Create a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 4 in your Router

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

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:

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:

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.

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