I have finally found a way to connect the venusgx device to my home network using Wireguard as a VPN.
I hope it's useful to somebody, as other posts in this community have been for me.
Venus OS does have the Wireguard kernel module but was missing the wg command, following their documentation I was able to COMPILE from source the wg command with:
opkg update opkg install git git clone https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-tools opkg install coreutils make -C wireguard-tools/src -j$(nproc) sudo make -C wireguard-tools/src install
and in order to SETUP Wireguard i then used:
ip link add dev wg0 type wireguard ip address add dev wg0 10.0.77.4/24 wg setconf wg0 /data/wireguard/venusgx_wg.conf ip link set up dev wg0
- It might be good to add the
PersistentKeepalive = 24
parameter in the peer configuration file to keep the connection live on a cellular connection, you might also need to play with the value 24, if it's dropping the connection.
- The setup of Wireguard goes away after rebooting, so you might need to put a script in /data/rc.local for that, and
- The compile from source binaries (wg) will go away on a system update so you need to handle that as well.
I have an entry in /data/rc.local pointing to a script that has this on my system for the automated compile part:
#!/bin/bash running_file_name=$(basename "$0") echo "-" echo "[Running '$running_file_name']" if [ -x "$(command -v wg)" ] ; then echo "wireguard already installed" exit fi if [ ! -x "$(command -v install)" ] ; then echo "command install not found, checking internet connection" curl --output /dev/null --silent --retry 15 --retry-max-time 120 --retry-connrefused -w "\n" "18.104.22.168" #wait for internet connection exit_status=$? if [ $exit_status -ne 0 ]; then echo "failed detecting connection to internet" exit 100 fi echo "installing coreutils" opkg update opkg install coreutils fi if [ -x "$(command -v install)" ] ; then echo "installing wireguard" if [ ! -d "wireguard-tools" ] ; then echo "cloning wireguard git repository" git clone https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-tools else echo "wireguard git repository already exists" fi make -C wireguard-tools/src -j$(nproc) sudo make -C wireguard-tools/src install echo "wireguard installed" else echo "install command not found, failed installing" fi