vavo

FM Go takes 10 minutes to connect to Host?!

Discussion created by vavo on Oct 13, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2014 by vavo

Hi all,

 

this might not be only a filemaker question but also a network one.

 

My company hosts many events and I developed an FM Go database to handle registration and a few other things.

Since some of our venues are remote and we have no reliable internet access I use an Apple Airport extreme and two Airport Express to set up a local Wifi (no internet connection).

A windows 8 laptop shares the database to the iPads.

On Go we have the interface file that pulls the data from the shared db.

I am using fixed IP addresses to link to the hosting windows machine (the same at every event).

 

And here is the problem:

When openening the local Go File it takes about 10 minutes (literally) to connect to the shared db. About 7 minutes before it even asks to authenticate, after that another 3 minutes to actually display anything. Once it is connected things are very quick.

 

Does anybody have an idea why the initial connection takes so long?

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Valentin

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