WireGuard MullvadVPN Road Warrior Setup¶
MullvadVPN is a cloud-based VPN provider, offering secure tunneling in respect to privacy. To set up a WireGuard VPN to MullvadVPN we assume you are familiar with the concepts of WireGuard you that you have read the basic howto WireGuard Road Warrior Setup.
Step 1 - Setup WireGuard Instance¶
Go to tab Local and create a new instance. Give it a Name and set a desired Listen Port. If you have more than one server instance be aware that you can use the Listen Port only once. In the field Tunnel Address insert an unsused private IP address and subnet mask. We don’t need it in the first step, but as it is required we can’t go on without it. Every other field can be left blank.
Hit Save and open your instance again to write down your public key. You need it to get the rest of the configuration from the Mullvad API servers.
Now change to your OPNsense CLI via SSH or Console and execute the curl string below. Please replace the account data with your own ID you got from MullvadVPN and pubkey with the one in your Local
curl -sSL https://api.mullvad.net/wg/ -d account=123 --data-urlencode pubkey=PUBKEY
What you receive is what WireGuard calls Allowed IP for your local instance. Edit your instance again and remove the value of Tunnel Address you used when setting it up and change it to the one you got.
On Endpoint tab create a new Endpoint, give it a Name, set 0.0.0.0/0 in Allowed IPs and set the DNS to 126.96.36.199. This is the one MulladVPN provides for privacy.
Now go to the WireGuard server list and choose the one you like to use as your breakout. Write down it’s public key and set it as Public Key.
Also do not forget Endpoint Address and Endpoint Port. The Endpoint Port is 51820. The Endpoint Address will depend on which Mullvad server you wish to use. For example, if you want to use the “nl1-wireguard” server, the Endpoint Address will be
Go back to tab Local, open the instance and choose the newly created endpoint in Peers.
Now we can Enable the VPN in tab General and continue with the setup.
Step 2 - Assignments and Routing¶
To let you internal clients go through the tunnel you have to add a NAT entry. Go toand add a rule. Check that rule generation is set to manual or hybrid. Add a rule and select Wireguard as Interface. Source should be your LAN network and set Translation / target to interface address.
When assigning interfaces we can also add gateways to them. This would offer you the chance to balance traffic via different VPN providers or do more complex routing scenarios.
See the how-to on selective routing for further information WireGuard Selective Routing to External VPN Provider