Questions tagged [docking-station]

A Docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of “plugging-in” an electronic device such as a laptop computer to common peripherals

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Can Dell dock wd19tb with dell xps 13 drive two 4k 60hz and 1 wqhd 60hz monitor?

I have a Dell laptop, connected to Dell's WT19TB dock. I currently run two 4k 60hz monitors via the dock and they run fine. I'd like to add a third monitor, a BenQ WQHD (2560x1440) 60hz monitor. Right ...
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Strange horizontal striations when connecting a monitor through thunderbolt dock

Has anyone seen these horizontal striations on a monitor before? I'm connecting a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro to an LG GN850-B via a Dell WD19TB Docking Station. The monitor looks just fine when connected ...
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No response to any input in basic procedures screen of windows 10 fresh install on a positivo DUO ZX3040

I succeeded in using the MediaCreationTool21H1.exe to create a boot-able pen drive with windows 10 32bits. After multiple attempts using other tools, because the tablet only boots up the windows ...
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allow two network adapters to act as the same device

I have three network adapters on my windows 10 laptop. An internal WIFI adapter, an internal Ethernet adapter, and an external docking hub. Currently each of these adapters act as a different device, ...
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Verticle lines on external screen

I bought a new samsung odyssey G5 ultra wide screen (3440 x 1440) for my surface book 2, I use HDMI (high speed cable from Xbox One X) -> HDMI to USB-C adapter -> surface dock 2 -> surface ...
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USB-C Docking station creates static noise whenever I move my mouse (which isn't connected to it)

I recently purchased a TARGUS USB-C Docking station with PD passthrough. I have connected a VGA monitor to it, as well as using it for passthrough power to the laptop. My mouse is connected to a USB ...
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dell wd-19 docking station causing power issues on desktop

I have a dell docking station wd19 with thunderbolt connector. I have a laptop from work with only thunderbolt/usb-c inputs. I have a desktop for which I recently bought an Asrock THUNDERBOLT 3 AIC R2....
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Cannot set full resolution using USB-C docking station

I am using USB-C docking station (Dell WD-19) with HP notebook. I've connect 2 monitors to that station - 1st over DisplayPort and 2nd over HDMI. Basically everything works fine, but in the 4K monitor ...
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Desktop not recognizing monitors through USB-C docking station

I have a work laptop and a personal desktop in my home office. I would like to be able to use my monitors and peripherals on both, ideally by just plugging the docking station into whichever one I'm ...
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What are the two spikes on an HP 2013 Ultraslim docking station?

The docking station I have for my laptop had these two little plastic spikes with a spring loaded metal tip poking up next to the latches that hold the laptop in place. The dock fell off the table ...
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Turn off 'Close lid to sleep' when only connected to dock/monitor - Windows 10

I want to change the 'Close lid to sleep' setting such that: Whenever my laptop is connected to the dock or monitor, closing lid does nothing When I disconnect it from dock/monitor, closing lid puts ...
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How to figure out the "uplink" speed of port replicators?

I am shopping for a port replicator to connect to my laptop with USB-C connector. There seem to be two major versions of this USB-C port now: USB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 1, also called USB-C 3.0 (5Gbps) USB-C ...
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Is it true that port replicators will stop WiFi from working and why?

I was interested in buying Vention USB-C type Adapter (port replicator). But right know, I was shocked, reading the FAQ on their website: Will WIFI usage be affected? Will the wifi break when usb ...
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Both monitors not working simultaneously. one with USB c and another with HHDMI

My Dell dock can't take VGA cable from monitor so I used a USB-C to VGA adapter to connect to the dock and simultaneously my another monitor with HDMI connected to dock. But I'm just seeing a screen ...
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Windows 10 - Run a command when connecting to a device, say, a dock or monitor [Automate]

In Windows 10, is there a way to run cmd/powershell commands automatically when PC is connected to a particular device like a dock? (Like connecting a particular device triggers a command) I want to ...
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144hz from DisplayPort through USB Type B

So I'm thinking of purchasing below KVM-switch/docking station to be able to switch between my gaming PC and work laptop: https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/usb3ddockft I have a FHD monitor ...
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Opposite of a Thunderbolt/USB-C docking station?

I have a device which takes a (singular, 1080p, 60Hz) HDMI or DisplayPort sink, a USB-C PD source, and a good ol' USB3 hub (with some builtin peripherals on that hub, for good measure), and provides ...
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KVM Switch for desktop (hdmi+usb connection) + laptop (usb-c connection)

I would like to set up my home workstation (desktop tower, 1 monitor, mouse, keyboard) so that a KVM switch can be used so that a laptop can easily use the monitor, mouse and keyboard. It appears the ...
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Is this HDMI? If yes isn't it too small?

From left to right, I see something, then 3x USB-A, then RJ-45, and then HDMI, and two DisplayPorts. But, is the one which looks like HDMI really HDMI? Because it looks the same size as those USB-A's!!...
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Connecting Dell Latitude 13 laptop to a e-port plus docking station using a usb cable

I have a dell latitude 13 and I want to connect it to a e-port plus docking station, but my laptop does not have the pin connector on the bottom. Is there away to connect them using a usb or hdmi ...
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Increase thunderbolt DP throughput, possibly by Re-allocating thunderbolt lanes?

I have a DELL dock WD15 user guide (pdf) (Thunderbolt via USB-C) and it's frustrating to use, because it only supports 4k@30 Hz due to only having two allocated DP lanes. I was wondering if it is ...
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How to share/switch several devices between two PCs when KVM switches have limited ports?

I have a personal gaming desktop and work laptop that need to share all of the following devices and be switchable by a KVM (or at least a single cable swap): 2K monitor USB Keyboard USB Mouse (...
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Does USB C hub/docking station cut the speed of USB ports it provides?

If I connect all peripherals to a USB-C hub (or docking station) that is connected to one USB-C port of the PC, will the USB ports on docking station support the full USB speeds? Assume it exposes USB ...
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Displayport > 500ms delay when used over Thunderbolt docking station (premiere pro). How to correct by Hardware or Software

I have two 4k - monitors connected to a Thunderbolt 3.0 docking station on which I connect my laptop. In general, I notice a slight lag of the monitors in respect to the laptop's built-in 4k display. ...
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SSD shuts down external dock

I tried to stick an SSD into an external docking station and it won't go. Without the disk, the station works as it should. When I stick the disk in, everything goes dark. Disk: Samsung 256GB (SATA) ...
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What advantage does a docking station have over a USB 3.0 hub?

I use my Dell laptop at home by connecting it to a single large monitor. In such a scenario what is the technical advantage / use-case for a docking station? So I understand that if I have several ...
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Getting two external screens conected to one Lenovo Flex5 -1570 80X laptop

Which adapter or docking station would allow me to get a second external (HDMI) screen connected to a Lenovo Flex5-1570 80X laptop? . My first attempt, through the USB C port failed, using a Lenovo ...
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Universal Docking Station with Dell

I have Dell XPS 17 9700, with Windows 10 Professional, and I connected it to a universal docking station called Targus Dock177 which is compatible with DisplayLink. It automatically detected the ...
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Why do some docking stations have a double USB-C plug

The docking stations for both my Dell and my MacBook Pro have a double USB-C plugs to plug into the computer. The plugs on the cable are perfectly spaced to match the spacing of the ports on the ...
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How to get an HP Elitebook 840 G4 on a Universal USB-C dock to be Thunderbolt compatible?

I have two laptop PCs: HP EliteBook 840 G4 (for personal use) Lenovo T480 (for work use) My Lenovo is connected to a ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 (Type 40AS) so it can project to 2 monitors. I would ...
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Safe to connect self-powered USB hub to a docking station?

I have a StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Dual-4K Docking Station (https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/tb3dkdpmaw). It connects to my 2019 16" Macbook Pro via a Thunderbolt 3 host port. The ...
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Monitors suddenly not detected - Using VisionTek Docking Station

I use my dell laptop, two dell monitors, and a visiontek docking station. I set it up and having been using this set up for a few weeks now. While working, I stepped away for some coffee, and when I ...
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USB ports of USB-C dock (HP G5) stop working when unplugging/replugging

I have a Dell XPS 9560 notebook running Windows 10 and the HP G5 USB-C dock to which I've added a monitor, an ethernet cable and several USB cables (for keyboard, mouse, webcam, etc). It was working ...
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I think I may have wasted some money. Can a docking station work with a USB switcher?

I have a desktop for home use and a laptop for work. I want them to share monitors/peripherals (keyboard/mouse/headset). So, I had an old HP G2 Thunderbolt lying around.. For monitors, it works fine. ...
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Is it possible to use mouse and keyboard through HP USB-C Dock G5 with notebook and another PC

I have hp notebook and I use mouse and keyboard through HP USB-C Dock G5 with this notebook. All works fine. Then I have a desktop PC as well, which is separate device. My question is, is it somehow ...
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Docking station for both USB 3 and USB C?

Does anybody know if I install a USB type C for my older ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0? I want my desktop to connect with a docking station, so I can easily switch between my working laptop and personal ...
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Docking Station Won't Recognize Second Monitor

I have an Acodot docking station that has one HDMI connection and one DVI connection. My first external monitor (connected HDMI to HDMI) reads fine. My second external monitor (connected HDMI to an ...
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External monitor issues with ThinkPad T490 and Ultra Docking Station

I have a ThinkPad T490 and an Ultra Docking Station. My external monitors connected to the dock via DisplayPort are not working properly. My goal is to properly use two external monitors on my T490. ...
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Display grub on external monitor with docking station

I know that similar questions have been asked several years ago (Access BIOS while Latitude is docked); however, I didn't understand the answer. Is it possible it display the grub boot menu on an ...
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How to connect a ThinkPad laptop to an incompatible (?) ThinkPad dock?

I have a ThinkPad branded docking station and a ThinkPad T470 laptop that fits it (see picture). I connect the laptop by putting it onto the docking station and gently pressing it in. This works ...
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HP Elitebook loses external video signal after short time in a dock

I have recently set up a docking station at home. It works great when I connect my old desktop and my newer Lenovo T490 laptop. However we have a work PC that I would like to connect as well, but we ...
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My laptop already has a USB-C port, but it doesn't support display output. Can I upgrade it?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming Laptop. The laptop has an existing USB-C port, but it is a Gen 1 port and therefore does not support display/video output. I would like to use my USB-C dock to ...
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HDD Docking station for SSD drive

I want to use USB3/SATA III HDD Docking station for a SATA III SSD drive. I've noticed that this product is not described as a 'HDD/SSD docking station', but rather just described as a 'HDD Docking ...
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Can a USB-C monitor replace a docking station?

I am setting up a home office. I have a laptop, a mouse and a keyboard. I was going to buy a monitor and a docking station. However, I have discovered monitors with USB-C connection (I am considering ...
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Can I connect two monitors - one in docking station and one in laptop

I have two monitors and a THINKPAD USB-C DOCK GEN2 (image shown below). You can see that the docking station has only one HDMI output. I have two monitors with DVI to HDMI cabels. Is it at all ...
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Two 4k Dell monitors but only one is in 4k

I recently got two 27in Dell UltraSharp 4k monitors (U2720Q). I have an HP EliteBook 840 G4 that is using a HP dock. For some odd reason, only one of the monitors is displaying in 4k. The other one is ...
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Windows 10 - Prevent external monitor (that is plugged into a thunderbolt dock) from turning off when laptop lid is opened

I typically use my laptop with it plugged into a thunderbolt dock and the lid closed. Sometimes I need to open up the lid so that I can use the webcam. Upon opening the lid the external display that ...
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How to flash firmware upgrade to Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station on Linux?

I need to update the firmware of a Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station to V3.3.1, which has been released last year. I got no laptop running Windows 7/8/10 and Lenovo does not provide this update via LVFS, ...
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How can you tell if a docking station will support video output with a USB Type-A "data-transfer only" port?

I have started to see manufacturers start to use lower quality USB ports that are "data-transfer only" this obviously won't support video output on it's own however I wanted to see if there ...
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switching docking station between desktop and laptop with usb-c (no kvm)

I'm relatively new to docking stations and all that Jazz and obsessed with USB-C. Right now I have a macbook pro that I use for work and can connect to my three monitor setup via docking station. The ...

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