In fact, you don’t need WireGuard. You need a secure line. And WireGuard is one of many tools to archive this.
I’m into IT since over 20 years. I’ve got my troubles with IPSec, with OpenVPN and others. Today I’m playing around with WireGuard. And there are 2 Parts:
- If you’re using an install script it is fast and easy to setup. But on the downside you ave no idea what is happening on the system.
- If you’re installing it by yourself, you’ll need a deeper understanding about routing, masquareding, DNS, DHCP … on your server operating system.
I’m about to explore path 2. Maybe I’ll use the OPNsense WireGuard implementation. Or change to a GL.iNet Flint as home Endpoint.
There are various commercial providers, with different endpoints, as well. But honestly, I don’t trust them as much as I trust my home network.
And If you’re only interested in ‘keep the eyes of the hotel staff from my data’, there is always TOR as alternative. Not very good for buying drugs or weapons, but secure enough for a hotel, open network at a cafe or a camping ground.
A good read (non technical) about this topic: The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED
WireGuard is just a tool. Like it or not.
But if you need data privacy, it is up to you. Just use the tool that is working for you.
Last words: As I am a little longer lost in the Internet, I know how we’re waited day to download a mp3 over 56kbit/s. I know how to manage my bandwidth. Today I’ve got 600Mbit/s fiber to my home and download like one mp3 per week.
Faster is not better. Availability is.