We all want to be able to access our faraway computers for daily tasks and projects with confidence. However, how to accomplish this is a significant challenge. This difficulty can be easily resolved by utilizing a virtual private network (VPN), which provides an encrypted tunnel to secure the network connection. Users can surf websites without having to worry about their data being compromised through a VPN, which is an abbreviation for Virtual Private Network.
Using a virtual private network (VPN), users can visit websites safely while maintaining a secure connection between the server and the user. Additionally, it unblocks streaming websites. In a nutshell, it is an excellent method of ensuring that your network connection remains private when using a public network.
What is NAS?
What is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)?
Storage devices that are connected to a network and do not require a monthly subscription fee are referred to as Network Attached Storage or NAS for short. This is a connection to our office or home network that has been built so that the papers stored on it may be accessed quickly and efficiently. Network-attached storage (NAS) services are accessed through the usage of the internet, and it provides a means of sharing documents with family and friends. However, when the NAS service is in danger, it is recommended that you use a VPN while accessing the files and documents on the NAS to increase its security.
Furthermore, the Synology NAS is capable of serving as a VPN client and connecting to servers via a network connection.
How to set up a VPN?
Log in to your Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage).
Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage)
Select Network> Network Interface from the control panel once it has been opened.
Interface with the network
Create a VPN profile by clicking on the button.
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Now, select Create a VPN Profile from the drop-down menu VPN connection method.
OpenVPN (by importing an.ovpn file) > Configure OpenVPN Next
Fill in the blanks with the following:
Name for your profile: a name for your connection
VPN user name is OpenVPN Username.
OpenVPN Password is what you need.
Importing an. ovpn file is as simple as searching your hard disc for the file you got from your account page.
Continue by pressing the Next button and following the on-screen instructions.
This is an Open VPN that is used to browse documents securely among those who have been granted access.
Configuring The Registry
In addition to this, we recommend that you configure your registry. To accomplish this, take these steps:
Regedit may be found in the Windows search box by typing Regedit and pressing Enter.
Find the path to “ComputerHKEY LOCAL MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesPolicyAgent” in the registry.
PolicyAgent 3. Right-click PolicyAgent, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
DWORD is an abbreviation for the word “dword” (32-bit) Value 4: Type “AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule” into the text box and press Enter.
5. Select Modify from the context menu of AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule.
Modify 6. Type “2” in the Value data box > select Hexadecimal from the drop-down menu > OK. In the screenshot below, you can see how to do so:
Exit Registry Editor and restart Windows to complete the process.
Set up PPTP and L2TP/IPSec VPN Connections
Configure PPTP and L2TP/IPSec VPN Connections a. Press the Windows key and the letter I.
b. This will bring up the Windows Settings menu.
b. Select Network & Internet > VPN from the drop-down menu. To add a VPN connection, select Add a VPN connection.
Add a virtual private network (VPN) connection. Fill in the blanks in the appropriate fields.
g. Make a backup of your VPN profile.
f. Select the VPN profile that you established and then click Connect. When you are connected to the Synology NAS’s local area network, you will be able to securely access resources that are shared with other Synology NAS users.
Configure Gateway Settings for VPN Clients
Configure Gateway Settings for VPN Clients a. Configure the gateway settings for VPN clients. Control Panel can be found by searching for it in the Windows search bar and clicking on it.
a. Next, select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center from the drop-down menu. Change the adapter as well as the settings.
c. Right-click the VPN connection and select Properties from the drop-down menu.
To access the Properties window, pick the Networking tab, then select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the Properties button.
protocol across the internet (ipe). Select Advanced from the drop-down menu.
f. On the IP Settings tab, choose the Use default gateway on the remote network check box and then click OK.
That’s all; you can now access your Synology NAS over VPN.
NAS browsing has been more successful with the use of VPN because it will protect our documents from cybercriminals by allowing us to access them in a secure environment without being tracked. In this post, we explored how to connect to a NAS service through the use of a virtual private network (VPN). In the comment section below, please share your thoughts on the NAS Synology VPN service you have used.