The IP Address 192.168.xx.xx is a local IP Address and will not be recognized by someone not connected to your router.
You have a dynamic (may change today or next month, standard version) or static (always the same, costs more) IP Address available to others on the intertubes.
You can find your router / cable modem or dsl router internet address by going to www.whatismyipaddress.com (I think)
If you have a router or cable router or dsl router (more than one port), you need to forward the port 591 request to the specific computer (if more than one) on your network. www.portforward.com
Or you need to open the port in your router's setup OR your computer's firewall OR both.
Port 591 is reserved for Filemaker on the internet.
Port 80 is is for a webserver.
Port 21 is for ftp access
Port 25 is for default email pop account access.
Port 110 is for default smtp email sending access.
I've got a similar situation. I have a cable modem that is connected to a router. When I attempt to log in to my published database with a web browser it works fine when I'm within my LAN. When I try to log in with a web browser outside my LAN it won't connect. I've followed the directions on the www.portforward.com website. (I use an Apple Airport router). I've forwarded my port to 591. I've set up a static IP address. The question is what address do I use to connect to my published database outside my LAN? The IP address on my router is 18.104.22.168. The IP address on my computer is 10.0.1.195. I've also set the port in Filemaker pro to 591. So when I look at the URL in filemaker pro it tells me to connect using http://10.0.1.195:591 This URL works fine within my LAN but obviously doesn't work outside my LAN. What URL do I use to connect?
Assuming your IP Address is correct.
And your port forwarding setup is correct.
And your database is correctly setup for IWP
You should use http://22.214.171.124:591
When I tried it I got an IWP homepage listing WindowsOnTheWeb
The resulting full URL was http://126.96.36.199:591/fmi/iwp/res/iwp_home.html
But then my router firewall and windows firewall allow access on Port 591
Hi David, have checked my High Speed Internet networking connection and the IP address is dynamically assigned. When you say it costs more to have a static IP address, does this involve me contacting my ISP and paying money or can I follow your instructions and go ahead and set up a static IP address without an ISP cost upgrade? Also, I'm thinking of buying some filemaker pro server space for instant web publishing, would this be a better option than allowing access to my pc?
Dynamic IP addresses CAN change, often, unless you have a power outage lasting many hours or days, it probably will not.
ISPs charge varying monthly fees for Static IPs - $5 a month is common.
You can get around the Dynamic IP address problem by using a free service - see the first link in this google
There are services that host IWP filemaker databases - $20 a month for 2 databases is average.
I would investigate http://www.neocodesoftware.com/ in Vancouver BC or Digital Forest in Kirkland WA
With those prices I would consider a separate computer in your home for hosting.
I would suggest the security concern is not worth worrying about, but I have not been hacked. Just visited sites without paying attention to McAfee SiteAdvisor.
Hi David, have been told by my computer tech support guy that by using port forwarding, this will dramatically slow down data transfer between pc's on my local network. Is this the case, and would hosting the Instant Web Publishing on a server be a better option?