How to Open a Port in Your Router for FileMaker Pro

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

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:

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:

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.

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