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FileMaker custom ports and WiFi on an airplane

One of my users requires remote access to a FileMaker Pro database; it's accessible externally via custom ports.

The user purchased a $20 per day WiFi package from a major airline.  My custom ports were blocked.

Has anyone dealt with the new WiFi systems on airplanes?  Do they publish open ports?  The airline was Delta.

This is all that I found so far:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/in-flight-services/products/technology/in-flight-wi-fi.html

Has anyone ever lobbied for more access with this kind of service?

Thanks
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kengreg
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Will LovingPresidentCommented:
I would think that variations in signal strength and connectivity using such a service might be problematic with respect to maintaining a connection to a FileMaker database (think about what happens when talking to someone abroad using Skype over WiFi, even on the ground, and then imagine what that might do to data).

I don't know about that ports might be blocked other than those for voice communications, and I don't see any details about that in your link, but it's probably worth a call to the airline itself to ask for more information. I'm also wondering if using a VPN might work. It causes an additional loss of bandwidth but might get around the security/blocked port issues.
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Darr247Commented:
What do you mean by "Custom Ports"?
Do you mean other than the
591 (alternate 80)
2399
5003 and
5013
assigned by the IANA?
(according to their List of Well-Known and Registered Ports.)
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kengregAuthor Commented:
The end-user dropped the request. I'm sorry that I didn't follow-up with EE promptly.

Their solution is to use join.me while on the plane to connect to another user on the ground that already has the appropriate access.
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