Best VPN provider for Wireguard in ASUS (Merlin) firmware

sl4fko

Regular Contributor
The title says it all...


With Wireguard coming to ASUS routers in new 388 firmware, which VPN provider could be (is) the best choice (downloadable Wireguard configs, fastest services/servers...)? I am currently on NordVPN but it has no wireguard option, only its proprietary NordLynx service. ProtonVPN maybe?
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
Nordlynx is WG... it's all about marketing but, it's WG. I tested a handful of services with WG when I was up for renewal but, Nord beat them all for speed. If you need a "file" then you can make one but, the app provisions everything automatically when you connect. The reason you don't find most VPN's with WG having a file is it's not just some generic connect profile like you have with OVPN.

If Asus was more robust you could simply download one of the other OS option program installables and run it on the router itself.

https://repo.nordvpn.com/deb/nordvpn/debian/pool/main/ -- this is for Linux based machines but, you can see they have different CPU models listed.
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
NordLynx is a propriety implementation based on WireGuard. You can't use it without their closed source app.
You can if you make your own file by gathering the info needed to make it. Nordlynx is the dummy proof way. There are tutorials out there on the web on how to do it.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
There are tutorials out there on the web on how to do it.
Can you provide a link? Maybe the OP could use it to test how well it works on his router without having to change VPN providers.
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
You'll need to boot into Linux with a USB drive to collect the info needed to make a file but, it's pretty straight forward to do.



 

juanantonio

Occasional Visitor
The title says it all...


With Wireguard coming to ASUS routers in new 388 firmware, which VPN provider could be (is) the best choice (downloadable Wireguard configs, fastest services/servers...)? I am currently on NordVPN but it has no wireguard option, only its proprietary NordLynx service. ProtonVPN maybe?
Well, I'm using Wireguard with AirVPN. It's pretty straightforward. You can buy a 3-day license for only 2€.
With this provider, you can even forward ports between the VPN public IP and your LAN devices.
They have a configurator for generating configuration files for different operating systems: Android, Windows, Linux; and you can choose between OpenVPN or Wireguard for the protocol you want to use.
Regards.
 

CaptainSTX

Part of the Furniture
StrongVPN works well, is reliable and the provide you with a configuration file.

I run three clients on my AC86 and they run reliably for weeks at a time and on nearby servers get download speed of approximately 200 Mbps.

On my VPN appliance I can get download speeds over 800 Mbps.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
What VPN appliance is that?
 

CaptainSTX

Part of the Furniture
What VPN appliance is that?
Small form PC with an I7 processor and 8 gigs of memory. Processor is designed for portable PC and the unit draws 14 watts of power. No fan or graphics card.
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
Small form PC with an I7 processor and 8 gigs of memory. Processor is designed for portable PC and the unit draws 14 watts of power. No fan or graphics card.
I do the same but full ATX and some people don't like it around here. I rolled several functions into the box though in addition to the VPN aspect.
 

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