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WireGuard is much faster than OpenVPN, much simpler to set up than OpenVPN (except for having to set up IP addresses it's approximately as easy to get working as SSH), and it's much, much more secure than OpenVPN.



Thanks for the information. What is your recommended way to set up a wireguard server on a home network? Some quick googling tells me it is possible to do it with a raspberry pi, but I would be worried about that being a bottleneck.


Ive had a WireGuard install running for about 6 months on a pi and as far as I can tell it hasn’t been a bottleneck. Plenty of spare cpu and bandwidth. And I’m using the 3 which only has 100mbit Ethernet.

Granted I don’t generally watch a ton of streaming video and it’s mostly just me on my network, but no issues watching YouTube or doing anything else.

I really can’t state enough how much I love my wireguard/pi hole setup.


> WireGuard is much faster than OpenVPN

Not relevant for most home internet connections

> much simpler to set up than OpenVPN

+1

> and it's much, much more secure than OpenVPN.

That’s uselessly vague. Do you mean the protocol, the implementation approach, the underlying crypto, or what?


Yes, the protocol, yes, the implementation approach, and yes, the underlying crypto. That sounds like a snarky response, but you really did kind of cover it.


>> WireGuard is much faster than OpenVPN

> Not relevant for most home internet connections

Why it is not relevant?


I'd say it is. While I'm handwaving based on what I've read - wg should be better for voice and video chat, due to being low-overhead udp - which should translate to lower latency.


Openvpn in UDP mode running on an rpi can saturate a home connection and provide low enough latency for voice.




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