How to Port Forward Synology DS211 in Your Router

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology DS211 NAS are:

Synology DS211 - 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

Forwarding Ports for a Synology DS211 NAS

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Synology DS211 NAS. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Synology DS211 NAS.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

How to Locate Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for a Synology DS211 NAS

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:

Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Synology DS211 NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology DS211

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Synology DS211 NAS.

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