2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2015 12:57 PM by philmodjunk

    5 Clients on Same Wifi



      5 Clients on Same Wifi


      I have scoured the documentation but cannot find a distinction or is there to:

      A licensed copy of filemaker


      A runtime solution / installed copy I sold a client.

      That is: Can I set a client up with 5 copies of filemaker (Say an inventory database)

      and have 4 of those act as clients to the one main repository?

      Or do they need 1 Filemaker Pro Advanced copy?

      Or Do they all need to be at least Filemaker Pro copy.

      The difference is about $1500 extra or more on a costs side of a bid.


        • 1. Re: 5 Clients on Same Wifi

          To clarify: Do they need to buy and License copies of Filemaker to do this (5 simul connections)

          or can they like normal filemaker use just the runtime solutions i supply them with.

          • 2. Re: 5 Clients on Same Wifi

            Run time solutions are limited to be stand alone systems. They can neither serve as clients nor as hosts of a shared database solution.

            They'll need those 5 licenses.

            You might recall that FileMaker Inc. is in business to make a profit and allowing developers to set up hosted databases using runtime clients could significantly affect their bottom line.