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Hello!

 

I have a HP Spectre i5 (http://store.hp.com/SwedenStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=F4W32EA&opt=UUW&sel=NTB) which i am trying to use two external monitors with. I use this travel dock for connectivity: http://www8.hp.com/emea_africa/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=10127478. What I am trying to do is connect two VGA monitors to the travel dock, one directly into the dock's VGA port and one with a VGA->HDMI adapter into the dock's HDMI port. However, i am not able to discover both external monitors when doing so.

 

Before i spend (even more) time on trying to solve this, is this even possible? If not, what alternatives do i have? I was thinking maybe i can connect both monitors to one VGA->HDMI adapter each and then use something like this into the travel dock (http://www.lightinthebox.com/sv/hdmi-hane-till-dubbla-hdmi-hona-1-2-vags-splitter-kabel-adapter-for-... <-- that one is just the first i got on google, but you get the point).


What i want to achieve is when i have my laptop stationary and plugged into the travel dock, i want to extend the screen over my two external monitors. I do not neccesarily need to have the laptop's internal screen active while doing so. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi,

 

The travel dock is usefull for you when travelling around. It has ports for you to connect to ONE external monitor or ONE projector using VGA or HDMI (not both). It won't help you to connect TWO external monitors. Full stop.

 

You need a proper dock which supports DisplayLink to be able to have 2 external monitors. I did post few tests last year.

 

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@banhien wrote:

Hi,

 

The travel dock is usefull for you when travelling around. It has ports for you to connect to ONE external monitor or ONE projector using VGA or HDMI (not both). It won't help you to connect TWO external monitors. Full stop.

 

You need a proper dock which supports DisplayLink to be able to have 2 external monitors. I did post few tests last year.

 

Regards.


Thank you for your swift reply. I understand, although the travel dock does have the "DisplayLink - Plug and Display" logo on it, indicating DisplayLink support? And the software installed when the dock was first plugged in states that it includes HP DisplayLink manager ver 7.9.1589.0. Maybe your answer stands, though?

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Hi,

 

Please read its specs, it clearly says VGA OR HDMI, not both.

 

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