I have 2018 Macbook Pro with usb-c ports which I would like to connect a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor. (I have installed the DisplayLink software as recommended to ensure the monitor will work with my mac.) A top priority for me is set up speed - if I need to take my laptop outside the office, I want to be up and running with my display and other peripherals quickly so I have a Dell Universal Dock D6000 to support this.
I have tried connecting the Macbook Pro to the dock using usb-c while connecting the dock to the monitor using HDMI and also USB 3.0 — neither got the graphics from the laptop showing on the monitor. I know the monitor works because I've connected it directly to my 2013 Macbook Pro using Display Port cable (without the dock) with success.
The monitor comes with a Display Port cable, but of course it doesn't fit into the dock. Wondering if using a Display Port cable that is compatible with the dock is the solution (I would have to buy one) or if there is a deeper reason connecting the laptop to the monitor through the dock hasn't worked so far.