Port Forwarding on Your Router for FileMaker Pro 12

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 12 are listed here:

FileMaker Pro 12 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro 12

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 12. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Pro 12.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Find Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for FileMaker Pro 12

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:

Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Pro 12:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 12

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 12.

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