Setting up Dell laptops using a Dell D6000 Dock

Getting started

Dell Universal Dock D6000 links all your electronic devices to your laptop PC using a single cable that supports both Thunderbolt ™ 3 (USB Type-C) or USB 3.0. When you connect the laptop to the docking station, you can gain access to all your peripherals such as the mouse, keyboard, stereo speakers, external hard drive, and large-screen displays without having to plug each one into the laptop.

Dell Universal Dock D6000 works with DisplayLink technology that enables docking features over USB. The universal docking solution enables multiple displays, audio, ethernet and other USB peripherals to be connected to PCs through USB.

How to install the drivers for your dock to work correctly

  1. Download and install the latest DisplayLink driver from Dell Drivers & Downloads page.
  2. Follow the screen instructions until the installation is complete.
  3. Restart the PC.

How to set up connections to your dock

  • Instructions will proceed from the back side of the dock, working left to right.
  1. Power cord - plug one end into an outlet and the other end into the port. This cord will only fit in this port.
  2. Display Options (Monitors) - This option will depend on the type of monitor cables you have. To figure out which cables you have, look at the port, or the end of the cable. DP cables are rectangles with one corner cut out as shown below. 

Display Option 1 (HDMI)

Display Option 2 (DP)

One end of the cable plugs into the HDMI port on your monitor and the other end plugs into the HDMI port on the dock. This cable will only fit into the correct ports. One end of the cable plugs into the DP port on your monitor and the other end plugs into the DP port on the dock. Since there are 2 DP ports on the dock, you can plug in 2 monitors. This cable will only fit into the correct ports.
  1. Internet Ethernet cable - If you connect to the internet with a cable, plug it into this port. If you use Wi-Fi, you do not need to use this port. This cord will only fit in this port.
  2. USB 3.0 - These ports are for additional accessories, like mouse and keyboard. Plug in as needed.

Connecting to your laptop

  1. There is only 1 cable the comes directly out of the docking station, the end converts for USB 3 or USB-C usage. You want to use USB-C so that this cable will also charge your laptop. Gently uncouple the USB 3 adapter to expose the USB-C plug. Plug the USB-C into your laptop USB-C port. This plug will only fit into the correct ports.

  1. Turn on your laptop, monitor, and all accessoried connected to the dock to check if they work.

Setting up your display options

  1. Once you are logged into your new computer setup, right-click on the background and select Display Settings.
  2. You should see your monitor placements displayed. You can drag and drop those to match your configuration.
  3. Scroll down to Multiple Displays and in the drop down menu, select Extend these displays.
  4. Confirm by selecting Keep these changes.

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