Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 4:
FileMaker Server 4 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forward Ports for FileMaker Server 4
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server 4. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Server 4.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to 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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Forward Ports for FileMaker Server 4
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 step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Server 4 in the corresponding 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 4:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 4
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Server 4.