How do I configure Synology Drive for remote access?

How to Configure Synology Drive for Remote Access

Configuring Synology Drive for remote access allows you to access your files and folders from anywhere in the world. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you set it up:

1. Install and Set Up Synology Drive

First, make sure you have installed and set up Synology Drive on your Synology NAS. This includes creating a shared folder and assigning user permissions for remote access.

2. Enable Remote Access

On your Synology NAS, go to "Control Panel" and click on "QuickConnect." Enable the QuickConnect service and log in with your Synology account.

3. Set Up Port Forwarding

To access Synology Drive remotely, you need to set up port forwarding on your router. Log in to your router's configuration page and open the port range 5000-5001 for both TCP and UDP protocols. Assign this port range to your Synology NAS's local IP address.

4. Configure Firewall and Security Settings

Make sure your firewall or security software does not block the port range you have set up for Synology Drive. Additionally, configure any security settings on your router to allow remote connections.

5. Configure Dynamic DNS (Optional)

If you do not have a static IP address, set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) on your Synology NAS. This allows you to access your NAS using a domain name instead of the changing IP address.

6. Connect to Synology Drive Remotely

Now that you have set up everything, you can connect to Synology Drive remotely using the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Visit the URL "". Replace with your actual QuickConnect ID provided by Synology.
  3. Enter your Synology account credentials to log in.
  4. You will now have access to your files and folders stored on Synology Drive.

With Synology Drive configured for remote access, you can now easily access, sync, and share your files from anywhere with an internet connection.

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