WireGuard Port Forwarding enabled

Releases By Viktor Vecsei | Posted on February 16, 2022

July 2023 update: Port Forwarding is being phased out from the IVPN service and is no longer offered to new customers.
You can find more information in a blog post about this change.

After the recent addition of Multi-Hop for WireGuard, we are now introducing port forwarding support for Wireguard. Port forwarding allows incoming connections on a specific port, enabling you to run various services on your device that need to be accessible from the Internet. This feature comes with potential threats, so we suggest reviewing our brief introduction to port forwarding.

You can enable port forwarding for both WireGuard and OpenVPN by logging in and visiting the Port Forwarding tab in your client area.

Please note that WireGuard port forwarding will not be activated automatically until you have disconnected all your active sessions at least once. After doing so please wait 10 mins and reconnect using your chosen protocol.

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