Manage your Internet connection

You can also easily turn your Synology Router into a VPN client and connect to an existing VPN (Virtual Private Network) server via PPTP, OpenVPN, or L2TP/IPSec protocols. If you have multiple VPN servers, you can also create specific VPN profiles for each server to quickly switch and connect to different VPN servers with a simple click.

Contents

  1. Set up your internet connection
  2. VPN settings
  3. IPv6 settings

1. Set up your internet connection

Select and configure the the type of connection you wish to set up in Network Center > Internet > Connection.

To configure PPPoE settings:

  1. Select PPPoE from the Connection Type drop-down list.
  2. Configure the following:
  3. If you wish to manage advanced settings, click Advanced Options and configure the following:
  4. Click Apply to save your settings.

To configure Auto settings:

  1. Select Auto from the Connection Type drop-down list.
  2. Configure the following:
  3. Click Apply to save your settings.

To configure Manual settings:

  1. Select Manual from the Connection Type drop-down list.
  2. Configure the following:
  3. Click Apply to save your settings.

To configure DS-Lite settings:

  1. Select DS-Lite from the Connection Type drop-down list.
  2. Configure the following:
  3. Click Apply to save your settings.

ISP settings

2. VPN settings

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a solution to meet the need to securely access resources on your private network from the Internet. For businesses or some individuals, with the need for expanding networking capabilities growing, the cost of this physical networking system and their technical support will increase exponentially. When considering the cost-efficiency and the long-term maintenances, VPN is a smart and increasingly attractive solution. With encryption and other security mechanisms, VPN technology allows business members to easily access the central network of the company and leveraging the resources in it just as in LAN. Individuals can also access resources on their home LAN when being far away from home.

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To connect to VPN:

  1. Go to Network Center > Internet > Connection and click the VPN Settings button.
  2. Click Create, and a window will open, prompting you to choose from the following connection types:

To create a PPTP profile:

  1. When prompted to choose a VPN connection method, choose PPTP, and then click Next.
  2. Pick a name for the new profile, specify the address of the VPN server you want to establish connection with, and enter your username and password for the server. Click Next to continue.
  3. Note:

  4. Choose one of the following authentication protocols from the Authentication menu to protect VPN client's password during authentication:
  5. If you chose MS CHAP or MS CHAP v2, then select one of the following from the Encryption menu to encrypt VPN connection:
  6. Note:

  7. Tick any of the following checkboxes depending on your needs:
  8. Click Apply.

To create an OpenVPN profile:

  1. When prompted to choose a VPN connection method, choose OpenVPN, and then click Next.
  2. Pick a name for the new profile, specify the address of the VPN server you want to establish connection with, and enter your username and password for the server.
  3. In the Certificate field, click the Browse button to find and import the certificate file (e.g. ca.crt) that was exported from the VPN server. Click Next to continue.
  4. Note:

  5. Tick any of the following checkboxes depending on your needs:
  6. Click Apply.

To create an OpenVPN (via .ovpn) profile:

  1. When prompted to choose a VPN connection method, choose OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file), and then click Next.
  2. Pick a name for the new profile, and in the Import .ovpn file field, click Browse to select and import an .ovpn file exported from the VPN server.
  3. Enter the following information provided by your VPN server administrator: your username, password and import the CA certificate file (e.g. ca.crt).
  4. If the VPN server provider has also provided you with a TLS-auth key, client key, client certificate, or a certificate revocation list, please click Advanced options and import them into their respective fields.
  5. Click Next to continue.
  6. Note:

  7. Tick any of the following checkboxes depending on your needs:
  8. Click Apply.

To create an L2TP/IPSec profile:

  1. When prompted to choose a VPN connection method, choose L2TP/IPSec, and then click Next.
  2. Pick a name for the new profile, specify the address of the VPN server you want to establish connection with, and enter your username and password for the server. You'll also need to enter the pre-shared key for the VPN server. Then click Next.
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  4. Choose one of the following authentication protocols from the Authentication menu to protect VPN client's password during authentication:
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  6. Tick any of the following checkboxes depending on your needs:
  7. Click Apply.

3. IPv6 settings

Synology Router devices support IPv4/IPv6 dual stack schemes. This means that IPv4 and IPv6 can work simultaneously on your Synology Router.

To configure IPv6:

Go to Internet > Connection, click the IPv6 setup button, and select one of the following types from the drop-down menu:

To configure IPv6 router:

To be an IPv6 router and have ability to set DHCPv6 server, go to Local Network > IPv6:

  1. Tick Enable IPv6.
  2. Select an IPv6 router mode:

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