How to Install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/oVu7wBTsA_gAdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-blocker and a competitor to Pi-hole. I have a few tutorials on how you can setup Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi and Synology NAS, but this tutorial will focus on installing AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS. Synology NAS: AdGuard Home versus Pi-hole The first and logical question will be “which is better?”, as both…

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How to Install Portainer on a Raspberry Pi!

Today we are going to look at how to install Docker and Portainer on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/YjszoDGsqfoThis process is very simple, but we will be using Portainer in future tutorials to setup different docker containers, so this will be the first thing we are going to look at. The Raspberry Pi 4 is pretty powerful for being as small as it is. Combine that with the fact that there are a ton of great docker…

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Backup a Synology NAS to a Remote NAS

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a remote NAS using Hyper Backup.https://youtu.be/GRiDWAhMFogThis process is somewhat straight forward, but we will be utilizing an OpenVPN network interface on our remote NAS. This will allow us to connect to our remote NAS from our local NAS securely, without opening ports on our router.I back up all of my data off-site to my remote NAS and this setup…

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How to Create an OpenVPN Network Interface on a Synology NAS!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to create an OpenVPN network interface on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/FAIcfV3J1DQThe process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect, you need to ensure that you have OpenVPN setup. I have a tutorial created on how you can setup OpenVPN on a Synology NAS if you haven’t set it up yet.The process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect,…

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How to Connect a Raspberry Pi to a WireGuard VPN Server!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to connect a Raspberry Pi to a WireGuard VPN Server.https://youtu.be/QJiC-_EwCNMI use Raspberry Pi devices for various different things with some of them being used off-site. Something that runs constantly is the Raspberry Pi I use to backup my Synology NAS off-site. I’ve always used OpenVPN for this, but after setting up and configuring WireGuard, I was interested in using WireGuard as my VPN protocol for my off-site…

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How to Setup WireGuard on a Raspberry Pi!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to setup WireGuard on a Raspberry Pi using PiVPN! Easy instructions that will help you setup the WireGuard VPN.https://youtu.be/DUpIOSbbvKkWireGuard is awesome! Up until WireGuard, the gold standard for VPN’s has been OpenVPN, which is still a great VPN option. However, WireGuard is a faster alternative that’s somewhat easier to implement. It also has the benefit of being a lot simpler than OpenVPN, which doesn’t seem important, but…

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How to Setup DuckDNS on a Raspberry Pi!

Today we are going to look at how to setup DuckDNS on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/s-66gmIHoyEDDNS is a way to automatically update a name server (in this case, DuckDNS) in real-time with your external IP address. There are many reasons why you might need a DDNS hostname, with one of the most common being creating a VPN Server. In this tutorial, we will run through the commands to setup DDNS on a Raspberry Pi. Instructions -…

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Synology NAS SSL Certificate – Configure HTTPS!

Today we are going to look at how to enable HTTPS on a Synology NAS using an SSL certificate.https://youtu.be/VoF-qqKwIWwThis process is fairly straight forward, but the explanation behind it is very important. For that reason, I suggest that you watch the video above as the material will be a little easier to digest, but I will do my best to explain everything below. The process that we will be utilizing is best completed by using…

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How to Setup Pi-hole on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to setup Pi-hole on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/4Z9Mtpc7TakWe will be looking at two different methods that both use Docker to install Pi-hole on a Synology NAS. The first method we are going to look at is “easier” and should be used if you don’t want to SSH into your NAS. This method utilizes the host network interface. The second method requires you to SSH into your Synology NAS…

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Synology NAS OpenVPN Setup & Configuration!

In this tutorial, we will look at the Synology NAS OpenVPN setup and configuration instructions. https://youtu.be/qbfa-YVUfls After my recent Ultimate Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide tutorial, I received a ton of great feedback from users who were interested in safely and securely accessing their NAS from outside of their network. I’ve been using the Synology VPN Server application with OpenVPN for the past year and have had no issues at all. I can safely…

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