Package wg-installer-server.. howto needed


I am new to OpenWrt and used it for few months with OpenVPN on a Hybrid-Router.
Now we switched to Starlink and OpenVPN won´t work, so I decided to switch from OpenVPN to Wireguard.
I installed every wireguard available and after updating to OpenWrt 21.02 I saw the new package "wg-installer-server" and want o know, how tu use it.. there are no websites online, showing how to use this package..

before I updated 19.07 to 21.02 I had wireguard configured, but it gave me error, there was no public key, so maybe this wg-installer is more newbie-friendly? :smiley:

Hi @superfun - welcome to the OpenWrt forums.

There's a bit to unpack here, so let's start here:

Why does OpenVPN no longer work? is this an issue of not having a public IP address? If so, things will be no different with WireGuard -- if you're setting up a VPN endpoint/server on your device, regardless of the VPN technology, you must have a public IP address. If you don't, you won't get anywhere (there are some workarounds using commercial VPNs as an intermediary, but that's a whole different ball of wax).

I hope you are not upgrading the packages. On 21.02, Wireguard is now integrated into the OS at a the kernel level, so you don't need to install or upgrade anything else. You may find that luci-app-wireguard is a useful addition, but that's really all you need.

Regarding upgrading packages, please read this.

I don't know what that wg-installer package really does, but WG is pretty easy to configure. There is a tutorial here. Have you followed this process yet? (keep in mind my first point, btw -- even a properly configure WG peer will not work as a server if you don't have a public IP).

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This package is from me and needs also some further coding for error handling. It allows to inject a wireguard instance to a server to automatize wireguard handling. Basically, it uses https to insert a public key on a server and opens up a wireguard instance and configures it also on client side. I use rpcd for doing all that so it is written in shell, and is easily extendable and can also just modified by everyone who is able to do shell scripting.


Thanks for chiming in about the package, @PolynomialDivision. If I'm reading your description properly, the package is a script that is designed to automate the creation of the interface, keys, and firewall rules? Certainly sounds like a useful script -- thank you for writing it :slight_smile: .

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Exactly. Go for it and do a PR. :wink: