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How do I use proxies?

We provide endpoints to filter out IPs by region and by session type

Endpoints are like gateways to IP pools. The system will automatically assign you an IP from the selected endpoint (part of the pool).

For example: gate.smartproxy.com endpoint is a gateway to the whole pool consisting of all 10m+ IPs and us.smartproxy.com endpoint is a gateway to the pool consisting only of US IPs.

  1. First you will need to go to your Dashboard -> Endpoints and select proxy type:
Smartproxy dashboard - endpoint proxy type selection

Smartproxy dashboard - endpoint proxy type selection

  1. Next, select session type:
  1. Next, select proxy location. 'Random' will use a random country IP.
Smartproxy Dashboard - proxy location

Smartproxy Dashboard - proxy location

  1. Based on your selections, you will see which endpoint and port to use.

In the example below you can see what a residential Netherlands rotating port looks like, meaning the IP will rotate every time a request is made but only within Netherlands country:

Smartproxy endpoint rotating Netherland port example

Smartproxy endpoint rotating Netherland port example

You can apply this endpoint and port to any application or tool to start using proxy. Check out Setup Guides section to find quick guides for most popular tools.

You will also be required to authenticate with our proxy, otherwise you will not be connected. Check out Proxy authentication article to see what authentication methods are supported.

Here's an example how it looks like on a simple cURL command, while using residential Netherlands rotating port with whitelisted IP authentication. As you can see, the IP changes on each request, the test is successful:

Smartproxy Netherlands residential rotating port example

Smartproxy Netherlands residential rotating port example

Updated 6 months ago

How do I use proxies?


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