I am assuming you are using FileMaker Go on the iOS devices.
It is rather simple to do peer to peer.
Host machine needs to be on and have the file open.
Configure Peer to Peer should be on and not sleeping.
The file should be selected and "Network access to the file" should be set to "All users" at least for testing
Don't display in Launch center should not be checked.
Everyone should be on the same subnet. Generally the router will handle the traffic without any further setting unless a firewall is enabled.
In FMGo you should be able to go to the Host section and see the IP address of the host machine and select it to see the file.
Thanks for the quick reply. I have done all of those things but am not able to see the IP from FMGo. When I type that in manually, it throws up the error mentioned above. It makes no sense to me given how easy this used to work, as you say. There is a warning beneath the IP address, is this normal? It produces this on two separate routers.
This should help you
There is a limit to the number of piers you can share with on Pro. this gives you information about that
Without full information about what you are doing, I suspect you might need a server now but may not be necessary .
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If you can't see the IP address are you sure your iPads are connected to the same LAN? Use soothing like iNET on the iPad to check it is
Have you tried manually adding the host by typing in the IP address?
If your host and iPads are on the same SSID LAN and have the same 192.168.0.XXX IP address from the same subnet it should be working. You might need to add the IP manually, but it should work.
Thank you. I have tried to add this manually (same result) and the mac and iPads are all on the same wifi network—so I guess that means they are on the same LAN? I will try iNET to see if that can detect any problems.
You shouldn't need to do anything on your routers. Have you tried resetting the changes you made to them?
What version of FMP and FMGo are you using?
After you enabled sharing did you close the file and then quit FMP. This is a good idea as the sharing usually starts on the next startup of the file. Relaunching FMP is just another step in the process that might help.
Ok I have just done some tests as I don't often use pier to pier like that. I found something interesting.
On furst pressing of the Host Icon on the bottom right the screen for em was blank. this despite having two servers and pier on the LAN.
I then pressed the "Hosts" in the top left of the screen and the list of available hosts appears. The pier to Peir and the other www server appeared and I can select that and then connect.
Hoping it is that basic for you