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My router is a device! why that?

My router is a device! why that?

Saintsam
Explorer | Level 4

Hello there Dropbox,

i have a free dropbox on 3 devices. iphone, macpro, laptop.

Why is my router (fritz.box) also a device - that means as a fourth dropbox?

So i have to delete one device!

Any help with this?

Cheers

 

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Re: My router is a device! why that?

Rich
Super User II

@Saintsam wrote:

Why is my router (fritz.box) also a device - that means as a fourth dropbox?


Do you have a sync client on your router, possibly syncing to an external drive or NAS? Many routers with support for external drives have their own Dropbox sync client. If it's linked to your account, it counts as a device.

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Re: My router is a device! why that?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @Saintsam - how are you today?

I'm not sure how this might have happened but if you'd like to unlink a device from your account, you can do it from your account's Security page by clicking the "X" next to the device's name. 

You can see the list of your connected devices on the following page:

https://www.dropbox.com/account/security#devices

If you'd like account specific assistance with this, you can log a ticket with our team from the following page: https://www.dropbox.com/support

I hope this helps and please keep me posted!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: My router is a device! why that?

Rich
Super User II

@Saintsam wrote:

Why is my router (fritz.box) also a device - that means as a fourth dropbox?


Do you have a sync client on your router, possibly syncing to an external drive or NAS? Many routers with support for external drives have their own Dropbox sync client. If it's linked to your account, it counts as a device.

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Re: My router is a device! why that?

bdbuttercup
New member | Level 2

I have the exact same problem. (My  "name-names-MPB.fios-r-home" shows as a device) I do not shave any external drives hooked to my  router. Please help.. This started when I upgraded to a new MacBook Pro. No problems before that

Re: My router is a device! why that?

CharlieMAC
New member | Level 2

bdbuttercup - I have the exact same problem and there seems to be no way to unlink the router. Have you gotten any solutions suggested that I'm not seeing here? Thank you!

Re: My router is a device! why that?

Rich
Super User II

@CharlieMAC wrote:

... there seems to be no way to unlink the router.


You can unlink devices from your account from your Security page. Just click the X to the right of the device or web session you wish to delete.

Re: My router is a device! why that?

asiddiqi
New member | Level 2

That is your new macbook, not your router. Dropbox gets the name of the new macbooks from the router for some reason. Unlink you old laptop, not the one labeled router, because that is your new laptop. At least, that is what happened with me. 

Why is my router listed under devices instead of my Macs

JohnnyV8
Explorer | Level 3

This is very unintuitive. Dropbox/Manage Devices on iOS lists my iPad as "This device" but for 2 Macs, it shows MBP.fios-router.home. Why isn't it just showing the Mac itself?

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