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Using WireGuard on Windows

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Last updated: 10 June 2020


This Windows guide explains how to connect to Mullvad’s WireGuard® servers.

Choose one of the two following options. Do not use them simultaneously.

Option 1: use the Mullvad app

If you’re using the Mullvad VPN app, follow our guide on how to turn on WireGuard in the app.

Option 2: use the WireGuard app

Download the WireGuard app

Download the official WireGuard app for Windows (available in 32- and 64-bit versions) from the WireGuard website and run the installation.

Generate and import configuration file

  1. In a browser, navigate to our WireGuard configuration generator.
  2. Log in by entering your Mullvad account number.

  3. Under Platform, select Windows.

  4. Under Key pair, select Generate a new key pair. (Generate a separate key pair for each device that you use.)

  5. From the Server drop-down menu, select All.

  6. Click Download to save the file. You may need to wait a few seconds for the file to begin downloading.

  7. Open the WireGuard app.

  8. Click Add Tunnel, select the downloaded file, then click Open.

Connect and disconnect

  1. Open the WireGuard app.
  2. Select a Server in the list to the left
  3. Press "Activate" to connect, and "Deactivate" to disconnect
  4. You're all set! You can visit am.i.mullvad.net to check your connection.

Using multiple devices?

If you're running WireGuard on multiple devices, generate a separate key pair for each device. You will otherwise likely run into connectivity issues.

Is it working?

While on your device, visit am.i.mullvad.net to get a quick overview of your Mullvad-WireGuard connection status. In addition, it's a good time to check if your browser is leaking information and therefore jeopardizing your privacy.

External resources

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