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How to Download, Install, and Use CyberGhost VPN on Synology NAS

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated June 14, 2024

If you're using Synology NAS to transfer or store files on your local network, CyberGhost VPN can help safeguard your data by encrypting it. However, you can only set up the default OpenVPN 2.3 UDP or OpenVPN 2.3 TCP protocols. Among these, TCP is more stable than UDP but relatively slower.

Also, note that CyberGhost VPN doesn't support certain Synology NAS devices. You can only configure a VPN if your device allows you to create VPN profiles and set up OpenVPN connections. To learn more about this, you can check your NAS device's manual.

In this article, we'll teach you how to set up CyberGhost VPN on Synology with detailed instructions. 

How to Set Up and Use CyberGhost VPN on Synology NAS

To use CyberGhost VPN with Synology NAS, you first need to download the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN's account dashboard and then update your Synology settings. Here's a step-by-step guide:

1. First, sign up for CyberGhost VPN using a computer and your preferred Web browser.

2. Go back to CyberGhost VPN's account login page and enter your Username and Password.

3. In your account's dashboard, navigate to 'VPN' > 'Configure Device' from under 'Manual Setup.'

Configuring devices with CyberGhost

4. Click on the 'Configure' button.

5. Now, fill in the below details as mentioned:

6. Now, hit the Save Configuration button.

Saving CyberGhost configuration

7. You'll be redirected to the Manage Devices page.

8. Click on 'View' under 'Router or other devices.'

Viewing CyberGhost configuration settings

9. Note your OpenVPN credentials (Server Group, Username, and Password) for future use.

10. Now, hit the 'Download Configuration' button.

CyberGhost configuration download

11. A .zip file will get downloaded now on your system; extract it to get the below documents:

12. Now, disable IPv6 on your NAS device by following this path: 'Control Panel' > 'Network' > 'Network Interface' > 'LAN' > 'Edit' > 'IPv6' > 'Off' > 'OK.'

How to install and use CyberGhost VPN on Synology NAS

13. Next, reboot your Synology.

14. After that, create a new VPN profile by going to 'Control Panel' > 'Network' > 'Network Interface' > 'Create' > 'Create VPN Profile.'

Creating VPN profile in Synology NAS

15. Click on Create VPN Profile and choose 'OpenVPN (via importing a .ovpn file)' > 'Next.'

Importing OpenVPN .ovpn file in Synology NAS

16. Now, the General Settings screen will appear, where you have to fill in the following details:

Creating profile in Synology NAS

17. Once done, hit the 'Next' button.

18. On the next screen, check the following boxes:

Synology NAS advanced settings

19. Now, hit the 'Apply' button to continue further.

20. Next, click on your new VPN profile in the Network Interface window and hit the 'Connect' button.

Connecting to VPN profile in Synology NAS

21. Finally, the status of your VPN profile will change from Disconnected to Connected

Final Thoughts

While installing CyberGhost VPN on Synology NAS may appear to be a complex process, it is rather straightforward and can be completed within 5 minutes. It is also a one-time configuration process, using which you can secure your files and data with AES 256-bit encryption.

However, you will have to reconfigure it every time you want to change a server. Also, in certain situations, you may want to connect to CyberGhost VPN natively on your device. For that, take a look at our complete guide on how to install and set up CyberGhost VPN on a wide range of devices.

That's all! Now you know how to download, install, and use CyberGhost VPN on Synology NAS. If you want to share your experience with us, feel free to comment below. Thanks for reading.



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