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opsdave posted a question in VPN Questions and General SupportThis is a how-to configure PMS and Torguard VPN running under a Synology NAS on DSM 6.1.4 in 10 EASY steps. This assumes the following: * You have Plex Media Server installed on your Synology box. * You'll need to open port 32400 on your router. * PMS will need to be configured for remote access with a manually-specified port (32400). * This uses a VPN configuration run from your Synology box, and not your router. Step 1: Configure the Synology VPN connection as instructed here: https://torguard.net/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=237 Step 2: Connect to said VPN, and find out what your external IP is by going to Synology Control Panel > External Access > DDNS > Add > External address (IPv4) and copying the IP address there. If you have DDNS configured, it'll show up on the list of DDNS service providers and you don't need to go into the Add menu. Step 3: Log in to your torguard.net account and go to https://torguard.net/tgconf.php?action=vpn-openvpnconfig to make a new OpenVPN config file with the following parameters: Hostname/IP "Custom" > use the IP you obtained from Step 2 Protocol TCP Port of your choice, but take note as you'll need to give this again in Step 5 Encryption Cipher should be something with CBC (make sure you use CBC, as DSM doesn't seem to support GCM) Click on Generate Config Save this somewhere you can get to it later. Step 4: While you're in torguard.net, go to the Client Area > Management Actions > Request Port Forward Step 5: Request the following: Protocol TCP Port 32400, click + IP Address: the IP you got from Step 2 Protocol: TCP Encryption: something similar to the port/cipher above in Step 3 Click on "Submit Request" and wait a few minutes (might take longer if you're doing this at 2am and there's nobody to comply with your request); once the Status goes to green and "Active" your port is now open and available. If it says "The port tcp:32400 on ***.***.***.*** is already used on the requested server - please choose a different IP or port." then you're all set here. Step 6: On your Synology DSM, go ahead and create a new VPN connection using the new config file you created in Step 3. Step 7: Restart PMS using the Package Center. Once it restarts, click on the URL in the package, and ensure the server successfully signs in under Settings > General Step 8: Connect to the VPN. Step 9: On your browser (ideally on a network outside your home), navigate to https://app.plex.tv/ Step 10: Enjoy your media! Notes: * It's important that you select Custom in the OpenVPN config generator. If you use any of the pre-determined hostnames, the IP provided may not be the correct IP with the open port, and the connection will fail. * If the external VPN IP changes, you'll need to do this again from Step 1, although I'm told that the IP shouldn't change. Any feedback is welcome and appreciated!
For a couple of months now I have been using the Synology 1900 to run Torguard VPN. I have it setup to run through the router to my entire house. I had a bit of a time setting it up, but now have the hang of getting what I need through Torguard's config tool. I have run into some problems I hope that others who have this router may help me with. What type of speed drop should I expect when using VPN? My normal speed is about 70mbps, and with Tor on, it drops to a high of around 20mbps. Average about 12mbps. Is that roughly what I can expect? Even at that drop off I am OK with it, if that was the only issue...but it isn't. The bigger issue is that the connections don't seem stable. I mean I will get a call at work from my family saying that the internet is not working. I dial into the modem and turn off the VPN connection and of course everything is OK again. Most of the time I can then tell it to re-connect to the same exact TOR portal and everything will work as usual. Then time goes by(day or two at most) and the same thing will happen again. Is this the same experience that other Synology owners have, and is this the norm for all VPN companies? Or is it time to call TOR customer service to troubleshoot, find another VPN service, or a better router? I would love to hear your experience. Thanks
Hi, I'm just following the Synology guide but it's saying "Certificate: Download it from My Servers page" Where is the "My Servers page"? I can't see it in my 'ClientArea' Thanks for any help.