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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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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Dock dell W19D makes macbookpro shut down

I try to use a dock dell W19D station with a Macbookpro (16" 2019). I want to connect the dock to one screen using DP. It works sometimes, but most of the times it makes the mouse freeze and my ...
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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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Lenovo ThinkPad Dock with 2 Displays with different resolution

I have a ThinkPad E590 with integrated Intel UHD Graphics Card. I am using two monitors with a different resolution, a Samsung with 1920x1080 px and an EIZO with 3840x2160 px. Both monitors have a ...
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After connecting laptop to Dell D3100 docker, after 30 minutes it starts lagging

I have 2 Dell laptop Dell Inspiron 15-7572 (i5 8250U, 8GB RAM) : Personal Laptop Dell Latitude 5480 (i5 7200U, 8GB RAM) : Work Laptop Earlier, I was using D3100 docker with 2 external screen, and it ...
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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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Dock Station Dell PC/Laptop

I have a laptop with the Dell Dock WD15. There is USB-C with the DP symbol, which means I understand that it uses Display Port alt mode. At home I have a PC that has only USB-A 3.0, no usb-c and even ...
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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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USB speaker temporarily outputs noise when connected to USB-C dock

I've been using a Samsung USB sound bar on my monitor for a few years without problems, having it connected via the monitor's integrated USB hub. The driving computer is a desktop type (Z170X-Gaming 7 ...
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Satechi Multiport disrupts LAN

We have a wired LAN network with about 100 pcs, connected via various unmanaged switches. Every now and then, all devices on one specific switch lose connection. After some searching, I found that as ...
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4K with Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Thunderbolt 3 Docking station

I want 4k with 60Hz. I have a Lenovo laptop with Intel Core i7-8665U Intel UHD Graphics 620 connected to a Thunderbolt 3 Dock gen 2 docking station. To that docking station I want to connect a 4k ...
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connecting razer blade 2019 advanced rtx 2080 through usb c to caldigit ts3 dock

My macbook works perfectly, plug it in charges, video, keyboard everything works just fine. When i plug in the razer blade laptop through usb c in the very same way, i get video but nothing else. ...
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Daisy chain two dell monitors to thinkpad e560 (via onelink pro dock)

I own a ThinkPad E560 20EV laptop. I use the laptop with the lid closed, and connected to two external monitors, one DELL u2415 through HDMI, and an older one through the VGA port. I would like ...
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Does RDP use up a lot of CPU on the remote machine?

I have a laptop with an 8th gen i7 U processor that I use for programming when I'm outside. At home I have a powerful desktop PC with 3 QHD monitors (2560x1440). What I have been doing is RDPing ...
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Connecting a replacement (non-docking) laptop to an HP Docking station B9C87UT#ABA to feed my dual monitors?

Can I input from a replacement (non-docking) laptop to an HP Docking station B9C87UT#ABA to feed my dual monitors? Will a powered USB connection do that?
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My 65W laptop does charge using USB-C only but is the computer slower because of that?

I use my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5480) both as a mobile device and as a desktop replacement. At home I hook up a USB keyboard, mouse, USB DAC, as well as ethernet and HDMI cables to it. Getting a ...
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How do you enable pass-through of USB/ethernet on a Dell docking station? (WD19TB)

I have a laptop docked to a WD19TB via Thunderbolt but USB and RJ45 connections to the dock aren't visible to the laptop. How do you configure the dock to allow these devices?
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HDFS on docker containers - is it possible?

we are using Hadoop cluster based on HDP version - 2.6.5 with ambari platform we want to know if we can use the following HDFS components on docker containers as: journal nodes ZK fail controller ...
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Is it possible to force a software-based “redock” for laptop docking station?

I apologize in advance because I'm asking for a software fix to a hardware problem, so I understand if this may not be possible at all. I have a couple weird issues with my laptop (Lenovo T460s) that ...
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would like a docking station supporting 3840 and 1920 in addition to laptop built-in display

I have an HP Elitebook 650 G5, a Samsung J32J59 UHD monitor, and an HP 27es HD monitor. I am on MS Windows 10 Pro 10.0.18362. I would like to connect the two displays (and power and a USB hub and a ...
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Does Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock work with Thinkpad L480?

I just picked up the Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock and connected it to my Lenovo Thinkpad L480. The problem is, that my laptop doesn't recognize the dock. I have installed the Thinkpad ...
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Dock station switching between desktop and laptop

I'm setting my new desktop, I'll soon buy a new desktop machine, and i want to be able to switch easily from my (work) laptop to my (personal) desktop machine without having to unplug/plug all cables (...
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Flaky Lenovo docking station with Debian Linux

I experience flaky connectivity with my Lenovo T490s and the USB-C docking station. Symptoms: - External monitor drops out - Charging laptop battery requires reconnecting the USBC cable multiple ...
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KVM connected to a two monitors with a docking station

I want to have a dual monitor setup connected to my desktop at home. I recently purchased a Dell Thunderbolt dock for my XPS 13 to connect to my dual monitor at home. I would like to find a KVM so I ...
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How to run 3 external monitors plus laptop monitor Dell 5530 + TB16

I have a 4K touch Dell Precision 5530 laptop with Intel 630 UHD internal graphics and Nvidia P1000 discreet. I have 2x Dell 4K U2718Q monitors and a third Dell P2213 monitor as well as a TB16 dock. ...
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Monitoring performance/throughput of USB-C

I've got a Lenovo laptop that supports USB type-c docking and I've got a Thunderbolt 3 docking station along. I know that this means that I'll only get the speed of USB 3.1 (gen 2). Hooking up two ...
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redocking suspended laptop causes reboot

This procedure has worked for me for years flawlessly: Close lid to cause sleep/suspend. Undock laptop Leave lid closed Redock laptop Open lid to wakeup/unsuspend/resume/thaw However, after a recent ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 Firmware Update fails

I have a ThinkPad P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2. Updating the firmware of the dock shows Can't read Thunderbold controller version, Will skip Thunderbold firmware update! The title of this ...
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Turning on/waking a computer from USB C dock without laptop being powered through the dock

Is it possible to wake/turn on a laptop with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 dock when the laptop is not powered through the dock? (the laptop cannot be powered through the dock)
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Second Monitor for Laptop not displaying correctly

so, I've just bought a docking station for my hp elite book and tried to hook it up. Following problem occured: when plugging in an dp cable from the docking station to the monitor the laptop will ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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GPU Is Underperforming When Connected Through An External Docking Station

I am using an external docking station to connect a desktop-based GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB into my notebook Lenovo ideapad 310. After connecting it successfully and installing recommended drivers, I ...
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ThunderBolt 3 Dock/Hub on a laptop with USB C (Gen1)

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad l390) with 2 USB C and wanted to get a hub that had VGA and RJ-45, and maybe some other ports but most of the options I can find are Thunderbolt 3 Hub/Docks I was ...
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Lenovo T450S laptop docking station issue

I am having difficulty utilizing a docking station with my Lenovo T450s laptop. I purchased the laptop in 2016 and it is running Windows 10. At the time of purchase I also bought a Lenovo docking ...
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Docking station : 2 monitors

I have a laptop connected to a docking station and in addition to the laptop there are two monitors. The problem is that when I have the laptop open, the 2 additional screens are black. They are ...
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External Monitors not detected

External Monitors not detected with Dell Thunderbolt TB16 Docking Station. I moved my computer and unhooked everything. When I plugged everything back in the external monitor did not come on. I tried ...
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How to increase length of a USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 dongle's pigtail cable?

The USB-C dream is to have a single cable that provides connectivity to my external displays, ethernet, USB hub, etc. All of the components will be stored in a drawer or mounted out of view. A single,...
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Dell Latitude e5250 not charging

My daughters's Dell Latitude e5250 is unable to charge through the DC jack. When the adapter is plugged in (standard Dell 65W charger), the laptop runs, but it will not charge the battery. When I ...
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Can you use a thunderbolt 3 dock with a laptop only capable of usb 3.1 gen 2?

I have a late 2018 macbook pro (tb3) and a surface book 2 (usb 3.1 gen 2). I was wondering if I would be able to buy a tb3 dock and have it work with both (albeit with bandwidth constraints on the ...