Forwarding Ports in Your Router for FileMaker Server 5

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 5:

FileMaker Server 5 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 5

When you use FileMaker Server 5 you may need to forward ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Server 5.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

You need to know the following things before you can forward 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. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for FileMaker Server 5

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your 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:

You probably will need 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 5:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 5

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server 5.

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