How to Open a Port in Your Router for FileMaker Server 11

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

The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 11 are listed here:

FileMaker Server 11 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 11

When you use FileMaker Server 11 you might need to forward some ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to FileMaker Server 11.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Server 11

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:

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 11:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 11

That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Server 11.

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