Slate VPN help needed

I bought the slate as it was recommended to me as a good travel router.

I’m having trouble setting up the VPN (bare with me because I’m pretty new to VPNs). What’s the difference between the OpenVPN and Wireguard? And can I set it up to use out the box or do I need to pay for a VPN subscription somewhere?

Thanks

Please look at the following two links first
https://docs.gl-inet.com/en/3/app/openvpn/
https://docs.gl-inet.com/en/3/app/wireguard/

You can purchase the services of other VPN service providers, or you can use our router to build your own VPN server (two devices are required).

If you buy 2 GL routers you can out of the box set up a basic VPN connection on your home internet (but remember you need to apply or have a PUBLIC ip address, that is an IP reserved to you or shared but accessible from the outside internet; The IP can be dynamic too, GL has a DDNS service for free).

As Luo said, you can also get 1 GL router and get a VPN provider, for the same result.

Both work of the box. I do recommend wireguard since the performance is much better. With OpenVPN you will only get around 8mbit max, while Wireguard can do around 80% of your internet connection (80mbit on a 100mbit line).

1 Like

Thanks! Yeah I misunderstood how it worked a bit. I did some research today and decided to give Mullvad a try. Really easy to setup with wiregaurd and seems to be working well.

Thanks :slight_smile: