MadEngineer: So again for clarity, does the network work fine via the dock (not wireless - in fact try turning it off) with the wired network connected to the dock if the laptop is turned on before docking it?
Ok what you are asking me to try is to have everything including network connected to the dock, except for the laptop. Turn off wireless on the laptop and boot it up (still not connected to the dock). Then connect the laptop to the dock and see if I get a network connection?
I will give this a go as it won't hurt to try. Cheers.