The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 10 are:
FileMaker Server 10 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 10
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server 10. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Server 10.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
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 Server 10
We have Network Utilities software that can 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Log 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 Server 10 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 Server 10:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 10
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Server 10.