The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 5 are listed here:
FileMaker Pro 5 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro 5
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 5. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Pro 5.
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
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Pro 5
We have Network Utilities software that can 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Pro 5 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Pro 5:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 5
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 5.