Seeking suggestions for a WG port to use with restrictive public wifi networks

Steve Gilberd steve at
Mon Nov 19 21:54:26 CET 2018

Have you tried 1701/udp? That's the standard L2TP port - it's unlikely to
be particularly useful on networks which deliberate block VPN access, but
I've encountered a number of networks on which that port was usable, and
not much else.


On Tue, 20 Nov 2018 at 09:38 John <graysky at> wrote:

> Use case: WG VPN server (linux) and iOS clients (I mention that
> because the solution need to just-work with the iOS WG client without
> extra steps for ease).
> Goal: identify a port on which to run WG that has a good chance of
> being open to clients on both LTE and public WiFi networks.
> I currently run OpenVPN on 80/tcp which works for the vast majority of
> networks.  I'd like to switch over to WG.
> I found that port 123 is not very compatible with the public networks
> I tend to use.  Port 53 seems to work on WiFi, but does not ork due to
> Verizon actively blocking traffic on it.  I tried a few higher numbers
> including 51820 and 41185 but they seem to be blocked.  I also tried a
> few standard service ports including: 80, 443, and 1194 but all of
> which failed to connect.
> Should I stick with the "standard" udp service ports for my
> trial-and-error based approach?  Wikipedia has an article that lists
> many of these (List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers).  Any suggestions are
> welcomed.
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