Blueiris + Openvpn / Wireguard

denywinarto

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Anyone successfully implement wireguard on windows directly to client (Android) without router?
Trying to accomplish it by following this guide How to Setup Wireguard VPN Server On Windows - Henry's Portal
but i seem to stuck on part 3, in my case internet connection sharing wont work. I'm using windows 10 ltsc

Also is openvpn a good alternative performance-wise? The general consensus seems to favor wireguard.
I'm using my home network (6 cams) as a benchmark to find suitable vpn for my office, which has alot more cams (30 ish).
Currently the only thing that works properly is stunnel + noip ddns, but it's not an option for my office since the ddns wont work,
I tested tailscale as well but after few days it's lagging so i reverted it back to stunnel.
 
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I use Wireguard at home but have it running in a Linux VM. I can't be of much help with Windows setup I'm afraid.

OpenVPN is fine. I run that for my business in yet another Linux VM. I like Wireguard better since it handles client disconnects and "roaming" seamlessly whereas OpenVPN makes you reconnect. Speed wise either is fine for cameras.
 

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I use Wireguard at home but have it running in a Linux VM. I can't be of much help with Windows setup I'm afraid.

OpenVPN is fine. I run that for my business in yet another Linux VM. I like Wireguard better since it handles client disconnects and "roaming" seamlessly whereas OpenVPN makes you reconnect. Speed wise either is fine for cameras.
Is this a docker /unraid setup or linux vm under windows hyper-v? I could try the later i guess, ideally i want to have as few peers as possible thats why i want to install it on windows
 

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I replaced OpenVpn with WireGuard on a raspberry pi and noticed a significant increase in performance. You might want to consider setting up WireGuard to run in a docker container within Windows.
 

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Is this a docker /unraid setup or linux vm under windows hyper-v? I could try the later i guess, ideally i want to have as few peers as possible thats why i want to install it on windows
At home its in a Debian VM on a Proxmox host. You can also run it on a RPi if you have one as @Vettester mentioned.

Its super lightweight and can run on just about anything.
 

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I managed to solve the issue, but
Any chance you guys could share your configs?
It's strange, i have stunnel activated, but whenever i activate wireguard on my home server, the cams disconnected.
It's back online the moment i deactivate wireguard. So :
BI + Stunnel = ok
BI + wireguard = cams disconnected

Here's my wg config :

[Interface]
PrivateKey = xyx
ListenPort = 51820
Address = 192.168.100.1/24

[Peer]
PublicKey = abc
PresharedKey = xyy
AllowedIPs = 192.168.100.2/32

My server IP is 192.168.100.14.
Any thoughts?

Btw, i'm still tweaking my BI server, havent tried connecting to other devices.
The issue is when Wireguard is activated, BI cams got disconnected
 
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Stunnel doesn't really serve the same purpose as a VPN server. Sure it encrypts your network traffic, but it still lets anyone on the internet talk to your Blue Iris server.

Blue Iris remote viewing doesn't use all that much bandwidth typically, so the difference between Wireguard and OpenVPN is mostly not going to be noticeable unless you're running the VPN server or client on a really weak device (e.g. raspberry pi).
 
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