Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Server on Your Router.

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for FileMaker Server:

FileMaker Server - PC

  • TCP: 5003
  • UDP: 5003

Forwarding Ports for FileMaker Server

When you use FileMaker Server you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FileMaker Server.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. 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.

Setting Up a Port Forward for FileMaker Server

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.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

You probably will need 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:

List of Routers - Customized for FileMaker Server

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for FileMaker Server.

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