How to configure a WireGuard Android VPN Client

Part 7 of 7 in Gain flexibility & increase privacy with WireGuard VPN
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Jay Rogers May 26th, 2020

In this section of the Gain Flexibility & Increase Privacy with WireGuard VPN mini-course, we are going to be configuring WireGuard VPN on an Android device.

This is what it looks like:

Download the WireGuard App

You can get the official app from the Google Play Store.

Configure your connection

Once the app is downloaded, we need to add a new configuration file.

Rather than typing in everything manually, let’s use the QR code we generated from my other post to quickly import.

It will ask for camera permission, then you should be able to scan your code.

You’ll be prompted to confirm your action, but you should definitely press OK.

Add your client to your server

Your client is configured, but you need to authorize it on your server.

ON YOUR SERVER run this command:

sudo wg set wg0 peer YOUR_CLIENT_PUBLIC_KEY allowed-ips YOUR_CLIENT_VPN_IP

IMPORTANT: You need to replace YOUR_CLIENT_PUBLIC_KEY and YOUR_CLIENT_VPN_IP

If you want the fine details of why we need to do this, you can read about the important concepts here.

Getting connected

All you need to do now when you want to connect is open your WireGuard app and turn it on.

Test your connection

The easiest way to test your connection is visiting fast.com and dnsleaktest.com to make sure that everything is performing well.

It’s really that easy!

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