The syncing issue with BT Clod , Dropbox & OneDrive remains the same as before. I think the internet connection keeps dropping and is unstable. Often my home burglar alarm system brings up an error code to advise it has lost connection to the router.
I had the dreaded green light on New Years Eve & again the other day with it taking 30 minutes or so to reconnect and show the blue broadband light.
I am unable to test the line speed using the BT apps as it won't connect.
Yes the 3rd Home Hub 6 arrived last week. It seemed to work better from the moment I plugged it in as it was showing the blue connected light within about 5 minutes whereas the previous HH6 took 30-40 minutes to connect & remain stable without the green light of death.
Thanks for your help in organising this. The new HH6 seems to have solved the broadband disconnection problems as my alarm is not disconnecting from the router overnight whichI think it was doing with the previous 2 routers.
In addition to the new HH6 install I had a thought about the energy saving settings for my Mac Mini. I wondered whether the file uploads/downloads were disconnecting as the Mac Mini was going to sleep. I changed the settings to stop the hard drive from goimg to sleep after 15 minutes & any other energy saving settings were turned off too. I am sure this made a difference .
I also completely removed Microsoft OneDrive from the Mac Mini , restarted it & carried out a fresh install. It started syncing after half an hour or so but as there was 55gb of folders/files to upload it took many hours to finally sync. OneDrive now works faultlessly & uploads any changes/new files straightaway. It syncs across my iphone & iPad instantly too.
I did the same with Dropbox by removing it & reinstalling. I still have some problems though with that software on my Mac Mini- it has uploaded 50,000 files but is now only syncing very slowly - 2 days ago it started at 900,000 files and is now down to about 500,000 left to sync. Any changes I make are not currently being synced onto other devices. I will research that error further.
I bought a new Dell laptop for my daughter last Friday & have installed OneDrive & Dropbox on that and both apps sync instantly so it looks like there is a specific problem with the Mac Mini & Dropbox rather than it being HH6/broadband related.
I haven't tried BTCloud yet but will give that a go later this week to see how that works.
As you can see I have carried out the mortal sin of changing 3 things on my computer system at the same time so I can't be entirely sure which one or which combination of them has fixed the problem but it all seems to point to now there is no fault with my broadband connection/HH6 which was my original belief hence my posting.
Thanks for your interest in my problem and for your help in sorting out a new HH6 & for resolving the issues.
I will let you know if BTCloud works when I try it too.
I have problems with BT Cloud, for some unaccountable reason it is failing to sync with my Computer , first time I have experienced this , I have checked everything but cannot establish the reasons , help would be appreciated.
Unfortunately I can't be of much help. Eventually there was there was an upgrade to BT Cloud and my sync problem disappeared. Sorry I can't offer you better advice.
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Thanks for your response , it now seems according to BT in Mumbai ! that BT Cloud doesnot automatically sync and if I weant to ensure all recent files are placed into the system I have to manually upload them. If this is the case it is not a deal breaker but I am seeking a more expert response frpm BT regarding the issue.