Category Archives: UD-3900

macOS 10.13 High Sierra Significantly Improves DisplayLink Performance & Stability

Here at Plugable, one of the most important aspects of our jobs is testing and documenting compatibility of our products with various individual laptop and desktop models and Operating Systems. This testing and documentation is even more critical when a new Operating System update arrives which impacts the behavior of our products (for better or […]

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Troubleshooting Wi-Fi performance and wireless keyboard & mouse issues on USB docking stations

I have spoken in the past about the interesting things I encounter while helping our customers in that we not only see a wide variety of creative uses of our products, but sometimes we also get to find the true root of problems that are more general in nature. Today I would like to speak […]

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An Editors’ Choice for Universal Docking Station

We’re proud to say that our Plugable UD-3900, which has been the top selling dock on Amazon throughout 2015 and 2016, has just received 4 stars and Editors’ Choice Award from Laptop Magazine. There are fewer independent tech sites doing in-depth reviews of products. It’s great to see Laptop Magazine (Part of Tom’s Guide) is […]

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Chrome OS Now Supports Certain USB Docking Stations

Important Update – 3/30/2017 – We have written an entirely new post in regard to Chrome OS support for our USB docking stations and video adapters. We are keeping the content in this post available for historical reference, but please see our latest information in regard to Chrome OS support here -> https://plugable.com/2017/03/22/chromebook-compatibility-with-plugable-usb-docking-stations-and-video-adapters-2017/ Original post: […]

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Customizable Desktop Battlestation

This week, I revisited my old friends the UD-3900 and UD-3000 docking stations. Previously, I designed a VESA mount system to hold the docking station in place behind a monitor. This time around, I wanted to create something that would make our docking stations a focal point of the desk—foregoing overt minimalism in favor of […]

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3D Print Project for Plugable Mounts and Brackets

Here at Plugable, customers frequently contact us asking for brackets, mounts, and other accessories to better adapt Plugable devices to their workflow and environment. We would love to accommodate them, but the needs are too diverse and the demand too small to justify mass production. However, the introduction of cheap but powerful 3D printing devices […]

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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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DisplayLink Releases Updated Mac Driver (v2.4 Beta 1)

Update 11/12/2015: DisplayLink has released a new beta version driver, 2.5 beta2 in their continuing effort to improve the driver and workaround some of the limitations of Mac OS X 10.9,10.10 and 10.11 The driver links in this post have been updated to reflect the availability of this driver Update 7/7/2015: The 2.4 code set […]

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Having issues with your Surface and blank DisplayLink screens? We can help!

Update: In mid-January, Microsoft pushed a “Surface System Update” via Windows Update which contains new firmware and drivers for the Surface series. These updates appear to have resolved the blank-screen issues that some users were reporting with DisplayLink. Since mid-November, a small percentage of Surface Pro 1/2/3 users have reported issues with blank screens on […]

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How to manually update your Windows Intel HD Graphics drivers

Fixing graphics driver issues sometimes requires a newer driver than is available from the system manufacturer or Windows Update. In these cases you might need the latest driver direct from the graphics chip maker (usually Intel, AMD, or Nvidia). This post details the necessary steps to manually update your Intel HD Graphics drivers using Intel […]

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