To use my Lenovo Thinkpad L450 as a notebook and desktop computer at the same time, I ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra Dock. This dock provides all needed connectors (USB, HDMI, VGA, DVI, power, LAN, audio) which means I can connect all my devices (mouse, keyboard, router, speakers, external monitor, …) to the dock and when I want to use the Thinkpad as desktop PC, I just dock it and do not need to plug all the cables every day again.
The dock works fine, but there was a strange problem when using the ethernet port of the dock. When I used the notebook on the dock (and the dock was connected to my FritzBox 7360SL router via ethernet), I had random connection loss over the time. These connection problems seemed to occur more often when I downloaded big files (=> increased traffic). I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Den ganzen Artikel lesen »