How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for FileMaker Server Advanced 4

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server Advanced 4 are listed here:

FileMaker Server Advanced 4 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 4

When you use FileMaker Server Advanced 4 you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to FileMaker Server Advanced 4.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

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

Find Your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Server Advanced 4

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically 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.

Alternatively you can do it 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 4:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server Advanced 4

That's all it takes to forward your ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 4.

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