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Install WireGuard on Ubuntu

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Last updated: November 8, 2021

1. Install WireGuard

If you have Ubuntu ≥ 19.10, execute:

sudo apt install wireguard

If you have Ubuntu ≤ 19.04, execute:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireguard/wireguard
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wireguard

2. Generate the config(s) you want

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3. Import configuration

In the terminal, execute:

4. Connect to OVPN

To connect to OVPN, type the following into the terminal:

wg-quick up {{ props.config }}

To disconnect from OVPN, type the following into the terminal:

wg-quick down {{ props.config }}


In case you get connected to OVPN in the WireGuard application, but don't have any internet connectivity, please read the troubleshooting article for WireGuard.

If your configuration files don't get imported, read our article about adding your private key manually in the configuration files.