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USB Type-C Marketing on Monitors

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I've been looking through monitors that have USB C support so that I can connect my laptop to the monitor and use it as a KVM to switch between my laptop and PC. I am planning on connecting my mouse + keyboard and a USB ethernet adapter so that my laptop will use ethernet from the monitor.

 

So my question is, if a monitor supports the ability to pass the mouse + keyboard through to the USB C port into the device (aka my laptop), would it also pass ethernet if i connect it into the USB ports on the monitor? Or would it have to be strictly marketed as something like Thunderbolt where it's guaranteed that it passes ethernet through the USB C port. It's not clear based on how the monitors are marketed in the specs and I couldn't really find a clear answer anywhere cause I know USB C has the ability to handle ethernet but I just don't know if that means if a monitor has a USB C output that it can automatically handle ethernet.

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Dumb question perhaps, but if you're going to plug a USB to Ethernet adapter into the monitor, couldn't you just plug that directly into your laptop. Honestly, I'm not sure what would happen if you plugged it into the monitor. I would imagine it wouldn't work, as monitors typically just have simple USB hubs.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Chris Pratt said:

Dumb question perhaps, but if you're going to plug a USB to Ethernet adapter into the monitor, couldn't you just plug that directly into your laptop. Honestly, I'm not sure what would happen if you plugged it into the monitor. I would imagine it wouldn't work, as monitors typically just have simple USB hubs.

I could, yes, but i'd rather not have the ethernet cable just hanging around when I unplug my laptop cause I take it all over the house. 

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2 minutes ago, losinglegend said:

I could, yes, but i'd rather not have the ethernet cable just hanging around when I unplug my laptop cause I take it all over the house. 

Then, yeah, I'd recommend getting a USB 3.0 dock or hub. It would work out much better for you overall, and you'd have no dependence on what the monitor could support. Most have an Ethernet port built in so you wouldn't need a separate dongle even.

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4 minutes ago, sub68 said:

Well, I would like to use the monitor as a KVM to switch between my PC and laptop. So I would need to get one that has the ability to switch between 2 devices and at that point i could probably find a regular KVM for the same price as the hub but I'm trying to keep the amount of cables to a minimum.

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1 minute ago, Chris Pratt said:

Then, yeah, I'd recommend getting a USB 3.0 dock or hub. It would work out much better for you overall, and you'd have no dependence on what the monitor could support.

Yeah I know that would solve my question completely but as i told sub68 i'd rather keep the amount of cables to a minimum cause i'd need it for 2 devices not just one, which the cost of a hub like that would be comparable to a regular KVM.

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1 minute ago, losinglegend said:

Well, I would like to use the monitor as a KVM to switch between my PC and laptop. So I would need to get one that has the ability to switch between 2 devices and at that point i could probably find a regular KVM for the same price as the hub but I'm trying to keep the amount of cables to a minimum.

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