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  • Page 1 Universal USB 2.0 Docking Station User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Universal USB 2.0 Docking Station User’s Manual This revision: 07/2012 Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Before starting... Safety information Introduction Features Package contents System requirements Product overview Front view Rear view Connections Installing the driver Installing the driver under Windows 7 or Windows Vista Installing the driver under Windows XP Verifying the driver install Configuring your displays Menu options and settings Multi-monitor configuration Supported resolutions...
  • Page 4: Before Starting

    Before starting... Before connecting or using this product, please read through this User’s Manual. Note: The illustrations in this guide are only for reference. Your product may differ. Safety information • Keep this User’s Manual for future reference • Store the product in a warm, dry environment •...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction This docking station enables you to expand your notebook’s connectivity. It allows you to add extra USB peripherals and connect to a LAN while occupying only one USB port on your computer. The docking station supports the USB 2.0 specification. The docking station also supports video output through a DVI connection.
  • Page 6: Product Overview

    Product overview Front view Item Description USB 2.0 port Connects to USB devices...
  • Page 7: Rear View

    Rear view Item Description USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB devices. LAN (RJ-45) port Connects to a LAN. DVI connector Connects to a DVI display or projector. Type B USB 2.0 port Connects your docking station to your computer. Power jack Connects to the power adapter.
  • Page 8: Connections

    Connections The illustrations below show how various peripherals may be connected to your docking station. Installing the driver Important: Make sure you have installed the appropriate driver from the supplied CD before connecting the docking station to your PC. Note: The screen captures below are for reference only and may differ from the dialog boxes you see.
  • Page 9: Installing The Driver Under Windows 7 Or Windows Vista

    Installing the driver under Windows 7 or Windows Vista Insert the supplied CD into your computer’s optical disc drive. Click Run Setup.exe to start the installation. Note: If autorun is disabled on your computer, use the file browser to open your optical drive and double-click Setup.exe to start the installation.
  • Page 10: Installing The Driver Under Windows Xp

    The installation will proceed and may take a few minutes. During the installation, your screen may flash or temporarily go black. Plug your docking station into your computer once the driver is installed. Your system will display a message in the icon tray informing you that the docking station is ready to be used.
  • Page 11: Configuring Your Displays

    In the Device Manager, you should see a DisplayLink device listed. If there is a yellow icon next to any item, the driver has not been installed correctly: In which case, you should remove the driver, unplug the docking station and reinstall the driver. Configuring your displays The supplied utility allows you to configure the display, screen rotation, resolution and physical arrangement.
  • Page 12: Menu Options And Settings

    Menu options and settings Option Description DisplayLink Manager Open Windows screen resolution settings. Screen Resolution Select an available resolution. Note: This function is unavailable in mirror mode, as the resolution is defined as the resolution of the primary monitor. Color Quality Select the desired color depth.
  • Page 13: Supported Resolutions

    (Windows 7), Personalize > Display Settings (Windows Vista), or Properties > Settings (Windows XP) and adjust the settings as required. Alternatively, if your computer is running Windows 7, you can press the Windows key < >and <P> to configure the displays. Supported resolutions Refresh rate: 16-bit Refresh rate: 32-bit...
  • Page 14: Uninstalling The Driver

    Refresh rate: 16-bit Refresh rate: 32-bit Resolution color depth (MHz) color depth (MHz) 1920 x 1080 1080p 60 / 50 60 / 50 Uninstalling the driver If you need to uninstall the driver, go to the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features and select DisplayLink Graphics.
  • Page 15: Specifications

    Specifications Host interface USB 2.0 Connectors Video out Host upstream link Type B USB Hub downstream link Type A USB Network RJ-45 (Ethernet) Power DC-in Video Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 Color depth 16- and 32-bit Power Mode Self-powered Adapter Input: AC 100 - 240 V Output: DC 5 V, 4 A Dimensions...
  • Page 16: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions How do I get the drivers I need? Go to and select your country/region. Click Support > Drivers & Downloads > Notebook > Travelmate and then your computer model. Select the operating system from the drop-down menu and click the Drivers tab.
  • Page 17 The LAN port (RJ-45) on the docking station does not work after I plugged in the docking station. This could be caused by following: The docking station power adapter is not plugged in properly. Please • make sure the power adapter is plugged in properly to the power outlet and the docking station.
  • Page 18 When the display output is set to Full screen, the right-click menus or newly opened applications are corrupted or unclear. This may occur when the resolution is set to higher than the display capabilities, and the computer is incapable of rendering the screen at full quality.

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