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    Has anyone managed to get Dropbox working on the university network? I can't seem to get the proxy settings to work - tried searching the Dropbox forums but to no avail...
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    thats file back up service right? i know that dell datasafe online also doesnt work on the uni network. again, it doesnt support a proxy. so it would surprise me if this is the same.
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    Doesn't work on the Residential Network at UWE either. Such a shame, it's a really useful bit of software.
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    Thanks for the replies. It's so annoying it doesn't work, would be so handy for backing up essays easily and with no effort...guess I will have to stick to uploading it through the website version for the time being as none of the alternatives seem to work either as far as I'm aware.
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    Can't say I have any issues with it. The settings I use:
    Proxy type: HTTP
    Server: wwwcache.lancs.ac.uk
    Port: 8080
    Proxy server requires password: Unchecked.
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    (Original post by yakkus)
    Can't say I have any issues with it. The settings I use:
    Proxy type: HTTP
    Server: wwwcache.lancs.ac.uk
    Port: 8080
    Proxy server requires password: Unchecked.
    They're the settings I use as well and Dropbox works perfectly fine on the Uni network, in campus accommodation and when connected to the Uni wifi on my laptop.
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    Thanks, I have it working now - I thought I had tried that, but I had http:// in front of the proxy url. Yay for essay backups!
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    another useful thing to consider with work backups is using your personal uni network space as well as your own laptop/pc.

    i copy most of my assignments onto my H:/ drive as the uni is bound to back it up anyway. there are instructions on how to access your H:/ drive on your pc on ISS's website.
 
 
 
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