The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server 8 are listed here:
FileMaker Server 8 - PC
- TCP: 5003, 50003, 50006
- UDP: 5003
Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 8
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server 8. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Server 8.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server 8
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Server 8 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 8:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server 8
That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Server 8.