Forward Ports on Your Router for FileMaker Pro 8

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The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 8:

FileMaker Pro 8 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro 8

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 8. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Pro 8.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

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

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

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 8

We have Network Utilities software that can 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 step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

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 8:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 8

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Pro 8.

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