Author Archives: Bernie Thompson

How to change the COM port for a USB Serial adapter on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10

Start by going to the Device Manager. Once there do the following: Expand the Ports ‘(COM& LPT)’ You should be looking at something like this: As you can see Windows has set the port to COM10. However many legacy applications expect the port to be between 1-4. Let’s change that: Right click on the device […]

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DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver on Windows Update

Microsoft’s Windows Update system has been updated to the latest DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver (5.6.31854.0 dated 2011/04/18). If you used Windows Update previously to get your driver, you were getting version 5.5. This update is compatible with and applies to all Plugable USB graphics adapters and docks. This is great news, as this new version […]

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New DisplayLink Driver Released for Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

[Update July 2011: Lion is now out! And DisplayLink has an updated beta 3 driver available at the same location as below. The final version of Lion unfortunately has introduced several significant issues with USB graphics. For the most up to date information, see our support forum at http://support.plugable.com/plugable/topics/osx_lion_and_usb_2_0_display_adapter] DisplayLink has released an updated Mac […]

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Installing DisplayLink drivers on a Mac

You can attach up to 4 additional displays on any Intel Mac OS X system with DisplayLink-based USB virtual graphics adapters. Whenever images are redrawn, the CPU is heavily involved, so it may not be as snappy as your main monitor — but it’s the easiest way to build an amazing, plug and play multiple […]

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Plugable’s New DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client

Today we’re launching the Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client. We’re really excited about this product. It has a clean, simple design. Power-sipping, so it can be powered by a standard USB 2.0 connection alone. Because it’s “just” a collection of USB 2.0 devices, it’s enormously flexible. And because of the simplicity, we’ve been able […]

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Firmware Update for the Plugable USB3-SATA-U3 Hard Drive Docking Station

[Note: All Plugable USB 3.0 SATA docks purchased after December 2011 have this firmware version (or later). There is no benefit to updating. Contact support@plugable.com if you’re still having any trouble. We’re happy to help] [Updated Aug 8, 2011 to provide support for 3 TB+ drives] [Updated July 13, 2011 to latest LucidPort firmware version […]

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DisplayLink Releases Beta of Windows Server Support (2003, 2008, 2008 R2)

On Jan 1, 2011, DisplayLink released the first beta of their version 5.6 Windows drivers. The most significant feature in this release is Windows Server support: Windows Server 2003 (32-bit only – same as DisplayLink’s XP drivers) Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 and derivatives like Windows Multipoint Server 2011 (64-bit, since R2 […]

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