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Old 04-12-2023, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Macbook Dual Monitors with Daisy Chain and without Docking Station

One (1) MacBook Air M2 laptop
Two (1) Samsung CJ79 monitors
~ CJ79 monitor has (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports for Daisy Chaining

MacBook Air M1 and M2 do not support dual external monitors without using a docking station along with DisplayLink or similar 3rd party application.

I am currently using a docking station with DisplayLink.

I am attempting to eliminate the docking station by using daisy chaining, which does work with other computers and laptops including the Apple MacBook Pro, since it does support dual external monitors.

My test setup;

MacBook Air daisy chained to first monitor (working)

Second monitor daisy chained to first monitor (NO signal)

Anyone know how to use Display Link or any other software or setup that enables the Apple MacBook Air to work with Dual External Monitors using Daisy Chain and withOUT a docking station?
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Old 04-13-2023, 11:01 AM   #2
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One (1) MacBook Air M2 laptop
Two (1) Samsung CJ79 monitors
~ CJ79 monitor has (2) Thunderbolt 3 ports for Daisy Chaining

MacBook Air M1 and M2 do not support dual external monitors without using a docking station along with DisplayLink or similar 3rd party application.

I am currently using a docking station with DisplayLink.

I am attempting to eliminate the docking station by using daisy chaining, which does work with other computers and laptops including the Apple MacBook Pro, since it does support dual external monitors.

My test setup;

MacBook Air daisy chained to first monitor (working)

Second monitor daisy chained to first monitor (NO signal)

Anyone know how to use Display Link or any other software or setup that enables the Apple MacBook Air to work with Dual External Monitors using Daisy Chain and withOUT a docking station?
The limiting factor is the fact that the Apple MacBook Air M2 laptop supports only one single external display. This is why the 'daisy-chain' configuration is not working.

Apple calls out this limitation under the 'Display Support' section of the laptop's technical specifications here --> https://support.apple.com/kb/SP869?locale=en_US

If you need to connect two external displays to your MacBook Air M2 laptop, then you will have to use a physical product based on DisplayLink technology.
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