How to Configure Ivacy on Synology (OpenVPN)
Before you begin, please make sure:
- You must have an active internet connection.
- VPN Supported Router.
- Own a premium Ivacy account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here)
- Log into your administration console (usually http://diskstation:5000). Open Control Panel and click Network Interface tab and click Create > Create VPN profile.
- Select “OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file)” and click “Next”.You can find the list of all available locations for OpenVPN from here
- Click the “Linux” link, download and extract the zip file.
Enter the Profile name (the name which you’ll see in the Network Interfaces list), your Ivacy username and password. Click the Browse button next to the “Import .ovpn file:” and find the file you downloaded from the previous step. Add the ca.crt file in CA Certificate provided with the ovpn file. Press “Next”.
- Enable “Use default gateway on remote network” ***
If you want, enable “Reconnect when the VPN connection is lost”
- On the Network Interfaces menu, right click the newly created VPN connection and press “Connect”, or press “Connect” button.
- If the connection was successful, status below the name of connection will say “Connected”.*** Connecting to your Synology from the “Outside” (WAN)
In case you check the “Use default gateway on remote network” you might have problems connecting to your NAS over the Internet.
If you want security, you need to have this checked.
If you want to access your NAS over the internet, you have to leave this unchecked, but the connection may fail.
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