How do I find my Synology Quickconnect ID?
I often get asked ‘How do I find my Synology Quickconnect ID?’ We’ve got the answer for you..let’s dive in.
What is Synology QuickConnect?
Synology QuickConnect is a service that allows you to easily connect to your DiskStation from the Internet by using only your Synology Account. For users who would like to remotely access their DiskStation without having to configure port forwarding or dynamic DNS, this is an ideal solution. To use it, all you need is an active internet connection and a computer on the same network as the NAS. This tutorial will walk through setup of quickconnect for both DSM 6 (the most recent release) and DSM 5 (deprecated).
There are three ways to find the QuickConnect ID of your Synology box:
1. On DSM 5.0 and above, click on ‘Control Panel’ then select ‘Network’. You should see a tab that says ‘QuickConnect ID’.
2. If you go to the SynoCommunity website (http://community.synology.com/), click on ‘Products’ and select your product line. If you have any DS, RS, FS or xS series models, you should see a link to the QuickConnect ID under ‘Product Information’.
3. On DSM 4.3 and below, go to ‘Network Neighborhood’. You should see a tab that says ‘QuickConnectID:xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx’. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/N5WUQc8
4. The string of numbers and letters between (-) is your Synology quickconnect id! Alternatively, if these details are not shown for you in Network Neighborhood it might be because one of your network cards is disabled in the control panel (this is the case for many users). If this is the case, go to ‘Network’ in DSM control panel and right click over a network card to edit its settings. Here should be a place to enter your quickconnect id.
5. You can now register you NAS on portal.synology.com/sweb/reg_form_generator/?sid=XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX
6. Don’t forget that as soon as you have registered your NAS, this string becomes public information that anyone can see! This means if you connect from home or from work other people might be able to find out what device belongs to you just by checking Network Neighborhood! This isn’t such a big issue for those who live alone because chances are they are the only ones using their NAS, but for those who live in a communal flat or share their NAS, this might be something to take into consideration.
7. To protect yourself you can make your quickconnect id look like this: email@example.com instead of XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX@synology.quickconnect.eu . Doing that means that even if someone else reads your qc code it will not work since they won’t have access to your domain.tld account on our portal!
8. Finally there is one last thing though, don’t forget that as soon as you set up your synology device with Quickconnect, it starts sending packets back home to synology to keep itself up-to-date. So if your NAT device doesn’t cover that, your synology will be reachable from the internet for anyone who wishes to do so.
How do I change the QuickConnect ID for my Synology NAS?
With QuickConnect, you may easily connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet without having to worry about port forwarding rules or other complicated network settings. This article explains how to change the QuickConnect ID for your Synology NAS.
1. Sign in to your Synology Account and click on My DSM (My DiskStation Manager).
2. Select the attached device that you wish to change the Quick Connect ID for and then select Change Quick Connect. It is recommended that you only use the following characters: a-z, 0-9, -, _ , . %3F+^$ , @!*&$
3. Enter a new QQ ID and password for this device in the respective boxes and press OK when finished.
4. The new QQ ID will be sent via email after pressing OK in step 3, so please wait until you receive it before going through these steps again to set up your Synology with it. Also, don’t forget to make a note of the new password for this device.
5. After logging in with the new QQ ID and password, please set your DiskStation to automatically sign in using your new Quick Connect ID by going into System > Admin > User > Auto Login.
6. You are now able to access your Synology with https://quickconnectid.synology.com/ <– DO NOT USE THIS LINK!! Only use it in step 7 below!
7. Navigate your web browser to https://quickconnectid.synology.com/index_ab123cde , replacing ab123cde with your own unique alphanumeric string found in step 2 above AND replace ‘https’ with ‘http’.
8. You should be prompted to set a new password for this device. Make sure the password is one you can remember, as you will need it to access your DiskStation anytime it’s not on your local network. After clicking “Apply”, you are now able to use your Synology with https://quickconnectid.synology.com/ <– DO NOT USE THIS LINK!! Only use it in step 9 below!
9. Navigate your web browser to https://quickconnectid.synology.com/index_ab123cde , replacing ab123cde with your own unique alphanumeric string from step 2 above AND replace ‘https’ with ‘http’.
10 . in using the new password you set in step 7, login to your DiskStation’s web interface. Congratulations! Your DiskStation should now be accessible from the Internet, and you may proceed to make changes as needed for this device to be accessed by anyone outside of your local network (ex: remote backup capabilities)
If you want to change the hostname or port number, go ahead and do so! Just make sure that any future connections use those new values instead. If you’re wondering what other options you have with Synology Quickconnect, check out their documentation on it here: https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/help/QuickConnect/ .
How to Remotely Access Your Synology NAS Using QuickConnect
Now, we will be learning how to remotely access our Synology NAS using QuickConnect. This is a feature offered by the operating system which allows you to easily connect to your DiskStation from both within and outside of your local network. You can also change the name and port number if needed for this device to be accessed by anyone outside of your local network (ex: remote backup capabilities).
All users on a DiskStation will share this same QuickConnect ID as long as their account has user permissions!
You will need: – A computer connected to the same router as the Synology NAS (wired or wireless) – A Synology NAS (available here ) – Administrative (or equivalent) rights to the DiskStation
1. Go to https://find.synology.com/
2. Click the “Log in” button and login with your DiskStation’s admin account or user account that has administrative permissions for QuickConnect. The default credentials are: Username: admin Password: blank
3. At the top menu, select QuickConnect -> Manage -> Modify profile…
4. Under Name, enter a new name you would like people to see when they connect to this device remotely over QuickConnect (ex: John’s NAS). Make sure your computer name is listed under Host Name so that remote users can properly identify it on their network. Deselect the “Enable HTTP(S) access” checkbox and click Save
5. At the top menu, select QuickConnect -> Manage -> Modify profile… again
6. Scroll down to Connection service and enable HTTP(S) Service . Enter 80 for Port and your DiskStation’s IP address under Server Address. Make sure you select Allow direct connection to this server (no forwarding or port mapping required). Press OK when finished.
7. You can now remotely access your DiskStation by going to https://find.synology.com/<Your_NAS_Name>/index.html on any device connected to the same network as your NAS, but be sure it is on the list of Host Name Pattern. You can find that list by going to QuickConnect -> Manage and then scroll down to Host Name Pattern. (Note: For this step, you will need your DiskStation’s Synology Account)
8. Once logged in, select the name of your DiskStation again and click on Connect next to it. If prompted, enter your password and click Log-In and you’ll be connected!
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