How to Forward Ports in Your Router for Synology DS-101

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology DS-101 NAS are:

Synology DS-101 - PC

  • TCP: 20-22, 25, 80, 110-111, 137-139, 143, 443, 445, 548, 873, 892, 993, 995, 2049, 3260, 4672, 5000-5001, 5005-5006, 5432, 6881-6999, 7000-7001, 9997-9999, 55536-55663, 55736-55863
  • UDP: 25, 110-111, 137-139, 143, 445, 892, 993, 995, 2049, 4662, 4672, 5432, 6881-6999, 9997-9999

Setting Up a Port Forward for a Synology DS-101 NAS

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Synology DS-101 NAS. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Synology DS-101 NAS.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Find Your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Synology DS-101 NAS

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Synology DS-101 NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology DS-101

That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Synology DS-101 NAS.

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