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Secure connection error - but only on certain public wifi used at work

Explorer | Level 3

Hi

My dropbox works totally fine on my home and other wifi connections but when i connect to my only option for wifi at work (which is a private sports club wifi) it says Dropbox cant establish a secure internet connection. 

Is there any way around this?

When at work i've tried to turn settings / network to No Proxy but this makes no difference. 

Any help appreciated. 

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Re: Secure connection error - but only on certain public wifi used at work

Helpful | Level 5

If your wifi connection is like mine at work, we are only allowed to connect to secure servers and sites that use https ssl connections. The only way you'll get to your dropbox is using a secure socket, meaning via https://dropbox.com. I'm guessing, as soon as you disconnect from the wifi, you can connect just fine using your data?

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Re: Secure connection error - but only on certain public wifi used at work

Helpful | Level 5

If your wifi connection is like mine at work, we are only allowed to connect to secure servers and sites that use https ssl connections. The only way you'll get to your dropbox is using a secure socket, meaning via https://dropbox.com. I'm guessing, as soon as you disconnect from the wifi, you can connect just fine using your data?

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Re: Secure connection error - but only on certain public wifi used at work

Explorer | Level 3

Yes - if i hotspot to my phone it connects just fine.

I cant log into to Dropbox.com (desktop site) when connected to the wifi though. Not sure what a secure socket is!

There must be a work-around this surely? It's a pain to have to hotspot to 4G. 

Thanks

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Re: Secure connection error - but only on certain public wifi used at work

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Thank you. I also faced the same issue. But now it got rectified...

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