Author Archives: Bernie Thompson

Plugable DC-125 USB Zero Clients Save Money for K-12

One of our K-12 customers was kind enough to send “their story” of deploying Windows Multipoint Server 2011 with Plugable DC-125 Docking Clients, for this 2011-2012 school year. It’s amazing how few people know about the possibilities of turning one computer into many with simple USB terminals. We’re hoping more stories like this will get […]

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Plugable Now Shipping to 27 Countries in Europe

In partnership with Amazon’s expanding European coverage, we’re happy to announce that several of our products are now available for order in the UK and 26 other countries in Europe, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, […]

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Howto: Installing ASIX’s USB Gigabit Ethernet Driver on Mac OS X Lion 10.7

If you plug one of our Plugable USB2-E1000 USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapters or others based on the ASIX 88178 chipset into an Mac Lion system, Apple will match it with the Apple Gigabit Ethernet driver that’s included in Lion. But things often fail on non-Apple adapters in a confusing way: it will show […]

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Installing a USB Serial Adapter on Mac OS X

The easiest way to go about installing our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is by starting with the device. If you want to verify that the adapter and the driver were installed properly click here Connect the device to the Mac. Once connected click on the Apple icon and on ‘About This Mac’ Click on […]

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Turning One Computer Into Four With Userful and Plugable

Modern PCs have spare computing power. If it were possible to share a PC among many users, you could save a significant amount of money and energy. There is a new generation of simple USB hardware devices, and operating system software which support them, which now enable this. Our Plugable DC-125 Docking Station is one […]

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Installing the Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter on Windows 7

Windows 7 will detect and pop up a wizard to install drivers when our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is plugged in, but it’s also easy (as essential on other operating systems) to install the driver software first. Here’s how. Get the driver from: http://plugable.com/drivers/prolific/ You’ll want to download the driver and unzip it anywhere […]

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How to change the COM port for a USB Serial adapter on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10

Start by going to the Device Manager. Once there do the following: Expand the Ports ‘(COM& LPT)’ You should be looking at something like this: As you can see Windows has set the port to COM10. However many legacy applications expect the port to be between 1-4. Let’s change that: Right click on the device […]

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DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver on Windows Update

Microsoft’s Windows Update system has been updated to the latest DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver (5.6.31854.0 dated 2011/04/18). If you used Windows Update previously to get your driver, you were getting version 5.5. This update is compatible with and applies to all Plugable USB graphics adapters and docks. This is great news, as this new version […]

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