The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 4:
FileMaker Pro 4 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Pro 4
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 4. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Pro 4.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. 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.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro 4
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Pro 4 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
You probably will need 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 4:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 4
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 4.