Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 2:
FileMaker Pro 2 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forward Ports for FileMaker Pro 2
When you use FileMaker Pro 2 you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Pro 2.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Pro 2
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Pro 2 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
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 2:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 2
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 2.