✏ FP4 wiki: Tested USB-C Ethernet/Audio/Display adapters and Docking stations

Hey all. There seems to be a lot of hassle for people trying to figure out which accessories will work for them. Let’s make this collective wiki where anyone can share his/her findings. I’ll sketch a structure, but it might change over time if it seems insufficient. Please, fill in all fields you can when adding a new entry. This is a wiki, so everyone can edit to add experiences.

ATTENTION!!

  • This wiki is just a list by FP4 users.
  • It is there to share experience with USB-C peripherals.
  • It is nothing official by Fairphone.

FP4 tested peripherals

Generally, FP4 runs Linux kernel 4.19. So if your peripheral’s specs say it needs a higher version of Linux, it most probably won’t work (or will work only partially; e.g. USB hub function should work for everything). Fairphone answered that upgrade of kernel to a higher minor or even major version is no priority for them. It might happen, but it most probably won’t.

Also, some USB-C docks use Thunderbolt protocol to connect, which is basically routing PCIe signals over the USB-C cable. Such connection is not possible with FP4. However, most Thunderbolt docks also have a USB-only connection fallback, in which they will work in a reduced setup.

Ethernet

Product Chipset Nr. ports/speed Ethernet works? Tested on Tested by Notes
Anything with chipset Realtek 8156 1x2.5 Gbps :x: Supported since Linux 5.13, which FP4 won’t have
CableMatters 201453 Realtek 8156 1x2.5 Gbps :x: FP4.TP1X.C.079 / 7 Nov 2023 @peci1 Charges phone via PD
i-tec C31METAL25LAN Realtek 8156 1x2.5 Gbps :x: Don’t remember (A12) @peci1
Anything with chipset Realtek 8153 1x1 Gbps :white_check_mark: Supported out of the box
i-tec C31METALGLAN Realtek 8153 1x1 Gbps :white_check_mark: Don’t remember (A12) @peci1
TP-Link UE300C Realtek 8153 1x1 Gbps ? Lineage A13 / Mar 2023 @Urfahr-Ungeheuer " I didn’t manage to get it to work"
Belkin F2CU040 ? 1x1 Gbps :white_check_mark: ? / Apr 2023 @Wiebke83
HP USB-C to RJ45 Adapter (P/N 855474-001) rtl8153a-3 1x1 Gbps :white_check_mark: FP4.TP1X.C.079 / 7 Nov 2023 elhennig

Display

For display to work, you probably need DP Alt Mode supported by the device.

Product Chipset Ports Display works? Tested on Tested by Notes

Audio

You need an active adapter (with a DAC (Digital-Analog Converter)).

Experience is gathered in ✏ FP4 List of USB-C to 3.5 Audio jack adapter .

Docking station / monitor

For display to work, you probably need DP Alt Mode supported by the device.

Product Display works? USB peripherals work? Ethernet works? Charging works? Analog audio in/out works? Tested on Tested by Notes
Dell U2421H monitor :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Dec 2021 @nilux
Dell WD15 :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Dec 2021 @nilux
Dell DA300 :white_check_mark: (VGA/DP/HDMI, not sure which was tested) :white_check_mark: ? :x: N/A Dec 2021 @nilux
Dell DS1000 :x: :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Dec 2021 @nilux
LG 38WN95C-W :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: N/A :white_check_mark: ? Dec 2021 @teh_flame needs short cable to get display working?
Baseus Docking Station, USB Type C HUB Docking Station for Samsung Galaxy S10… :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: N/A :white_check_mark: ? Dec 2021 @Aaanze
ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock :x: ? :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? Jan 2022 @oli.sax
ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 :x: (tested both DisplayPort outputs) :white_check_mark: :x: :white_check_mark: (charging rapidly) ? FP4.TP1X.C.079 / 7 Nov 2023 @peci1
Gearlab Triple 4K Display dock :white_check_mark:(with DisplayLink app) ? :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? Jan 2022 @oli.sax
Asus SimPro Dock not very well ? ? ? ? Mar 2022 @Aquarius see External Display via USB-C port - #24 by Aquarius
UGREEN USB C Hub HDMI 6-IN-1 Type C Hub with 100W Power Delivery Charging :white_check_mark: HDMI :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Apr 2022 @Tobse
CDiscount Hub USB C 10 en 1, Adaptateur de Type C :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Jan 2022 @LowMemory
NexDock 360 :white_check_mark: ? ? ? ? Feb 2022 frankt
SteamDeck Dock :white_check_mark: :x: :x: ? ? CalyxOS / Feb 2023 hirnsushi
Targus AWU420GL :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? Mar 2023 Babber Ethernet tested by elhennig
intpw 3 in 1 :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: N/A :white_check_mark: N/A Jun 2023 Alexander_Holzinger
Kensington SD4800P :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: ? :white_check_mark: ? Jun 2023 Patrick1
Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock GTX 1050 :x: (tested DisplayPort output) :x: :x: :white_check_mark: (charging rapidly) ? FP4.TP1X.C.079 / 7 Nov 2023 @peci1
Xiaomi Mi USB Hub 5 in 1 JGQ4005TY ? :x: :x: ? ? FP4.TP1X.C.079 / 7 Nov 2023 @peci1
6 Likes