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Install OpenVPN on a Synology NAS

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Last updated: August 24, 2020

1. Disable IPv6

In order to connect to OVPN - you will first need to disable IPv6.

2. Open your Synology control panel

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3. Click Network

4. Click Network Interface tab in the menu

5. If you have earlier VPN-profiles you need to delete them before proceeding

If you do not have any earlier VPN profiles, you can go to the next step.

6. Create VPN profile

Click Create and choose Create VPN profile.

Choose OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file) as your VPN Connection Method. Go to the next step.

7. Choose server

8. Enter your login credentials

Profile name
(enter your username for OVPN)
(enter your password for OVPN)
Import .ovpn file
The downloaded configuration file
CA certificate
(leave blank)

Then click Next.

9. Continue configuration

In the next step, you need to enter the advanced settings. Make sure the following settings are chosen:

Use default gateway on remote network
Allow other network devices to...
Do not choose
Reconnect when the VPN connection is lost

10. Connect

It is now time to connect to OVPN. Choose OVPN in the network interface list and click Connect

11. Finished

You should now see your Status as Connected. If not, contact customer support and we will help you get started.