You can enable LAN sync in your Dropbox desktop app preferences. If your computer is connected to a LAN, enabling this setting in the Dropbox desktop app will override your bandwidth settings and may speed up syncing for files stored on your LAN.
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To enable LAN sync in the Dropbox desktop app:
- Open your Dropbox desktop app preferences.
- On Windows, click the Bandwidth tab. On Mac, click the Network tab.
- Check the box next to Enable LAN sync.
What is LAN sync?
A LAN, local area network, is a wireless or Ethernet connection between computers and other devices in a specific location. Enabling LAN sync tells Dropbox to use your LAN to sync files that are stored on your LAN, which may speed up syncing for those files.
A LAN is more likely to be used between many devices in an office setting than between few devices in a home setting. If you’re on a Dropbox Business team and you’re not sure if your computer is connected to a LAN, ask your admin.