WireGuard

Utilities
Rating
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Size
3.3 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
1.0.16
Price
Free
Seller
WireGuard Development Team
Last update
1 year ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for WireGuard

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3 years ago, a stack of pennies
Amazing if you can get it to work
While the wireguard protocol does live up to its grand promises of being lightweight and fast, the abysmal lack of official documentation and especially troubleshooting suggestions makes it nearly impossible to fix your setup if it doesn't work on the first try. Unless you're skilled at networking or you have assistance from someone with a working installation, it's next to impossible to troubleshoot a nonfunctional installation. That said, it fulfills all promises made about the protocol if you do manage to get it working.
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5 years ago, Saklad5
A Perfect Implementation
This works more or less flawlessly. The protocol itself is incredibly fast and efficient, and this implementation maintains that. It is completely integrated with macOS's networking frameworks, so it can be managed in System Preferences like a normal VPN and run without keeping a separate application open. It seems to have almost no system overhead, either, and it is very easy to set up. It also properly stores credentials in Keychain Access, rather than trying to manage them itself. There is one oddity, though: the configuration dialog consists of one text box that contains the config file, rather than a series of form fields like the iOS client. I don't think it is worse, necessarily, but it'd make more sense if the UI was consistent across both platforms.
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3 years ago, ChillyCarlos
Pretty Awesome except...
Everything works well, the only issue I'm having is that I need to disconnect/reconnect the connection after my laptop wakes up from sleep. The entire process takes about 60 seconds. It's no big deal but would be nice if it worked perfectly. :)
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2 months ago, Aldaro Nightfrost
Fast, simple, and to the point
This Application serves as an excellent reference WireGuard client. Whether you are connecting to a service like NordVPN, or have a WireGuard server set up to access local network resources from just about anywhere, this Application will get the job done in the vast majority of cases. Additionally, I appreciate the fact that wire guard tunnels show up in system settings along side other VPN connections (something which most OpenVPN clients do not support).
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5 years ago, Fidget08
Great application
This is a fantastic bit of software. The initial setup can be someone of a bear and confusing but once you get the keys set up and single port forwarded its off to the races. Its amazingly fast compared to openvpn and more secure. Some might be scared off by opening a port but dont be. If you run a port scan you cant even see the port is open. It only reports open when wireguard handshake is complete. Pair it will a VPN provider and you have a fast and reliablie vpn setup. Highly recommend.
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7 months ago, HappyDummy
Can't unblock untunneled traffic?
Unfortunately, this app is broken in that there doesn't appear to be a way to unblock untunneled traffic as there is in the Windows app. Setting Allowed IPs to a block only allows connections to that IP block, stopping all other traffic completely, instead of the expected behavior of having only traffic for that IP block going through the tunnel and all other traffic being normal (so you can access your LAN or use your local Internet instead of internet being tunneled). Simply, I don't want ALL traffic to be tunneled and with WireGuard for Mac, it is all or nothing.
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3 years ago, LastSlash
Pretty Interesting
I am not a tech guy but I use a lot of VPNs to deal with privacy and some work in areas where VOIP is blocked for economic interests. This software connects fast, seems to reconnect well when moving from network to network (10x better than anything else) and gets good to downright amazing speeds. This is the unevenly distrubuted future of private connections.
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5 years ago, as one pro shooter . . .
Wow, great VPN app
I have been using OpenVPN, Tunnleblick, and Wireguard with two different VPN services and have found WireGuard 1.02 to be the easiest to set up and fastest to connect on Mojave. The slower to connect of my two VPNs sometimes takes over a minute to establish a VPN tunnel. WireGuard does its thing in less than a second, connecting to the same VPN service. And it is equally fast on my iPhone 7. Thanks, guys!
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5 years ago, innerop
Not obvious how to work with wg-quick config
I've been using wireguard-go on Mac OS Seirra from the command line. I had to update to Mojave to us this new wireguard app All my settings for wg-quick are in /usr/local/etc/wireguard and I have no idea what create/import tunnel means. It was already working fine from command line and now I'm regretting having installed this GUI version. I'm sure once I figure out how to feed the config I have into it then things will work fine but till then this is very frustrating.
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3 years ago, EdiPhone
Missing some niceties
I haven't put in the required effort to make it work (added some VPN entries for my VPN provider but even though it showed connected traffic wasn't passing). Needs at least a couple of niceties: * Option to change menubar icon, or provide a better icon: less tall, less ugly - circle with dragon inside matching the size of other menubar icons would do it. Right now it's taller than all other menubar icons and skinnier than most, looking weird * Pref/option to NOT launch the menubar item at boot. Don't assume I always want to run this thing. Uninstalling it for now because it didn't work for me, the menubar icon is ugly, and it insists on launching at every boot with no easy way to prevent the lauch.
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4 years ago, richb-hanover
Works perfectly to VPN into home network
From time to time, I need to VPN into my network to change configuration on my equipment at home. I can fire up the VPN and then log into the network as if I were on-site. One request: I wish the documentation listed a full set of "keywords" that can be used in the GUI. That would have saved me a bunch of time.
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1 year ago, Christopher Mitchell
Issues with 1.0.16
Everything worked great until the release of 1.0.16. Since that upgrade, there is no menubar for the app and I have to force-quit the app when it starts at login and restart.
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1 year ago, jdjsjfnfnrkeokdnfbf
Mostly fine, a few annoying bugs
The allowed configurations for on-demand VPNs is lackluster, not allowing for more complex setups like "use this config when on this network, this other config when on this network". Also unable to use a domain as an endpoint, I always get an error like "DNS resolution failure" (however 'dig ' works just fine).
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4 months ago, Larry Gatlin
Wow!
Upgrading our office from L2TP, was shocked at how easy this was! Was worried about how it would work with all our VLANS but no issues. The built in integration with Ubiquiti and the super easy client configeration was a dream come true for us.
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5 years ago, Rick from Omaha
So far so good!
This project is really well documented, and a middle-aged script kid like me could even figure out the CLI. The native Mac client seems light, fast and stable, which is consistent with everything I've seen from this development team so far. Well done, Edge Security.
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5 years ago, lonnie2.71828
World-class WireGuard
Thanks for bringing the world-class WireGuard VPN to macOS ! There is simply no better VPN offering this simplicity, security and efficiency. I appreciate the native, low-level integration into the macOS network stack. Tunnel throughput is much higher on my embedded router endpoint than with other VPN types.
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3 years ago, Zainahm3d
Nearly Perfect
Giving it 5 stars because it still deserves it compared to other VPN protocols and ugly apps. Only thing I would like added is the ability to disable the app firing up upon boot.
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5 years ago, Ryan Vo
Thoughts after several weeks of use
This is a much welcome upgrade over the CLI interface. It makes it very easy to quickly toggle between networks. The color coding in the config editor is a nice touch.
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4 years ago, SnapdragonXL
It grows fastly as time
At the very beginning, Wireguard is only supported on Linux, which makes me feel disappointed. However it soon become cross-platform that make it easy to use and deloy. Grat work!
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4 years ago, internetworld7
Very Simple but Very Fast
The WireGuard app works as you would expect it to. It is very "bare bones" and offers ZERO features but that was never the intent of this app anyway. So far it's reliable and it's amazing how fast the WireGuard protocol is! (The menubar icon looks really cool).
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5 years ago, Nick_El
So far so good.
I've been using it for almost a month without a problem. I wonder when the "split tunnel" feature will be added, please? Thank you.
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2 years ago, geminilabs
Almost perfect
This app works great, I am using it with Mullvad since their app has bugs with the menubar on Apple Silicon. My only gripe is that you cannot group tunnels.
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5 years ago, Corey Watson
No Multi-User On-Demand
It bugs out if you have multiple users each with their own on-demand VPN. This is the case whether you restart, log-out and log-in, or use fast user switching. Would be nice if this was fixed. Still a solid app for single user computers.
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4 years ago, homunyan
Useful for simple situations
For very simple use cases, this app works great, however it's missing a lot of basic features the command line tools have such as PostUp/PostOwn, Table, and so on. If you just want to use a VPN to protect your web surfing on public WiFi, this app will do it, but it's not useful for much else.
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1 year ago, Some guy in Boston3456
Has been great, but recently broke with macOS update
I have been using this app for a while - and it is great! Fast, no fuss, and secure. However, I recently upgraded to macOS Ventura 13.2, and it is no longer working for me. I now have to use the CLI to connect to the VPN.
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9 months ago, looperlonic
Lightweight and effective.
Have used this Wireguard client on both my own private VPN as well as some larger public ones. Works great.
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4 years ago, Googlerbook
amazing VPN software
You need to be an expert at iptunnels to make the most use of it. It's solved many issues I was having. It's so great that I started donating to the project. Keep up the good work!
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5 years ago, Mr.Sergio
Awesome
Easy to use, fast and very reliable app. Previosly I have used WireGuard for more than a year using Terminal. Now it's much easier! Thanks guys, you do your job so well!
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5 years ago, Chester McFarland
Promising but not working for me
It failed to import my configuration files created by Mullvad's script, and gave me a non-specific error. No help within the app. No ability to import multiple configuration files at once. I look forward to improving this review! Until then will stick with homebrew-installed wireguard.
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5 years ago, Rdc20009a
Works Perfecty!
Lightweight, super fast and much better than the other VPN apps I've used. Also have it installed on my iPhone. Thank you for a awesome app!
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10 months ago, DM_ENGINEER
Issues with Ventura?
Used to work like a champ, but with Ventura no traffic passes. Is this a known issue? Sadly I've resorted to CLI via homebrew to make my tunnel work
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10 months ago, jaaamesk
App doesn't work
I've added my tunnel correctly, but when connecting, no internet, and it doesn't connect properly to my home server. Other users on Reddit reported the same, it seems the developer has abandoned this project. Don't download, useless.
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2 years ago, iotunesoi
No ability to disable auto-start item?
Why is there no setting in the preferences to dsiable the app from starting on boot without user permission?
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3 years ago, Derekpizza
Fantastic!
Better than anything I ever have used! Thank you!
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5 years ago, Sterling Toz
Good but awaiting further enhancement
The GUI design is simple but not well-considered. Hope the developer can give cients more freedom to choose the detailed functions.
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5 years ago, tycho_hansen
Good app! small issue.
I love this. It's much easier to use than the wg-quick cli. I wish I could run multiple tunnels at the same time like you can via CLI.
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6 months ago, sanglam3008
VPN dont connect after a few deactivate/reactivate
Same at title. Somtimes I would need to deactivate and then active again a few times before the VPN actually connect. However, after successful handshakes, VPN will remain stable
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5 years ago, jnoxon
Fantastic
Really happy to see Wireguard embracing native apps. The CLI version always worked great, but this is even better. Thanks!
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5 years ago, saeedhassani
I am from Iran
Despite the intense filtering, this is the fastest filtering tool out there. Thank you very much for your good team.
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10 months ago, Monchers
A bit buggy on latest Mac OS 13.5.1 M2 ARM
Sometimes it starts, sometimes it does not and just hangs. Maybe an issue with the latest update. Please fix :)
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5 years ago, ryan_marsh
Great!
So happy to have this after using the CLI for quite some time. I love how I can control the VPN using the normal macOS VPN controls.
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2 years ago, Ambient711
Beats OpenVPN everyday of the week
It's such a fast and clean VPN server/client that at first I wasnt sure it was working.
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9 months ago, FailedGenius
Still does not allow any traffic through on Ventura 13.5.2
This is my first time setting this specific app up on Mac OS, but I've set many VPN apps in the past on other platforms. I guess I'll just use CLI instead.
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5 years ago, aPearsonIO
Updates wipe out tunnels
It seems any updates wipe out existing tunnels. Make sure you backup your tunnels any time you change them
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1 year ago, 2702187
Version 1.0.16 is broken
Version 1.0.15 worked well for me for a long time. However, 1.0.16 often fails to reconnect and blocks internet altogether upon wake, physical reconnections, etc. It has been quite annoying.
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4 years ago, fireflyz77
Works great!!
This works perfectly with azirevpn! Thank you!
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4 years ago, Dunno
So fast!
Works flawlessly with TorGuard VPN account, both Mac and iOS.
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5 years ago, 1234_h
Connect and disconnect
Why do I have to disconnect and automatically reconnect within two seconds?
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2 years ago, Koramchad
Does not open
Does not open on a Ventura 13.0.1 M1 Pro. Can't do anything with it. Tried reinstalling, restarting the computer... nothing
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1 year ago, iSal4
No instructions
Tried to install on Monterey 12.2.5 and I find out that there's no instructions on how to install. No help files.
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