As a side product for making IoT devices accessible to you through their web interface, we also quickly thought about how this could work for enabling remote support. So, we dug into the code and ported our IoT Remote AppControl solution to Synology NAS boxes, making it possible to access these devices from anywhere!
When tracking the device landscape out there, there is definitively a trend to replace large standalone servers with small, easy to administer NAS boxes. They are quick to set up, do not eat up too much space and are convenient to use. So especially SMBs/SMEs and home users start to pick them up more and more for easy file sharing or backup purposes. These boxes also create add on values by offering interfaces to calendars, web mails, audio players, photo collections and more. And now, you can easily access everything on there just by double clicking a device in your TeamViewer Computers & Contacts List.
And here is how you start:
At first, you have to download the correct package for your Synology NAS box. Usually, your Synology Marketplace picks the correct architecture for your device, but you have to know the device details and find out what your CPU is to get the right download.
If you do not know what architecture you have, a quick look here may help you.
We are currently supporting ARM and Intel based devices. For both, Intel and ARM, you will find two download packages: armv7 and armv5 target different ARM architectures, while amd64 (x86-64) and i386 (x86-32) target Intel. armv5 are used on older models dating back to the 2011s, while x86-32 is not used by many models (DS214play and DS415play). So, if you are in doubt and you want to access a recent system: In case you have an Intel CPU, try out the amd64 package and if you have an ARM CPU, use armv7.
EDIT: Update: We noticed, that some of the most recent Synology models introduced a new architecture that we did not support, yet. For all of you that are using the DS418, DS418j, DS218play, DS218, and DS118 models, we created an updated package that makes TeamViewer also run on these models:
After downloading the package, you have to install it using the package center from Synology. Log into your DSM as administrative user. Please note that we only support systems from DSM 6 onward.
Open the package center. First, you have to adapt the trust level of the package center to allow packages from any publisher. You can do so by selecting Settings and by setting the Trust Level to Any Publisher.
Then you can hit Manual Install and upload the package file.
After that you will have to accept our EULA for proceeding with the installation.
Once you finish the wizard, your TeamViewer installation will start automatically if you had previously selected the autostart checkbox in the last screen.
Now your TeamViewer is ready to connect to your account. But before doing so, please make sure that you reset your Trust Level to its former value.
Hint: Leaving it at Any Publisher is not required for operation and may make your DiskStation susceptible to attacks.
Now it is time to assign your DiskStation to your account. There are two ways to do that. If your device is in the same subnet you can use the Nearby feature of TeamViewer.
Just click the Add item-button in your Computers & Contacts List and select Nearby contacts and devices. A list with all devices in the same network running TeamViewer will show up and you should be able to locate your Synology device in this list. Just double click on it, and you are all set: You can now directly connect to your device. Please note that now, as long as the device is assigned to your account, it will not show up in this list anymore.
If the device is not located in your subnet or cannot be found, you will need to do a few more clicks. Open the TeamViewer dialog from the DSM application menu.
You will find your assignment ID and assignment password in this dialog. Add the assignment ID to your Computers & Contacts list by selecting Add item --> Add remote computer. Enter the assignment ID as TeamViewer ID in the shown dialog. Enter the assignment password as Password and press OK.
Please note: You cannot connect to your DiskStation yet and your password is only valid for assignment and cannot be used to connect to a device. This means that you to have to assign it to your account. To do this, go to your option dialog of your device and select Remote assignment. If all goes right, you can now connect to your Synology NAS device.
Go ahead, double click on your new entry in the Computers & Contacts list, log in and start enjoying your DiskStation from everywhere. Download files or listen to your music -- (almost) everything is possible now, and all via TeamViewer.
Please note that there are some known issues:
Thank you for your feedback. Did you try to install our agent for
already? If you encountered any issue during the installation, was there any error message, screenshot, you can provide?
Thank you for your question.
Please try to install the package for armv7 on the DS414j which should be the appropriate version for a Marvell Armada XP MV78230 CPU.
If you have any questions, feel free to get back to us again.
I downloaded and installed the ARMV7 package for my 218Play but when I start the TeamViewer application on my Nas I get no ID......
The package seems stopped and when I force it to start it stops immediately!
It seems that the new Synology models sport an architecture that we did not support, yet. We now uploaded the packages for the 218play and others, you can find them at https://download.teamviewer-iot.com/synology/1.0.6139/aarch64/teamviewer-1.0.6139_aarch64.spk
My nas is yet appaired but i don't access to.
My nas reject the connexion. why? is it necessary to configure the firewall?
did you add the synology to your trusted devices list of your TV account first?
if not you cannot connect to it, for security reasons - which was an excellent idea to avoid hijacking
I try on my macbook pro and it doesn't work but on my Windows10 pc it's ok !!
Thanks for your help
Thank you for your post!
The agent is compatible with a Synology DS214 Play, if you see nothing than a white screen, then your TeamViewer version on your computer might not be the latest version.
Can you please update your TeamViewer on your Windows PC to the latest version and try again?
If the issue still persists, please do get back to us again.
on both DS1515+ and DS413J with DSM6.2 teamviewer is working perfectely. However i ned to tighten my firewall and was wondering if the synology version of teamviewer is also using in priority port 5398 the 443 then 80. if not what is the primary port ?
No, you don't have to any ports. That is the whole sense behind using TeamViewer: To not make your device accessible for the world. You can open the standard TeamViewer port, but usually that is not necessary.
for me there is no assign to account button.
and when i want to connect it rejcts me every time.
could anyone help me?
Thank you for your message. Please open your TeamViewer on your Windows 10 computer and search for "Nearby contacts and devices". If the Synology device does not show up, please open TeamViewer on the Synology device and note down the ID and Password of the device. Add a remote computer on your Computer & Contact list and enter the TeamViewer ID and Password on the "Properties". You should now be able to access your device by double clicking on the device on your Computer & Contact list.
Otherwise we can offer you a remote session to assist you assigning the device to your account.
sadly i tried this bevore, the synology could not be found in the nearby section and when i added it under computer & contact list i couldt conect either.
yes that would be perfect for me with your help.
best regards robin
We figured out, that the device was assigned to a group that required additional permissions to add new devices to. If you add a device to the group "My Computers", the Option "Assign to Account" will appear.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get back to us anytime.
I can connect to my DS918+ but if I start the "Package Center" the connection breaks up with the message: "connection has been terminated" (or something similar).
And after that my DS918+ is shown as offline in the teamviewer application.
So teamviewer stopped on my DS and i have to start the application manually.
This is bad, because I only can start it manually from home.
Thank you for your feedback. Did you try to install our agent for
on your RT2600ac already? If you encounter any issues during the installation, please provide us with the error message / screenshot of the error shown so we can investigate further.