How to Set Up a VPN on Your Synology NAS

How to Set Up a VPN on Your Synology NAS

Setting up a VPN on your Synology NAS is a straightforward process that allows you to remotely access your network and protect your privacy.

Step 1: Install the VPN Server Package

1. Login to your Synology NAS and open the Package Center.

2. Search for and install the VPN Server package.

3. Once installed, open the VPN Server application.

Step 2: Configure VPN Server Settings

1. Click on the "PPTP" or "OpenVPN" tab, depending on the protocol you want to use.

2. Enable the VPN server by checking the box next to "Enable VPN Server".

3. Set the maximum number of clients allowed to connect to the VPN server simultaneously.

4. Configure other settings like authentication method, encryption, and DNS server addresses as per your preference.

5. Click "Apply" to save the changes.

Step 3: Set Up Port Forwarding

1. Log in to your router's administration panel.

2. Navigate to the port forwarding settings.

3. Add a new port forwarding rule, specifying the NAS's local IP address and the VPN server port (either PPTP or OpenVPN).

4. Save the settings and exit the router's administration panel.

Step 4: Configure Client Devices

1. Install the appropriate VPN client software on your devices (computer, smartphone, etc.).

2. Launch the VPN client software and enter the necessary connection details (server IP, username, password, etc.).

3. Establish the VPN connection.

Note: The specific steps for configuring client devices may vary depending on the VPN client software you are using.

Important Considerations:

  • Ensure your NAS is running the latest version of DSM (DiskStation Manager) before setting up the VPN server.
  • Choose a strong password for the VPN server to enhance security.
  • Regularly update the VPN server package to keep it secure and up to date.

By following these steps, you can easily set up a VPN on your Synology NAS and enjoy secure remote access to your network.

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