Chapter 3. Using the dock
This chapter provides information about using the dock.
Using the audio connector
After setting up the dock, the audio connector on the dock is enabled and the audio connector on the
computer is disabled by default. Depending on your needs, you can manually enable the audio connector on
the dock or on the computer.
To enable an audio connector manually, do the following:
1. Right-click the speaker icon in the Windows notification area.
2. Click Playback devices. The Sound window is displayed.
3. Click the Playback tab to select an audio line-out device and then click Set Default.
4. Click the Recording tab to select an audio line-in device and then click Set Default.
5. Click OK.
Note: To apply your configuration, restart the applications that are using the audio devices. The current
configuration will be saved until you change it the next time.
Using the Ethernet connector
To use the Ethernet connector on the dock, connect the dock to a standard 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1000
Mbps network using an Ethernet cable.
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector.
You can only connect an Ethernet cable to this connector.
The Ethernet connector has two network status indicators. When the green indicator is on, the computer is
connected to a LAN. When the yellow indicator blinks, data is being transmitted.
The following functions are available on supported computers when the dock is connected to both the
computer and the LAN. For the supported computer information, refer to the document Network function
support – Option Compatibility Matrix available at
• Preboot eXecution Environment
The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) technology makes the computer more manageable by enabling
the computer to start from a server.
• MAC address Pass Through
After enabling the MAC address Pass Through function, your dock MAC address is the same as that of
• Wake on LAN
The network administrator can turn on a computer from a management console by using the Wake on
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