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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Disable specific USB Audio Interface on Windows

As the title suggests I would like to disable one specific USB audio device, but allow others to function as normal, but can't seem to find how to do this. For a bit more context I have a docking ...
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Wireless peripherals through KVM don't work correctly

I bought the UGREEN usb 2.0 switch selector to switch my peripherals between my work laptop and my personal desktop pc. It works great with my wired keyboard, but my wireless mouse and wireless ...
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ThinkPad P15 with hard drive encryption and docking station with external monitors : startup password prompt does not appear on external monitors

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P15 connected to a USB-C docking station, itself connected to two monitors. I do not want to use the laptop's monitor (compared to the other monitors, it is too small and its ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P15 with USB-C docking station not going to sleep

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P15 connected to a USB-C docking station, itself connected to two monitors. I do not want to use the laptop's monitor (compared to the other monitors, it is too small and its ...
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Docking station that connects to laptop via USB-C: can I connect it to a USB-3.0 port, using an adapter?

I have the docking station from my work laptop (a Lenovo) which connects to the laptop via USB-C. My personal laptop (an older HP) only has USB-3.0 ports. I know for sure it supports similar port ...
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USB C dock seemingly can't operate a connected USB A hub

I have an USB C type dock that has 2 USB A ports. The dock operates the monitors, the UTP and event the power with a USB C power adapter. The dock provides USB 3.0 ports and the hub has USB 2.0 ports. ...
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Does surface dock save data?

Does the surface dock keep any user data on it that is transmitted through it to a monitor from a laptop? I assume there is no internal ram or storage that would capture any display data, as there is ...
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External Monitor flickering issue

I have a Samsung S24E650 monitor. It is connected to my laptop or even docking station and it both options the screen flickers. I am doing this connection using a dvi in to hdmi out cable. The drivers ...
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Two laptops and two monitors

I would like to put together a setup with two monitors and two laptops, where both laptops can extend their display to both screens, and where I can switch between laptops without having to change ...
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HP 2013 Ultra Slim Docking Station vs. Dell D6000 Universal Docking Station

I'm using an older HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook and it currently has an HP 2013 Ultra Slim Docking Station with 2 monitors plugged in to the back via the Display Ports. I also have a Dell D6000 ...
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how do I set up dual monitors for desktop and laptop?

I have a desktop computer and a laptop. I have dual monitors. The desktop has a graphics card with 2 DVI and 1 hdmi output tons of usb outs but no usb-c. The laptop has 1 hdmi and one thunderbolt 3 ...
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Windows 10 not responding after plugging docking station via USB-C

Windows does not display any image when plugging docking station and system freezes. When I plug USB-C cable monitor screen recognises the cable is plugged in but display stays black and unplugging ...
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Supporting non-USB-C capable devices on USB-C docking station

In a conference room we have an active optical USB-C cable (10 meters) with support for power delivery. The cable runs from the table to a docking station connecting to a large display, webcam, ...
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HDMI doesn't work when using a USB C docking station

When connect my USB Type-C adapter to the Thunderbolt/Charging USB Type-C port, the monitor flickers. But the laptop detects the monitor and even can communicate with it so far that it knows its ...
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Can DisplayLink really deliver the advertised "2x 4K@60Hz" over a single 5Gbps connection?

I have two 4K monitors which I hook up to my laptop for video editing. I got a Docking Station from i-tec which is advertised as "USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt 3" and "up to 2x 4k@60Hz&...
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What can be the issue when Thunderbolt Dock Power Button does not Power on Laptop

I have a HP zbook Firefly 15 G8 and as there are currently no suitable docking stations from this vendor available for me to buy I took the risk and bought one from Asus (Asus Sim Pro Dock 2). The ...
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Mouse and keybord stutter when connecting though a USB hub

I have a stutter issue when connecting USB peripherals (USB-connected mouse, keyboard) through a USB hub. I have attempted to troubleshoot to the best of my abilities, but haven't managed to solve the ...
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Direct connection to USB-C docking station reports "Not enough USB controller resources" while attaching an additional USB hub works fine

I have a HP G5 USB-C docking station with a keyboard and a wireless mouse dongle connected to it via USB ports (3.0, in case it matters). Today I tried to attach a wireless headset USB dongle to one ...
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Why doesn't the Twitter user profile hover popup display when laptop is docked?

I have a new Surface Laptop Studio and a Surface Dock 2 setup which is working great with multiple monitors. When the laptop is docked, I don't get the popup user bio when hovering on a username on ...
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Lubuntu 20.04LTS freezing with Displayport drivers

I've got a Dell Inspiron 3510 and a Dell D3100 docking station, to which I want to run dual monitors. I have the Displayport drivers installed, configured everything and THOUGHT I was golden, but ...
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Can I use the same docking station for two different laptops? [duplicate]

I got an HP G5 Docking Station for working at home and thought I could use that to connect all my stuff and to my private laptop and charge that private laptop aswell. However, obviously the two power ...
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Can I use the same USB-C port for power delivery and video at the same time?

I've recently bought an LG 17Z90P-K.AA78A1 laptop. According to the spec it has "USB 4 Gen3x2 Type C (x2, with Power Delivery, Display Port, Thunderbolt 4)" I've been ploughing through the ...
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Display lag on external monitor connected to ThinkPad Dock with Linux

I have a ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock connected to a ThinkPad T14 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and a DELL external monitor. I had no display on my external screen until I installed the ...
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Why won't Arch recognize devices plugged into a Dell dock WD15?

I have a Dell dock WD15 plugged into my laptop via USB-C cable. Two monitors are plugged into the dock, as is an Ethernet cable and a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. I know the monitors are detected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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