Yes, you can enter the same IP address and get it to open via Open Remote.
Hey Phil, Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm a novice so I'm not exactly clear as to what exactly to enter and where to enter it. I've been trying lots of combinations and keep getting error; "...could not be opened. Either the host is not available, or the file is not available on that host." Should I be entering this in the "Network File Path" area after doing a "Open Remote"? What format should this be in?
The browser access uses Port 591 (or 80 or other). The remote FMP client uses Port 5009. Both would need to be forwarded by your router.
Easiest way is to 'Open remote', then choose 'Favourite Hosts', 'Add host', and type in the IP address you use. Then go back to the Open Remote dialogue and click that host there. You'll see all the shared files in the RHS as usual.
As davidanders says, you'll need to set up the router to port-forward port 5009.
Ok, so now it's a bit tricky because I'm back in the office but I think I can still test this. Here are my settings;
HOST COMPUTER: Sharing for Filemaker Network is "ON" with TCP/IP Address of 192.168.1.102 database file is open with access to file set to "All users". Sharing for Instant Web Publishing is "ON" with URL: http://192.168.1.102/ TCP/IP Port Number set to "80" database file is open with access to file set to "All users". Sharing for ODBC/JDBC is "OFF" should this be on?
PORT RANGE FORWARDING: Settings are in this screenshot.
So when I add my favorite host like you mention Sorbsbuster, it doesn't show my database as available files (see second screenshot). You'll also notice in the screen shot that I added favorite host of both the 192... and the 67... IP Address.
Sorry - but depending on your router, you may not be able to loop-back. You may have to test this from outside you LAN.
But try Port 5003 - that's the one I use.
This doesn't work with every router, and sorry, I don't know why. It certainly isn't a case of 'works with expensive only' - I've used some cheap ones and they are fine. But definitely not all routers will pass the traffic. Maybe they block certain ports. If anyone can tell me why I'd be interested.
You appear to have everything set up correctly
ODBC/JDBC needn't be on, unless you intend to access the file using ODBC, etc.
Admin point: I'd have called the 5009 port-forward FMRemote just to distinguish it - very minor point.