How do I access Synology externally?

How do I access Synology externally?

The step-by-step plan

  1. Next, go to the configuration screen.
  2. Select ‘QuickConnect’.
  3. Select the “Enable QuickConnect” check box.
  4. Log in with a Synology account.
  5. After logging in, choose a name for your NAS with which you can access it from outside your network and enter it in ‘QuickConnect ID’.

How do I access port forwarding remotely?

  1. Step 1: Enable Remote Desktop on your computer.
  2. Step 2: Open Remote Desktop port (port 3389) in Windows firewall.
  3. Step 3: Set up Port Forwarding (Port Translation) in the router.
  4. STEP 4: Map your dynamic IP to a hostname.
  5. STEP 5: Use Dynu DDNS service to access your computer remotely.

How do I make my Synology NAS accessible over the Internet?

Access your Synology NAS over the Internet and share files

  1. Set up QuickConnect. Go to Control Panel > QuickConnect.
  2. Share files on your NAS using QuickConnect. With QuickConnect enabled, you can easily share files stored on your Synology NAS to anyone without worrying about port forwarding.

How does Synology DDNS work?

DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) simplifies connection to your Synology NAS over the Internet by mapping a hostname to its IP address. For example, DDNS allows you to access your Synology NAS using a domain name (e.g., without needing to remember an IP address (e.g. 172.16. 254.1).

How do I access my Synology NAS from anywhere?


  1. Go to Control Panel > QuickConnect.
  2. Check the Enable QuickConnect box.
  3. If you do not have a Synology Account, click Log in to or register a Synology Account.
  4. Create your own QuickConnect ID in the QuickConnect ID field.
  5. If you do not see the QuickConnect DSM link, click Advanced and make sure DSM is enabled.

How do I access Synology NAS using DDNS?

Setting up DDNS

  1. Go to Control Panel > External Access > DDNS.
  2. Click Add.
  3. A dialog box appears prompting you to edit the following settings:
  4. Click Test Connection to see if settings are correct.
  5. If you select Synology as the service provider, you can configure the following settings:
  6. Click OK to save and finish.

Is port forwarding required for remote desktop?

As mentioned earlier, there are thousands of ports that allow for different services. The port responsible for the Windows Remote Desktop service is 3389, i.e., you need to forward it to port 3389.

Why can’t I access my Synology NAS remotely?

For Synology NAS. Check if QuickConnect is enabled. For DSM 6.2: Go to Control Panel > QuickConnect and ensure the Enable QuickConnect checkbox is ticked. Afterward, confirm the services you wish to access via QuickConnect are enabled at the Advanced tab.

How do I access Synology from outside network?

How do I access files from Synology NAS outside the local network?

Enter the following information:

  1. Storage: Select Synology.
  2. Drive: Select a network drive letter from the drop-down menu.
  3. Address: Enter the IP address or the hostname of your Synology NAS.
  4. Port: Enter 5006 or the port that you specified for WebDAV on your Synology NAS.
  5. Account: Enter your DSM account and password.