The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9 are:
FileMaker Pro Advanced 9 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Pro Advanced 9. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Pro Advanced 9.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9 in the corresponding 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 Advanced 9:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced 9.