If you have just upgraded to DSM 5.0 , DSM 6.0 or bought a synology recently, you can enable QuickConnect to access your synology on the internet without setting port forwarding on your router. If you already have QuickConnect enabled, you dont need to configure it again, unless you want to set up an easy-to-remember ID.
If you want to configure your router instead, I have a guide for D-Link users: Set up port forwarding in your router to access your Synology on the internet.
What is Quickconnect?
QuickConnect is a service that can help you set up Cloud Station syncing easily without configuring port forwarding rules for your DiskStation. Do you want to know how it works? Read this post from synology’s blog: QuickConnect, Quickly Explained.
Set up Quickconnect in your synology
Follow the simple steps below:
Access your control panel:
and click on the “QuickConnect” app:
On the QuickConnect panel, click on”Register Now”:
and fill in the details. If you already have a myDS account, you don’t need to register again, just fill in your login details.
Once you have registered, give your QuickConnectID a name. The blue box below, will only appear if you have a previous QuickConnectID:
When you click “Apply” your new settings will be stored and Synology will let you know your new settings:
How to use those URLS?
You will use the DSM URL to access your synology over the internet.
You will use the Photo Station URL to access your photos (if you have enabled Photo Station)
and the QuickConnectID you will use to login in your synology through the apps:
Much easier than before, well done Synology!