Residential Proxies: How to guides

Take a deeper look into Residential Proxy and explore the different targeting options, control panel configurations, and more.

Getting Started

If you haven't yet seen our Residential Proxy Getting started guide, you'll want to go there first to briefly review how to create a Residential proxy network, send your first request, explore the control panel, and more basic actions.

How to: for All Proxy networks

Learn how to target a specific country or city when sending your request, set a limit on bandwidth consumption, integrations, statistics, and more

How to: Residential Proxy specific 

Explore how to target ASN specific IPs, Proxy Peers, OS's, and how to best browse Chinese based domains. 

Targetting an ASN specific IP 

This feature can be enabled by adding the ASN parameter to your Zone configuration, under Geolocation Targeting.  


Once the configuration is saved, the ASN flag can be added to the Zone's credentials
and be integrated when using the Residential proxies. For example:

curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-asn-<ASN number>:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"

Note: Values for <ASN number> can be found here.


Targeting Residential IP groups (gIPs) 

Dedicated Residential IPs can be selected in the form of gIPs. They can be allocated under the zone's configuration page by selecting a "Dedicated" IP type and choosing a number of gips. Also targeting a specific domain is required.


Once the configuration is saved, selecting "Show allocated Dedicated residential IPs" will provide 
a list of hash values that represent group IPs.

These values can be used to target a specific gip. For example:

curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-gip-<gip_hash_value>:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"

Target specific OS

Bright Data allows targeting the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows:
    curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-os-windows:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"
  • MAC:
    curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-os-osx:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"
  • Android:
    curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-os-android:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"

Browse Chinese sites by using Chinese Residentials IPs

When outside of China 
Targeting Chinese Residential IP peers is enough.
For example:

curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-country-cn:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"

When inside China
In addition to Targeting Chinese Residentials IP peers, targeting our Chinese super-proxy is also required.

  • When using API commands, the proxy DNS server is
    For example:
    curl --proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<USERNAME>-zone-<ZONE>-country-cn:<PASSWORD> "<TARGET SITE>"
  • When using the Proxy Manager:
    • Select relevant Port settings by simply clicking on the port  
    • Select Targeting and set China as the country
    • Select IP control: set Super Proxy location to "China".

Was this article helpful?