How To Open Ports in Your Router for Synology DS916+

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

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology DS916+ NAS are:

Synology DS916+ - Default

  • 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 DS916+ NAS

When you use a Synology DS916+ NAS you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Synology DS916+ NAS.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Synology DS916+ NAS

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The normal 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 DS916+ NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology DS916+

That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Synology DS916+ NAS.

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