The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 13:
FileMaker Pro 13 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Pro 13
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 13. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Pro 13.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for FileMaker Pro 13
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for FileMaker Pro 13 in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Pro 13:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 13
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Pro 13.