Welcome to the community @Kirk_1.
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Ill redo it there...
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I have had the same problem with WIndows 10 and hosting from FileMaker. Don't seem to get this behavior from a different laptop with Windows 7.
In my case, I found that turning sharing on and off for the copy of FileMaker Pro that's hosting the file fixed things for a while. I only do this for testing iOS layouts during development so for me this is more of an annoyance than anything else. If I were trying to host the DB this way for a real time use of the database, this would be a major bug.
This may be an issue with Windows 10 and Bonjour. So a few things I would start with:
- Is there Anti-virus running on the machine? Is it blocking the connection on FM's ports? ( No anti-virus should be scanning the open files, that is bad, bad, bad.
- Is there some kind of web service or web server running on the same machine? If something it periodically using the port that FM communicates on, that can cause some strange issues.
- It looks like you mentioned a static IP address, which is good, and necessary.
- Does the network card have a timeout set on it? Or some kind of energy save or "green" mode?
I have Malwarebites and use it for scanning. I don't have the live/active scan.
I use the windows defender for "real time"... Shut it off and restarted.
I have 360 Web Assistant, pulled it out. and restarted.
Where do i find info on the network card? I googled it and I can only see network adapters....
Shut off sharing, closed FM, opened...
Shut off sharing, closed FM, opened
What I do is shut off sharing, close all the dialogs and turn it back on. I don't quit filemaker.
I just tried that:
With Defender off
no 360 Web assistant
That did not work.
I deleted go on my Iphone, reinstalled it... that worked.
Why would that be? Is there something i did wrong on the host?
It's a good question, there's a very long discussion on this that I kicked off when I had this problem. Since I could just switch host machines and not have any trouble and this was just for some light testing, I stopped trying to figure out what was going on here for my set up.