Forward Ports on Your Router for FileMaker Server Advanced 9

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server Advanced 9:

FileMaker Server Advanced 9 - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Set Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server Advanced 9

When you use FileMaker Server Advanced 9 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 9.

Routers generally do not 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

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

Find Your Router's IP Address

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.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FileMaker Server Advanced 9

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to 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:

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 9:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server Advanced 9

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for FileMaker Server Advanced 9.

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