This article will show you how to set up your Synology 6.2 NAS with the OpenVPN protocol.
You will learn how to:
- Find your login details
- Choose a Surfshark server
- Configure the OpenVPN client
- Make sure your connection was successful
To proceed, you need to have a Synology 6.2 NAS and an active Surfshark subscription.
If you don’t have a subscription yet, you can get one here.
Find your login details
You’ll need the Surfshark service credentials to connect to the VPN using the manual OpenVPN configuration method explained below.
Here is how to get your Surfshark service credentials:
- Go to this page, where you will find all the details required for a manual connection.
You may need to log in before proceeding to this page. In that case, enter your email address and your password, then click Log in.
- Click on the Credentials tab at the top. You will find Surfshark service credentials there.
It is a good idea to keep this page open for now. You will need these credentials a bit later.
Choose a Surfshark server
- Go to this page. It’s the same page where the Surfshark service credentials are stored.
- Select the Files tab. You will see all of the Surfshark servers.
- You will need an OpenVPN configuration file for the location of your choice. For example, if you wish to connect to Germany, download the Germany - Berlin or Germany - Nuernberg servers by clicking on the location and then on UDP to download the configuration file.
Configure the OpenVPN client
- First of all, login to your Synology NAS and select Control Panel.
- Select Network.
- Navigate to Network interface -> Create -> Create VPN Profile.
- Select OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file), and press Next.
- Fill in the fields as shown below and select Next.
Profile name: Surfshark (you can name it as you prefer).
Username: Surfshark service username from the Find your login details step.
Password: Surfshark service password from the Find your login details step.
Import .ovpn file: here, you will have to import a configuration file from the Choose a Surfshark server step.
CA certificate: leave empty.
- Check all available options and select Apply.
- Select the created profile and press Connect.
- After a successful connection, the status of the profile will change to Connected.
Make sure your connection was successful
It's always recommended to check whether your connection was successful after setting up a VPN for the first time. This can be easily done by doing an IP leak test and a DNS leak test which is available on our website. Click here to find out how to make sure your connection was successful.
Congratulations - you have successfully set up your Synology NAS with the OpenVPN protocol!
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