7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 7:45 AM by BenHough

    Remote Access to Filemaker Pro using port forwarding

    BenHough

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      Remote Access to Filemaker Pro using port forwarding

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      Hi there

      I have a solution which everyone in office wants to go ahead with, but part of the solution I promised to the business was sharing and remote access.

      We are a very small business hoping to access a FM file on 2-4 copies of FM Pro on individual licenses and a few copies of FM Go.

      Sharing within our local network is absolutely fine. However, configuring remote access to the Filemaker File hosted on my computer as per this article...

      http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11922/track/AvMOyQqLDv8S~TSvGssc~yJdkMsqbC75Mv_6~zj~PP9z 

      ...is more difficult:

      We share a router and connection in our office with other businesses, and we are not really allowed to mess with the router. I am also told by the IT guy of the other business that the connection would be too slow and that the router does not support this (because of firewall issues...?).

      I am looking at other options, and it seems this is what we have:

      - host the file with a third party, as suggested elsewhere on these forums E.G. http://www.filemaker-hosting.co.uk/

      - use FM Server, but pay a lot more for Filemaker...

      - Buy a server ourselves

       

      I would love to ask from other users if anyone has a working remote access solution in place using simply Port Fowarding and accessing a host machine remotely, or if people tend to go the other routes, and what people suggest at the most cost effective/reliable solution.

      Many thanks as always to you guys