The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 13:
FileMaker Server 13 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Server 13
When you use FileMaker Server 13 you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Server 13.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward 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.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 13
We have Network Utilities software that can 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for FileMaker Server 13 in the correct boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Server 13:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 13
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Server 13.