NetNut Review

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Little over a year ago a small Israeli company was formed. Called NetNut, it aimed to provide the best residential proxy services in the world. The little squirrel has some unique features that others don’t so we put those to the test.

Read our in-depth test & review on NetNut’s residential IP proxies and see if they can give you what you need or not before you buy!

Recommended for: Scraping data & Price comparison & Ticketing Sites

Anyone might be skeptical about getting proxies from a company that is relatively new. You might have the same feelings for NetNut, which is why we are testing their proxies today.

We will be covering the features that make them stand out from the crowd and give our opinion if they are a provider that you should look into.

NetNut Homepage

Companies that are new are usually less popular, which is why people tend to avoid them, at least until they build up their reputation. NetNut being that kind of company is trying to speed up the reputation process. From the start, they are a company that has features that are unique to them.

The pool of IPs is 500,000, which might not seem like a lot. In reality, it is not, but if we compare them with Stormproxies’ pool of 40,000 residential proxies, then it’s a lot. To top it all off, unlike a lot of competitors they don’t rely on the p2p network. The IPs are always online, if we’d make an evaluation on p2p basis IPs numbers we can notice that we have about 5-7 million IPs based on the knowledge that the average of online p2p users is below 10%.

Pros
  • 7-day free trial
  • Support with TeamViewer sessions
  • DiViNetworks dependent
  • 24/7 support
  • Less than 1% failure
  • High speeds and low latency
Cons
  • No SOCKS support
  • No IP whitelisting
  • Geo-targeting limited to countries only

Proxy Types and Pricing

Being a company that specifically sells residential proxies, don’t expect to see other products in here.

They have seven pricing plans ranging from $300 for the smallest package and $3500 for the biggest one. There is one more package that has no price on it, so if you need that one, you’ll need to contact the sales team. For any other price inquiry such as 2TB, 5TB etc. they need to contact us as well.

NetNut Pricing Plans

All pricing plans give you access to the half a million residential proxies, so the only difference between them is the amount of traffic that you get every month and the price that you get charged per gigabyte if you need more.

A 7-day trial period is also available. If you apply for it, you will get a 100GB traffic, and at the same time, the NetNut will create a Skype group chat with you, the account manager and a developer.

One of the things that makes them unique is the network type. Most of their competitors rely on a p2p network, such as Luminati, Microleaves and Oxylabs residential proxy networks.

You may be interested in, What is Luminati proxy network & How it work.

That means that the data sent from your computer passes through someone’s actual machine, meaning that to be able to use that IP the user must be online. NetNut’s solution to this problem is to use DiviNetworks. They work with over 100 ISPs all over the world meaning that they get the residential IPs directly from the ISP. That means that a user doesn’t have to be online to use their IP address.

Locations of proxy servers

The list of location isn’t the biggest one out there, but it’s not that bad. They have residential proxies in around 50 countries. Half of those are located in the US, while the rest are from the other countries. The list of countries where they have residential proxies is:

United Stated (US)
Sweden (SE)
Finland (FI)
Switzerland (CH)
Spain (ES)
Mexico (MX)
Italy (IT)
France (FR)
Canada (CA)
Germany (DE)
Denmark (DK)
Norway (NO)
Russia (RU)
Ukraine (UA)
Poland (PL)
Portugal (PT)
Netherlands (NL)
Turkey (TR)
United Kingdom (UK)
India (IN)
Madagascar (MG)
Brazil (BR)
Hungary (HU)
Ireland (IE)
Australia (AU)
China (CN)
Qatar (QA)
Iraq (IQ)
Saudi Arabia (SA)
Jordan (JO)
Philippines (PH)
Taiwan (TW)
Japan (JP)
Hong Kong (HK)
Kenya (KE)
Cyprus (CY)
Malaysia (MY)
Singapore (SG)
Indonesia (ID)
Vietnam (VN)
Bangladesh (BD)
Luxembourg (LU)
Nepal (NP)
Argentina (AR)
Thailand (TH)
South Korea (KR)
Israel (IL)
United Arab Emirates (AE)

As of this time, they don’t offer geo-targeting by city, but it is a feature that they intend to implement in the future.

Usage examples for different countries
  • netnut.io:33128:USERNAME:PASSWORD
  • netnut.io:33128:USERNAME:PASSWORD
  • netnut.io:33128:USERNAME:PASSWORD

Ping Test & Proxy Speed Test

Getting proxies from a provider that doesn’t rely on the p2p network might be a good thing. In almost all proxy tests so far, the speed and latency were not breaking any records. Just as a reminder: the latency is the time it takes for the data to go to the server and back, while the speed is the amount of data that passes through the endpoint in a second.

Having DiviNetwork implemented, NetNut claims that the speed and ping test will provide better results. Let’s see them.

First, we did a controlled test on our VPS.

Speed test on VPS
Speed test on VPS without proxy
Speed tests with NetNutDetails of the speed test
IPs of Rotating ProxyUnloadedLoadedDownloadUpload
45.76.17.5 (no proxy)2243.37233.17
198.31.50.19730345134
72.11.14.4727435.3
154.84.191.24669703670
154.84.191.186 80825979
104.245.75.90 146155514
198.31.50.130 28345236
173.241.54.575179295.8
198.31.50.61 31334036
 72.11.14.19175781.85.8
198.31.50.132 32672828
173.241.50.216 76776.15.1
72.11.14.15575776.45.1

IP 1: 198.31.50.197

NetNut speed test ip1

 

IP 2: 72.11.14.4

NetNut speed test ip2

IP 3: 154.84.191.246

NetNut speed test ip3

IP 4: 154.84.191.186

NetNut speed test ip4

IP 5: 104.245.75.90

NetNut speed test ip5

IP 6: 198.31.50.130

NetNut speed test ip6

IP 7: 173.241.54.57

NetNut speed test ip7

IP 8: 198.31.50.61

NetNut speed test ip8

IP 9: 72.11.14.191

NetNut speed test ip9

IP 10: 198.31.50.132

NetNut speed test ip10

IP 11: 173.241.50.216

NetNut speed test ip11IP 12: 72.11.14.155

NetNut speed test ip12

 

The results are amazing. Only one proxy had latency over 100 ms; the rest were well below that mark. The speeds are also very good. Some the other competitors of NetNut were barely able to provide speeds of several MBPS. Here we see speeds of over 50 MBPS, which is excellent.

Geolocation Test / ISP Test

We already mentioned that they don’t have residential proxies in every country in the world. Regardless of that, the proxies still need to be good and from locations where they claim they are. Having a bad proxy will cause problems when accessing geo-restricted content.

Let’s test NetNut proxies about their ISP, Are real the residential IPs of the proxies?

NetNut Proxies ISP Test Details of the ISP Test
IPs of Rotating Proxy Hostname/IP ISP/ASN Country Type
198.31.50.197 198.31.50.197 AS22549 – TBDSL-01 United States Good IP (residential or business)
72.11.14.4 72.11.14.4 AS13638 – METALINK United States Good IP (residential or business)
154.84.191.246 154.84.191.246 AS14333 – ON-RAMP-INDIANA United States Good IP (residential or business)
154.84.191.186 154.84.191.186 AS14333 – ON-RAMP-INDIANA United States Good IP (residential or business)
104.245.75.90 amw-104-245-75-90.amarillowireless.net AS63296 – AMARILLO-WIRELESS United States Good IP (residential or business)
198.31.50.130 198.31.50.130 AS22549 – TBDSL-01 United States Good IP (residential or business)
173.241.54.57 des-173-241-54-57.wls.metalink.net AS13638 – METALINK United States Good IP (residential or business)
198.31.50.61 198.31.50.61 AS22549 – TBDSL-01 United States Good IP (residential or business)
72.11.14.191 72.11.14.191 AS13638 – METALINK United States Good IP (residential or business)
198.31.50.132 198.31.50.132 AS22549 – TBDSL-01 United States Good IP (residential or business)
173.241.50.216 bel-173-241-50-216.wls.metalink.net AS13638 – METALINK United States Good IP (residential or business)
72.11.14.155 ant-72-11-14-155.wls.metalink.net AS13638 – METALINK United States Good IP (residential or business)

IP 1: 198.31.50.197

NetNut isp test ip1

IP 2: 72.11.14.4

NetNut isp test ip2

IP 3: 154.84.191.246

NetNut isp test ip3

IP 4: 154.84.191.186

NetNut isp test ip4

IP 5: 104.245.75.90

NetNut isp test ip5

IP 6: 198.31.50.130

NetNut isp test ip6

IP 7: 173.241.54.57

NetNut isp test ip7

IP 8: 198.31.50.61

NetNut isp test ip8

IP 9: 72.11.14.191

NetNut isp test ip9

IP 10: 198.31.50.132

NetNut isp test ip10

IP 11: 173.241.50.216

NetNut isp test ip11

IP 12: 72.11.14.155

NetNut isp test ip12

 

The results shouldn’t be surprising. NetNut.io sells residential proxies, so all IPs should be good.

IP address compatibility Test

Having a good proxy doesn’t always mean that you’ll get access to certain websites. There are a lot of sites with strict rules for accessing them with a proxy, and they are good at discovering that. So, If you try to access them with a proxy, you will get blocked. To see how good NetNut proxies are, we put them to the test.

IPs of Rotating Proxy IG Pin TM CL Nike Adidas
198.31.50.197 N/A N/A
72.11.14.4 N/A N/A
154.84.191.246 N/A N/A
154.84.191.186 N/A N/A
104.245.75.90 N/A N/A
198.31.50.130 N/A N/A
173.241.54.57 N/A N/A
198.31.50.61 N/A N/A
72.11.14.191 N/A N/A
198.31.50.132 N/A N/A
173.241.50.216 N/A N/A
72.11.14.155 N/A N/A
*IG – Instagram, CL – Craigslist, Pin – Pinterest, TM – Ticketmaster

The first thing that you thought when you saw the results is that they don’t work with sneaker websites? That’s not true. NetNut has special endpoints for sneaker websites. As for the rest of the sites we tested, the results are exemplary.

We had no problem accessing any of the websites that we usually test. But when we test their proxies to access the Nike and Adidas, Show the HTTPS  error, so we can not test it on Nike and Adidas, We already report this to their support, should fix it soon.

Features of NetNut Proxy

Netnut.io Residential IP Features

DiviNetwork

As we mentioned previously, the advantage of DiviNetwork is that they get the proxy addresses directly from the ISPs. That provides better stability, reliability, and speeds

Website targeting

NetNut offers you to target specific websites for scraping. Unlike some of their competitors, they don’t charge extra for that.

7-day trial period

Unlike a lot of their competitors, NetNut offers a relatively long trial period. With that, you also get direct support from their team to help you set things up.

Realtime dashboard

Apart from the proxies you get from NetNut, You will get an account to get the traffic analytics and Report, which you can get your realtime updated statistics including total usage bandwidth, and requests statistics, usage per country and your account information.

Bandwidth and requests statistics

How to use

Using NetNut’s proxies is not complicated at all. The dashboard is easy to get around, and you don’t get too many options that can be confusing. Most of what you see on the dashboard is statistics.

When you sign up for an account, you get the login credentials and a proxy port. That is all you will need to authenticate. The basic string for authentication with country geo-targeting is,

us.netnut.io:33128:username:password

That will provide you with a US proxy address that will change every time you send out a request.

Netnut Rotation proxy gateway test to amazon.com
Netnut‘s Rotation proxy gateway test to amazon.com

Additionally, you can get a sticky IP address, but it might be a bit confusing because the string is different.

There are two parameters that you will need to add: “-s” and “!a”. The s parameter is for the server number and the “!a” parameter is for the sticky IP number. Before you begin, you will need to ask your account manager how many servers are in the specific location. For example, if the number of servers in the US is 100, that means that the “-s” parameter can go from 1 to 100. So this parameter will look like this: us-s15.netnut.io.

The second parameter is the number of sticky IPs, “!a”. each server has 256 sticky IP addresses that you can use. That means that you can assign a number from 1 to 256.

A full string with both parameters applied would look like this,

username!a27:[email protected]:33128

Whenever you change the sticky IPs, make sure to randomize the server and IP number so that you don’t get an IP with the same prefix.

Netnut Sticky proxy gateway test to amazon.com
Netnut‘s Sticky proxy gateway test to amazon.com

How to authorize NetNut

Currently, NetNut offers only username and password authentication, and they are working on implementing authentication with whitelisted IPs.

You are only available to add sub-users if you have the reseller package. Otherwise, we already explained in the previous section how to authenticate with a username and password.

Our Editor’s Verdict

We are always happy to see a new company that brings a big change to the table. NetNut might not have millions of IP addresses, but the way that their network works give them an advantage.

Usability

Even though the authentication process is slightly more complicated than their competitors, NetNut is still a service that is very easy to use. The dashboard is simple, and once you get the hang of authentication strings, you will have no problem with them.

Pricing

NetNut is not the cheapest proxy provider out there. They are in the top half of the pricing ladder. On the other hand, it might be worth to pay extra for getting a proxy network that seems to be working better than most others.

Reliability

As we keep mentioning, the DiviNetworks is the one thing that makes NetNut unique and gives them an advantage over their competitors. A failure rate of less than 1% and IP addresses that are online 24/7 regardless if the user is online or not makes them pretty reliable.

Support

Even though NetNut’s team will help you set everything up from the start, if you ever get stuck or need help, you have 24/7 support. You can contact them via email or Skype, and they will try to help you instantly.

Verdict

NetNut is a company that shows the world that being new in the business doesn’t mean that you are bad. In over a year they have gotten over half a million IP addresses deployed through a network that has a lot of advantages over the standard p2p — one of the most important one being the speed and latency, which in NetNut’s case are excellent.

 

The support staff is always there to help if you get stuck. NetNut is one of the few providers that we warmly recommend. If you are still having doubts, give their proxies a 7-day test and see for yourself.

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