2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2010 10:32 AM by davidanders

    FM pro advanced 10 file sharing problem on remote network - please help!

    guywillett

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      FM pro advanced 10 file sharing problem on remote network - please help!

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      Hello,

      I am hosting a database on a macbook pro and would like my colleague (with filemaker pro on her PC) to use it as a client via the FM network option (not the IWP).  I have set up the following but the database file does not show up in 'Open Remote...'

      Host macbook firewall is off

      router (livebox thompson mini) is forwarding port 5003(TCP) to host computer

      router(livebox) firewall is set to 'minimum security'

      IP address is made static with no-ip.org host name (forwarding to the IP address without 'port 80 redirect' or any other port redirect)

      host database file has 'network sharing' on with all files visible

      Client PC firewall is off

      the file sharing works fine when both computers are in the same room but not when a few kilometres away...

      When I had the livebox router forwarding port 591, and no-ip.org 'port 80 redirecting' to 591, it worked fine! However I don't want to use IWP due to script incompatibilty issues...

      It seems like a router issue?

      Or maybe I need to set no-ip up differently?

      Driving me nuts!! Any help much appreciated!

      Cheers

      Guy