Synology download station vpn
Synology diskstation vpn (l2tp/ipsec) server einrichten
I’m speechless! This appears to have solved the problem! That DNSWatch site was a miracle worker. I should point out to others that when I first tried, I had my VPN switched on on the Synology. I had to delete those entries and try again, this time without the VPN, and those IP entries worked. I tried it with VPN switched on and off, and it now works in both directions!
However, I created other problems, such as the inability to access my Synology using its private IP; instead, I must use the domain name; and the inability to access any other services, such as CouchP or SickR, necessitating the opening of their ports on my Firewall, which is not my preferred security practice.
When tinkering with your Synology Network settings, be cautious. I attached a second ethernet cable and formed a Bond between them, apparently breaking the routes-script unintentionally. The Remote Access remained broken after returning to the situation without the Bond. Now that I’ve run the script again, everything appears to be back to normal.
How to setup a synology nas (dsm 6) – part 23: installing
Note: If you’re connected to the Synology remotely, the VPN connection can cause you to lose connection to the Synology. This is to be expected, as the Synology will now react when accessed via the VPN IP address. If this causes you problems, use the Synology control panel’s “QuickConnect” or “External Access/DDNS” function to access it via QuickConnect-URL or Dynamic DNS hostname. Alternatively, repeat the OpenVPN® setup procedure but untick the option “Use default gateway on remote network” in phase 7 — however, this can result in the VPN not being used for all Synology connections.
How to connect synology nas to a vpn
To configure a VPN client on a Synology NAS, follow the steps listed below. All Synology devices, for example, support the three main VPN protocols: PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN. For protection and privacy reasons, OpenVPN is highly recommended. To set up OpenVPN on Synology, you’ll need to do the following:
5. Simply enter the information provided by your VPN provider in each region. If you’re using ExpressVPN, go to https://www.expressvpn.com/setup#manual after signing in to your account on their website.
6. After entering your username and password, scroll down to the right and search for the OpenVPN configuration files; simply choose a location and the file will be downloaded automatically. Simply drag and drop the file into the appropriate area.
After you’ve restarted, go to Control Panel > Network > Network Interface, highlight the VPN link, and then select Attach at the top, as shown below.
Synology vpn server setup
I previously wrote about using your Synology NAS to download torrents over a VPN link using Synology Download Station and OpenVPN; this post illustrates how to use your favorite torrent client with OpenVPN within a Docker container. The advantage of doing it this way is that it isolates the torrent client within a container that uses the VPN, while the remaining Synology services link to the internet directly without using the VPN.
Specify the user and community identifiers in Advanced Settings > Environment (this permits the container to use the same credentials as the user, to avoid any permissions issues which can arise when specifying a user created share outside the docker folder as the download location)
You should now be able to add torrents, which will download over the VPN and be transferred to the downloads folder you mentioned when done. There are a couple of Firefox and Chrome plug-ins that allow you to control magnet links and monitor download status without having to open the management UI from the browser toolbar.