The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro 9 are:
FileMaker Pro 9 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Pro 9
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro 9. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Pro 9.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Forwarding a Port for FileMaker Pro 9
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for FileMaker Pro 9 in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 9:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro 9
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Pro 9.