The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Pro are:
FileMaker Pro - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Pro
When you use FileMaker Pro 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.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Pro
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:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for FileMaker Pro 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:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Pro
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Pro.