The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 3 are listed here:
FileMaker Server 3 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 3
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server 3. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Server 3.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your computer.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Forwarding a Port for FileMaker Server 3
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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging 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.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for FileMaker Server 3 in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Server 3:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 3
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Server 3.