pivpn VS wireguard-docs

Compare pivpn vs wireguard-docs and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)


๐Ÿ“– Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients. (by pirate)
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pivpn wireguard-docs
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4,651 3,138
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7.2 2.9
9 days ago 7 months ago
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MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/
  • Forward all traffic from a peer to another peer via a relay server
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-21
    Install http://pivpn.io on your pi, open the wireguard port to it and you're set


Posts with mentions or reviews of wireguard-docs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-26.
  • I keep running into the "copy paste" tutorials over and over.
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
  • GitHub - pirate/wireguard-docs: ๐Ÿ“– Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.
  • Home VPN without Port forwarding
  • No luck getting Wireguard working, good lord
    reddit.com/r/opnsense | 2021-06-17
    I think the official documentation is clear enough on the settings, and I donโ€™t think the project can necessarily be blamed for others misinterpreting it. True, the AllowedIPs label can lead to some confusion for those who donโ€™t read the docs. I think of it as those destination IPs that can be reached through the peer, and those source IPs that are accepted from the peer. See also this site: https://docs.sweeting.me/s/wireguard
  • Can anyone help me with my Wireguard tunnel to a VPS and nginx?
    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-05-29
    You prolly should give a /32 on your interface ips. Here is this as well https://github.com/pirate/wireguard-docs. I don't understand exactly what you are trying to do, but if you are trying to pass traffic anywhere you need to enable packet forwarding at the Kernal level.
  • Where can I found a clear Wireguard installation and configuration tutorial ?
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-04-29
    By the way, look at https://github.com/pirate/wireguard-docs
  • Help troubleshooting connection issues with WireGuard + Unbound + nftables configurations
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-03-10
    Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure which missing lines you're referring to though? According to this documentation, PostUp is used to run a command after the interface is initialised (same for PostDown, which apparently runs a command after the interface is deleted), but I'm not sure what commands exactly I'd need to run PostUp or PostDown for?
  • What They Donโ€™t Tell You About Setting Up A WireGuard VPN
    dev.to | 2021-01-12
    Find more example commands for inspecting the interface at https://github.com/pirate/wireguard-docs#inspect.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and wireguard-docs you can also consider the following projects:


tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater - OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer.

gocryptfs - Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

SimpleLogin - The SimpleLogin back-end

dnscrypt-proxy - dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows

Creality-Cloud-RaspberryPi3 - Creality Cloud is a platform for 3D printing creation and an ever-growing community for everyone.

bitwarden_rs - Unofficial Bitwarden compatible server written in Rust, formerly known as bitwarden_rs [Moved to: https://github.com/dani-garcia/vaultwarden]

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

TheSpaghettiDetective - AI-based failure detection for 3D printer remote management and monitoring.