We have an office where multiple people use Dropbox to share files, and sometimes several users are on the same folder. When an external party adds a large file into one of these shared folders, all the Dropbox apps try to download the file simultaneously and it cripples the LAN. My thoughts:
- Slow down the download bandwidth for all of everyone's downloads to the point where the problem doesn't exist (but this seems like hitting a nut with a sledgehammer, and disadvantages other downloads)
- Install QoS on the network (I think this might be the best solution?)
In an ideal world, I'd like to see one account download it, then use the LAN share feature to get it to everyone else.
What solutions might allow speedy Dropbox downloads of the same file to multiple sharing users, and not kill the LAN?