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Proxy question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NelisW, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. NelisW

    NelisW Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I got a bit of a noob question here.

    Instead of buying a private proxy, for social media automation for example:
    Could I use the IP address of a computer/wifi/phone for this purpose instead?

    E.g. I want to automate an Instagram account for a client, I put his phone's/computer's/etc IP address in the automation software. Will this work?
     
  2. Zhuk_Roman

    Zhuk_Roman Registered Member

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    If you have dedicated ip at home. If you have one ip for all network/subnetwork or ip's will change after reconnect Instagram might find those addresses suspicious.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It doesn't work like that unless you have access to the internet connection of your client. In that case you don't need to put anything into the tool, you can use the internet connection like if it were yours. You can't just put any ip address into tools, you need access to them to make them work.

    Also, you are not able to know the port number of your client, you only now the ip. When you put a proxy into any tool, it will be in the format of ip: port or ip: port: proxyusername: proxypassword, if it's a username: password auth proxy.
     
  4. billskill

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    Its better to use dedicated proxies if u need to access platforms using the same ip every time.