Using Synology DiskStation as a VPN server using built-in Android VPN client

An introduction to VPN

Why?

How?

Don’t ever expose your DiskStation to the internet without enabling firewall. Even a few minutes is enough for hackers to get into your personal data on the DiskStation.

First create a user only for VPN

Setting up PPTP

WARNING: PPTP is an obsolete and insecure VPN protocol. It is “better than nothing” ie. when connecting to insecure Wifi connections. If you can, aim for L2TP/IPSec which is also supported natively on Android.

On DiskStation

On Android

Setting up L2TP/IPSec

On DiskStation

On Android

Always-on VPN

A few notes

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