How to Install Mullvad Browser on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Mullvad Browser on Your Synology NAS

Mullvad Browser is a privacy-focused web browser developed in a collaboration between Mullvad VPN and the Tor Project. It’s designed to minimize tracking and fingerprinting. You could say it’s a Tor Browser to use without the Tor Network. Instead, you can use it with a trustworthy VPN. The idea is to provide one more alternative – beside the Tor Network – to browse the internet with more privacy. To get as many people as possible to fight the big data gathering of today. To free the internet from mass surveillance. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Mullvad Browser on your Synology NAS with Docker & Portainer. Note: You can also install ChromiumFirefox or Opera to surf the web using your NAS.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of Mullvad Browser 13.0.4

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in Mullvad. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: mullvad.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3415

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

  • STEP 8

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it mullvad-browser. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 12

In the Name field type in mullvad. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  mullvad-browser:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/mullvad-browser:latest
    container_name: Mullvad-Browser
    hostname: mullvad-browser
    mem_limit: 3g
    shm_size: 1g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
      - seccomp:unconfined
    cap_add:
      - NET_ADMIN
    ports:
      - 3415:3001
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/mullvad-browser:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      CUSTOM_USER: marius
      PASSWORD: mariushosting
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      #LOCAL_NET: 192.168.0.0/16 # If using a VPN, set this to your local LAN IP range using CIDR notation.
    restart: on-failure:5

# VPN Connectivity:
# Generate a WireGuard conf from your VPN provider and copy it into the config mount (mullvad-browser/.config folder) with the following name: wg0.conf
# If a valid conf is found at startup, the container will connect to the VPN and route all traffic over it.
# This container is not designed for routing other containers traffic and should only be used standalone.

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.1026 is my personal PUID value and 100 is my personal PGID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.
Note: If you want, you can also set your own VPN by removing the # in front of LOCAL_NET. If you use a VPN, change the 192.168.0.0/16 address with your local LAN IP range using CIDR notation. If you don’t use VPN, then leave the code as it is with the #.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 16

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://mullvad.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://mullvad.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Mullvad Browser Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 17

Your Mullvad Browser at a glance!

Mullvad Browser Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy Mullvad Browser!

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This post was updated on Monday / December 4th, 2023 at 7:34 AM