exactly. All you have to do is set up the proxy in your desktop browser, for example, FireFox or to use EB (embed software browser). In addition, depending on what is used – desktop or EB – you might get different results, because, at Jarvee for example – security leaking sources like web rtc, java or flash is disabled by default, while in your desktop browser it might be enabled as well. Anyway if something is wrong – the web site will notify you and what is more important will let you know how to fix the issues.
Once you open the whoer.net – the first you have to look at is
- My IP – External/outgoing proxy IP address
- ISP – ISP (internet provider)
- DNS – location of proxy and DNS location should match. Not a big deal if it’s not, because quite often as additional DNS is used google DNS. It’s a worldwide practice, so do not worry if it does not
- Anonymity bar. If something is wrong with the proxy or its too much known about you/your location due to security leaking of web RTC, java, flash, different time zones, language difference (you location and proxy location) and so on – the web site will let you know.
ip2location is another good and useful website that helps to get more information about the IP address (proxy) and its affiliation. Exactly at this step, we will be able to identify is the proxy mobile or data center IP based.
So, here we go:
All you have do is to paste the IP address you want to check or click the “lookup” button to verify your current IP. A few seconds later there will be a result like this one:
The main data is:
- ISP – internet provider
- Mobile carrier. If the proxy is a real mobile – this option would be available, like on a screen above – Vodafone.
- Usage type. Additional confirmation of proxy affiliation.
- Proxy type, ASN, Proxy Last Seen. By default, it has nothing do with the proxy itself and identification depends in general on browser settings like on example above with whoer.net
By the web site description, it was designed to identify the purity of the proxy. The web site verifies the availability of proxy (IP address) in dirty or blacklisted spam bases. For the sake of justice, we have to admit getipintel.net doesn’t have access to private bases of Instagram or Facebook for example. It checks only public open Ip addresses bases. Anyway, this service might be used as an additional IP address verification tool. All you have to do is to paste the IP address you want to verify and press the “lookup” button.
The lower the score rate – the better, where 0 points – the cleanest IP address and 100 – the dirtiest IP.