[GLLUG] VPNs (nearly off topic)

James Roberts j.roberts at stabilys.com
Thu Nov 1 14:18:49 UTC 2018

On 31/10/2018 16:44, Peter Grant via GLLUG wrote:
> I have two PFSense firewalls, one in the UK and one in Thailand. I
> have a need encrypted networking between them (to protect
> communication between Windows boxes).
> I've managed to get an IPSec tunnel established, but with major packet
> loss over it (30% or so), which is obviously unworkable.

We've been using pfsense for ten years + but are (planning on) migrating 
our infra to Opnsense, reasons not relevant here, contact me if you care 
to know :)

But what is relevant is that Opnsense supports the beta Wireguard.

Might be worth a try. I'm investigating it because my Spanish WI-max 
connection with reliable IPSec connection to my UK company has been 
discontinued by Telefonica and replaced with 4G modems, which are 
admittedly faster (don't care) but set up and break down and reconnect 
all the b*****d time and forget a fixed IP :)

Wireguard is supposed to handle all this, IPSec most definitely does not 
(and OpenVPN is dog slow and doesn't really handle 4g either)

I still am evaluating how to get it to work right mind you, but 
mentioning it Just In Case it is useful...

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