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Thinkpad Yoga & Onelink Pro Ethernet

Q: Thinkpad Yoga & Onelink Pro Ethernet

When I am at work I plug my Thinkpad Yoga into the Onelink Pro to connect all the peripherals, inlcuding mouse, keyboard, printer, and two monitors. The Onelink Pro also has my ethernet connection to the office network. I have had this setup for 2 1/2 years and it has always worked great. This morning, however, when I connected to the Onelink everything worked normally except the ethernet network connection. I could not connect to my office network, and I got messages like "Cannot find a valid network"; so I ran the Lenovo diagnostics. It told me there was an invalid IP configuration. I have unplugged and reset both the Onelink and the computer; but nothing had fixed the problem. I have also checked for the latest drivers, and everything seems to be up to date. Does anyone have any suggestions to get me reconnected to my ethernet network, or is my Onelink starting to go bad?

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad Yoga & Onelink Pro Ethernet

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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My Onelink Plus dock behaves very strangely, I cannot use the Ethernet port reliably:I bought recently a Thinkpad Yoga 460 ? after my previous Thinkpad ? and an Onelink plus dock. After docking I have to disconnect and reconnect all cables from/to the dock to make the Ethernet work.After that it works great for a period, but sometimes it loses the connection. I have to unplug again all the cables and reconnect them to make it work. To the dock I attached the following: USB keyboard, mouse, external drive, DisplayPort cable (with DP to DVI adapter) and the Ethernet cable. I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (ver. 1607) from a clean install. Every device in the Device Manager seems to be OK, even the ThinkPad OneLink Plus Dock Ethernet.I have the latest software and firmware.Lenovo Companion cannot find new updatesI have updated the BIOS to ver 1.46.I have also updated the Onelink plus dock firmware (Version: 2.33.000). Any idea? This way the dock is useless.

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I have owned my Yoga S1 for several years now and apart from the endless early issues the docks (and many replacements), the stupid placing of the Ctrl key (still annoys me) and a problem i had with a repair (which to be fair was handled very well in the end - customer service was great) I've been happy.Except one things - power management.This morning, I came to my Yoga and the red light was glowing on the i in thinkpad, key board locks were on: touch keys (on most of my other computers pressing space a few times wakes from sleep state), nothing, press power button nothing, press button on dock - nothing., tried restart button on the dock - still nothing.So I do what, now that I think about it, I do about 75% of the time when returning to my yoga - hold the power button for 9 seconds and force a BIOS crash reset. I have applied all the drivers religiously over the years, BIOS updates Windows in up to date (Creator edition now) fully patched. I have tried the confusing variety of Lenovo bits that seem to part duplicate and part confuse existing Windows functionality. So, and with respect, please don't post "have you tried applying" ... unless you happen to know that this is specific fix for something - I reckon I have been through the random try everything approach. What I'd like is: 1) to be able to work at my desk - touch something to say "I am away" and have power saved my two external monitors switch off but for the machine to go back to where I was when I ... Read more

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I have owned my Yoga S1 for several years now and apart from the endless early issues the docks (and many replacements), the stupid placing of the Ctrl key (still annoys me) and a problem i had with a repair (which to be fair was handled very well in the end - customer service was great) I've been happy.Except one things - power management.This morning, I came to my Yoga and the red light was glowing on the i in thinkpad, key board locks were on: touch keys (on most of my other computers pressing space a few times wakes from sleep state), nothing, press power button nothing, press button on dock - nothing., tried restart button on the dock - still nothing.So I do what, now that I think about it, I do about 75% of the time when returning to my yoga - hold the power button for 9 seconds and force a BIOS crash reset. I have applied all the drivers religiously over the years, BIOS updates Windows in up to date (Creator edition now) fully patched. I have tried the confusing variety of Lenovo bits that seem to part duplicate and part confuse existing Windows functionality. So, and with respect, please don't post "have you tried applying" ... unless you happen to know that this is specific fix for something - I reckon I have been through the random try everything approach. What I'd like is: 1) to be able to work at my desk - touch something to say "I am away" and have power saved my two external monitors switch off but for the machine to go back to where I was when I ... Read more

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My Lenovo thinkpad S1 Yoga 12 20DL0066ZA does not want to boot up when it is connected to the Dock and the network cable is connected. My Yoga has the latest Bios update: 1.30 and firmware update: 10.0.55.3000And I also have the latest drivers for the dock: V11019 and firmware: 2.33.000 Unfortunately there is no Network settings in BIOS > Config to disable UEFI IPv4 Network Stack Enabled or UEFI IPv6 Network Stack Enabled. In BIOS > Startup > boot  I have disabled PCI LAN ( it has 2 sub headings - LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv4 and LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv6) Can some help?

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Does anyone know if itis possible to do the following:When connected to the Onelink dock, closing the lid will NOT turn off/standby laptop. I know there is the option on the power settings to choose not to do anything when the lid is closed, but that is not so ideal when we have the laptop connected to the wall and not the dock... So the idea is if it is possible to make it ignore closing the lid only if the dock is connected, Thank you. Ricardo Santos.

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Good Morning, I have a strage problem:When the power adapter is plugged in, the indicator light is orange. The Windows battery symbol in the task bar is animated as charging. When I hover the mouse over it, it says "charging". The Problem is: It isn't charging at all.Now the strage part: If I plug the same cable into my OneLink+ adapter and connect the OneLink with my computer it is actually charging.The problem could be caused by the ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 (V.1.21.1.14) I did a few days ago. I'm not sure though and I have no idea how to undo the update. Configuration:ThinkPad X1 Yoga Type 20FQ, 20FR.Windows 10 Pro (newest version (KB3206632))Ask me, if you need more info.Odiously neither the power adapter nor the battery are causing the problem.  Kind regards B.

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Good Morning, I have a strage problem:When the power adapter is plugged in, the indicator light is orange. The Windows battery symbol in the task bar is animated as charging. When I hover the mouse over it, it says "charging". The Problem is: It isn't charging at all.Now the strage part: If I plug the same cable into my OneLink+ adapter and connect the OneLink with my computer it is actually charging.The problem could be caused by the ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 (V.1.21.1.14) I did a few days ago. I'm not sure though and I have no idea how to undo the update. Configuration:ThinkPad X1 Yoga Type 20FQ, 20FR.Windows 10 Pro (newest version (KB3206632))Ask me, if you need more info.Odiously neither the power adapter nor the battery are causing the problem.  Kind regards B.

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Hello Community, I have a new Yoga 260 with Win7 Enterprise x64.The issue I am having is the ethernet is not being recognized while the Onelink+ dock is plugged in. I have tried another dock and same results. I also have a separate ethernet adapter which I can use but plugs into the same port as the dock. When the ethernet adapter is plugged in I am able to use ethernet. So, the problem only exists when plugged into the dock. I looked through the BIOS but didn't see too much in the way of USB configuration changes. Also, in device manager the Onelink+ dock has a yeild sign and says cannot find the driver. I have tried to install the driver from OEM and it says the driver is already up to date. If anyone needs more info please let me know. Any help would earn you 1000 internets?

























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Hello Community, I have a new Yoga 260 with Win7 Enterprise x64.The issue I am having is the ethernet is not being recognized while the Onelink+ dock is plugged in. I have tried another dock and same results. I also have a separate ethernet adapter which I can use but plugs into the same port as the dock. When the ethernet adapter is plugged in I am able to use ethernet. So, the problem only exists when plugged into the dock. I looked through the BIOS but didn't see too much in the way of USB configuration changes. Also, in device manager the Onelink+ dock has a yeild sign and says cannot find the driver. I have tried to install the driver from OEM and it says the driver is already up to date. If anyone needs more info please let me know. Any help would earn you 1000 internets?

























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I have recently purchased a X1 Yoga and OneLink + Dock.  All seemed fine at first, but a couple of weeks in, computer stopped charging with the dock and I lost my wired ethernet connection through the dock.  Got "network cable unplugged" message in network center.  I updated everything I had (drivers, firmware, etc) on both the pc and the dock.  Charging issue seems to be fixed, but still no ethernet.  I am getting a unknown USB error(set address failed) in device manager.  I can plug in the ethernet directly to the pc through a USB dongle and works great, but nothing through the dock. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   I have X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop (ThinkPad) Windows 10 pro   

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I have been having a problem with my ethernet port on my OneLink Pro+ Dock connected to my X1 Yoga almost since the day I received it.  If you undock the laptop and then reconnect the laptop to the dock, the ethernet port on the dock will not function.  The only way I have found to get it to function is by unplugging all connectors from the dock (including power) with the laptop connected and then plug everything back into the dock.  Only after doing this will I get status lights on ethernet port and have any connectivity.  Everything works fine with a USB ethernet dongle, but I should be able to use the built in one on the dock itself.
 
This problem is identical to the issue that has been solved for Windows 7 users - see below thread.  Please address this for Windows 10 users.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Gen-4-Onelink-Dock-Ethernet-Sometim...
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited to clarify model.

A:X1 Yoga + OneLink unable to use Ethernet port - Wi...

Hi.
 
Just to validate something.
Have you updated the X1 Carbon 2 to the latest BIOS and also updated  to the latest firmware of the OneLink+?
 
There is firmware - V2.30.000 22 Mar 2016 for the dock.
https://support.lenovo.com/ec/es/documents/acc100252
 
Please also post the full model number of your X1 Carbon.
 
Regards

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I am thinking of buying an X1 Yoga, but am a bit concerned about the lack of ethernet port. I am looking for feedback on the OneLink+ to RJ45 adapter - Lenovo part #4X90K06975. This is the adapter with just the ethernet port - no other ports. I have found some feedback on the docking station, and the adapter with more ports.., but I am interested in the ethernet-only adapter. Does it work well? I've read about a variety of issues with the other adapter and the docking station. one thing that concerns me a bit about the adapter is that the OneLink "plug" looks like it sticks out a lot from the side of the laptop - is it the kind of thing that can easily get dislodged, or broken.., or worse yet.., damage the port in the laptop? This laptop will occasionally be used in a bumpy environment. I see that i also have the option of a USB-Ethernet adapter, but I would rather leave my USB ports free for other devices - connectig to instruments is one of the main jobs for this laptop. Additionally, I assume that the USB-ethernet adapter will need a driver, and i am worried about driver conflicts with the drivers for the instruments. Presumably, the OneLink to RJ45 adapter does not need a driver - is that corect? Thanks for any help

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I am having a problem with my ThinkPad Yoga in combination with OneLink Pro, closed lid, attached DVI monitor and a logitech mouse. The ThinkPad is running preinstalled Windows 8.1. I did recover it to factory state few times, that doesn't solve following problem: If attached to the OneLink Pro, the cursor jumps from time to time to the bottom right corner of screen. While doing so it also making a click, so icons in taskbar are activated. That happens sporadically, but in overall like once per hour. It does not happen if I let the lid opened.

A:ThinkPad Yoga + OneLink Pro = jumping cursor

I also have seen think pad yogas with one link docs do this.More rubbish from lenovo.

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I current own an x1 carbon gen2 wqhd touchscreen device and two thinkpad onelink pro docks to facilitate quick desktop environment docking in two different locations. I'm looking at upgrading to the new x1 yoga 2nd [ or 1st ] generation wqhd touchscreen replacement solutions. Looking at one of the video reviews it seems like the docking port on them is not the appx inch wide connector a onlink pro dock has on the end of its cable. Does the x1 yoga 2nd [ and 1st ] generation device work with thinkpad onelink pro dock?

A:does x1 yoga 2nd [ & 1st ] gen work with thinkpad onelink pro dock

Hi myusrn,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock is not compatible with ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd gen as Onelink+ connector is missing. 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"

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I could not connect via Ethernet using the TPY (Win 8.1) and Onelink Dock (basic).  With all updated software, the TPY kept trying to connect to the USB3-ethernet in the Dock but could not start the hardware. I received a USB device not recognized which cycled during a session and seemed to screw up other parts of the system. Thinking it was a driver issue I uninstalled all the ASIX drivers and removed all the driver packages associated with the ASIX AX88179 and AX88178 controller   (see:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730875.aspx  ). Then ran Windows update which downloaded yet another ASIX package. I downloaded both the Win 7 and Win 8 driver packages from ASIX, unzipped and looked these over.  I modified the *.inf files and deleted all the non-english segments with asian or Russian characters at the end of the file leaving only the English segment and saved these on the C: drive.  (http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131) I reloaded the OneLink drivers from Lenovo.  Ethernet not recognized.From Device Manager,  I tried to update the Ethernet controller driver to the new downloaded, modified Win 8 driver and received the message that the driver was the current driver so it would not update. Instead, I had DM browse for the Windows 7 driver, and loaded that.  Ethernet not recognized. Then I had DM browse for the modified Windows 8 driver.  Thi... Read more

A:One Onelink dock Thinkpad Yoga problem solved.

Wow, glad that you found a solution! Hope you donīt mind if I ask a few questions, just so that I understand better what to do? 1. Would you mind providing a little more info on what you exaclty removed in the Win 8 .inf driver file from Asix? 2. When you mention īDM loaded the modified driverī, I take it you mean the modified Asix inf driver, not the one you downloaded from Lenovo?3. In your estimation, is the USD2 dongle step required?thanks again.cheers,Olof

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After updating Onelink Pro Dock to firmware version 2.30.000, system boot is no longer possible with closed lid.Opening lid after starting boot doesn't help, only way out seems to be an emergency power off.Booting system with open lid works fine, even when closing lid before logon.System is Thinkpad Yoga 15 running Windows 10 Pro.Thinkpad Onelink Pro Dock driver is 1.08.36Setting Boot Time Extension in BIOS doesn't help anyProblem didn't show up before firmware update.Any suggestions?

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Hello everyone,  I would like to connect 3 external monitors to Yoga 260. I found out that conection of 3 external displays is feasible. It is associated with turning off the native LCD, whcich is OK for me. I would like to use ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock (40A40090XX). The docking station has 2 DP and 1 VGA. The issue is I'd rather use 2 DP from docking station and one DP which is on board Yoga instead of VGA. Is such configuration possible? I would like to figure it out before I will buy the station. I've found document: https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/documents/pd029622 , but there is nothing on using docking stations' DP and native DP in one configuration, simultaneously. Whether it is because on board DP will be disabled? The alternative is MST (eg. http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/products/reader.en/product/multi-stream-transport-mst-hub.html). Both devices are at a comparable price, and if I had confidence that the docking station will work with onboard DP simultaneously, I would choose it.  Thank you in advance, best regardsM

A:Yoga 260 + ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock = 3 working Disp...

Since no one has replied, I would like close this discussion.  Still someone might benefit for the information, that: - I have purchased and tested ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock- it works with 3 external monitors using 2 DP from docking station and one mini-DP from Yoga itself- working configuration is as follows: 2 displays are connected to OneLink+ Dock with one active DP to DVI converter, one passive DP to DVI converter and the last one (Yogas? port) with active mini-DP to DVI converter- I didn?t try to use for example 2 or 3 passive DP to DVI converters (but I guess that 2 should do the job, but 3 will probably won?t work)- when OneLink+ Dock is attached, the HDMI port in Yoga is not working! (the information one can also find in BIOS, but no materials on-line) Best regards,Maciej

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Hi, The icon for the OneLink Dock in the tasktray is missing v 1.10.11, Windows 10 Pro. Any way to fix this. I notice this happening when I lock the screen and returning back to the desktop.  Also, from the screen capture, even though it says "ThinkPad OneLink Dock Attached!" I do not have it attached to the laptop.? 

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga - OneLink Dock taskbar icon missi...

Also happens when I switch screen resolutions

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When a Windows 8 ThinkPad Yoga is connected to a ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (Model DU9033S1) which has a sound cable placed into its headphone jack, every few seconds the sound will alternate between the laptop speakers and the docking station. It appears that the connection to the docking station is briefly lost (sound comes from laptop speakers), and then re-established (sound goes to docking station). However, during this "disconnect/connect", all other aspects of the docking station are unaffected (video, network, USB).
 
Updating BIOS, audio drivers, dock drivers & firmware have had no impact. If sound cable is removed from dock, then behaves normally (sound goes to dock only). Happens with multiple Thinkpad Yogas and multiple docking stations.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:ThinkPad Yoga - Sound issue when connected to OneLink Dock

Did you ever find an answer to this? I have the exact same problem.

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Dear all,

I just received my new Thinkpad X1 Yoga, brand new, with a dock OneLink+

Both are running fine. But it is impossible to start the PC when the dock is connected: The screen freeze at the red square LENOVO display from the Bios, windows 10 pro doesn't start.

I have to disconnect the dock, et relaunch the PC to enable a normal start. After the start, I can reconnect the dock.

I updated all drivers, flashed the bios, latest FW of the dock and even resetted Windows, but without success.

Lenovo support wants to change the laptop (!), it's brand new!

I thought maybe one of the topgun member of this community might have a better idea.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Elwood

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Hi community, I've a very annoying problem with my X1 Yoga. I'm using the OneLink+ Dock at the office connected to two 27 inch displays. When setting up everything it worked pretty well. Yesterday i left my desk for a few minutes. All displays went to standby which is fine. When waking up the machine one external display stayed in standby mode. I tried everything I can think of:- disconnecting the display from power and reconnect it- disconnect the display port and reconnect it- change the display port cable (length should be no issue since it's 1m)- switching display ports at the dock between displays- removing the display in the device manger and detect it again- restart the computer- shutdown the computer, pull every power cable and put everything back together- change the OneLink+ Dock ... nothing helped. What's strange: the internal and the working external display are shown as "PnP-Monitor" and the display not working is shown as "Digital-Flatscreen (640x480 60Hz)" In the Intel HD Graphic application I can see the display but can't change anything about it. I can move it around from left to middle to right position and back. Still I can't change the resolution nor turn the display back on. Yesterday i changed the non-working display with another one of the same kind and it worked again. Today the same happend to the other display that worked all the time. The displays are working on other machines so they're not broken. I have another ... Read more

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My X1 Yoga 1st Gen runs Windows 10, i wanted to connect 3 external monitors through OneLink+ dock( It has 2 DP and 1 VGA output ports) but for some reason only 2 monitors get connected and working but not the 3rd one, i tried connecting the 3rd monitor directly to the laptop through HDMI it didnt work either, do i need to do something to make all 3 monitors to work?

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Dear all,

I just received my new Thinkpad X1 Yoga, brand new, with a dock OneLink+

Both are running fine. But it is impossible to start the PC when the dock is connected: The screen freeze at the red square LENOVO display from the Bios, windows 10 pro doesn't start.

I have to disconnect the dock, et relaunch the PC to enable a normal start. After the start, I can reconnect the dock.

I updated all drivers, flashed the bios, latest FW of the dock and even resetted Windows, but without success.

Lenovo support wants to change the laptop (!), it's brand new!

I thought maybe one of the topgun member of this community might have a better idea.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Elwood

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I have the exact same equipment at home and at work and yet the resolution on my second monitor at work will not go to the 3840 x 2160 that I have at home. Both locations have:1. X1 Yoga (first gen, model number 20FQ002YUS) -- It's the same laptop that I take between home and work2. ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock (model number DU9047S1)3. Two (2) Asus monitors (model number PB287Q) that go to 3840 x 2160 max resolution, connected to the OneLink+ Dock via DiplayPort cables I've been running this configuation with NO PROBLEM at home for the past 9 months.  So I recently purchased a new OneLink+ Dock and two new monitors for my work office and while one monitor will go to 3840 x 2160, the other will not go above 1920 x 1080, UNLESS, I use a mini DisplayPort cable from the second monitor directly into the X1 Yoga (bypassing the OneLink+ Dock) HERE'S WHAT'S BAFFLING: I assumed it was the dock and so I brought the one from home to work and found I had the SAME problem, suggesting it was the second monitor.   But I exchanged the second monitor for a new one and still have the same problem.  The docks are running the most current firmware. I'll send a gift card to your favorite coffee house if you can solve this mystery.  Thanks!

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I have lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga.I have one connect +VGA and RJ45 adapter. i am trying to connect the 2 external display  apart from laptop screen here is my input:one external display is connected to onelink via VGA and another display connect via HDMI.but this dosen't work whenever i plug either onelink or hdmi one of the external monitor will be switched off. isn't it possible to use onelink and HDMI together.??I am stuck here. 

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga 1st gen connect 2 external monitors apart from laptop display via onelink VG

Hi,
 
The way I read the X1YG1 base specs it supports two independent monitors.  Apologies, but I can't quite parse your post.  Does "apart from laptop screen" mean that you want 3 monitors total, or two and the laptops's display is off?
 
supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort;supports dual independent displays;
 
Z.

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My questions are... Is this a gigabit Ethernet connection?Does this laptop come with the mini to full size adapter?How do I order the adapter?Is there any big advantage to using this mini Ethernet connector over a common USB to Ethernet adapter?* * I realize it won't require using a USB port and apparently the "Wireless Auto Disconnection" feature only works with this connector, but that's not a very big advantage IMHO.  DetailsAccording to this manual... https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1yoga_3rd_sg_v2_en.pdf ...on page 6 number 9 in the list of laptop ports is a "Mini Ethernet connector".  Page 2 of the same manual says that some models come with a "ThinkPad Ethernet Extension adapter".  It doesn't say if the X1 Yoga 3rd Gen is one of them.  Notice the name of the PDF file is "x1yoga_3rd_sg_v2_en.pdf" so I'm pretty sure this is the correct document, it's just kind of generic apparently and applies to multiple X1 Yoga generations.  I didn't find any answers in the user guide either... https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_x1yoga_ug_en.pdf The only adapter I could find is the Lenovo 4X90F84315 ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable, but is it compatible with the X1 Yoga 3rd Gen?  The Lenovo site has this cable but only the X1 Carbon is mentioned in it's description.  Staple's sells the same adapter and it also only mentioned the X1 Carbon.&n... Read more

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Mini Ethernet Connector

Hello and welcome,
 
Just going on what I read:
 
From the base spec:
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Think%20Tablets%20_%20Convertibles/ThinkPad%20X1%20Yoga%20(3...
 
"Native Intel Ethernet Connection WGI219-LM (vPro) via optional ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable"
 
https://ark.intel.com/products/82185/Intel-Ethernet-Connection-I219-LM
 
"Data Rate Per Port 1 Gbps"
 
From the sales site:
 
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-yoga/ThinkPad-X1-Yoga-3rd-Gen/p/22TP2TXX13Y?...)
 
"Ethernet Extension Connector (Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately)"
 
And from Accessory Smart Find:
 
http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/4X90F84315:
 
"...X1 Yoga 3rd Generation... 20LE, 20LF"
 
The Google turns up multiple sources for 4X90F84315 including Lenovo and Amazon.
 
As to advantages?  Depends on your use case.  As you said, doesn't burn a USB port.  Doesn't require a special driver - although that's probably not much of an issue for USB adpters.  Maybe with non-Windows OS-en.  Can do PXE boot if that's important.
 
As I said, I'm going on what I read in the above.  Please confirm before purchasing.
 
Z.
  

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Hello,  a year ago I bough Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC with Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and also OneLink Pro Dock.  Because Yoga has't own Ethernet adapter I connected cable to OneLink Pro Dock. Unfortunatelly it disconnect cable (and switch to WiFI) many times during each day. Everytime it takes only second and than cable was normally connected, but this destroyed every work which depends on stable connection (e.g. streamed webinars). Sometimes disconnection occurs once per day, sometimes 10x per day.  So I bough also original Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter and connect it directly to USB port on Yoga - the same problem. So I decided that OneLink Pro Dock itself is fine and problem has to be in Yoga.  Approx. 2 months ago, disconnection time starts growing and sometimes I spend whole day only on WiFi. Two weeks ago, after last diconnection Ethernet don't get back and now I'm on WiFi only over two weeks.  I checked - Ethernet port on OneLink Pro Dock - both LEDs working and shows some traffic- Devices in Windows 8.1 - there is only wireless adapter (and bluetooth adapter), but in LENOVO support is not any new drivers for Ethernet, only one adding support of wake-on-lan. I installed it anyway. - when I turn off WiFi adapter, I'm without connection - LAN doesn't return- I found new drivers for OneLink Pro Dock, but when I attempt to install it, get error message that system doesn't find any OneLInk Dock :-/ (it shows... Read more

A:ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

Did you ever figure this out? I'm having similar problems right now. After updating the driver, the OneLink Pro's ethernet isn't even showing up in the device manager...

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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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I have an X1(20FC...) connected to a OneLink+ docking station. Everything used to be working fine until recently, but now the ethernet connection is gone. Adapter settings show one Local Area Connection (Intel I219-V) which I belive is the onboard LAN adapter. There is no other LAN adapter shown, but I think there should be another from the docking station. Running on Win7, uninstalled and installed latest docking station drivers, USB drivers, BIOS update, but still not working.

A:X1 4th Gen + OneLink+: Ethernet Adapter Problem

reconnecting the docking station, the LAN adapter was finally found. Problem solved!

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I have been having a problem with my ethernet port on my OneLink Pro+ Dock connected to my X1 Yoga almost since the day I received it.  If you undock the laptop and then reconnect the laptop to the dock, the ethernet port on the dock will not function.  The only way I have found to get it to function is by unplugging all connectors from the dock (including power) with the laptop connected and then plug everything back into the dock.  Only after doing this will I get status lights on ethernet port and have any connectivity.  Everything works fine with a USB ethernet dongle, but I should be able to use the built in one on the dock itself.
 
This problem is identical to the issue that has been solved for Windows 7 users - see below thread.  Please address this for Windows 10 users.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Gen-4-Onelink-Dock-Ethernet-Sometim...

A:X1 Carbon 2 + OneLink unable to use Ethernet port ...

Hi.
 
Just to validate something.
Have you updated the X1 Carbon 2 to the latest BIOS and also updated  to the latest firmware of the OneLink+?
 
There is firmware - V2.30.000 22 Mar 2016 for the dock.
https://support.lenovo.com/ec/es/documents/acc100252
 
Please also post the full model number of your X1 Carbon.
 
Regards

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I have been having a problem with my ethernet port on my OneLink Pro+ Dock connected to my X1 Yoga almost since the day I received it.  If you undock the laptop and then reconnect the laptop to the dock, the ethernet port on the dock will not function.  The only way I have found to get it to function is by unplugging all connectors from the dock (including power) with the laptop connected and then plug everything back into the dock.  Only after doing this will I get status lights on ethernet port and have any connectivity.  Everything works fine with a USB ethernet dongle, but I should be able to use the built in one on the dock itself. This problem is identical to the issue that has been solved for Windows 7 users - see below thread.  Please address this for Windows 10 users. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Gen-4-Onelink-Dock-Ethernet-Sometim...

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Sometimes when I connect the Onelink connector from the Onelink+ dock, the ethernet port is not detected.  The monitor shows up and usb ports function but there is no local area connection listed in the netword adapters.  If I disconnect the Onelink connector from the X1 and reconnect it, then suddenly the local area connection shows up and is there until the next time I redock the Onelink+.   Is this a known bug?  Anyone else having this problem? This is on Windows 7 x64 with all the latest drivers installed from the Lenovo website.

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I have been having a problem with my ethernet port on my OneLink Pro+ Dock connected to my X1 Yoga almost since the day I received it.  If you undock the laptop and then reconnect the laptop to the dock, the ethernet port on the dock will not function.  The only way I have found to get it to function is by unplugging all connectors from the dock (including power) with the laptop connected and then plug everything back into the dock.  Only after doing this will I get status lights on ethernet port and have any connectivity.  Everything works fine with a USB ethernet dongle, but I should be able to use the built in one on the dock itself.
 
This problem is identical to the issue that has been solved for Windows 7 users - see below thread.  Please address this for Windows 10 users.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Gen-4-Onelink-Dock-Ethernet-Sometim...

A:X1 Carbon 2 + OneLink unable to use Ethernet port ...

Hi.
 
Just to validate something.
Have you updated the X1 Carbon 2 to the latest BIOS and also updated  to the latest firmware of the OneLink+?
 
There is firmware - V2.30.000 22 Mar 2016 for the dock.
https://support.lenovo.com/ec/es/documents/acc100252
 
Please also post the full model number of your X1 Carbon.
 
Regards

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Hello. I would like to resolve my problem with my E540 with OneLink Dock Pro.  When dock is connected to my notebook and I press power button, backlight of display lights up, but display stays black, no lenovo logo, nothing... Sometimes it shows logo but it freezes on this logo too. When I disconnect dock, notebook boots up normally. I tryed to disconnect monitor, keyboard and mouse from dock too, but it has no effect. This "freezing" seems to be happening only when dock is connected. On charger notebook boots up normally. And last note, this is happening only on "cold" start, restart works normaly. Problems started just after flashing new firmware to dock (v. 2.30) and BIOS update (v. 2.23). I do not know what made this problems, because I was doing these updates together. Thanks for any answer...

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I'm looking into buying the new Carbon X1 2017 as soon as it comes out. I tend to need an ethernet connection often and want handling with ethernet cables as effortless as possible .   On my current laptop (Dell XPS 15, Win10Pro64) I use an ethernet-USB3 adapter. Honestly, these adapters are crap and constantly annoy me. Mine seems to re-install it's driver (or at least somehow initiate thru the system) every time I plug the adapter in. About 60% of the time the system looses the IP configuration and I have to re-type the IP address. Also the system gets confused occasionally when I connecte/disconnect the adpater and tells me that my IP is already in use. I suspect this happens because the adapter is embedded in the system via software, not hardware. I really hope this is much, much better with the X1, as it comes with a designated connector for this... still, I need a dongle to connect an RJ45 cable which is a good source of error. Maybe someone who is actually using the OneLink+ to RJ45 adapter can give me a bit of insight, what happens in the system with this connector.Does the ethernet port actually disappear from the system, when there is no OneLink+ to RJ45 adapter connected? Do I need to re-configure the settings every time the adapter is plugged in?I think it would be great if the ethernet connection just sits there in the system and keeps it's configuration neatly, also if the RJ45 adapter is not connected. Can anyone explain ?Thank you... Read more

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As we are in the process of migrating to Windows 10, we would also like to upgrade the Firware on the ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock stations. Is there a way we can query what firmware version does it have so that based on that we can run an update ?

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To Whom It May Concern, This has been a nightmare trying to get support for a 3-year Worldwide Warranty product that my company purchased a little over 1 year ago. The dock's DisplayPort seem to not be working properly. The monitor that is connected to it will randomly go blank. I've tried updating to the latest drivers and firmware for the dock. I tried switching monitors and switching cables. I've tried moving around USB devices to make sure it isn't interfering with operation. I've tried connecting the bare minimum to the devices and the problem persisted. I need the DisplayPort as I am running a dual monitor setup. I contacted the Customer Service line to get support. To my dismay, I was told my product was not under warranty and had to send in a copy of the invoice for my product. The support rep gave me an email address to their entitlement department and was told I will receive a response within 24-48 hours. It's been 96 hours now and no response. I try calling again to check on my status, but told the same thing and that they don't have the service case in their system. I hope some Lenovo rep can see this and provide some assistance.

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Hi Guys! We got 6 Thinkpad E550, all with OneLink Pro Docks.All of them are connected with one or two external Monitors (only DP or DVI).From time to time the Monitors starts flickering/blinking black. Its not reproducable. I've already patched all drivers and firmwares. OS was Windows 7 (64) and is now Windows 10 (64). Problems still exists - ON ALL SIX DEVICES, different monitors, cables ect..Actual firmware seem to fix exactly this problem on x1 carbon notebooks:https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/options/tp_onelink_pro_dock_fw.txtPlease release a firmware with fix for E550! 

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We have 10+ Lenovo Thinkpad E560's in the company that will not boot with dock attached. I have updated the dock software, the bios, all windows updates are installed. I have check the event logs and there is nothing there indicating an error. I have gone through the BIOS settings to change boot order to HDD first instead of PXE. All Laptops are running Windows 10 64bit. 

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Hi, My setup is a Carbon X1 4th gen and a LENOVO ThinkPad OneLink + Dock. I want to buy two monitors to connect to my dock's Display Ports, what is the maximum resolution that I can get out of them? Regards,

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