WireGuard® on PIA is out of beta and available to use on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 by Private Internet Access
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In March, Private Internet Access rolled out WireGuard® support to our beta testers on PIA desktop clients and mobile apps. We are proud to announce that WireGuard support is out of beta and available to all of our users now. WireGuard is officially a go on our Windows, Mac, Linux desktop clients as well as our Android & iOS mobile apps. A big thank you to our beta testers for their help in testing our WireGuard implementation.

What is WireGuard?

WireGuard is a relatively new VPN protocol that was first released in 2016. WireGuard development follows the UNIX philosophy which simply stated is: Do one thing simply and do it efficiently. As such, WireGuard is less than 4000 lines of code compared with the decades old OpenVPN which has over 400,000 lines of code.

WireGuard is open source and released to the entire world under the GPLv2 license. Additionally, WireGuard is officially implemented in the Linux kernel now that it has reached version 1.0. What this means in layman’s terms is that  WireGuard will eventually be usable on all Linux distributions because it will come “preinstalled.”

For more information on Private Internet Access’s implementation of WireGuard® on our VPN servers, please visit our WireGuide.

How Private Internet Access ensures privacy with WireGuard

WireGuard is ready to go on all of our 3,381 VPN servers spread across our 61 locations in 41 different countries on the PIA network. To ensure the privacy of our users connecting via WireGuard to our VPN servers, Private Internet Access has supplemented the core WireGuard VPN tunneling software with additional protections to ensure that the server-client connection remains private and no IP addresses are leaked. For more information, please refer to our initial WireGuard announcement.

“WireGuard” is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.

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34 Comments

  1. Tony

    Latest is not in google play store for Android unless I’m missing something.

    4 years ago
    1. Caleb Chen

      It’s there now as of 4/15/2020. Sorry for the delay!

      4 years ago
  2. Henfre

    Yay! I was able to try it on Windows. It looks like the app hasn’t been released yet in the Google play store. The last update I’m seeing was from February.

    4 years ago
    1. Caleb Chen

      It’s there now as of 4/15/2020. Sorry for the delay!

      4 years ago
  3. f4t4l

    Hi, When will the .APK link on download page be updated to point to the new android version?

    4 years ago
    1. Caleb Chen

      It’s there now as of 4/15/2020. Sorry for the delay!

      4 years ago
      1. Anon

        The android apk download link is still version 3.3.1. Will this be updated to 3.5.0 soon?

        4 years ago
  4. T

    Where are the instructions on how to use wireguard on Linux?

    4 years ago
    1. Caleb Chen

      Update your client and look in the Settings under Connection. Enjoy!

      4 years ago
  5. Joe

    Can we get the PIA VPN wireguard servers? Or when can we get them?

    4 years ago
    1. Caleb Chen

      All PIA VPN servers now support WireGuard.

      4 years ago