Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server Advanced 12:
FileMaker Server Advanced 12 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Forward Ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 12
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FileMaker Server Advanced 12. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Server Advanced 12.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's 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
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server Advanced 12
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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 12 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 Advanced 12:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server Advanced 12
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server Advanced 12.