Installing Cloudflare WARP on DietPi OS

Currently, connecting to an organization via Cloudflare WARP on a headless Linux environment is not supported.

If you're looking to enhance your internet security and privacy on your DietPi OS, Cloudflare WARP is a fantastic choice. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing and setting up Cloudflare WARP. Let's dive in!

Why Cloudflare WARP?

Cloudflare WARP is more than just a VPN; it's designed to make your internet faster, more private, and more secure. By routing your internet traffic through Cloudflare's global network, WARP ensures that your data is protected and your connection remains speedy.

Getting Started with Cloudflare WARP

First, we need to add Cloudflare’s GPG key to ensure the packages we download are authentic. Open your terminal and run:

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --yes --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/cloudflare-warp-archive-keyring.gpg

Next, we'll add the Cloudflare WARP repository to your system's package sources. This allows us to easily install and update WARP using apt. Run this command:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/cloudflare-warp-archive-keyring.gpg] bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cloudflare-client.list

Note: Replace bookworm with your specific Debian codename if you're not using the latest version.

Update your package list to include the new Cloudflare WARP repository:

sudo apt-get update

Now, let's install the Cloudflare WARP client:

sudo apt-get install cloudflare-warp

Connecting to Cloudflare WARP

Once the installation is complete, it's time to set up your connection to Cloudflare WARP. First, register your device with Cloudflare WARP:

sudo warp-cli registration new

Next, connect to Cloudflare WARP to start protecting your internet traffic:

sudo warp-cli connect

To make sure everything is running smoothly, check the status of your WARP connection:

warp-cli status

Confirming Your Traffic is Routed Correctly

To confirm that your internet traffic is being routed through Cloudflare WARP, you can use a simple test:

  1. Reboot Your System: Restart your DietPi device to ensure that Cloudflare WARP reconnects automatically after a reboot.

     sudo reboot
  2. Verify WARP Connection After Reboot: After your system reboots, check the status of your WARP connection again:

     warp-cli status

    If WARP is connected, your traffic is still being routed through Cloudflare.


And that's it! You've successfully installed and connected to Cloudflare WARP on your DietPi OS. Your internet connection is now more secure and private.