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Set up and connect PureVPN on Synology NAS using this simple guide. Unleash the ultimate home-based cloud experience which is fast, secure, and reliable with PureVPN
To begin, please enter the Control Panel on your Synology and choose “Network” in the left sidebar:1 Choose “Network Interface” in the top menu bar to create your VPN profile. 2 Select “PPTP” as your VPN connection method and select “Next”
3 To create a VPN profile, you need to specify the general settings as explained below:
When you’re done, click “Next”
4 You will now be redirected to Advanced settings where you will fill them out as follows:
Make sure you tick the following options only:
When you’re done, click “Apply”
5 Now you’ll see that your VPN profile has been created – to establish a VPN connection, click “Connect”
6 The status of your profile will now change from “Disconnected” to “Connecting”
7 Once you have established a connection, the status of your VPN profile will change to “Connected” and you will be able to see the duration of your connection, your new IP address as well as bytes sent and received.
8 To disconnect, just click “Disconnect” 🙂
2 In the new window, select “L2TP/IPSec”
3 Now fill in the general settings of your VPN profile as follows:
Profile name: You can name this anything you like, e.g. the country / name of the server you’re connecting to.
Server address: Here enter any of the servers. You can find them here.
User name: Here you should enter your PureVPN username
Password: Your PureVPN password
Pre-shared key: Here, please type 12345678
4 The advanced settings of your VPN profile should be set as follows:
Authentication: Choose “MS CHAP v2” from the drop-down menu.
Please check (tick) the “Use default gateway on remote network” and “Reconnect when the VPN connection is lost” options
5 Now that you’ve created your VPN profile, you can click on “Connect” whenever you wish.
6 The status of your profile will now change to “Connecting“. Please note that this usually takes under a minute, but might take just a bit longer…
7 After waiting for your connection status to change to “Connected“, you can refresh your page if you wish.
2 Select “OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file)” and click “Next”
3 You can find the list of all available locations here for OpenVPN. 4 Click on “Linux” link, download and extract the zip file.
5 Enable “Use default gateway on remote network” ***
6 On the Network Interfaces menu, right click on your freshly made VPN connection and press “Connect“, or press “Connect” button.
7 If the connection was successful, status below the name of connection will say “Connected”
8 *** Connecting to your Synology from the “Outside” (WAN)
The reason for it is that the default gateway redirects all requests that are not within the private network over the VPN connection. You would need to connect to the VPN gateway’s (external) IP, but since it is a shared IP address among everyone connected to it, it just drops the incoming connection, as the server doesn’t know to whom to relay the package
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