WireGuard for Windows
If you've come here looking to simply run WireGuard for Windows, you may download it here.
This is a fully-featured WireGuard client for Windows that uses Wintun.
Windows 10 64-bit or Windows Server 2019, and Git for Windows is required. The build script will take care of downloading, verifying, and extracting the right versions of the various dependencies:
C:\Projects> git clone https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows C:\Projects> cd wireguard-windows C:\Projects\wireguard-windows> build
After you've built the application, run
x86\wireguard.exe to install the manager service and show the UI.
Since WireGuard requires the Wintun driver to be installed, and this generally requires a valid Microsoft signature, you may benefit from first installing a release of WireGuard for Windows from the official wireguard.com builds, which bundles a Microsoft-signed Wintun, and then subsequently run your own wireguard.exe. Alternatively, you can craft your own installer using the
To translate WireGuard UI to your language:
resources.rcaccordingly. Follow the pattern.
Add your language ID to the
//go:generate ... -lang=en,<langID>...line in
Configure and run
buildto prepare initial
C:\Projects\wireguard-windows> set GoGenerate=yes
C:\Projects\wireguard-windows> copy locales\<langID>\out.gotext.json locales\<langID>\messages.gotext.json
locales\<langID>\messages.gotext.json. See other language message files how to translate messages and how to tackle plural.
buildfrom the step 3 again, and test.
Repeat from step 4.
Optional: Creating the Installer
The installer build script will take care of downloading, verifying, and extracting the right versions of the various dependencies:
C:\Projects\wireguard-windows> cd installer C:\Projects\wireguard-windows\installer> build
Optional: Signing Binaries
Add a file called
sign.bat in the root of this repository with these contents, or similar:
set SigningCertificate=DF98E075A012ED8C86FBCF14854B8F9555CB3D45 set TimestampServer=http://timestamp.digicert.com
After, run the above
build commands as usual, from a shell that has
signtool.exe in its
PATH, such as the Visual Studio 2017 command prompt.
Alternative: Building from Linux
You must first have Go ≥1.12, Mingw, and ImageMagick installed.
$ sudo apt install mingw-w64 golang-go imagemagick $ git clone https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows $ cd wireguard-windows $ make
You can deploy the 64-bit build to an SSH host specified by the
DEPLOYMENT_HOST environment variable (default "winvm") to the remote directory specified by the
DEPLOYMENT_PATH environment variable (default "Desktop") by using the
$ make deploy
wg(8) Support for Windows
The command line utility
wg(8) works well on Windows. Being a Unix-centric project, it compiles with a Makefile and MingW:
$ git clone https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-tools $ PLATFORM=windows make -C wireguard-tools/src $ stat wireguard-tools/src/wg.exe
It interacts with WireGuard instances run by the main WireGuard for Windows program.
When building on Windows, the aforementioned
build.bat script takes care of building this.