Creating and setting your own 4G/5G mobile proxies

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A mobile proxy is a proxy server that operates using a mobile carrier's SIM card, compliant with 3G/4G/5G standards. Similar to common proxies, it routes user traffic and serves as a bridge between the user and the target resource. The key distinction lies in using a mobile carrier's network and an authenticated SIM card for connections. Users are assigned to a dedicated pool of rotating IP addresses, rather than a static or dynamic one. Due to the nature of mobile communications architecture, mobile proxy IP addresses are in constant rotation, and each session will use a random address from a dedicated pool.

Video: Build your own 4G/5G Mobile Proxies with Proxy-Seller

Why create your own mobile proxy?

Resellers primarily use mobile proxy farms to resell IP addresses. These proxies are also popular among medium and large businesses for their cost-effectiveness and high trust level, like residential proxies provide. Unlike residential proxies, which charge per traffic unit, mobile proxies offer unlimited bandwidth, significantly reducing ongoing proxy server expenses. A single mobile proxy can rotate its IP address around a thousand times a day without traffic limits, offering substantial advantages for businesses of all sizes. For large businesses, the cost-effectiveness of mobile proxies becomes particularly evident, as the pay-per-traffic model of residential proxies is less economical for their high-volume needs. Mobile proxies of 4G/5G formats, not only boost the data collection process but also enable access to restricted areas and help mask activities. Own proxy farms are particularly useful for:

  • Geolocation targeting. Using proxies for regional or local scraping of key audience queries, adapting advertising displays to relevant clients.
  • Product data scraping. Gathering data on product availability and pricing, automatization in market trend analysis, and new market exploration.
  • Testing. Created 4G/5G proxies to test mobile apps and websites in specific regions, ensuring functionality and efficiency.
  • Network activity management. Tracking, monitoring, and regulating incoming and outgoing network traffic by internal company employees for enhanced security and productivity.

The use of mobile proxies is expanding every day, presenting a growing number of opportunities. For several years, creating mobile proxies has been a popular strategy in business solutions, allowing the implementation of diverse tactics.

Requirements for creating a mobile proxy

To build your own mobile proxy from scratch, you'll need specific equipment and a management environment. To create and configure a 4G/LTE/5G mobile proxy you will need:

  • SIM сard. Choose a reliable carrier offering an unlimited tariff plan.
  • Modem/Smartphone. A 4G modem is necessary for connecting and activating the SIM card and managing the proxy. Note that one modem is required per SIM card. Alternatively, a smartphone with 5G capabilities can be used as a modem, a feature soon to be available on our service.
  • Hub. A USB hub, ideally with 10-20 ports, is needed. This hub will host the modems with the SIM cards.
  • Mini PC/Server. Any computer with Linux OS is suitable. For managing up to 20 modems, a TV tuner can be an economical and efficient server choice, as it is built on modern hardware capable of supporting multiple modems at a lower cost than regular servers or PCs.
  • Mobile proxy control panel. A mobile panel is essential for modem management. It streamlines traffic control and optimizes the operation of each proxy server.

Overview and capabilities of the mobile proxy control panel

To manage your modem or proxy farm effectively, it's crucial to use a high-quality control panel that combines diverse functionality with a user-friendly interface. Proxy-Seller offers an affordable solution, enabling you to maximize the capabilities of your mobile proxies.

Currently, we offer two options to start using our mobile panel:

  • a monthly subscription, ideal for those who already have the necessary equipment.
  • a starter kit, which includes the cost of equipment and its delivery. This option is suited for those without equipment. Note that the subscription is not part of the starter kit and must be acquired separately.

Next, let's explore the key features of the mobile panel included in the subscription to better understand its capabilities.

Getting started with the mobile dashboard

Once your account is successfully authorized, you will gain access to the following panel:


In the upper right corner of the screen, you'll find access to your account settings and notifications. Additionally, there's an option to switch to a dark theme for your convenience.


In the upper left corner, you can view the balance and status of connected modems.


The account settings section offers several functionalities, including:

  • changing user data;
  • setting up authorization data for all account modems;
  • removing duplicates;
  • configuring notifications via email and Telegram;
  • convenient balance top-ups using bank cards or cryptocurrency;
  • tracking and managing payments and deliveries;
  • adding your domains to manage proxy server status/IP and facilitate reboots;
  • implementing APIs tailored to your specific needs.
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Currently, the panel is divided into three main sections: "Home", "Setup", and "Knowledge Base".


  • "Home" - this is the primary workspace where all connected hubs and modems are displayed. Here, you can also configure all settings.
  • "Setup" - this section is dedicated to connecting and synchronizing your equipment with the mobile panel.
  • "Knowledge Base" - an informational resource offering answers to frequently asked questions and setup instructions.

Key features of the mobile panel workspace

In this article, we'll explore the features of the primary "Home" section. Just below the section button, you'll find a list of active host tabs. Each tab represents a connected hub with its associated modems.


To rename or delete an unnecessary tab, click on the three dots next to the tab name. The main modem management window consists of two sections: the upper section serves as the control panel for selected modems, while the lower section is a comprehensive database containing all details about SIM cards and modems connected to the selected hub.

Modem control panel explained


The modem control panel features a range of buttons, each with a specific function. Let's explore them in order from left to right:

  • “Export” - this function enables you to export a list of all modems in your preferred format;
  • Pause and power buttons - use these to control the operation of the selected modem;
  • “Plan” - redirects to the tariff change window for payment. Currently, two tariffs, “Basic” and “Advanced”, are available;
  • “History IP” - view the IP address change history for a selected modem;
  • “Users” - access the user management window for the modem. Here, you can add or remove users, modify authorization types and details, and manage individual user traffic consumption;
  • “Limits” - set traffic consumption limits for the entire hub or specific modems;
  • Bin icon - delete selected inactive modems.

Detailed list of active modems

Let's move on to the informative part of the workspace:


It consists of several columns detailing various modem information, arranged from left to right:

  • Checkbox column - essential for selecting modems, enables selection of all modems on the page simultaneously;
  • “Modem” - displays key modem details such as serial number, model, and set tariff - “Basic”, “Advanced”, or “No Tariff”;
  • “Status” - shows the modem's current status “Online”, “Offline”, or “Down”, alongside an internet distribution indicator (green/red round icon);
  • “Provider” - indicates the SIM card carrier, connection type, and allows direct editing of the SIM card number via the “Enter” button;
  • “Proxy” - reveals the modem's mobile proxy IP address and port, supporting both HTTP and SOCKS protocols;
  • “IP” - displays the modem's IP address;
  • “Rotation” - options for IP address rotation, including setting rotation intervals, changing the IP for all or selected modems, and creating links for proxy management and status monitoring;
  • “Updated” - shows the date of the last proxy IP address update on the modem;
  • “SMS” - manages reading SMS messages and sending USSD requests;
  • “Notes” - provides a space to enter notes for the selected modem;
  • “Action” - offers options to change the modem's plan or delete selected modems.

Customizing the workspace for active modems

The workspace is fully customizable, allowing you to set the control panel's appearance to your preferences. You can hide columns that are not needed, optimizing the workspace for maximum efficiency with your own 4G/5G rotating proxy.


To explore the additional features, try out the mobile panel demo version.

Step-by-step guide to creating a mobile proxy

Once you've learned the basic features and registered on the mobile panel, you can start creating your 4G/5G mobile proxy. For guidance on building, connection, and setup, refer to the “Knowledge Base” section. This section includes comprehensive setup instructions, answers to common questions, a list of minimum requirements, and compatible equipment. We highly recommend reviewing these details before creating your mobile proxy. If you're unsure about your equipment meeting the requirements, please reach out to our support team via the feedback form with your equipment details. Our experts will verify its compatibility with the mobile panel and provide tailored instructions.

In conclusion, it's worth noting that custom mobile proxies offer significant benefits to corporate clients. When used effectively, they can notably enhance sales and competitiveness for both medium-sized and enterprise-level companies.