Category Archives: Windows

Windows 10 and Plugable Docking Stations / USB Graphics Adapters

Update 7/26/16: In the year since the release of Windows 10, it has been installed on over 350 million PCs worldwide and most feedback has been quite positive. Most of the challenges covered in the “Potential Issues” section of this post are no longer relevant thanks to the diligent work of DisplayLink and Microsoft updating […]

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Windows 10 and how it affects users of Plugable Products

UPDATE – The first in our series of Win 10 specific posts in regard to our USB docking stations and USB video adapters is here –> http://plugable.com/2015/07/27/windows-10-and-plugable-docking-stations-usb-graphics-adapters The latest version of Windows, Windows 10, will be released by Microsoft on July 29th and will be offered as a free upgrade to all current users of […]

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Plugable USB Type-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Common Uses Upgrading a USB Type-C Retina MacBook 12 (rMB) or Chromebook Pixel 2015 to wired gigabit speeds. Connecting to faster, more reliable wired networks to avoid reception issues with WiFi. Anyone with a USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter on a USB Type-C system interested in improving connection speeds. Sharing your internet connection to another device […]

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Video Cables Untangled

Many Plugable products, like our USB docking stations and USB video adapters, allow you to connect additional displays to your system. However, deciding which cable types to use for those displays can be confusing. I will try to clarify the situation in this post. The image below shows the back of our UD-3900 USB docking […]

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Using Easy Computer Sync to Transfer Data to a Second Drive on Your New Computer

Many recent computers combine a small, speedy solid-state drive (SSD) for system files with a larger, slower hard disk for data files. This can pose a problem when migrating from an older computer using the Plugable Windows Transfer cable because the data files and operating system files should go to two different drives. In some […]

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Restoring Lost Bluetooth Icon to Your Windows System Tray

The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides an easy way to connect and manage Bluetooth devices on your Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 computer, and many Bluetooth users rely on it. But an accidental click in the wrong place can cause you to lose that icon, leaving no obvious way to access […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 4K HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors

Features Learn more Highest performance USB graphics solution available. Combines both video and audio over a single USB cable and HDMI cable Connect multiple monitors with resolutions as high as 3840×2160 (4K) to Windows-based laptops or desktops (one adapter required per monitor) Connects to Windows PCs via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. USB bus powered (no power […]

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Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1 Host Controller

Update 3/22/2015: A new stable version of the ASMedia USB 3.1 driver is now available. ASUS is not yet linking to this version from the motherboard support page so here is a direct download link: Version 1.16.24.0 from 2/12/2015.     When we heard ASUS had released the first commercially available USB 3.1 equipped motherboard […]

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Plugable-BTAPS Python Library for Creating Custom Applications with the Plugable PS-BTAPS1

We are excited to announce the release of our open-source library for interacting with our Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Power Switch. This library is fully compatible with Windows and Linux systems running Python 2.7 and the pyBluez library. We hope that this library will help the open-source and maker community create interesting new projects and applications […]

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