You can use your ID software with any card reader that can retrieve data from Estonian ID-card, digital ID and other cards. In this section, we have compiled some instructions about solutions you can try out if your ID-card reader is malfunctioning.
Useful information about smartcard readers
Chip cards may behave differently depending on the operating system. The following lists the basic requirements of each operating system and tested card readers.
Internet connection lost on MacBook Air when connecting a card reader to the computer
If your computer is a MacBook Air and you are establishing a hard-wire connection using Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, your internet connection is cut off when you connect the card reader to the computer’s USB.
Problem: mini-PC switches off ID card reader to save power
What to do if the computer switches off the ID card reader to save power?
Replacing card reader manufacturer’s driver with standard Windows drivers
When keypad card readers are used, problems in a manufacturer’s driver may interfere with use of the ID-card. To solve the problem, replace them with Microsoft WUDF drivers.