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Easy Way to Use Bluetooth to Exchange Files with Your Phone in Windows – Fsquirt Guide

Exchanging files with your phone through Bluetooth in Windows 7 and above is not straightforward, and a number of users have contacted the Plugable support team looking for an easy way to do this. Fortunately, these versions of Windows come preinstalled with a program called “fsquirt” that fulfills this need. Here is how to use […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 7 Port Hub Firmware History

We have a newer hub firmware update. See our Mid-2014 Hub Firmware update for the latest info. Customers purchasing Plugable hubs after 9/2013 should not need to worry about firmware updates. Firmware versions on hubs shipping after September 2013 on all Plugable hubs have no known issues with Linux, Mac, and Windows hosts. Customers who […]

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Supporting PXE over USB Deployment Scenarios for tablets and ultrabooks

Many enterprise IT admins are facing a new challenge: how to deploy and manage systems with only WiFi for networking and USB for IO ports.  As a result, we’re often asked whether our USB network adapters support PXE boot.  In short, this is the wrong question- Mu. When designing a deployment environment where USB is […]

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Before You Upgrade To Mac OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”)

Update 10/22/14: With the release of 10.10 (Yosemite), unfortunately there’s not much improved USB graphics behavior to report, as the key issues outlined in this post still exist. We’ve posted an update regarding USB graphics and other USB device behavior with Yosemite that can be found here. DisplayLink has recently released an updated beta driver […]

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Multiple Monitor Issues with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite)

Update 10/22/14: With the release of 10.10 (Yosemite), unfortunately there’s not much improved USB graphics behavior to report, as the key issues outlined in this post still exist. We’ve posted an update regarding USB graphics and other USB device behavior with Yosemite that can be found here. DisplayLink has recently released an updated beta driver […]

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Plugable Windows 8.1 Driver Update Download List

DisplayLink Based USB Products: This is a critical update. We strongly suggest installing this prior to an upgrade from 8 to 8.1, if you doing a clean install without upgrading, this update is now available through Microsoft Windows Update.  Click Here to Download See our blog post for additional information: Install the Latest DisplayLink Drivers […]

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Upgrade to OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Will Likely Break Existing Multi-Monitor Setups that Use Plugable USB Display Adapters and Docking Stations

Testing by Plugable of Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) has exposed changes that will break multi-monitor setups that use Plugable USB display adapters or docking stations for more than one monitor. This includes configurations that are currently working under OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and 10.7.5 (Lion). The testing was done on the Golden Master […]

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Multi-Monitor Improvements in Windows 8.1

Computer users in many fields are turning to multiple monitors to improve their productivity, and Microsoft’s upgrade to Windows 8.1 offers several improvements to help them get the most out of their displays. These include better support for high-resolution monitors and improved handing of mixed Metro and desktop apps on multiple screens. Better support for […]

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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 on the Surface RT Will Break Wired Internet Access

Microsoft will push the upgrade to Windows 8.1 on October 17, 2013, bringing many welcome improvements over Windows 8. However, for Surface RT users who have installed Plugable’s USB2-E100 USB to Ethernet adapter, upgrading to Windows 8.1 will prevent use of that adapter, making it impossible to access the Internet through a wired Ethernet connection. […]

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