How to Port Forward in Your Router for FileMaker Server 6

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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 6:

FileMaker Server 6 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Server 6

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server 6. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Server 6.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

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.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

How To Forward Ports for FileMaker Server 6

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The 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 6:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 6

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server 6.

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