Synology QuickConnect

Synology QuickConnect

The Synology QuickConnect is a service that can help you easily synchronize Cloud Stations without configuring port forwarding rules for your DiskStation. Do you want to know how it works? Read this post from the synology blog: QuickConnect, Explained Quickly. 

QuickConnect allows client applications to connect to your Synology NAS via the Internet without needing to set port forwarding rules. QuickConnect can also work with packages developed by Synology, such as Audio Stations, Video Stations, Download Stations, Surveillance Stations, Photo Stations, File Stations, Record Stations, CMS, Cloud Stations, and mobile applications. 

To activate QuickConnect: Open Control Panel> QuickConnect> General. Check Activate QuickConnect. Enter your existing Synology Account information and register it in a new account. Specify a new QuickConnect ID. Make sure it's easy to remember, so you can access your Synology NAS anytime. Click Apply. Custom QuickConnect IDs can include letters, numbers, and hyphens  must start with letters.

Enhancing Synology QuickConnect Connectivity

Your Synology NAS offers advanced options to make QuickConnect access more adaptable to different network environments. Open Control Panel> QuickConnect> Advanced. Select the options below to suit your needs: Activate the QuickConnect relay service:Your QuickConnect connection will be relayed through Synology Relay Server when QuickConnect access directly to Synology NAS is not possible in the current network environment. 

Automatically creates a port forwarding rule: When your Synology NAS is under a router that supports UPnP, the router will be notified to create port forwarding rules for QuickConnect. Click Apply, the relayed QuickConnect connection may be slow because of longer network latency. When routers are permitted to create port forwarding rules for QuickConnect, Synology NAS may be exposed to security risks in Synology QuickConnect. 

To enable / disable QuickConnect for certain applications / services: Open Control Panel> QuickConnect> Advanced. Select the application / service that you want to activate QuickConnect. Click Apply. For better QuickConnect performance, you are advised to go to Control Panel> External Access> Router Configuration to configure port forwarding for each service: DSM: 5000 (HTTP); 5001 (HTTPS), Photo Station: 80 (HTTP); 443 (HTTPS), Cloud Station : 6690 Problem solving. 

If you see a Network error message happening, this means that the QuickConnect service has stopped due to a network error. Please check the following: Your Synology NAS is connected to an active network (in Control Panel> Network> Network Interface). 

The DNS server and default gateway settings are configured correctly (in Control Panel> Network> General). Make sure Synology NAS can access the Internet using the following destination ports: 80, 443, 8888. When network errors are corrected, the Synology QuickConnect service will return automatically in a few minutes.