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Q: Thunderbolt Dock & 3 Monitors

So I have a Precision 5510 laptop with Xeon processor, no 4K screen. My question is about this thunderbolt dock TB16. I have one HDMI out and was asked if I can make that work on 3 external monitors. None are 4K. Is that possible? Can it function as extended desktop, not duplicated? And if so, is that 3 external plus laptop? Or is the laptop screen on of the 3?

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A: Thunderbolt Dock & 3 Monitors

Depends on resolution - see this article for more information:
www.dell.com/.../SLN301105

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Hi There, I'm having trouble with a Lenovo P52 with a Thinkpad Thunderbold 3 Dock. When I Conect my dock to my laptop it wil ask if i want to allow it. (It always asks strangely. Even if its in managed Thunderbolt devices.)  After pressing ok the problems start.-Shortcuts are flickering on the Desktop and in the taskbar.-Not being charged-No Mouse & Keybourd-No Ethernet.-External screen does work but with above problems. Additional information:-With only the powercord and usb-c into the Lenovo Laptop and nothing else in the dock it stil gives the same problems.-Tried with difirent cables.-Tried other Docks but same problem. (Docks that work with other Lenovo laptops)-It works somtimes. once every 5-10 tries. But fail right after trying again.-No Faults in Lenovo center. Product information:Lenovo Vantage InfoLenovo Thinkpad Thunderbold 3 DockModel Number: DBB9003L1 I have updated the most drivers that would be needed for the thunderbolt & Lenovo but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone who has been batling this before or somone who could help me?

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 Hello all, I am a solutions architect trying to solve an issue which I have never heard of before. Though others users are having this same issue, my experience has been different then what they have seen. First,The following are the Security options for Thunderbolt devices as per user guide

No Security: Allow Thunderbolt devices to be connected automatically.
User Authorization: Allow Thunderbolt devices to be connected after user authorization.
Secure Connect: Allow Thunderbolt devices to be connected with a saved key that has been approved by the user.
Display Port and USB: Allow only DisplayPort-compatible devices and USB devices to be connected. Thunderbolt devices are not allowed to be connectedI don't think this is entirely true or at least does not apply properly each time. My scenario:T480, T580, or Yoga x1 3rd genImaging with a standalone MDT environmentDevices come pre-configured from Lenovo with Thunderbolt 3 Security Options set to "User Authentication" Installing all the drivers in the latest SCCM driver packs that Lenovo offers - though the x1 3rd gen driver pack was missing on the site this morning. On some devices, this security option seems to do absolutely nothing. MDT uses the local "Administrator" account to perform post-OS items. I'd say about 75% of the devices reach their destination and the user logs in for the first time as a user, not an admin, and the dock functions properly; monitors/mice/keyboard/etc. work. 25% of ... Read more

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I have narrowed the issue down to a software issue.  I have tried resetting the dock, the computer, updated to the newest driver as well as even replacing the dock itself.  I had an extra and thought the dock ports might just be dead but the new dock doesnt work either.  I have also tried both ports on the PC in order to rule that out as well.  Does anyone have suggestions?  Thank you in advance!!

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OOTB when I connected the Thunderbolt 3 dock to my X1 Yoga (3rd Gen), the monitors behaved correctly. I installed all available updates for the machine as per the Lenovo Companion App, this included some firmware upgrades the dock. When I came into the office this morning, the laptop would not switch from single monitor mode, and the screens connected to the dock are not detected. Steps I've taken:Checked for updates via the Lenovo siteInstalled a Thunderbolt 3 Firmware upgradeReinstalled the Intel Display DriverAttempted to install drivers directly from intel (failed. referred by error message to lenovo website)De-authorized & Re-authorized the dock via Thunderbolt SoftwareI feel like I've made a simple settings change that is preventing the dock from showing me the devices available. Anyone have any ideas?

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OOTB when I connected the Thunderbolt 3 dock to my X1 Yoga (3rd Gen), the monitors behaved correctly. I installed all available updates for the machine as per the Lenovo Companion App, this included some firmware upgrades the dock. When I came into the office this morning, the laptop would not switch from single monitor mode, and the screens connected to the dock are not detected. Steps I've taken:Checked for updates via the Lenovo siteInstalled a Thunderbolt 3 Firmware upgradeReinstalled the Intel Display DriverAttempted to install drivers directly from intel (failed. referred by error message to lenovo website)De-authorized & Re-authorized the dock via Thunderbolt SoftwareI feel like I've made a simple settings change that is preventing the dock from showing me the devices available. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi, I  got Yoga 920 with Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock that is connected to two 4k Samsung monitors. Just recently when I put Yoga 920 to sleep the monitors will switch off, but in 10-15 sec start looking for a signal.Basicaly screen goes to black (looks like monitor is off) and then in 10 sec it switches on a show blank screen with input name on (DisplayPort) and than it goes off and in 10 sec on with input name ..... this keeps cycling on and off. This is happening on both monitors. It's strange as it used to work fine untill recently (apropox 1 week ago). Im on latest bios with Yoga 920 and latest firmware for Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Lenovo Vantage says my system is up to date. The windows recently updated to Windows 10 (1709), not sure if that is related. Any help how to fix this issue?  

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HiI have 2 Lenovo devices:-Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, i7-7500U, 16GB, SSD 512GB, WQHD OLED 14inch touch, LTE, W10P-Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock - Port Replicator - (Thunderbolt 3) - GigE-And i have 2 monitors whit a DisplayPort connection. These are connected with the dock. What i try to do:I wont to work whit these 2 monitors and whit the monitor from the X1 Yoga itself. My Problem:It only works with 2 screens at the same time...- If the laptop is open. I can work whit the screen from the notebook and wiht 1 external monitor.- If I close the laptop. I can work whit both external monitors.- But when I open the laptop again. 1 Monitor turn into black. I updated everything whit the Lenovo System Update Tool. Everything is up-to-date.Also the Windows Updates are Up-to-date.Manually checked from the Intel website, also everything is up-to-date. Is there anyone else having this problem? Any advices?Thanks a lot & Greetings   

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Not able to get two monitors (Samsung S27E450) plugged into a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking unit to work with my X1 Yoga (Gen 2).   Montiors connected to docking via DisplayPort cables.   Windows 10 shows the monitors showing up as "Generic PnP" so something is being recognized.  Tried deleting the device in Device Manager, reboot.  Not finding the drivers on the Samsung site.   Any help appreciated. 

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I used the Lenovo System Update (v5.07.0074) and was prompted to download and install (was listed as Critical Update) the Firmware to my Dock.  As always, I closed all applications and sat as the Firmware downloaded. I got the expected prompt to ensure I was plugged in. I then watched as the upgraded prompted me to install. Installation completed and everything appeared to be fine.  I powered down the thinkpad and disconnected. Worked from the living room, then went back to the dock. Connected, and noticed that before I connected the White light on the power button was illuminated. Shrugged, and pushed the power button. Nothing. I un-plugged the Dock, got a cup of coffee, returned and plugged it back in. Nothing. I then noticed that none of the pass-through power was working on the dock.  So, I unplugged it again.  Unplugged everything connected to it, and held the power button down for 15 seconds in an effort. All of this at the recommendation of Lenovo Support. Who, by the way, was very nice and well spoken. Nothing we did worked. I happened to have another Thunderbolt 3 cable in my bag, and no change. I powered up my new X1 Yoga, and connected the cable. No power. This wasn't passing power at all. I confirmed the Intel Thunderbolt app was running, and confirmed that Windows was not even detecting the Dock.  Lenovo is sending me a replacement. I had this one all of a week. Did I miss any other steps while I wait for it to be repl... Read more

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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

[Posted moved and topic edited for discoverability.  AG]

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Hello, My company recently purchased a dual 4k setup for a work station. The setup is the following:2 ThinkVision P27 monitorsLenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 DockT570 (Type: 20HA) I setup the monitors and docking station yesterday and was able to power the displays using a X1 Carbon 5th gen (i5 model type: 20HQ) thru USB-C without issue. I have a user testing out the desk now with a T570. I'm able to get one monitor to funtion at 4K and the other is running at 1080p. If you check display settings I'm unable to increase the resolution to 4K. I've updated all drivers on the T570 including the display driver and thunderbolt docking station driver this morning and the system still fails to power dual 4K. I brought back the X1 I used previously and it powers the screens normally. I checked the specs of the T570 and its identical to the X1 as far as processor is concerned and the model page claims the USB-C port on the T570 can power dual 4K. What else can I try?

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To back up Dell-Brian B's threads you can find all the available Dell documents for the Dell Dock and Dell Thunderbolt Dock here. 
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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 usb device issues. USB Keyboard randomly sends a stream of a repeated character.  I will be typing and mid worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr d will get results like in the word above.  The inverse happens alot too, were it just drops a few characters i have typed. USB Mouse lag is horrible. Both devices will stop functioning, need to reboot the dock to recover them. Any one have any suggestions or which drivers are the most stable?

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#HPExpertDayYou will have to update BIOS/Firmware if any. Install the docking station drivers. Try using a different keyboard, if the issue stops then issue was with keyboard.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07165

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Hi,
I've seen that the Thunderbolt TB15 Dock is not valaible anymore in Italy due to hw problems. Do you know if a new one is arriving?
Thanks

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Hi,I have a Thinkpad P50 and today my Dell Thunderbolt Dock arrived.Unfortunately, it doesn't work  (= it is not recognized in any way), although Dell specifically says that the dock also works with non-Dell Thunderbolt 3 machines. I have installed the Thunderbolt software from the P50's driver site and updated to BIOS 1.17.Lenovo released an "Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt Firmware" for the P70. But there's no such firmware update on the P50's site, just the Intel Thunderbolt Software from November.The 1.17 UEFI/BIOS Update says it fixed a Thunderbolt issue, but apparently not mine Has anyone ever gotten some Thunderbolt 3 device working on the P50? I just hope this will be fixed soon, because the Thunderbolt dock seems to be the only convenient way to drive three 4K displays with the P50 (2 via Thunderbolt 3, 1 via miniDP).  

A:P50: Thunderbolt 3 dock not recognized

What's the model number of the dock?  Thanks!

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I have a new P51, 64 GB ram, SSD hard drive. Ihave a docking station at work and one at home. The one at home has a 6 TB Seagate BarraCuda pro USB3 drive attached. When I dock the laptop at home, the system will not boot. It gets to the bios boot sceen and stays there until I turn off or disconnect the USB drive. Once I do that, it continues to boot and if I turn the USB drive back on, it works fine. If the drive is my old 1 TB barracuda, it boots normally.  

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Is the new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with P50? Dock details page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/cz/en/solutions/acc100356) only list P51s, but not P50. But P50 claims support for Thunderbold 3. If yes,  can I connect Ethernet LAN over the dock? And what driver I need to install?    

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I have a Yoga 370 (Win10) and a Thunderbolt 3 dock & Thinkpad USB-C dock and i cannot get them to play nice. I am using the USB-C cord on both devices, it transmits video and power but not USB or Ethernet. I have downloaded drivers and firmware from Lenovo and still no luck, the computer does not see the dock BUT the video and power are there. I changed my BIOS settings per the firm ware update well and no luck. any help would be much appreciated!

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Hi  I have 2 new L480 (20LS-001AMX) and 2 new Thrunderbolt 3 Dock (DBB9003L1)Is there some way to get this type of dock to work with the L480? Note: in the Dock spec. the L480 are not mentioned are compatible.Could it work any way? Mikkel

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I want to buy the Lenovo Yoga 920 (i7 with 16 GB) and I?m used to work with 3 external full HD Monitors. Since it has 2 Thunderbolt ports, it looks like the Thunderbolt 3 Dock may work with the 920. However, it is not listed on the compability list for the dock. Therefore: are the dock and the 920 working together?  

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We recently started using Bitlocker with a PIN at startup. On all our laptops using the "old"-type dock, that you click your laptop into everything is working fine, the users put the laptops into the dock, turn it on, type in the Bitlocker PIN using the external monitor and keyboard, and then processed into Windows. Our problem is with everyone using the new Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock. When the users connect the laptops to the dock using the cable and then power on from the dock, the laptop will power on (the LED in the ThinkPad logo lights up) but the monitors and keyboard connected to the dock is not working, and then after some time the laptop will power off again. We currently use a workaround where the users power on, type in the Bitlocker PIN and login to Windows before connecting the laptop to the dock, but this not a proper solution. We have Enabled both "Thunderbolt(TM) device" and "USB device" under "Support in Pre Boot Environment" in the "Thunderbolt 3"-menu in BIOS, but it still doesn't work. Have anyone else experienced this problem? Or does anyone know of a proper solution.

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Hello all,I bought a Yoga X1 2018 and during the shop they suggest the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Since I thought that having to disconnect only one cable when bringin the laptop from the desk to the meeting room would have been useful, I bought it.With my disappointment I setup everything and I did some tests on the laptop just to discover that the performance of the laptop when powered through the docking station are 1/3 with respect to when it's powered by the 65W power supply and 1/2 of when the laptop is on battery... (234pt vs 640pt vs 563pt | dock/65W/battery)Now since the docking station has a 135W power supply, I really can't think that this is an issue with the supply from the docking. Also since the laptop is even faster on battery I really don't understand how it could be related to the power supply... anyway I've connected both the 65W power supply and the docking and the performance are back to normal.Is there anyone who can suggest me what's going on or how to report this to Lenovo?

A:Thunderbolt 3 dock & Yoga X1 3rd gen

Hello,i have the same setup (X1 Yoga 3rd Gen + Thunderbolt Dock)  and dont experience less or different performance.I have 2 monitors with display port and couple of USB devices connected to the Dock. Also using 2 external and the Yoga monitor at the same time was never a problem.What tests have you done to measure the performance?best regards,AT

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I connected my P1 to my existing Thunderbolt 3 dock and to my pleasant surprise, the system was in charging mode when the system was off. I thought that the unit could only charge through the slim power connector port, but it seems that it will also charge through the Thunderbolt 3 port when the system is not running.

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Love the concept of the thunderbolt 3 dock, can't fathom how it was designed though.  On my zBook 15 G3, the power and thunderbolt ports are on the right side of the laptop.  The dock has the cable port on the left rear side, completely crossing over all the ports when you put the dock on a desk with the back facing away from  you.  Then they ship a cable that is barely long enough to put the dock directly behind the laptop and connect it.   Where do I buy a longer cable HP, please!

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I just picked up the TB3 dock and all seems to be working, however it is not charging my laptop using the included Thunderbolt/Power combo cable. The power light shows on the dock, and connected devices work on laptop, but no power. Any ideas?

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For some reason, i can't turn on my new P51 using the power button on the Thunderbolt 3 dock.   I'm sure i've got something hooked up wrong, but thought i'd check here.   Is there a setting in Control Panel (power button) that i need to change?  In order to use my laptop / view from my external monitor, i have to open the lid to the laptop, power on and then i can use the external monitor.  thanks for any help. 

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I have a user with two LT3053s (2560 x 1600) and his previous T440 + Ultra Dock (I believe) supported the full resolution at 60 Hz (again I believe).  I upgraded him to a T480 and our standard Type-c dock that we deploy limited the screens to 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.  After this and complaints from the user of headaches from the drop in resolution we purchased a TB3 Gen 2 Dock and even after plugging the dock in to the actual TB3 port on the laptop (not the top type-c port) we are having issues with not all of his devices working, namely the kb+m. Any ideas here?  Right now we are running it with the 135W power adapter that it came with, but there is also another power adapter available that did not come with the unit we purchased.

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As the only docking solution available and moving from a more traditional dock, its less than suitable.  HP needs to make a longer cable and the end that connects to the laptop should be at a right angle.  The cable is so stiff and thick it takes nearly 4" to make the turn.  HP makes it impossible to find this out how long the cable is with out purchasing and at that point your stuck with it.  Hardly a customer satisfaction issue they should want to propigate!

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I have a new ZBook G3 17" with ThunderBolt 3 dock station.I have install my laptop with boot up finger&password protection.I have connect display, keyboard and mouse to this dock.Every time  I bootup, I have to open laptop to insert access data.This look like a stupid solution compare the old HP docking station that I have on my HP 8760W where dockingstation are working from first second and I can insert my access data (password) without opening lid.There are any solution to this problem ?I have also another problem. On the old PC was possible create a protected area of HD using a little part of it withHP ProtectTools. This SW is not possible to install on ZBook G3.I don't found any solution to create it. Only using Windows 10 (that I don't want to use) functionality.More we go on and worst SW/HW are delivery to user. AC

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So I have an X1 Carbon Gen 5 (Kaby Lake) and the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 1 (40AC0135US). I bought two 4k monitors and after several frustrating hours figured out that the Gen 1 dock can't output 4k on two externail monitors at 60hz, this appears to be a dock limitaion only. I see that you now have a Gen 2 dock (40AN0135US) that says it will do 2x 4k @ 60hz, only problem is that every compatability cross refrence I can find does not say the gen 5 X1 Carbon supports this new dock. I don't see a good reason for it not to be compatiable, but wanted to find out for sure one way or the other before I bought it, as it is not cheap. 

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https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/acc100356 Hello I have the new X1 carbon laptop (5th gen).  I also have two 24 in thinkview external monitors with hdmi/display port inputs. If I buy the above adapter will I be able to run the two external monitors in extended mode so I have can have three different screens  total (laptop screen, monitor_1, monitor_2)?  

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Hi allWell we all now about the fan issue which is much better since the last BIOS update.Nevertheless I have sometimes fluctuation fan noise, although there is no load. This is mainly when the notebook is at the thunderbolt docking station.I found out, that as soon as I connect my notebook to the docking station more or less all app-processes suddenly move over and start running on the GPU. The CPU has virtually no load.Why do all processes start to run on GPU when the notebook is connected to the dock? Is this an issue or is there a good reason for this behaviour?My Notebook and Windos has the latest drivers/bios and updates installed.Regards,Sebastian

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I've set up my Thunderbolt 3 dock. I notice in the status, it shows "94% available (plugged in, not charging)". It has been like this for the past two days. Does the battery have to reach a certain threshold, before charging? Or is this normal? My last dock, with the 8570W would always charge to 100%.

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I just installed the latest set of drivers. The dock still does not connect to my XPS 15- 9550.
This process has gone on for two months.

A:Thunderbolt TB15 Dock still not working

Return it. No amount of software/firmware updates is going to make this device good. It has several hardware issues.

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Does anyone know if Thunderbolt docks work with Linux on the T470? If so, which ones? I'm currently using the Lenovo dock that plugs into the bottom of the machine; running a monitor and a bunch of USB stuff off of it.

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If I put my computer in "Sleep" mode and turn it back on, I can never get the dock to work again. I have tried to upgrade BIOS and drivers as described in several posts, but it doesn't work. The only working solution is to restart the computer. Has anyone got the same problem?

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I have ethernet issues with my Thunderbolt 3 dock 150W and my Zbook 15G3, running on windows 7 / 64 bit. I had many issues before with the system after a BIOS update (slow performance, usb poorts that would't work, windows that would not download updates, ect.). I read many postst with similar problems. The hardware was exchanged by HP but the problems remained and I was left alone to install the BIOS and updates. Thank you HP!After a long period of fiddeling I got everything back to work. Exept for the ethernet connection on the thunderbolt dock. Somehow the drivers are not inatlled / available. The ethernet connection / WLAN on the laptop work fine, but not on the dock. I don't know where to find the right drivers / how to install them. Who can help? 

A:Ethernet on thunderbolt dock won't work

I have the Zbook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation using the Zbook Thunderbolt 3 dock: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/workstations/zbook-dock.html I am sending this on the Zbook connected to the dock using its gigabit ethernet port. HP Support Assistant provided all the drivers needed for the dock. Here is the screenshot of my device manager:    What does your device manager look like under network devices? The Intel ethernet is the built in and the Broadcom NetXtreme is the ethernet in the dock. HP has drivers for both on the support page for Windows 10 64 bit under the Zbook G3 Home page.  I did have a bit of a struggle initially getting the dock to work but I went into the BIOS and disabled all Thunderbolt security settings. If you need any more help post back. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a HP Zbook Thunderbolt 3 Dock, 150W (part number p5q58aa#aba).  It is connected to an HP Zbook Studio G3 running an intel core i7-6700HQ CPU. I have two HP EliteDisplay E231i displays connected to the display port ports on the dock, and am also using the Zbook's own display.   Intermittently, the displays will go black for a few minutes then turn back on.  Also, intermittently the dock will seem to disconnect and I loose my displays as well as the ethernet on the dock.  When this occurs I must restart to restore dock functionality. I have the latest driver (ASMedia eXtensible Host Controller (xHCI) Driver 1.16.38.1 Rev.A) and firmware (ASMedia ASM1042A Firmware Update for HP Thunderbolt 3 Dock 131025.10.11.23 Rev.A). Any tips as to how I can get more consistent performance out of this dock?  It is kind ruining the experience of an otherwise fantastic notebook.

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The thunderbolt dock was working.  I was gone for a week.  Came back and plugged laptop into dock.  No longer works.   The dock will charge the laptop, but none of the devices are recognized. Drivers are up to date.

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