Starlink and Synology NAS
How to Enable Inbound Remote Access
Learn how Agilicus AnyX can enable inbound remote access to environments with no public IP (Starlink, Mobile, etc), and how this can work ideally with a Synology NAS.
A common home or small office environment is a Synology NAS, and Starlink for Internet access. The only downside? If you are not at home, on your home network, you cannot access your files or access other services on the NAS (or through it). Or can you?
In Starlink Port Forwarding we discussed how Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) works, and how Agilicus AnyX can be used to connect through the Starlink into an internal environment, even though there is no public IP.
In this article we describe how a user setup their Starlink and Synology with Agilicus AnyX, achieving anywhere secure access, from any device, despite the CGNAT limitation. They can access their files from anywhere, including their home surveillance video through Starlink and Synology NAS.
The high-level data flow is shown at the right. A managed SaaS system (Agilicus AnyX) acts as the intermediary. A program installed on the Synology (Agilicus Connector) makes an outbound connection, thus overcoming the limitation of the NAT.
User-based authentication via Single-Sign-On and End-To-End Encryption round out the feature set of getting the User to their Data without caring about the network.
The Setup: Starlink and Synology NAS
Signup. Create your Account
Install. Install the Connector on the Synology
Configure. Create a Web Application
Feel free to try additional services, e.g. a VNC or RDP remote desktop to your Mac, Linux, Windows machine. Connect to your home Building Management System. SSH to the synology (web or command line) from remote, whatever works for you.
In the case study above, the User’s objective was to use their Synology NAS from anywhere, without interference of the CGNAT of the Starlink.
The user can see a Share, ssh to the Synology, access Remote desktop to other machines on site, use the web interface of the Synology. From anywhere, on any device, with single-identity and single-sign-on, with multi-factor authentication.