Does PureVPN use WireGuard?
The WireGuard protocol is a new end-to-end VPN technology that can significantly lower latency and improve VPN performance in both private and public networks.
Some providers offer their own private implementations, while others deploy and support third party implementations (such as open source ie uPNP). With WireGuard, you have the option to use your preferred provider and let them host a server for you. PureVPN provides OpenVPN 2.
Can I use PureVPN with my preferred WireGuard provider? Of course. A few of the companies and service providers offering WireGuard VPN services include: OpenWRT. Pulse. WireGuard VPN client for the Raspberry Pi.e. Tunnelblick. OpenVPN for Mac and Linux. How do I set up WireGuard with PureVPN? To start configuring your VPN to use WireGuard with PureVPN, you simply need to start the VPN client, select 'Advanced Settings' then go to 'Proxy Server' and add a 'Proxying' option (or similar wording). The proxy will then be created and you can fill out the details: Proxying IP address: 192.168.1 (example)
Proxy Protocol: TCP/UDP. Proxy Ports: 22 (example). Proxy User Name & Password: No user or password required. Proxy Server Port: No proxy required. The only exception to this is for MacOS. For the mac version of PureVPN, when you setup the VPN configuration it will add proxy settings already configured. The connection is set to use port 8080 and the proxy server has no user/password. In this case, you would only need to make sure you are on wifi to get best results. If you were on a different port it may interfere with other traffic coming across the internet if it isn't using port 8080.
How do I disable the PureVPN proxy server? This isn't usually recommended for most users, but if you are trying to stay away from the VPN service's track record of logging it makes sense to disable it temporarily or at least add another route to your device, if possible.
How do I setup a WireGuard VPN tunnel?
This article will cover installing and using WireGuard for VPN's and why we choose to use it rather than other VPN methods.
I'll walk you through how to get your first instance up and running and how to then set it as the default VPN for your desktop. Lastly, I'll show you how to install Tor-Bridge which you can use to bridge OpenVPN to a WigGuard tunnel when you have OpenVPN up and running already. If you're looking at this guide, here's what you need:
I don't understand! I think most of you will agree to a certain extent that there aren't many simple to understand guides on the interwebs but it's worth taking some time to learn some concepts around what is going on. So we'll begin by talking about IPSec. Then we'll talk about how VPN's work and that you should be able to set up multiple virtual networks within your home/network without the need for any 'complex' technology. We'll also talk about what encryption we use, the differences between various VPN services, and the different methods you can use to secure a wireless network. Hopefully, we can help give some confidence to some people who are new to all of this, so let's get started.
What is IPsec? First, let's recap what we're actually talking about. This isn't a hard concept but most people get this wrong and it's worth getting right. IPSec doesn't allow you to encrypt data between two specific servers, it only allows you to encrypt data between your computer and your VPN. So when you are saying you've got 'IPsec' on your router or desktop, what you mean is that you've got IPsec (as mentioned above) between your router and your machine (or 'router - client connection'). You should always be using one of the below protocols for all connections within your network.
IPSec is an industry standard protocol that handles the encryption between you and your server in the VPN/Sites list below. In most cases, this encryption is encrypted within the router or desktop and so all that we need to look at is how that encryption works.