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.
ID-card and card reader: checking the functionality of your ID-card reader
To check the functionality of the ID-card reader, insert your ID-card into the card reader, connect it to the computer and open the DigiDoc4 Client.
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.
Using PinPad Card Reader Drivers
Electronic ID-card use may not be possible, if you use one of the following PinPad (keypad) card readers: • Gemalto CT710 Ezio• OmniKey CardMan 3821 To use the PinPad card reader in Windows, the driver…
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?
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.