DisplayLink USB Graphics Drivers

What Products Require DisplayLink Drivers to Function?

  • At this time we use DisplayLink USB Graphics chipsets in all of our USB 2.0 and 3.0 graphics adapters and docking station products. These products require DisplayLink drivers to function correctly.
  • These drivers may be installed with or without the hardware present yet. The final configuration will then be completed automatically when hardware is plugged in.
  • Please be aware that it is perfectly normal to have your monitors briefly flash black once or more during installation and a reboot may be required to complete installation.
  • Currently only some of our USB-C docking station products, and none of our Thunderbolt 3 products utilize DisplayLink technology.
  • The following products do not require DisplayLink drivers: TBT3-UDV, TBT3-UD1/TBT3-UD1-83, TBT3-DP2X/TBT3-DP2X-83, TBT3-HDMI2X/TBT3-HDMI2X-83, UD-CAM, UD-CA1/UD-CA1A, or USBC-MD101.

Windows 10, 8.1/8, Windows 7


Chrome OS


macOS Important Information

Plugable does not officially support the use of our DisplayLink-based USB video adapters or docking stations with macOS due to limitations of the operating system.

While not officially supported by Plugable, our DisplayLink-based products can be made to work with macOS with some limitations however the performance of our products when used with a Mac cannot be guaranteed.

Please see our blog post on this topic for more information (link), and guidance in regard to which version driver to use.

** Only one selection of the two driver choices below should be installed **


DisplayLink Manager Graphics Connectivity App version 1.1.0Link
(compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15 and macOS 11 Big Sur)

** This is the recommended version for macOS Catalina 10.15 and macOS 11 Big Sur, however please see the comparison table in our blog post (link) for important information about certain limitations. **

Installation instructions → Link


Legacy kernel extension driver version 5.2.5Link
(compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15)

** The legacy version is only recommended for those users running macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15 and who are not planning to upgrade to a newer version of macOS. Please see the comparison table in our blog post (link) for important information about certain limitations **

Installation instructions → Link


Windows Vista


Windows XP