Yes, both devices would connect as clients of your database that is being hosted by FileMaker Pro. Pro can host up to 9 such clients. To allow more than 9 would require using Filemaker server.
So here is the deal now. I was having a problem with my 4 year old router so I bought a new one today. I am now able to get both my laptop & ipad to the internet but filemaker go on my ipad won't connect to the laptop.
Any thoughts on what I need to do? Everything was working fine with the old router (including fm go) until I re-located it in the house.
Are you attempting to connect via wi fi in your house or via 3G from a remote location when this doesn't work for your iPad?