1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2010 10:32 AM by V

    FMP 5.5 Windows Client Can't Connect to FMP 5.5 Mac Server

    grwalden

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      FMP 5.5 Windows Client Can't Connect to FMP 5.5 Mac Server

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      The Setup:

       

      - FMP 5.5 Server running on Mac OS 9

      - Router set to pass port 5300 to machine running FMP server

       

      The Problem:

       

      Can connect to the server from Win and Mac clients on machines on our LAN. Can connect to server from Mac clients outside the LAN (via IP address). Cannot connect to server from Windows clients outside the LAN. I enter the IP, get the little "trying to connect" squiggly, then nothing. IP address is added to server list, but no databases show in database list.

       

      Suggestions? Thanks!

       

        • 1. Re: FMP 5.5 Windows Client Can't Connect to FMP 5.5 Mac Server
          V

          I'd venture to say it's a network issue.  Are the Mac clients and the Windows clients connecting via different methods, i.e. Mac via VPN over modem and Windows via regular non-VPN connection? 

           

          Only reason I suggest that is something similar happened to my users.  One group had wireless modems over the cellular network another group was connecting from their 'home' systems via their respective ISPs.  Security had configured firewall rules to allow the cellular IP subnet, but not the varying 'home' connections.  Was a massive PITA until we figured it out.

           

          V