How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for FileMaker Server Advanced 3

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The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server Advanced 3 are listed here:

FileMaker Server Advanced 3 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server Advanced 3

When you use FileMaker Server Advanced 3 you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to FileMaker Server Advanced 3.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is 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 Advanced 3

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:

Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 3:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server Advanced 3

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server Advanced 3.

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