September 23, 2021

Startech Dock

Startech Docking Stations Dual-Monitor Setup

Startech Docking station’s dual-monitor setup is a great way to multitask. It also allows you to establish seamless connections with random peripherals while functioning as a USB Type-c Docking interface.

The USB-c dock allows for the uninterrupted connection of both monitors. You can connect two HDMI displays or two DVI displays at 1920x1200p. The connection frequency will remain at 63Hz. The second option is to connect 1x HDMI or 1 DVI display.

You can connect multiple devices with the full USB 3.0 setup. This provides uninterrupted bandwidth and faster data transfer speeds. Supporting the 8gigabit Ethernet network is also possible by using the USB 3.0 peripherals.

The USB type-C also allows for the use of the USB 3 port and gigabit Ethernet ports.

Prerequisites to Startech Docking Stations Dual Monitor Setup

Make sure that your device drivers, firmware, or operating system are compatible with your setup. The quality of the video card and the specifications for the laptop connected will also affect the output video.

Not all USB C ports will provide you with the full functionality of USB type C standards. For full functionality, make sure that the USB C port on your desktop supports alt mode and USB power delivery.

Startech docking stations dual-monitor setup

Step 1. Getting started with Startech Docking stations dual monitor setup

  • To connect the devices, use the USB 3.0 port. With the help of multiple dual-monitor configuration options, you can establish a connection to the Mac or Windows laptop.
  • Look for USB devices that have 5 USB 3.0 ports. This includes the fast charger, USB ports, and space on the disk. You can connect the dual monitors via HDMI + DVI–D or HDMI + GGA combinations. These steps should be followed when placing the dock in a vertical position.
  • Add the wired network connectivity to your computer and the audio devices. This will require a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port (built-in 10/100/1000Mbps compatible RJ45 Ethernet port), and a headset Jack with separate 3.5 audio/mic ports.

Step 2. Establishing a connection to the monitors

  • To use the second monitor, go to the power menu and tap Win+X.
  • Select a setting by clicking on the start menu. Next, navigate to the display section.
  • To register and detect the second monitor, you will need to select from the available options
  • To determine which monitor is most suitable for you, shuffle them. You can now use the diagrams on the monitors.
  • Drag the monitor into a position that is relative to the other.

Step 3. Making any desired changes in the Second monitor’s display settings

  • Scroll down to see the multiple displays.
  • To see more settings, click the drop-down menu. You will see a variety of options such as duplicate these displays, extending them, or showing only one display. Select the right option.
  • A new window will appear asking you whether you wish to save the changes. To control the monitor layout you have chosen, you will need to confirm. You can also go back to the original layout.

It is possible to successfully combine a dual-monitor setup and Startech docking stations. To verify its functionality, you can test for random settings and display options. If a peripheral or function doesn’t work, make sure to check the wiring.

Startech Docking Stations dual-monitor setup

Startech Docking stations can be used to help you complete any task quickly and efficiently. Now you can work comfortably without having to jump between screens.

You may need to modify the video and display settings of the entire setup if you wish to add another monitor. If you would like us to discuss more of these topics in future posts, please let us know by commenting.

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