WireGuard vs OpenVPN: 7 Key Differences in 2024


Really well explained. I often wonder if the higher speeds of a VPN come with a higher risk of security. Technically, the ol’ tried and true OpenVPN is more for ultra security focused peeps that don’t need extra speed. However, WireGuard still is secure, albeit maybe slightly less secure than Open, but is the newer technology and gives us the speeds we prefer for streaming.

I interpreted the article much differently. My take away was that Wireguard is more secure than OpenVPN. Now I have to reread it. Lol

My take is both are very secure but with less code involved wireguard has a smaller attack surface. Wireguard +1

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Ahhhhhh…yea must have misinterpreted slightly. Took that as a slight negative to Wireguard, but the way you said it makes it seem like a positive. My bad. So then not sure why anyone would want OpenVPN lol.

OpenVPN, from my experience, is more compatible, and works better, on public WiFi and in particular on portable devices. I’ve had customers who had much more stable and faster connections on their home ISPs as well, although I have found that becoming less of a concern over time.

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I’m still wondering how on earth they got those speeds using a VPN. 40 ish is average for me although I have got up to 80 once.

I haven’t a clue @Wizzard . All I know is using it on all my Phones, tablets, and streaming devices gives me the same results. You’re a Wizzard, maybe it’s just magic :magic_wand:

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this is my current wireguard connection

and my paid speed is 300 :grimacing:


On a 150 Mbps service.

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TXRon, thank you for posting the link to this article! It explained a lot for me.

Indulge me,
User > ISP > VPN servers > Source.
Then in return
Source > VPN servers > ISP > User

pretty much got it :+1:

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I have no issues with Proton Free wireguard…getting my 500/500 speed…so far

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