How to Forward Ports in Your Router for FileMaker Server 12

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The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 12:

FileMaker Server 12 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 12

When you use FileMaker Server 12 you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Server 12.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 12

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized 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 Server 12:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 12

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Server 12.

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