How To Open Ports in Your Router for Synology RS212

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

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Synology RS212 NAS are:

Synology RS212 - 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 RS212 NAS

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Synology RS212 NAS. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Synology RS212 NAS.

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

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

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

Forwarding a Port for a Synology RS212 NAS

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. 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 RS212 NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for Synology RS212

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for a Synology RS212 NAS.

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