The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 6 are listed here:
FileMaker Pro 6 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro 6
When you use FileMaker Pro 6 you may need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to FileMaker Pro 6.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to 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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Pro 6
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Pro 6 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 6:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 6
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 6.