Wireguard Topics

I have been actively working on a series of articles for the Smart Home Beginner website about setting up Wireguard tunnels. These are aimed at beginners who want to get started with Wireguard on a variety of operating systems. The articles presented here are designed to address specific topics, answer questions, and troubleshoot. You can also contact me for 1:1 instruction for additional Wireguard help.

To learn about Wireguard and how it compares to other VPN protocols, see my intro article:
https://www.smarthomebeginner.com/wireguard-vpn-for-beginners/

To see a list of the articles written for other websites, check out the ‘Other Articles’ section above:
https://rair.dev/other-articles/

Linux

linux wireguard articles

Take a look at the list below for some articles I have planned for this site. I am always open to taking suggestions if you have an article you would like to see published first!

Windows

multiple active tuns wireguard windows

Multiple Simultaneous Tunnels - As the title suggests, the default is to only allow a single tunnel active at a time while using the GUI. We explore two methods of activating multiple tunnels simultaneously.

windows wireguard articles

See the list below for some articles I have planned for this site. I am always open to taking suggestions if you have an article you would like to see published first!

Mac

Mac wireguard articles

See the list below for some articles I have planned for this site. I am always open to taking suggestions if you have an article you would like to see published first!

Android

Android wireguard articles

See the list below for some articles I have planned for this site. I am always open to taking suggestions if you have an article you would like to see published first!


Upcoming Planned Articles:

General

  • Wireguard Technical Overview – We Take a closer look at Wireguard’s history and technology a step deeper into my introduction artlce.

Planned Linux

  • Wireguard with Docker Containers – How can we route docker container traffic through a Wireguard tunnel?
  • Wireguard with a Private Website – How can we use Wireguard to access a private website, like a VaultWarden, Firefly III, or Nextcloud?
  • Wireguard with Pi-hole/AdGuard Home – How to setup Wireguard to use a self-hosted ad blocker?
  • Wireguard Advanced Routing – Iptables, nftables, ufw, firewalld, etc.

Planned Windows

  • Script Changing Wireguard Interface from ‘Public’ to ‘Private’ – There are some limitations to keeping the Wireguard interface in the ‘Public’ networking space. Let’s automate it!
  • Scripting Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) – There are a couple of scripts that can accomplish this, namely in this extremely helpful post, But I think we can improve upon it.
  • Fully Automate the startup process – Fix the startup process so we don’t have to manually disable and re-enable things. I see some bat files but maybe we can improve on that.

Planned Mac

  • Looking for Input – I haven’t been regularly using Mac OS for a while now so I can’t say I have a lot of experience with common issues. Feedback is appreciated!

Planned Android

  • App specific tunnel – We look at selecting only specific apps to route through a Wireguard

Suggestions

If you have any other specific Wireguard help requests for topics, contact me and I will see what I can do!


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