Cloud sync upload (not download) fails on work PC



  • Cloud sync works fine on my home PCs but fails to upload data (download is fine) on my Windows 7 work PC which connects via wifi.
    I checked Windows Firewall suspecting upload traffic was being blockedd, but the vivaldi.exe entries seemed to be allowed.
    Our company also security software installed on each PC, but it runs silently in the background and I'm not sure there is a front end that I can change settings.Any thoughts?


  • Moderator

    Looks like your company's firewall in LAN blocks some incoming/outgoing ports.
    Ask you LAN admin.



  • It was Windows Firewall after all. I added the two ports Vivaldi uses to upload sync data (one is 443, other is searchable) as allowed ports as a new rule in outbound traffic and all is working well. Thanks for the response.



  • BTW, the IT guy who was helping me on this was no help. I was really surprised he didn't come up with a solution after I was trying to lead him to it by suggesting we change Windows Firewall settings and open ports. Perhaps he didn't want me to have the answer?



  • @mvamos said in Cloud sync upload (not download) fails on work PC:

    BTW, the IT guy who was helping me on this was no help. I was really surprised he didn't come up with a solution after I was trying to lead him to it by suggesting we change Windows Firewall settings and open ports. Perhaps he didn't want me to have the answer?

    That may well be an insightful observation, if only because many companies don't want holes punched in firewalls due to possible security weakening. Most companies have IT policies about this sort of thing that (if any) should be looked into, since quite a few organizations with security concerns and policies consider the punching of unauthorized holes in firewalls to be a career-ending move. Just sayin'...


 

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