How to Set Up a Site-to-Site Connection with APN

How to Connect to Athorio Private Network (APN)

APN (Athorio Private Network) is a VPC-like private network that provides each project created in Athorio with its own /16 subnet. This allows you to place your virtual machines in a secure and isolated environment. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to connect to the APN using WireGuard.

Step 1: Create a Project in Athorio

  1. Log in to your Athorio account.
  2. Navigate to the projects section and click on "Create Project".
  3. Fill in the required details and click "Create".

Create Project

Step 2: Install WireGuard on Your Device

For Windows and Mac:

  1. Download and install the WireGuard client from the official website.

For Linux:

  1. Install WireGuard using your distribution's package manager. For example, on Ubuntu, you would run:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wireguard

Step 3: Add your Public Key to WireGuard Clients in Athorio

  1. Navigate to the "VPN" tab and select the "WireGuard" section.
  2. Click on the "Add Client" button (represented by a plus icon).
  3. Enter a name for your client and paste your public key in the designated field.
  4. Click "Save" to generate the WireGuard configuration file.

Configure WireGuard Client

Step 4: Insert your Private Key into the Configuration:

In the configuration file you downloaded from Athorio, you will notice a line that reads:


This is a placeholder for your actual private key. Before you can use this configuration, you need to replace INSERT_PRIVATE_KEY_HERE with your genuine private key.

What is a Private Key?

A private key is a secret alphanumeric code that is used in conjunction with a public key to establish encrypted communications. It's crucial to keep your private key confidential. Sharing your private key can compromise the security of your connection.

How to Replace the Placeholder:

  1. Open the configuration file in a text editor of your choice.
  2. Locate the line PrivateKey = INSERT_PRIVATE_KEY_HERE.
  3. Replace INSERT_PRIVATE_KEY_HERE with your actual private key. Ensure that there are no extra spaces or characters.
  4. Save the changes to the configuration file.

Once you've replaced the placeholder with your private key, you can proceed to establish a connection using the WireGuard client.

Remember, always keep your private key confidential and never share it with anyone.

Step 5: Install your WireGuard Configuration

For Windows and Mac:

  1. Open the WireGuard client and click on "Add Tunnel".
  2. Select "Import tunnel(s) from file" and choose the configuration file you downloaded from Athorio.
  3. Click "Activate" to connect to the APN.

Configure WireGuard Windows/Mac

For Linux:

  1. Save the configuration file you downloaded from Athorio to your device.
  2. Run the following command to bring up the WireGuard tunnel:
sudo wg-quick up /path/to/your/config/file
  1. Run the following command to bring down the WireGuard tunnel:
sudo wg-quick down /path/to/your/config/file

Step 6: Verify the Connection

  1. Run the following command to check the status of your WireGuard tunnel:
sudo wg
  1. Ping a virtual machine within your APN to verify the connection. Replace VM_IP_ADDRESS with the private IP address of your virtual machine:

If you receive a response, then your connection to the APN is successful.