The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 are:
FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro Advanced 12. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things 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 IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. 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 Forward Ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically 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 process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 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 Advanced 12:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.