Port Forwarding the Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router for FileMaker Pro 3


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Paradigm PTI-8611GU router your computer needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:


Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

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Login to the Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router Username is: admin

The Default Paradigm PTI-8611GU Router Password is: admin


Click the Log In button to log in to your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward FileMaker Pro 3 on the Paradigm PTI-8611GU


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Paradigm PTI-8611GU?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Paradigm PTI-8611GU router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Put a dot into the User radio button.


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Click the New button near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 5003 on the Paradigm PTI-8611GU

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. FileMaker Pro 3 requires you to forward the 5003 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Rule Management menu and then click Apply.

Rule Name:
Protocol:
Port Start: Port End:
Port Map:
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Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

When you're finished, click Save All near the top of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for FileMaker Pro 3 on the Paradigm PTI-8611GU you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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