The ports that need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server Advanced 8 are listed here:
FileMaker Server Advanced 8 - PC
- TCP: 5003
- UDP: 5003
Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server Advanced 8
When you use FileMaker Server Advanced 8 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 8.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
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.
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 8
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for FileMaker Server Advanced 8 in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for FileMaker Server Advanced 8:
List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server Advanced 8
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server Advanced 8.