By Use Case
Note: This guide is only for CurrentWare connecting to a Firebird Database. Running SQL Database with CurrentWare? Read this guide instead
To connect your CurrentWare Clients to the CurrentWare Server over the Internet, you will need to port forward the CurrentWare traffic from your network’s router to the CurrentWare Server computer.
First, you will need to set up your CurrentWare Server on a network that has a Public Static IP address (obtained from your Internet service provider).
Then, you will need to configure your router’s setting. On your router’s configuration page, go to the Port Forwarding Settings
Forward the following port traffic to the IP address of your CurrentWare Server computer.
This is a sample picture of a Linksys router’s port forwarding configuration screen. If you are not using Linksys, the menu items and labels may vary.
This is how the port forward configuration will look like for a D-Link Router:
Don’t know how to get into your router’s configuration page? Check out this resource on how to open Ports on Your Router.
Install the CurrentWare Client by running the cwClientSetup.exe file on the Client computer.
During the installation, put in the Public IP address, hostname or DDNS of the CurrentWare Server’s Network.
The Web Console of CurrentWare it has been made very simple to access your Administrative console from anywhere. All you need to know is the Public IP address (ex. 172.217. 22.14) where your CurrentWare server is installed on.
Note: You must change a couple more settings to setup your Web Console to be available outside your local network. You can find that knowledge base article here.
Even when your computer is outside the network of the CurrentWare Server, you can connect the CurrentWare Console to it over the Internet to manage your CurrentWare solutions.
On the CurrentWare Console, go to Tools > Options > Connection > Type in the public IP address of the CurrentWare Server
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