Open Source WireGuard Alternatives for Linux

Popular open source Alternatives to WireGuard for Linux. Explore 24 Linux apps like WireGuard, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/26/2019 2:34:00 AM

Alternatives to WireGuard for Linux with Open Source License

  • OpenVPN

    OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls. Starting with the fundamental premise that complexity is the enemy of security, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to other VPN technologies that is well-targeted for the SME and enterprise markets.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron

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  • SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. SoftEther VPN is not only an alternative VPN server to existing VPN products (OpenVPN, IPsec and MS-SSTP). SoftEther VPN has also original strong SSL-VPN protocol to penetrate any kinds of firewalls.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Shadowsocks

    A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. - Super Fast Bleeding edge techniques using Asynchronous I/O and Event-driven programming. - Flexible Encryption Secured with industry level encryption algorithm. Flexible to support custom algorithms. - Mobile Ready Optimized for mobile device and wireless network, without any keep-alive connections.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Mullvad

    Mullvad is an ethical VPN provider based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They keep no logs and an account number is the only thing you need to connect to Mullvad VPN. They ask for no email, no phone number; no personal information whatsoever. Mullvad use the latest encryption methods and were one of the first VPN providers to start using the cutting edge WireGuard protocol.

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  • DynVPN

    DynVPN is an online service that allows you to create and manage your own virtual private network with the goal to keep it simple.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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  • GNUnet

    GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. Anonymity is provided by making messages originating from a peer indistinguishable from messages that the peer is routing. All peers act as routers and use link-encrypted connections with stable bandwidth utilization to communicate with each other.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Freelan

    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance. It can be used to create from small to very large virtual private networks which can be dynamically modified. Freelan works on top of UDP and implements a simple yet pretty secure VPN protocol that can create Ethernet tunnels over both IPv4 and IPv6.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Advanced Onion Router

    Advanced Onion Router is a portable client for OR network and is intended to be an improved alternative for Tor+Vidalia+Privoxy bundle for Windows users. It is able to "force" a program and its plugins to use the Tor proxy regardless of its configured proxy.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Wine

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  • sshuttle

    sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh. You don't necessarily have admin access on the remote network. The remote network has no VPN, or only stupid/complex VPN protocols (IPsec, PPTP, etc). Or maybe you are the admin and you just got frustrated with the awful state of VPN tools.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • P2PVPN

    P2PVPN creates a virtual private network for you which behaves like a physical network (e.g. your network at home). But instead of using an Ethernet cable to connect computers P2PVPN uses secure Internet connections. Things you normally do with your LAN (share files, play games etc.) you can also do with P2PVPN with people around the world.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Tinc VPN

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad

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  • Calypso

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below. Calypso uses the anonymous network MUTE, protecting your privacy. Calypso is multisource, allowing a good download speed. Calypso is fully compatible with MUTE. You can download files shared by MUTE customers and vice versa.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • OpenConnect

    A VPN client compatible with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (now Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution) and an open source substitute for Cisco's official Linux client. Main features: - Support for IPv4 and IPv6; connection through HTTP/SOCKS5 proxy; - Authentication via HTTP forms & SSL certificates; - UserGroup support; - Cisco Secure Desktop support; - Data transport over TCP (HTTPS) or UDP (DTLS) w/ Keepalive and Dead Peer Detection.

    Free Open Source Linux Android BSD

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  • OpenVPN Finder

    This simple tool finds free OpenVPN servers for you and allow you to download the OVPN config file. The extension is written on top of VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project that is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public VPN Relay Servers" .

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Chrome OS

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  • fruho

    Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager. It supports automatic setup and allows easy switching between VPN providers. Connect to various VPN providers or to your own VPN server No manual configuration. Auto download configurations for VPN providers Uses OpenVPN under the hood Private keys generated on user's PC.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Outline VPN

    Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets news organizations easily provide their network safer access to the open internet. Right now, the manager is available on Windows and Linux, with a macOS version coming soon. It’s an Electron app so it feels like using a web app. By default, Outline recommends that you use DigitalOcean, a well-known *commercial* cloud hosting provider.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone

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  • IPOP (IP-over-P2P)

    IPOP (IP-over-P2P) is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs). IPOP virtual networks provide end-to-end tunneling of IP or Ethernet over “TinCan” links setup and managed through a control API to create various software-defined VPN overlays.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • strongSwan

    strongSwan is an Open Source IPsec-based VPN solution for Linux and other UNIX based operating systems implementing both the IKEv1 and IKEv2 key exchange protocols.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Android

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  • Wippien NWRK

    Wippien is for easy gaming, easy file sharing, easy chatting. With your real buddies! Wippien can establish direct P2P (peer to peer) VPN between each contact. You will be assigned an IP address to enjoy full network services with your friends - just as they would be sitting next to you. No special setup is needed to establish connection. Wippien uses and only relies on NAT traversal techniques to penetrate NAT devices and make direct connections between peers.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Wippien

    VPN P2P easy install, file sharing and accessing to virtual LAN. You will be assigned an IP address to enjoy full network services with your friends - just as they would be sitting next to you. No special setup is needed to establish connection. Wippien uses NAT traversal techniques to penetrate NAT devices and make direct connections between peers. You can access your friends' shares, printers, services, desktop, even ping them through IP you see next to their name.

    • Discontinued No longer developed. Last version, 2.5.1, released on August 19, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • PeerVPN

    PeerVPN is a software that builds virtual ethernet networks between multiple computers. Such a virtual network can be useful to facilitate direct communication that applications like file sharing or gaming may need. Often, such direct communication is made impossible or very difficult by firewalls or NAT devices. Most traditional VPN solutions follow the client-server principle, which means that all participating nodes connect to a central server.

    Free Open Source Linux

  • SocialVPN

    IPOP (IP-over-P2P) is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs). IPOP virtual networks provide end-to-end tunneling of IP or Ethernet over “TinCan” links setup and managed through a control API to create various software-defined VPN overlays.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux


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