Does Dropbox on iOS use LAN sync between two different accounts?
I'm 99% certain that if the iPad and the computer are using the same Dropbox account that the LAN is used.
I am much less certain what happens with different Dropbox accounts that have a shared folder.
Specifically, if a computer on the LAN is running Dropbox and has shared files with another Dropbox account on an iPad on the same LAN, will that iPad get the files via the LAN?
This is an issue for an upcoming meeting where the Internet connectivity will not be great but I have files to share to about 15 other Dropbox users in the room. We will all be on the same LAN. It would be much better if the sharing did not require each of the users to download the same files from their Dropbox account "in the cloud".
The shared folder has about 150 MB of files and Dropbox synchronization to just one system takes non-trivial time over a slow Internet connection.