How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Synology DS212j

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

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology DS212j NAS are:

Synology DS212j - 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

Set Up a Port Forward for a Synology DS212j NAS

When you use a Synology DS212j NAS you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Synology DS212j NAS.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

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 DS212j 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 way to forward a port is:

Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Synology DS212j NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology DS212j

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Synology DS212j NAS.

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