Qnap Proxy Server


How to set up proxy server on QNAP Turbo NAS for optimized website access

Modern businesses usually set up strict firewall rules to prevent hacking from the Web. A proxy server is essential to allow users on the office network to access the Internet resources. It also helps the IT administrator to efficiently manage the network bandwidth by reducing unnecessary HTTP requests. Furthermore, a proxy server helps users bypass the geographically-restricted website while travelling abroad. Now users can turn the Turbo NAS into a Proxy Server by installing the Squid QPKG add-on.


Proxy Server Setup


    • Optware QPKG
    • The web server must be enabled on the NAS

    1. Install the Squid QPKG add-on

Login the NAS as an administrator. Install the Squid QPKG add-on from “Application Servers” > “QPKG Center” > “Available”.

    1. Access the configuration page

2.1 Click the webpage link to access the configuration page.

2.2. Enter the login credential, which is the NAS administrator name and password.

    1. Simple configuration mode

You can configure basic settings in simple configuration mode.

The default HTTP service port is 3128. You will also need to manually open this port on the router for remote access. You can reserve the amount of RAM (cache memory) and drive space (cache directory) for proxy service. Select “Grant access to system user accounts” to restrict proxy server access to only the NAS local users.

    1. Manual configuration mode

Advanced users can choose manual configuration mode to freely edit the configuration settings for customization. You may refer to the following examples:



    1. Clear Proxy Cache

Click “Clear Proxy Cache” to delete the temporarily stored files in the cache memory and cache directory. The proxy server will restart automatically.

Proxy Client Setup

You can install Opera Mobile web browser on the Android device and surf the web with a proxy. 

    1. Type “opera:config” in Opera’s address bar and enter.

    1. Scroll down the page until you get to Proxy and click it to display the settings. Enter the proxy information in the format address:port (e.g. qnap.mycloudnas.com:3128) in HTTP server and HTTPS server.

    1. Scroll down more until you see Use HTTP and Use HTTPS and tick both boxes, and then press “Save”.

    1. Press “OK” to exit the window and start surfing the web with a proxy!

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One Response to Qnap Proxy Server

  1. carl anderson says:

    This did not work for me.

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