3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2009 4:08 PM by davidanders

    Remote Connections: Wireless Vs Wired

    craig5005

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      Remote Connections: Wireless Vs Wired

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      I am hosting a FMP Adv 10 database on a iMac that is connected to a network wirelessly.  Other wireless connections can open the file remotely, however wired computers (on the same network) cannot open or even see the host machine.  I imagine this might have to do with IP addresses or something?  Does anyone know of a solution to get both wireless and wired machines to see the file remotely?

       

      Thanks

      Craig

        • 1. Re: Remote Connections: Wireless Vs Wired
          davidanders
            

          When troubleshooting machine seeing machine on a network, PING is the basic place to start.

          If one computer is 192.168.0.12 and another is 192.168.0.13, pinging the one IP address from the other will tell you the latency (time it takes) for one to ask and the other to answer. (you would expect the numbers to be low ~.034 msec)

          If one is connected to a router with IP address 192.168.0.1 and the other connects to a wireless router with IP address 192.168.1.1, there can be a problem with the Mask (typically 255.255.255.0) 

          • 2. Re: Remote Connections: Wireless Vs Wired
            craig5005
              

            They are both on the same network... both off of a juniper router.

            I am not at the computers right now, but I will check the IPs next time I am there.


            Craig

            • 3. Re: Remote Connections: Wireless Vs Wired
              davidanders
                

              You can have a Firewall on the router that is blocking the port needed by Filemaker.

              You can have a Firewall on a computer that is blocking the port needed by Filemaker. 

              You can have TWO Firewalls on a computer that are both blocking the port needed by Filemaker.