What is WireGuard?
WireGuard is a new VPN protocol that utilizes “state-of-the-art” cryptography. It was designed to be faster, simpler and considerably more performant compared to other VPN protocols. If you wish to learn more about it, visit the WireGuard website.
Which OS/Platforms are supported by WireGuard?
WireGuard is available on our Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS & Android clients.
On desktop apps, WireGuard can be selected in the IVPN app’s
Connectiontab. On mobile apps, navigate to
If you would like to configure WireGuard on a native WireGuard app or WireGuard client on your router, see our manual setup guides here.
What cryptography is used in WireGuard?
WireGuard utilizes the following protocols and primitives:ChaCha20 for symmetric encryption, authenticated with Poly1305, using RFC7539's AEAD construction
Curve25519 for ECDH
BLAKE2s for hashing and keyed hashing, as described in RFC7693
SipHash for hashtable keys
HKDF for key derivation, as described in RFC5869
Noise_IK handshake from Noise, building on the work of CurveCP, NaCL, KEA+, SIGMA, FHMQV, and HOMQV
All packets are sent over UDP
How resilient is a WireGuard connection?
WireGuard is built for roaming. If your device changes networks, e.g. from Wi-Fi to a mobile/cellular, the connection will persist because as long as the client sends correctly authenticated data to our WireGuard VPN server, the server keeps the connection alive.
What ports do you use for WireGuard?
UDP 53 UDP 80 UDP 443 UDP 1194 UDP 2049 UDP 2050 UDP 30587 UDP 41893 UDP 48574 UDP 58237
What IP addresses are issued for WireGuard connections?
The IP address is randomly assigned from
Which servers I can connect to with WireGuard?
The full list of our WireGuard servers can be viewed on the Servers page.
How many devices I can connect with WireGuard?
2 on the Standard and 7 on the Pro plan.
Do I need to manually create and add public key in the Client Area when adding a new device?
No, when using the IVPN app keys are automatically generated and the public key uploaded to our server the moment you select the WireGuard protocol in the app.
If you are not using an IVPN app, you can also generate and download a WireGuard configuration file in the Account Area using a key pair you have manually generated on your own device or a key pair generated by us.
How do I verify that I am connected?
Our website shows a connection status at the top of the page or inside the ‘Menu’ on mobile devices. There is a green ‘Connected’ or a red ‘Disconnected’ dot, which indicates your status. Another way to ensure that you are properly connected to IVPN is to simply visit the dns leak test website. As long as you see the revealed location matches the selected IVPN server & the IP address is different to the one provided by your ISP - this gives you reasonable assurance that your traffic is routed through the VPN service.
Does Port Forwarding work with WireGuard?
Does WireGuard support IPv6?
Can I use Multi-hop with WireGuard?
What DNS server is used when connecting with WireGuard?
We provide our own, secure and absolutely logless DNS server which is pushed and applied automatically to your device when you connect. The IP address of the standard DNS server is
172.16.0.1. The AntiTracker DNS address is
10.0.254.2. The AntiTracker’s Hardcore Mode DNS address is
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