10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2013 12:51 PM by jayslo

    Cannot remotely connect to FMP 12 from iPad or iPhone

    jayslo

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      Cannot remotely connect to FMP 12 from iPad or iPhone

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           I am trying to connect remotely from FileMaker Go on my iPad or iPhone to my host FileMaker database on my desktop machine. It works fine when all 3 devices are connected to the local network, but once I disconnect from the local network I get the error message saying: The file "_____" could not be opened. Either the host is not available or the file is not available on that host. 

           The second I reconnect to Wifi, the file shows up. I am not browsing by local network devices either when they're all on the same network; rather I am putting in the same IP address I include when all 3 are connected on the local network and it pops up just fine that way. 

           I also tried setting up port forwarding so I have tried locating the file at 123.456.7.890:5003 to no avail too. Anyone have any ideas?