Port Forwarding for FileMaker Pro 3

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

The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 3 are listed here:

FileMaker Pro 3 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Forward Ports for FileMaker Pro 3

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 3. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Pro 3.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is 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 3

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically 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.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward 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 3:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 3

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 3.

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