The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro Advanced are:
FileMaker Pro Advanced - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro Advanced
When you use FileMaker Pro Advanced you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Pro Advanced.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- 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
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Pro Advanced
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Pro Advanced in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Pro Advanced:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro Advanced
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Pro Advanced.