Mac's unable to see filemaker through my 3com office connect router

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have a 3com office connect router set up so that i can work from home on my Filemaker database, I created a vpn on it,,and can sucessfully negotiate it with my windows xp machine...How ever when i create my mac (OSX 10.3.x) i can sucessfully negotiate the vpn but then it will not allow me to see my file maker databse on my host g-4 with OSX10.3.x) i have turned off every firewall opened what i thought was every port and still no avail.....I have called three com and they say they are yet that proficient on osx so they are lost..any help would be greatly appreciated as i am mostly a mac based developer..)
Question by:tommyotis
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    Find out the ip address of the host G4 (systems preferences, networking, should be shown there)

    After you've created the VPN connection...
    Goto /Applications/Utilities/Termial
    type : ping <host ip address>  (ie: ping  
    See if you get a response then hit control-c and type exit

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    Depending on the version of Filemaker you're using, you need to open up certain ports on the router to allow Filemaker to communicate.  All Filemaker versions require port 5003 be open for TCP and UDP, while version 7 also requires ports 50003 and 50006.
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    It seems i did not have the UDP packet translation turned on... i will try this after work and hopefully this did it...Thanks in advance i will let you know as soon as i test it.

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