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Create VPN for remote network access?

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Hi everyone. I was wondering if the VPN feature of an Xpenology system would allow me to create a VPN (OpenVPN) to connect to my network when away from home - granting me access to my network resources rather than just the device itself. I did this with Apple's MacOS Server app but it doesn't offer OpenVPN so I decommissioned it once L2TP starting becoming questionable. Thanks.

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Routing to your local lan should work using a vpn package.

I use that through my real DS box to remote desktop to internal computers.

you will need to setup the necessary port forwarding for the service on your router and the vpn service user permissions on the nas

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4 hours ago, sbv3000 said:

Routing to your local lan should work using a vpn package.

I use that through my real DS box to remote desktop to internal computers.

you will need to setup the necessary port forwarding for the service on your router and the vpn service user permissions on the nas

 

Sweet! :) I'll give it a try and report back. Cheers.

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Syno VPN works on both real and XPEnology boxes. Way to find your server from outside (DDNS) and port forwarding is required. Installation and configuration is simple.

 

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Yes this does work. You need the VPN Server package and create a Server.

There is only a small issue, if you're using OpenVPN on a Computer/network which already has certain IPs i.e 192.168.1.2 and you try to connect to your PC on the home network with IP 192.168.1.2 you will only connect to the Local PC and not the one on your Home Network.

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4 hours ago, haldi said:

Yes this does work. You need the VPN Server package and create a Server.

There is only a small issue, if you're using OpenVPN on a Computer/network which already has certain IPs i.e 192.168.1.2 and you try to connect to your PC on the home network with IP 192.168.1.2 you will only connect to the Local PC and not the one on your Home Network.

When setting up the VPN server its a good idea to set the IP DHCP range to one of the less used private ranges eg 172.21.x.x, that way you are unlikely to clash with the 'popular' 192.168.x.x ones

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17 hours ago, sbv3000 said:

When setting up the VPN server its a good idea to set the IP DHCP range to one of the less used private ranges eg 172.21.x.x, that way you are unlikely to clash with the 'popular' 192.168.x.x ones

172.16.x.x would be correct private range in this class.

Most SOHO routers have default range set for 192.168.0.x, 192.168.1.x, and 192.168.100.x

Using for VPN server something other than default range, like 192.168.15.x is usually a safe bet.

 

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To ensure its smooth operation wherever you are, use port 443 in udp. Many institutions limit the use of ports. Port 80 and 443 will still be open, else, impossible to use the browser

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I use OpenVPN. Works fine. IP range is something that needs to be thought thoroughly to make sure as @sbv3000 mentioned that it does not enter into conflict with the IP range of your actual location. Chose a private range but who is beyond the usual (192.168.x.x. etc)

 

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