How can I setup a windows (laptop) device automatically to only sync with a wifi network and not with a cellular connection?
Lots to find about mobile devices… but hard/not to find about windows.
A cellular connections is constantly needed for other data, but the limits are not high.
There is no way to do that I believe.
Maybe a dirty workaround is possible:
Setup an outgoing firewall rule for Syncthing.exe and block all connections coming from local IP range (your 10.x.y.z/8 cellular client IP).
On Windows 8 and higher you can mark a network connection as “metered”. The syncthing wrapper SyncTrayzor can be configured to stop sync with devices which are connected over a metered connection.
Yes, good point. Synctrayzor might handle this.
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