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One big advantage that IPSec has over both OpenVPN and WireGuard is that the client is built in to both iOS and Android so you don't have to worry about finding an appropriate client.

The last time I tried OpenVPN the client seemed to primarily be a vehicle for displaying ads for a VPN service that I wasn't interested in (I wanted to VPN back to my home network, not to an endpoint in another country).




>The last time I tried OpenVPN the client seemed to primarily be a vehicle for displaying ads for a VPN service that I wasn't interested in

I don't know what you used, but the official OpenVPN apps are all ad free as far as I can tell.


I checked in the iOS app store and it looks like a recent update split "Private Tunnel" off into a separate app. As I recall, the old versions included advertising for this private tunnel service.

This is "OpenVPN Connect" by "OpenVPN Technologies".


... I think you downloaded a bad copy. OpenVPN has official clients. And WireGuard Development Team, eg the people who develop Wireguard, have a has both Android and iOS implementations.


I have used OpenVPN on iOS for the past year and there are 0 ads.


It would have been well over a year ago that I tried OpenVPN.

The app store listing currently shows that they removed the Private Tunnel section and made that into a separate app. The private tunnel is the advertising I was referring to.




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