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philh

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Posted: 03/31/21 08:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love the docking station, however, I have a desktop I can not get rid of. Dang thing has a couple programs that are flat out not available anymore. My work docking station (Dell) has USB C interface.

Will a USB C to USB A adapter work to allow the old desktop to connect to the docking station?

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Posted: 04/01/21 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It should work so long as your desktop has USB3 ports.

May not work if your using the docking station to connect to a USB-C display?

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philh wrote:

Love the docking station, however, I have a desktop I can not get rid of. Dang thing has a couple programs that are flat out not available anymore. My work docking station (Dell) has USB C interface.

Will a USB C to USB A adapter work to allow the old desktop to connect to the docking station?


YES.. also if the docking station has a USB B (The full size "Client" connector) They make USB C to B cables. in fact I have one to feed my printer and assorted other stuff via a hub.

They basically make anything to anything if you search for it

The search is "USB ___ to ___ cable"

The blanks
A B C Mini Micro and Lightening. all fit.


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Posted: 04/01/21 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thank you, I'll get an adapter.

WRT B,desktop doesn't have one. I had a C-->B cable, to try and force my work computer to print, but it's locked down too tight [emoticon] And to think I voluntarily gave up admin rights on work computer. Took that cable back.

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This is a case where you want to sure you get a Data cable not a charge only cable, no data syncing,
My tablet has usb C, my phone usb micro, my laptop usb A female, my thumb drives are all usb A male, I have a slew of cables and adapters
The most useful are the OTG cables, very short, micro male to usb A female,
And usb C to usb A female
OTG on the go. Cables let you connect a thumb drive to your android phone or tablet and play video or music from the thumb drive, or transfer files to the thumb drive memory stick, they are 100% connection compatible, easy data transfer
While USB C, specs do call for downward compatibility o usb 2 & usb 1,
You still need the old desktop to have the correct Driver installed for the printer, that's on the C port dock station or wifi or they will not communicate


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What are you trying to accomplish by connecting the docking station to the old desktop?


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APT wrote:

What are you trying to accomplish by connecting the docking station to the old desktop?


For work, I use dual monitor (both HDMI), docking station only supports one HDMI, the other goes through a display port adapter. Also, multiple charging cords for various devices, wireless keyboard and mouse, and a gaming headset for teleconferences.

My desktop has two programs on it that can not be replaced, and I really don't want to work with new programs. While both of these were awesome, the companies marketing failed and I haven't found adequate replacements. I could unplug the monitors and keyboard, but hoping the C solution will work.

I ordered one, but haven't received it yet. I'll look to see if it does data transfers.

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It seems that you want something more like a KVM switch so you can use all the inputs and outputs between any 2 computers. Something like this USB-C dock/hub may work for you. It sounds liek your desktop may also need a PCI USB-C card.

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got the adapter, plugged into A-3.0. Didn't work, but also didn't expect it to. Need to get the computer operational and DL/update any needed drivers. It will be a few days, little slow after surgery.

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Wishing you a speedy recovery, philh!

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