First read free FileMaker Training Series
You get 1 Concurrent Connection for your FileMaker Server for free, meaning you can only have one user at the time to access your solution. You can buy more if you like from FileMaker.
but if no one else isnt on the file right now other than myself my files dont show up unless im connected to my house wifi
Depending on how you have setup your FMS´s IP address
If you have a domain you can use that as your host address
If you use IP-address and it is your local host you need to have mobile phone in the same Network and use WiFi to be able to connect
How do i set it up were i dont need wifi at all only my phone data connection
Your FileMaker Server´s IP-address is what you have on that computer where it is installed. To get a domain you need a static IP-address and then by a domain from one.com or something equal to that. Then you can reach your FileMaker Server from anywhere in the world where you have network or WiFi
ok and then I use that Static IP-Address or domain within the Filemaker Go App?????
To reach your FMS from FM Go you need a host address. That host address could me a domain www.yourdomain.com or IP-address.
Thats what i thought i had set up already but doesnt seem to be working, ill try and play with it some more
If you try to connect from FileMaker Pro to your FMS, what is your host address?
Do you have the same host address in FM Go?
OK so on my FileMaker Server page under status tab at the top is say "Filemaker Sever 15" under that "IP-Addresses"
I go into my Filemaker Pro Advance Database, I went to File -> Sharing -> Upload to Filemaker Server
When I did that it Asked for my Host Address toward the bottom. I added the Same IP-Address as it is displayed on the Filemaker Server Pages under the IP-Address
Once I got that all connected. I went to my iPhone -> Filemaker Go -> To host Tab -> Added new host -> Added the same IP-Address as I did on the computer -> just as it is displayed on the Filemaker Server Page under "IP-Addresses"
Which works great if I'm on my Home wifi, it will display all the database I have uploaded to the server... But I'd like to connect to this server without using my wifi
Hope that makes sense...?!
You did everything right putting your database up on FileMaker Server.
Your problem is that your IP-address is most probably a local IP-address and not public IP-address. For that you need to talk to your internet provider. You need a static IP-address for your FileMaker Server computer. You also need to make sure that the computer have port 5003 open.
You can read all about FileMaker Server here
It seems like you have set your FMS up correctly but it is just the IP-address that you need to fix
Oh ok that makes way more sense ok cool, i will work on that tomorrow
1 of 1 people found this helpful
When all connections (Server and FM or FM Go clients) are inside the same network they will access using a private IP address, possibly in the 192.168.x .x (sometimes 10.x.x.x) range. When the FM client moves outside that same LAN it will be accessing the Server by connecting to its public-facing IP - that is, the public WAN IP of the router (nothing to do with the Server computer).
You do not necessarily need (to pay for) a static IP address from your ISP. You can use a free service like noip.com.
But you can do all the testing before that.
Set up Port Forwarding in your router to forward port 5003 to the internal (likely 192.168.x.x) address of the server. Note that you will want to set that computer to have a fixed IP also, not dynamically allocated by DHCP.
Log on to the web from inside your LAN, go to whatsmyip and see what your WAN address is.
Open FM Go and log on to the server using the Public IP address you just picked up.
If you can log on to the server then you have everything set up correctly, except that it will eventually stop working whenever your ISP changes your public IP address. That is why you will need a static address, or to use noip or the like.
If it does not connect using that public address while connected to your LAN wifi, double-check all of the settings - but don't treble-check them (yet).
Some routers cannot manage 'hairpinning' - routing out to the public side of the network and back in again through the same router. If it fails to connect and you think you have all the settings correct, turn off your phone's wifi and force it to use its data connection. You will then be on the outside of your router, so try again.
Internal IP: You can also use a "static" reserved address assigned by the DHCP.
External: Eventually you will need a domain that the dynamic DNS provider points to so that you can get a real certificate to work.