How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Synology DS508

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

The ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology DS508 NAS are listed here:

Synology DS508 - 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 DS508 NAS

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Synology DS508 NAS. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Synology DS508 NAS.

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

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward 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.

Setting Up a Port Forward for a Synology DS508 NAS

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically 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 normal 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 DS508 NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology DS508

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for a Synology DS508 NAS.

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