Hi, there? I have a question about Dropbox for you. Can you please help? Or give me some advice. I am on a business trip in China. I arrived about 2 days ago and find the Dropbox service is not available to access in China. Dropbox is the service I use to keep and share all kinds of files, but now it takes a long time to show me nothing. My internet connection is good. I am sure nothing is wrong with my computer. Because I have checked and confirmed everything when the problem take place. Dropbox is very important for me. I have a lot of files and documents about this trip stored on it. Please help me! Thanks a lot!
Dropbox is a cloud storage service reachable on the internet. With Dropbox, you can store, share files with others. The service supports such devices as computers, iPhone, iPad, android phones and tablets etc. After the file has been uploaded to Dropbox, you can reach it from places in the world as long as there is an internet connection available. For example, if you upload a word file to Dropbox in USA, you can download it to work with in Canada if you have a trip there. It is really convenient. Using this service, you don’t need to take a USB storage any more when you travel to other countries. There is no need for you to worry about the loss of the USB memory any longer. Unluckily, Dropbox is not accessible in China. It has been blocked by Chinese government with the well-known Great Firewall of China, GFW in short, for the reason of national security. So when you try to use your Chrome to visit www.dropbox.com in China, you will be responded with an error page. It is not a good news for users who use Dropbox a lot to manage their files. And as the further development of global economy, many more people all around the world will travel to China for business or leisure. By then, the issue will become more serious.
Fortunately, there is a technology called Virtual Private Network, VPN in short, can help solve this problem. This technology can not only unblock Dropbox, but also such popular websites as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. Many user have been applying it to access these mentioned services since they are being blocked by the Chinese government. It has been proved to be effective and efficient.
The principle of the VPN technology is easy to understand. It is all about replacement of IP. The GFW works to block connections with an IP located in China. If you try to access Dropbox using a device with a Chinese IP, the GFW will stop you from visiting the service. When a VPN is used in the process, you will be able the access the service smoothly as if it is never blocked. Because with the VPN as the middleman between you and the websites you want to visit, you will be given a different IP to replace your original one. With the new IP, the GFW will fail to tell your intention of accessing. And the services will regard you as a customer from a different country rather than in China. In this way, apart from Dropbox, you will be able to access all the websites or services mentioned just now.
The guide consists of three steps.
Step 1: First, it is needed to go to sign up for an account from a VPN service provider. Usually there are various service plan available, pick up the one that you think it best for you. After that, you will be provided the options to make the payment. Choose the payment method and fill in all the information to complete. An email will be sent to you to confirm the account upon payment being completed. After confirming, the next step is to download and install the software onto your system.
Step 2: Download and install the VPN software. Usually, a link to download the software will be provided in the confirmation email. You may be presented with a list of software where software for different operating systems or devices are listed. Select the one for your systems to finish downloading. The installation is easy, just click through the procedures as prompted all the way to complete.
Step 3: Connect to a US-based server or other proper server location on VPN. When the software is ready, the left you need to do is to start the application and fill in your account detail and choose a proper location. You can select any server located in US. If you like, you can also choose other locations like Canada. It is all up to you. Now everything is done. You can access Dropbox fully in China with your own account. If you don’t have an account, just go ahead to register a new one.
Why is it recommended to select the VPN technology to access Dropbox from the countries where the website is not available like China? Is it worth the extra money we pay for a specific VPN service? Here are some facts that may help you make the decision.
• Apart from Dropbox, such popular websites as Netflix, Twitter, Pandora, Youtube, Hulu and so on are inaccessible in China, either. And it is reported that more than 3000 foreign websites are not accessible directly from China without applying such technology as VPN to circumvent the geo-restrictions and censorship. But a good VPN service will help you successfully access these websites as many as possible.
• An excellent VPN service will allow the user to access the whole content on devices as many as possible, including Android devices, Windows PC, Google Nexus Player, Smart TV, Blu-ray Player, iPad, iPhone, AppleTV etc.
• By applying the VPN technology, you will not need to take hours to download “free” streaming content like a movie without good quality guaranteed at the risk of introducing viruses onto your devices. It is known that free downloads are the most often-used ways by malwares to distribute themselves.
• Access more content. As mentioned, the wonderful movies and TV shows on such services as Netflix are not equally same available for all countries and regions all over the world because of the copyright issues. With the help of the VPN technology, you are able to watch a movie that can’t be accessed from India by choosing a location where the movie is available there.
For users who are looking for reliable brands of VPN services, the following three can be listed among their best choices. Although none of these brands is good enough to be considered as perfect in all aspects, they are very competitive in many aspects compared with their competitors.
Private Internet Access is regarded as one of the most trustworthy VPN service providers in the field of VPN technology. The most impressive aspect of their VPN service is the affordable pricing. They are able to provide the customers with the most efficient services of the most reasonable prices. Apart from reasonable prices, the number of servers and various useful tools like ad blocking and one click termination for all applications connected to the internet in case of a VPN failure are all powerful tools they use to compete with their competitors.
Headquartered in Panama, a country where people scream for freedom from NSA snooping, NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world. Even though its pricing is slightly expensive, it doesn’t prevent the company from being one of the most favored VPN service providers at all since it is a company that can ease the user’s safety concern to the most degree.
Apart from vast pricing options, multiple server choices and a bunch of impressive tools, KeepSolid VPN is doing better in many aspects compared with other providers. Unless you are looking for a service with faster speed and more simple UI or higher speed of file sharing across all servers, there is no reason to remove it out of your list of best VPN services.
|VPN Brands||Servers||Country||# of Connections||Price(USD)||Official Website|
|3000+ servers in 94 countries.||British Virgin Islands||5||$6.67/Month
|5570+ servers in 60+ countries.||Panama||6||$3.49/Month
|200+ servers in 70 countries.||Bulgaria||6||$4.18/Month
|Servers over 34 countries & Still work in China.||Czechia||5||$4.88/Month
Dropbox is a useful service to store and share files on the internet. There are many people are using it to manage their documents, pictures, music, films etc. But in China, it is an internet service provider blocked by the Chinese government with the famous GFW. When you travel to China and try to download a stored file from your Dropbox, you will be informed that the service is not reachable. VPN is a technology that has been proved to be effective and efficient to solve this problem. With a good VPN service, apart from Dropbox, you will be able to access many other popular blocked websites, including Facebook, Instagram, Google, Gmail, Twitter, Line, Netflix and so on. The use of the VPN is easy and simple. It is sure, by closely study this article, you will manage to apply the VPN technology to successfully access Dropbox again.
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Published by & last updated on January 15, 2020 7:57 am