Category Archives: News

Using Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer Software for Upgrading to a Windows 7 or 8 Computer

Although Microsoft has removed support in Windows 8.1 for upgrading to a new computer using a Windows transfer cable with the Windows Easy Transfer software, that software still offers the easiest and most automated method for upgrading to a Windows 7 or 8 computer. This blog post gives instructions for doing that. Microsoft’s Windows Easy […]

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Troubleshooting the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth Adapter in Windows

Plugable’s USB-BT4LE Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter offers a wide range of possibilities for expanding the usefulness of your computer. You can listen through headphones, connect a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse, transfer photos from your smart phone, and do many other tasks. This is possible because Bluetooth drivers and software are working behind the scenes to […]

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Plugable PL2303-DB9 USB Serial Adapter Troubleshooting in Windows

The Plugable USB serial adapter allows you to connect legacy devices that use RS232 serial communications to computers that do not have a serial port. Although this usually works well, a number of problems can crop up because many of the devices people want to connect are older devices with various issues. A frequent problem […]

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Black Friday for your Multiple Monitor Setup

At Plugable, we price our products at a fixed, low margin that doesn’t usually leave room for Black Friday specials. Because of lower costs, this year we have a pricing realignment of our DisplayLink-based USB Graphics Adapters that happened to come on Black Friday. We’re dropping prices on all our USB graphics adapters on Amazon. […]

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Plugable Launches the USB-C3T USB 3-Port Charging Station

With so many USB devices such as phones and tablets needing wall wart style adapters to charge, it is very easy to run out of power outlets. The USB-C3T can help solve the dwindling wall outlets conundrum by offering an additional 3 USB charging ports. In addition, it’s small size and lengthy cable make it […]

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Plugable Launches 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Silicone Wrist Watches & Snap Bands

For anyone looking to get themselves or their kids organized, we have something new that’s both fun and functional. It’s a great gift. Do you have to carry data around from work or school, but are always in danger of losing the USB flash drive? What better way to keep that flash drive handy than […]

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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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