In the General Settings step, first give the VPN profile a meaningful name (in the example Frankfurt).
Enter your Perfect Privacy user name and password.
Next to Import .ovpn file, click Browse and select one of the OpenVPN configuration files you downloaded in the first step.
Our tip: Choose a location that is geographically as close as possible to achieve the best speed.
The CA certificate field must remain empty, as this information is already contained in the .ovpn file.
To check if the VPN connection is working correctly, you can download one file each for IPv4 and IPv6 from our CheckIP page.
Open the Download Station. You may need to install this program in the Package Center.
Click on the globe icon in the bar at the top (Create download task via URL).
Now two new download tasks are added. One file (IPv4) is downloaded after a few seconds.
The other file cannot be downloaded because Synology does not support IPv6 in the VPN and you have disabled IPv6 above. This job will fail after a few minutes with a Connection Timeout error. This tells you that there is no IPv6 leak.
The file is now displayed in the File Station. Right-click the file and select Download to save it to your computer.
Open the file in a text editor or in a spreadsheet. For that, you can rename the file and add the .txt or .tsv extension. The text file contains the CheckIP information tab-separated.
In our example, the file looks like this:
IP DNS VPN TOR COUNTRY CITY
22.214.171.124 chicago1.perfect-privacy.com true false U.S.A Chicago
The first column contains your public IP address, the second column the reverse DNS name (which should end in .perfect-privacy.com). And the third column indicates whether you are connected to the VPN (true: yes / false: no).