You can connect the Dropbox desktop app to a proxy server, if there’s one available, in your desktop app preferences. If you’re not sure if you should connect to one or not, you can choose Auto-detect, which is the default setting, or if you’re on a Dropbox Business team, ask your admin.
To connect the Dropbox desktop app to a proxy server:
- Open your Dropbox desktop app preferences.
- On Windows, click the Proxies tab. On Mac, click the Network tab
- On Mac, click Change Settings… next to Proxies.
- Choose your preferred Dropbox proxy setting:
If you’d like Dropbox to ignore all proxy servers, choose No proxy.
If you’d like Dropbox to connect to a proxy server if it’s available, or if you don’t know and wish to go with the default settings, choose Auto-detect.
If you’d like to connect to a new proxy server, choose Manual and enter the proxy type, server, and username and password, if there is one.