WireGuard client

  • Encrypt your internet connection to enforce security and privacy.
    • Prevent data leak and traffic spoofing on the client side.
  • Bypass regional restrictions using commercial providers.
    • Escape client side content filters and internet censorship.
  • Access your LAN services remotely without port forwarding.

Install the required packages. Specify the VPN client configuration parameters.

# Install packages
opkg update
opkg install wireguard
 
# Configuration parameters
WG_IF="vpn"
WG_SERV="SERVER_ADDRESS"
WG_PORT="51820"
WG_ADDR="192.168.9.2/24"
WG_ADDR6="fdf1:e8a1:8d3f:9::2/64"

Generate and exchange keys between server and client.

# Generate keys
umask go=
wg genkey | tee wgserver.key | wg pubkey > wgserver.pub
wg genkey | tee wgclient.key | wg pubkey > wgclient.pub
wg genpsk > wgclient.psk
 
# Client private key
WG_KEY="$(cat wgclient.key)"
 
# Pre-shared key
WG_PSK="$(cat wgclient.psk)"
 
# Server public key
WG_PUB="$(cat wgserver.pub)"

Consider VPN network as public. Assign VPN interface to WAN zone to minimize firewall setup.

# Configure firewall
uci rename firewall.@zone[0]="lan"
uci rename firewall.@zone[1]="wan"
uci del_list firewall.wan.network="${WG_IF}"
uci add_list firewall.wan.network="${WG_IF}"
uci commit firewall
/etc/init.d/firewall restart

Configure VPN interface and peers.

# Configure network
uci -q delete network.${WG_IF}
uci set network.${WG_IF}="interface"
uci set network.${WG_IF}.proto="wireguard"
uci set network.${WG_IF}.private_key="${WG_KEY}"
uci add_list network.${WG_IF}.addresses="${WG_ADDR}"
uci add_list network.${WG_IF}.addresses="${WG_ADDR6}"
 
# Add VPN peers
uci -q delete network.wgserver
uci set network.wgserver="wireguard_${WG_IF}"
uci set network.wgserver.public_key="${WG_PUB}"
uci set network.wgserver.preshared_key="${WG_PSK}"
uci set network.wgserver.endpoint_host="${WG_SERV}"
uci set network.wgserver.endpoint_port="${WG_PORT}"
uci set network.wgserver.route_allowed_ips="1"
uci set network.wgserver.persistent_keepalive="25"
uci add_list network.wgserver.allowed_ips="0.0.0.0/0"
uci add_list network.wgserver.allowed_ips="::/0"
uci commit network
/etc/init.d/network restart

Resolve race conditions and configure dynamic connection if necessary.

Establish the VPN connection. Use traceroute and traceroute6 to verify your client traffic is routed via the VPN gateway.

traceroute openwrt.org
traceroute6 openwrt.org

Check your client public IP addresses.

Make sure there is no DNS leak on the client side.

Delegate a public IPv6 prefix to the VPN network to use IPv6 by default.

Collect and analyze the following information.

# Restart services
/etc/init.d/log restart; /etc/init.d/network restart; sleep 10
 
# Log and status
logread -e vpn; netstat -l -n -p | grep -e "^udp\s.*\s-$"
 
# Runtime configuration
pgrep -f -a wg; wg show; wg showconf vpn
ip address show; ip route show table all
ip rule show; iptables-save -c
ip -6 rule show; ip6tables-save -c
 
# Persistent configuration
uci show network; uci show firewall; crontab -l
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  • Last modified: 2021/09/27 04:36
  • by vgaetera