How to setup OpenVPN on the Synology NAS (Newer builds) DSM 6 and above

The following tutorial was made using a NAS Synology station running DSM 6.1.1 OS.

Before you start

Before configuring the VPN on your DiskStation, please check the following:
  1. Your Internet connection is normal;
  1. The volume of your DiskStation is normal;
  1. The DiskStation Manager (DSM) of your DiskStation is the latest version.

Step 1
. Once on your DSM dashboard click on Control Pannel. Now click on Network under "Connectivity"

Step 2. Click on Network Interface and then on Create >> Create VPN Profile.

Now, check OpenVPN (via Importing .ovpn config) and click next.

Step 3. Enter your Torguard VPN Username and Password and then browse here and create an openvpn config file to import into your client - once created it will auto download the config, click browse to select the config and then click Next.

Step 4. Check all options and then click Apply.

Step 5. Now on the interface screen highlight your VPN Connection and click connect.

Step 6. It should now show as connected like so.

Step 7. From your laptop/PC (or a device that is connected to your NAS station: Ethernet/Wi-Fi) go to and check your IP, you'll notice that it was already changed.

You can also login to the NAS via SSH and run the below command:


It will show the IP your NAS has changed to.

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