Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 7:
FileMaker Server 7 - PC
- TCP: 5003, 50003, 50006
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 7
When you use FileMaker Server 7 you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Server 7.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for FileMaker Server 7
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Server 7 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
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 7:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 7
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server 7.