How do I set up Synology VPN Server for secure remote access?

How to Set Up Synology VPN Server for Secure Remote Access


Setting up Synology VPN Server allows you to establish a secure remote access to your network resources. In this guide, we will walk through the step-by-step process of configuring the VPN server on your Synology NAS, ensuring that your remote connections are encrypted and protected.


Before getting started, make sure you have the following:

1. A Synology NAS device connected to your network.
2. The latest version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) software installed on your NAS.

Step 1: Install and Enable VPN Server Package

1. Open the DiskStation Manager interface by entering the NAS IP address into your web browser.
2. Go to "Package Center" and search for "VPN Server".
3. Install the "VPN Server" package and open it.
4. Enable the VPN Server by checking the box next to "Enable VPN Server".

Step 2: Configure VPN Server Settings

1. In the VPN Server settings, go to the "PPTP" tab.
2. Specify the range of IP addresses to be assigned to VPN clients. For example, you can set the range from to
3. Choose a strong pre-shared key for added security.
4. Enable the "Force all client traffic through the tunnel" option if you want all client internet traffic to be routed through the VPN.
5. Click on "Apply" to save the settings.

Step 3: Create VPN User Accounts

1. In the VPN Server settings, go to the "Privilege" tab.
2. Click on "Add" to create a new user account.
3. Enter a username and password for the VPN user.
4. Specify the maximum number of connections and the duration of each connection if needed.
5. Click on "OK" to save the user account.

Step 4: Configure Router/Firewall

1. On your router/firewall, forward UDP port 500 and UDP port range 4500-4999 to the internal IP address of your Synology NAS.
2. If you have a static public IP address, ensure that your router/firewall allows incoming VPN connections.

Step 5: Connect to VPN Server

1. On your remote device, install a compatible VPN client software.
2. Open the VPN client and enter the public IP address of your network or your domain name.
3. Use the username and password you created earlier to authenticate.
4. Connect to the VPN server and start accessing your network resources securely.

By following these steps, you can successfully set up Synology VPN Server for secure remote access to your network resources. Enjoy the benefits of encrypted connections and enhanced privacy while accessing your files, devices, and applications remotely.

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