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WireGuard vs OpenVPN

The charts on this page compare WireGuard and OpenVPN speedtest results for three VPN providers that support both: NordVPN, Mullvad, and Windscribe. The charts display performance over the past seven days. The underlying data are updated in realtime.


WireGuard OpenVPN
NordVPN 838 Mbps 558 Mbps
Mullvad 621 Mbps 387 Mbps
Windscribe 384 Mbps 184 Mbps
Average download speed between February 21, 2021 and February 28, 2021


For more, see our in-depth reports on NordVPN's WireGuard and OpenVPN services.


For more, see our in-depth reports on Mullvad's WireGuard and OpenVPN services.


For more, see our in-depth reports on Windscribe's WireGuard and OpenVPN services.


Our system is fully automated which lets us take thousands of readings a day. The data on this page represent speedtests conducted between servers based in the U.S. and VPN servers also based in the U.S.

All speedtests are done using the native OpenVPN and WireGuard clients except for the NordVPN WireGuard speedtests which use NordVPN's client (NordVPN does not make WireGuard configuration files available).