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Opening Remote Filemaker Files

Question asked by LostInData on Mar 11, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2014 by LostInData


Opening Remote Filemaker Files


     Hi, I have to work out how to reliably open remote Filemaker files on another machine on my wifi network, and would be very grateful for any help.

     I made a FM file to act as an 'opener' for the four remote files, but due to the fact that the IP? of the remote machine is never the same the next day, the opener file will not continue to work. I realised that assigning a static IP to the host machine might be the answer, but I don't know how to do this correctly and in a way that will not cause other problems. 

     My network has just two Apple machines, and an Airport Extreme distributing the wifi. The Macs are an Air and a Retina MacBook Pro and both are running Mavericks and fully updated. They are running Filemaker Pro Advanced 12.0 v5

     Thanks, LostInBento