Does the file show as available to go/pro in the admin console?
Is port 5003 open on your server?
then their is some network device or server operating system setting that is preventing you from accessing port 5003 from the iDevice
Netstat reports that 5003 is listening
TCP 0.0.0.0:5003 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
Could it still be blocking traffic on this port?
Did you get this resolved? If so, how?
Not yet. I had put it to bed for a while because I had other stuff to work on, but I have not resolved it yet. I will be getting back into this soon though.
Hopefully, I'll find a solution.
I'm making an assumption that your computer and your iPad are both using Wi-Fi...
Some Wi-Fi routers have a setting that blocks Wi-Fi device to Wi-Fi device connectivity, perhaps this is your problem?
Look for a setting called AP Isolation, of course, it may not be called that on your particular router so you may have to do some googling to find the answer, but hopefully this helps.
Port 5003 is only required if your are connecting from outside your local network (WAN). To open file from local network, connect to local your wifi from your ipad, note 4g is outside your local network. Attempt to open the file again. If unable to open now then something on the server is blocking access, such as a firewall.
To access from 4g you will need to setup port forwarding to port 5003. The status screen of FMS will display your server ip address.
This is the ip address port 5003 need to be forward to. You will access your router by its ip address 192.168.1.1. , login, click port forwarding, add new item, port ip address is the one listed on your server, port is 5003, type TCP.
You will need your public ip address to address your server from 4g. What Is My IP Address - IP Address Tools and Info - WhatIsMyIP.com ®
This is good to know. I will look into this.
You didn't mention in your first post how you open the files locally on the host. Are the files displayed in the launch center when opening FileMaker Pro?
If not, most likely the option 'Don't display in Launch Center' under File > Sharing > Share with FileMaker Clients is checked. This will avoid the files from displaying but will not avoid them from opening if you would use the file path to the file directly (from the document with 3 dots button on the hosts screen in Go).
If my memory serves me correct you can change the Don't display in Launch Center option on a hosted file but need to close and open the file from the Admin console to apply the change.
I have never heard of such a setting. It makes no sense. If devices connect via wifi yhen by definition it is a connection between two wifi devices.
In reply to your question, when I open the Launch center in FileMaker from the desktop (same computer where FM Server is installed) I see all of the files that have been uploaded and I can open them.
Also, in response to another question, the desktop is connected to the LAN directly and the iPad (obviously) is connected through the Wi-Fi.
Again, I can see the server name (DEVBOX) but when I click on it, I get the message "No files available".
I tried to also connect to the FileMaker server installed on my Windows PC, from my MacBook. The "Hosts" tab showed my server as listed but when I tried to connect, there was a long delay and then the error message "connection failed" appeared.
Is there a "log" that I can search through in FileMaker that might give me more information?
Please google (or use search engine of your choice) the following:
You will find that it interferes with many things. I don't know for sure this is what is causing the problem, but its something to take a look at.