Page Quick Links: Plug in your CAC reader NOW NOTE: Please check and make sure your CAC reader installed BEFORE you attempt to follow the driver installation instructions below. Most of the time, the New hardware wizard will install the CAC reader automatically, negating the need for you to install the driver manually. To Verify whether your driver did or did not install, follow these instructions: Plug your CAC reader into your computer before proceeding Windows 10: Right click the Windows logo (lower left corner of your screen). Click System, select Device Manager link (upper left corner of the screen), scroll down to Smart card readers, select the little triangle next to it to open it up. If your smart card reader is listed, go to the next step of installing the Windows 7 & 8/8.1: Right click Computer, select Properties, Device Manager link (upper left corner of the screen), scroll down to Smart card readers, select the little triangle next to it to open it up. If your smart card reader is listed, go to the next step of installing the NOTE: If you don't see it, you can also click Start, In the Start Search line type in: devmgmt.msc. (For Windows 8.1 users, you'll right click Start).
If it did not install correctly. Try this first: Go to Device Manager (Instructions are above), scroll down to Smart Card readers, right click the CAC reader that shows up below Smart Card Readers.
HID ActivID ActivClient CAC Card Software. ActivClient is the main DoD CAC software. ACR3901U-S1 Bluetooth Smart Card Reader: ActivClient 4.0 CAC. Presented by Michael J. CAC Reader Driver (reader “talks” to computer) ActivClient (card “talks” to Windows). Use of Common Access Cards. Insert the CAC in the reader. Verify the card reader is successfully. Certificates issued to you by DoD as shown below.
It can also show up under unknown devices. Select Uninstall. It will give you a message. Once it is uninstalled, unplug the reader from your computer. Wait a few moments, then plug it back in. It 'should' start to install itself.
If that doesn't work, keep reading for other ideas below. IF you do not see Smart card readers when checking, THEN follow along with the steps below.
To install a driver onto your computer for a CAC reader, you need to first download the correct driver for the hardware you purchased, I have drivers for the most common, & PROCEED TO ONCE YOU'VE COMPLETED YOUR VERIFICATION OR INSTALLATION - the driver Windows 10, 8.1/8, or 7 - Save the zip file to a location of your choosing. Once you have the zip file downloaded, open the zip file (Windows built in zipping program). Copy the folder inside to a new folder. It will unzip the contents, (this is the folder you will need when you are doing the steps below).
You can also use the Extract All Files button (on the left under Folder Tasks, under File, Extract All). It will then ask where you want to save the file. I recommend placing a backslash ( ) at the end of the location on the screen. WinZip- Use the Extract button.
It will ask you where you want to save the extracted files to, I recommend your desktop. Click the desktop icon on the left. Push the little yellow folder in the upper right corner of this active window. It will prompt you for a name for the folder (type in CAC Driver). Hit OK, then select Extract (lower right corner of this window). You should now see your new folder on your desktop to open up. Keep this for a later step.
Example is for an SCR-331 Windows 10, 8.1, 8, & 7 - Right Click Computer, Select Properties Click the Device Manager link (on the left side of your screen) Select the triangle next to Smart Card Readers Right click the SCRx31 USB Reader, select Update Driver software Browse my computer. Select Browse, then desktop (or wherever you made the folder) NOTE: One person had to select 'Search automatically for updated driver software' (This is very rare) Select the folder (if using the firmware update driver below, stop at the driver folder, do not 'dig' down to AND or Intel folders) and then OK. Next Your driver will be installed. Updating the Driver - for GSR-202 reader Plug your IOGEAR CAC reader into an available USB port Allow Windows to load the generic driver Go to the and download the driver for GSR 202 CAC Reader to your desktop Create a folder on the desktop to extract the driver's zipped files Unzip the file to the folder you've created Go to Device Manager Select the CAC reader Right click the driver Select properties Select update driver Select Browse Select the IOGear driver from the desktop folder. This is the unzipped IOGEAR folder The driver gives you two choices: 32 bit and 64 bit. (this must match your version of Windows) Install the driver Insert your CAC into the CAC reader The yellow light on the CAC reader should blink rather than remain a solid yellow If the yellow light blinks on the CAC reader, then the computer has added the smart card as a device and the card will work properly for SCR-331 Reader (Requires a physical Windows computer, Mac using Bootcamp, or TENS / LPS (see next sentence below).
It will NOT work in virtual Windows (examples: VMware, Parallels, or Virtual box)). Verify your firmware version before going through this process. Go to Device Manager, type: device manager in the search box 2. Select the arrow next to Smart card readers 3. Right click on SCR33x USB Smart Card reader 4. Select Properties 5.
Create pdf template. Select Details (tab) 6. Select Hardware Ids 7. The number after &REV is your current firmware, if it is 0518or 0525there is no need to update the firmware. Intel based Macs can update the firmware using (instructions on top of (document page 34)) The firmware update 'should' fix the following problems: A.
Card reader is not recognized B. Shows up as ' STCII Smart Card Reader' C.
Shows up as 'USB Smart Card Reader' (not necessarily a problem) D. Does not read your 'Gemalto TOP DL GX4 144', 'Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual' CAC. Does not read your CAC when using your Mac F. Trying to use the instead of ActivClient. NO TE: We are hearing Mac users having problems with the SCR-331 reader.
A recommendation is to get a. Installation Instructions: 1.
Unzip the downloaded file (by Right-clicking and selecting Extract All) 3. Update the driver present in the 'driver' folder (by following guidance 4. Once the driver is updated, Run FWUPDATE.EXE (lightning bolt) in the 'app' folder to update the firmware. Select the default choices. Close all programs, restart your computer NOTE: If you computer fails to recognize the CAC reader driver, you may need to try a different computer to do the update.
Now your SCR-331 reader can be used with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or Mac. For SCR-3310 reader ( V1 ONLY (doesn't have V2 after SCR-3310 on the label)) (Requires a physical Windows computer, Mac using Bootcamp, or TENS / LPS (see next sentence below).
It will NOT work in virtual Windows (examples: VMware, Parallels, or Virtual box)). Intel based Macs can update the firmware using (instructions on (document page 34)) NOTE: DO NOT use this update on a V2 reader.
There is no firmware update for a V2 reader because it is already updated. Click on FWUpdate.exe, this will update your firmware to version 5.26 CHECK to make sure Smart Card is running (This shows a very basic version on how to start the service (start at 44 seconds)) If your CAC reader is still not seen by ActivClient, make sure that the Smart Card service is running.
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Here's how: Go to: Start, Search programs and files (in Windows 7, 8.1, & 10), type: Services.msc Scroll down to Smart card, double click it and set it to automatic and click Start If you are unable to start the service; It doesn't show up; ActivClient still says no reader attached; or it acknowledges you have a CAC in the reader (but you can't access it) follow these registry edits below. Windows 10, 8.1, & 8 (double click the.reg file inside the.zip folder) Windows 7 (double click the.reg file inside the.zip folder) from MilitaryCAC (with instructions) from Lazybit Manual method for Windows 10, 8.1, & 7 (mirror your registry settings to the PDF links below). Anytime you make changes to the Registry it is a recommended you first If ActivClient still does not see the CAC reader, ideas (if they don't work, your only other option is reloading Windows onto your computer). If you have questions or suggestions for this site, Michael J. Danberry Are you interested in subscribing to the?
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The intent of this website is to assist you with the installation of software so you can use your CAC on your Windows Personal Computer. I have devised 5 different methods for you to utilize to install the software. Click the Software & Install Button (second button from the left) in the row of buttons near the top of every page in the site. Once you click the Software & Install Button, follow the buttons from left to right. Use the at the top of every page (left of the MilitaryCAC logo) 3. Use the Installation Steps above 4. Use the ' notes page.
Watch showing and explaining how to install the software If you would like to utilize your CAC to only logon to your webmail, AKO, or other CAC enabled sites ( and not sign forms), consider using and not install any CAC software on your computer. Please utilize the to contact the official help desks, ask Questions, offer Comments, Ideas, and / or Suggestions.
This website was developed and is personally maintained by This website was created because of the lack of information available to show how to utilize Common Access Card (CAC)s on Personal Computers. MilitaryCAC has been online since 9 November 2007 and has now grown to over 121 individual pages of information and support. I am the content provider for the Army Knowledge Online (AKO). I am not employed by AKO, but, assist by answering emails addressed to AKO dot CAC at MilCAC dot US and maintain the pages related to CAC. This website is designed to primarily assist using Microsoft Windows. Luckily for you, and due to the similarities in the software, I am able to provide support for other Government agencies and Operating Systems as well.
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