Thanks for posting! We will get the sound working through the laptop speakers and Internet connectivity through the Ethernet port of thePlugable Docking Station UD-160-A.
First of all let’s set the configurations to get the sound to play through the laptop speakers-:
By default, Windows 7 makes a new USB audio device the default — even if it doesn’t have any speakers attached! So if speakers are plugged into the dock you will definitely hear the audio. But if you do not have speakers, we can get the audio to play through the Laptop speakers by making it the default playback device. Here is how to configure the settings on Windows 7-:
Click on Start>Control panel and select ‘Hardware and Sound’
Click on ‘Sound’. This will bring up the list of available audio devices, one of which should be your USB audio device. You should be seeing something like this-:
- This is the place where, if you’re not actually using your USB or docking station audio, you can select a different audio output (e.g. your laptop’s built-in audio) and click “Set Default” to make it the default for sound output. Windows will persist this setting.
Once you change the default audio output device to the laptop speakers, all sound will be coming through it instead of going to the Docking Station’s Audio ports.
Next, about the Internet connectivity through the Ethernet port on the Plugable Docking Station UD-160-A, can you post back or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with screenshots of -:
The ‘Network and Sharing Center’ (Click on The Internet Icon and Click on ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’ OR Click on Start> Control Panel > Network and Internet> Network and Sharing Center)
The Device Manager (click on Start->right click on Computer and click Properties, then click on Device Manager) with the ‘Network Adapters’ expanded.
The screenshots would give us enough clarity to proceed further.