Add WireGuard Support

I’m curious… How does Wireguard compare to PepVPN wrt to throughput and other metrics? Is there a chance that Pep would be embarrassed with the comparison?
(btw, PepVPN has been very reliable for me - a thumbs up solution so far!)

Peer to peer or fully meshed networking is possible today with PepVPN.

Since PepVPN is based on IPSEC and there is lots of evidence to say that wireguard is faster than IPSEC we can only assume wireguard based VPN would be faster.

Peplink are never embarrassed by any comparison in my experience. Instead they learn from it, and adapt and build bigger better faster things.

I wouldn’t be surprised if PepVPN / SpeedFusion adopts wireguard in the future, but I’m happy with the current IPSEC based VPN for the moment - after all, the speed isn’t the isn’t the clever bit about PepVPN, its what Peplink does to traffic flowing over those tunnels that matters (FEC, bonding, traffic flows, OSPF) and how easy they make it to deploy.

I still think PepVPN is one of the easiest VPNs to set up and use, easier than wireguard even which is lauded for its simplicity also.

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I have 12 pepwave device and it would be really nice have them connected to wireguard vpn. It would be a really good feature

Perhaps. I don’t know anything about PepVPN (yet), but I do know this: If Peplink modems supported WG in client mode, I could…

  • Fire up a WG server on an inexpensive virtual server
  • Create a persistent connection from the Peplink modem to that WG server

Then I’d always have a persistent, known private VPN to which I could connect so I could always look into customers’ networks in case something went bump in the night–using the same VPN tools on desktop, laptop, and mobile devices I use already, for other purposes.

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This is exactly what many Peplink users do using FusionHub Solo which is a free virtual appliance on Vultr for $5/month.

Further, those that don’t want to do that can now use SpeedFusion Cloud to create persistent connections between devices also and just pay for the VPN bandwidth.
There is also InTouch which is a reverse proxy based solution that gives you access to selected LAN side devices without the need for any persistent VPN at all (its built on demand).

But yes I can see the value of Wireguard integration for the ability to use one VPN client everywhere and extend your enterprise network into other security domains and servers.

Integration is mostly doable now of course with a little thought. You could just host a WG exit node next to a FusionHub and pretty much achieve what you’re asking.

Lets see what FW 9 brings…

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This would be a great addition to Peplink if they offered support for WireGuard - v9 firmware maybe? (fingers crossed). WireGuard is much more efficient than OpenVPN is. It uses a lot less processing power, which would actually compliment Peplinks current hardware more.

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We are looking into this and will likely available in v9 firmware.

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Alex,

Thank you for sharing that information with us. That’s really great to hear.

Great! Ready to try it if needed. Is there any roadmap?

Regards,

i could honestly use 4 vpn connections, i’d love to see this as a option.

As v8.3 was just released several months ago, v9 will be released…?

Replying to a 15 month old message as well

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yes, please add wireguard support. maybe to choose between openvpn and wireguard?

+1! This is a big deal in the remote connectivity industry given its lower cpu utilization and connection standup speeds…

+1 this would be a huge win. Please consider adding to roadmap

Upvote from me! This would be awesome.

+1… Please… We need to add wireguard at Peplink. (PISMO/Pepwave)

and a wireguard client license! love my ovpn client license, but I have a need for 2 VPN client connections today.

Disagree. I don’t think we should have to pay for a license for WireGuard like we do for OpenVPN. I don’t think we should have to pay for an OpenVPN license either.

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This…we shouldn’t need to be paying for using built in features that do not incur 3rd party licensing costs, such as openVPN WAN, additional vWAN’s, etc. Especially when we are already paying for PrimeCare. Or maybe make a PrimeCare Plus perk be all addon’s inclusive.

I will give Peplink some props, they did pretty much eliminate the additional license requirements for basic features on the BR1’s, so I feel some headway is being made.

I think that Wireguard support should be added, 100%, full stop.
As far as paying a licensing fee for it, I understand why Peplink charges for OpenVPN and IPSec connections and I would be willing to bundle it in the same way VPN licenses are charged today (say, via a Care license or independent license over X number of connection) due to the work that was involved to add it.
I do remember a post in here (maybe another thread) that said it was being considered for FW9, but when I asked at the Peplink Summit last November, no one from the Peplink side had any idea, and most of them didn’t know what Wireguard was :frowning: