Win or Mac.
Your router's IP is 192.168.1.1 Your internet connection's Global IP address can be found at http://whatismyipaddress.com
Computers connected to your router are given Local IPs in the 192.168.1.xxx range.
The database hosting computer's IP address can be found in Networking Control Panel. (or the Filemaker IWP setup)
Er DavidAnders, if you reread my post, clearly I have all the information you are talking about and that is not the issue.
Filemaker suggests using port 591 instead of the default port 80 on a router and port 80 is not fordwarded to anything. Having set port fordwarding on the router I still can't see the filemaker database via a browser. Possibly the port forwarding is incorrectly set, but even if I attempt the connection from the host machine via a browser I get met with control panel requesting user name and password and then saying the info has to be sent in unsecure manner., so question is,
1. how do I ensure the port fordwarding has been correctly set.
2. is there a way of specifying the security level needed to sign into the filemaker database.
3. Specifying my ip in the browser e.g. http://18.104.22.168:591/ I cannot make a connection.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. What have I missed?
Managed to work it all out.
Error 1 - I had, was the SPI on router was ENABLED, thereby blocking all Virtual Server traffic. Once this was disabled, connection to teh database via a web browser was possible.
Error 2 - IWP does not allow use of any THEME except CLASSIC, which is horrendous.
So, question is - Who actually uses IWP and how to make it sexy?
So basically, don't use it sems to be the general view.
Therefore, why has it been put forward as a solution by Filemaker. Surely it can't be as bad as it apepars, which is dreadful, as it essentially requires a complete rewrite or a cu dwon version to cheaply enable some Users access to data in a non-sexy way.