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Reflex 72 v2
Reader Installation Guide
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Copyrights and Trademarks
Trademarks
Schlumberger, Cryptoflex, Cyberflex, Cyberflex Access, and e-gate are
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Date
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October 2003
Copyright  2003 by Schlumberger
All rights reserved.
You will find the Reader Driver License Agreement (License.txt) in the
following directory: \Program Files\Schlumberger\Smart Cards and
Terminals\Smart Card Readers\Reflex 72 v2\Docs.
The Reader Driver License Agreement is also available from the Reflex Reader
Technical Support website: www.reflexreaders.com/Support/support.html.
Your feedback about this manual is welcome! Comments, questions, and
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Table of Contents
2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Installation Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Unsigned Driver Warning Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing on Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Updating on Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installing on Windows 98 or Windows Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Contents
1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Updating on Windows 98 or Windows Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing or Updating on Windows 2000, Windows XP, or
Windows Server 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting the Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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Introduction
The Schlumberger Reflex 72 v2 is
a general-purpose smart card
reader. The Reflex 72 v2 smart
card reader uses a serial port for
transferring data and draws power
from the host machine through a
PS/2 connector, which it can share
with the mouse or keyboard.
Operating Systems Supported
The Reflex 72 v2 drivers were tested on the following platform versions:
– Microsoft Windows 98 (Second Edition)
– Windows Me
– Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6)
– Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
– Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1)
– Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise Edition)
We recommend that you install the specified versions.
Other System Requirements
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Minimum processing capability — 133 MHz processor with 32 MB RAM
•
Connectors — Available COM port (RS-232) and a PS/2 connector (either
dedicated or shared)
Card Supported
All ISO 7816 microprocessors T=0, T=1, T=14 protocols;
class A and class AB cards
Electrical Specifications
•
PC Interface — RS-232
•
Power supply — 5V from PC PS/2 port
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Power consumption — Operating mode: 40mA; Idle mode: 5mA
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Communication speed with PC — 56700 bps
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Communication speed with card — 9600-115200 bps
Physical Specifications
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Dimensions — 75.8mm x 23mm x 68mm (2.98” x 0.91” x 2.67”)
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Color — Grey
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Cable Length — 1m
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Live card insertion/removal support
PPS support
Other Features
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Certifications and Standards Compliance
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Microsoft PC/SC
Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List
Regulatory Approvals
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Installation
This section contains instructions
for installing the Schlumberger
Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader.
The computer must have an
available COM port and a PS/2
connector — either an open
connector or one the reader can
share with the mouse or keyboard.
Installation Notes
The table presents the following information about installing the Reflex 72 v2
smart card reader on each supported operating system:
•
Overview of the installation sequence on each operating system. For
detailed instructions, see the sections that follow.
•
Summary of each operating system’s plug-and-play or hot pluggable
capability.
•
Summary of the expected behavior of the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s
power light on each operating system.
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Operating System Installation Notes
Windows NT 4.0 • Installation sequence: Install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
software (the installation program also automatically installs the
Microsoft Smart Card Base Components if they are not already
installed), power down the system (recommended for older
desktop computers1), connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card
reader, and then reboot the computer.
• Not plug-and-play compliant: Operating system and Smart Card
Resource Manager detect Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader status
only at boot-time (mid-session connect/disconnect detected only
at reboot).
• Power light: The Reflex 72 v2 power light is on continuously
when the reader is connected to the computer through a PS/2
connection (power light blinks continuously when a card is fully
inserted into the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader).
Windows 98 /
Windows Me
• Installation sequence: Install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
software (the installation program also automatically installs the
Microsoft Smart Card Base Components if they are not already
installed), connect the reader, and reboot.
• Plug-and-play compliant: Operating system detects Reflex 72 v2
smart card reader at connect/disconnect; Smart Card Resource
Manager detects Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader at boot-time
(mid-session connect/disconnect detected only at reboot).
• Power light: The Reflex 72 v2 power light is on continuously
when the reader is connected to the computer through a PS/2
connection (power light blinks continuously when a card is fully
inserted into the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader).
Windows 2000 / • Installation sequence: Attach the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader,
Windows XP /
and then install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software.
Windows Server
Initiate a scan for hardware changes.
2003
• Hot pluggable: Operating system and Smart Card Resource
Manager detect Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader status at connect/
disconnect.
• Power light: The Reflex 72 v2 power light is on continuously
when the reader is connected to the computer through a PS/2
connection (power light blinks continuously when a card is fully
inserted into the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader).
1 NT computers in which the motherboard and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) are
not compliant with Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
specifications.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential installation issues.
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Installation Notes
Unsigned Driver Warning Messages
A driver is “unsigned” if certification of the driver by Microsoft was pending
but not yet complete at the time of release. Depending on driver signing
options established by local system security policy (Control Panel > System
Properties > Hardware > Driver Signing…), driver installation on Windows
2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 might either silently allow,
display a warning message, or block the installation of unsigned drivers. If a
warning message is displayed, click Yes or Continue Anyway to complete
the driver installation.
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Installing on Windows NT 4.0
To install the Schlumberger Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader on a Windows NT
4.0 computer, complete these tasks:
Be sure to install the smart card reader software before you connect the
reader. If the proper software is not present when the computer detects the
reader, a partial configuration may result. A partial configuration can
interfere with future attempts to configure the reader properly.
Step 1: Install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software
If the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was installed on your
computer during installation of the Cyberflex Access Software Development
Kit or the Cyberflex Access Integration Kit, you do not need to install
additional driver software. The installation program also automatically
installed the Microsoft Smart Card Base Components. If you want to be certain
that you have the latest driver, check the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html).
If the driver Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software is not installed on your
computer, go to the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html) to download
the Reflex 72 v2 driver package for Win NT. See the package’s Install Notes for
installation instructions.
Step 2:
Connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
1 If you have an older NT 4.0 desktop computer, we recommend that you
power down the computer before you connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card
reader. This step is necessary if the computer’s motherboard and Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) are not compliant with Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specifications. If you disconnect
a peripheral (such as the mouse or keyboard) to add the Reflex 72 v2 smart
card reader to a non-ACPI-compliant system, the peripheral may not
function when reconnected. In this case, the peripheral is unusable until
you reboot.
2 Attach the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s serial plug to a COM port on the
computer. The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader communicates with the
computer through the COM port. See “Connecting the Reader,” on page 15
for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
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3 Insert the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s PS/2 jack into a connector on
the computer. If the computer does not have an open PS/2 connector, you
can use one that the keyboard or mouse currently uses, and daisy-chain the
keyboard or mouse onto the reader’s PS/2 connector. See “Connecting the
Reader,” on page 15 for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
Use the plug’s guidepost to help you position the connector correctly. If you
break off the guidepost and insert the plug improperly, you will disable your
computer.
4 If you disconnected the keyboard or mouse PS/2 jack, insert the
disconnected PS/2 jack into the reader’s female PS/2 connector. See
“Connecting the Reader,” on page 15 for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s
connectors.
Step 3:
Reboot the computer
On a Windows NT 4.0 computer, both the operating system and the Smart Card
Resource Manager detect the presence of the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
during reboot only. The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader is not usable until you
reboot the computer.
These are other situations that require you to reboot your computer:
•
If you connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader in mid-session, the Smart
Card Resource Manager is unaware of the change until you reboot.
•
If you reconnect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader after removing it, the
Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader does not function until you reboot.
At this point you are ready to start using the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader.
You can test the reader setup using the Smart Card Reader Tools. From the
Start menu on the Windows taskbar, select Programs → Schlumberger
Smart Cards and Terminals → Smart Card Readers → Tools.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential installation issues.
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Updating on Windows NT 4.0
If you are updating the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software (not installing
the hardware and software for the first time), complete these tasks:
Step 1: Install the new Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software
If the new Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was installed on your
computer during installation of the Cyberflex Access Software Development
Kit or the Cyberflex Access Integration Kit, you do not need to install
additional driver software. If you want to be certain that you have the latest
driver, check the Reflex Readers Download website (www.reflexreaders.com/
Support/Downloads/downloads.html).
To manually update the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software on your
computer, go to the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html) to download
the Reflex 72 v2 driver package for Win NT. See the package’s Install Notes for
installation instructions.
Step 2:
Reboot the computer
After you finish installing the new Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software,
reboot the computer.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential update issues.
If your computer previously used a Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader driver with
a different name from the new driver, the registry entry for the earlier driver is
not overwritten when the new driver is installed. In this case, you might see
the following warning message each time you restart your computer:
At least one service or driver failed during system startup.
Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details.
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This message is not significant and can be ignored, but if you want to prevent
the message from displaying, use either of these methods:
•
Disable the old device using the Devices Control Panel option. To access
this option, select Start → Settings → Control Panel. Double-click
Devices, select the device, click Startup, and set the startup type to either
Manual or Disabled.
or
•
Use the Registry Editor to remove the registry entries associated with the
old Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader driver. (Open the old .reg file in a text
editor to identify which entries must be removed.) If you need more
information about editing the registry to complete this task, refer to the
operating system’s Help.
Using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system.
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Installing on Windows 98 or Windows Me
To install the Schlumberger Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader on a Windows 98
or Windows Me computer, complete these tasks:
Be sure to install the smart card reader software before you connect the
reader. If the proper software is not present when the computer detects the
reader, a partial configuration may result. A partial configuration can
interfere with future attempts to configure the reader properly.
Step 1: Install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software
If the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was installed on your
computer during installation of the Cyberflex Access Software Development
Kit or the Cyberflex Access Integration Kit, you do not need to install
additional driver software. The installation program also automatically
installed the Microsoft Smart Card Base Components. If you want to be certain
that you have the latest driver, check the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html).
If the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software is not installed on your
computer, go to the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html) to download
the Reflex 72 v2 driver package for Win98/Me. See the package’s Install Notes
for installation instructions.
Step 2:
Connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
1 Attach the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s serial plug to a COM port on the
computer. The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader communicates with the
computer through the COM port. See “Connecting the Reader,” on page 15
for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
2 Insert the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s PS/2 jack into a connector on
the computer. If the computer does not have an open PS/2 connector, you
can use one that the keyboard or mouse currently uses, and daisy-chain the
keyboard or mouse onto the reader’s PS/2 connector. See “Connecting the
Reader,” on page 15 for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
Use the plug’s guidepost to help you position the connector correctly. If you
break off the guidepost and insert the plug improperly, you will disable your
computer.
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3 If you disconnected the keyboard or mouse PS/2 jack, insert the
disconnected PS/2 jack into the reader’s female PS/2 connector. See
“Connecting the Reader,” on page 15 for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s
connectors.
The power light flickers.
If you click the Refresh button in the Device Manager now, the computer
begins to scan for plug-and-play-compliant hardware. Displayed messages
report that the system has found the new hardware, and has located and
installed the software for it.
Step 3:
Reboot the computer
The Smart Card Resource Manager detects the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
only during reboot. Therefore, although you might see the Reflex 72 v2 smart
card reader listed in the Device Manager as an installed device after you
complete step 2, the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader is not usable until you
reboot.
These are other situations that require you to reboot your computer:
•
If you connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader in mid-session, the Smart
Card Resource Manager is unaware of the change until you reboot.
•
If you reconnect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader after removing it, the
Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader does not function until you reboot.
•
If you remove the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader without first stopping the
device, these errors display:
Reader removal monitor error retry threshold
reached. The parameter is incorrect.
Reader monitor ‘Schlumberger Reflex 72 0’ received
uncaught error code: The parameter is incorrect.
To make the Reflex 72 v2 reader functional, reconnect it and reboot.
At this point you are ready to start using the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader.
You can test the reader setup using the Smart Card Reader Tools. From the
Start menu on the Windows taskbar, select Programs → Schlumberger
Smart Cards and Terminals → Smart Card Readers → Tools.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential installation issues.
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Updating on Windows 98 or Windows Me
If you are updating the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software (not installing
the hardware and software for the first time), complete these tasks:
Step 1: Install the new Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software
If the new Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was installed on your
computer during installation of the Cyberflex Access Software Development
Kit or the Cyberflex Access Integration Kit, you do not need to install
additional driver software. The installation program also automatically
installed the Microsoft Smart Card Base Components. If you want to be certain
that you have the latest driver, check the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html).
To manually update the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software on your
computer, go to the Reflex Readers Download website
(www.reflexreaders.com/Support/Downloads/downloads.html) to download
the Reflex 72 v2 driver package for Win98/Me. See the package’s Install Notes
for installation instructions.
Step 2:
Step through the Update Device Driver wizard
Use the operating system’s Update Device Driver wizard to point the operating
system to the new driver:
1 To start the Device Manager, select Start → Settings → Control Panel.
Double-click System, and then click the Device Manager tab.
2 In the Device Manager, expand the SmartCardReader device type, and then
double-click the name of the device to open its Properties.
3 In the device’s Properties, click the Driver tab, and then click the Update
Driver button.
The Update Device Manager wizard is launched. Select the option to let the
wizard search for suitable drivers for the device. If you need more information
about using the wizard to complete this task, see the operating system’s Help.
Step 3:
Reboot the computer
After the wizard has finished updating the Reflex 72 v2 driver, reboot the
computer.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential update issues.
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Installing or Updating on Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003
Installing or Updating on Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows
Server 2003
To install or update the Schlumberger Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader on a
Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 computer, complete
these tasks:
Step 1: Connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
1 Attach the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s serial plug to a COM port on the
computer. The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader communicates with the
computer through this port. See “Connecting the Reader,” on page 15 for an
illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
2 Insert the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s PS/2 jack into a PS/2 connector
on the computer. If the computer does not have an open connector, you
can use one that the keyboard or mouse currently uses, and daisy-chain the
keyboard or mouse onto the reader’s PS/2 connector. See “Connecting the
Reader,” on page 15 for an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
Use the plug’s guidepost to help you position the connector correctly. If you
break off the guidepost and insert the plug improperly, you will disable your
computer.
3 If you unplugged the keyboard or mouse PS/2 jack, plug that jack into the
reader’s open PS/2 connector. See “Connecting the Reader,” on page 15 for
an illustration of the Reflex 72 v2’s connectors.
Step 2:
Install the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software
If the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was installed on your
computer during installation of the Cyberflex Access Software Development
Kit or the Cyberflex Access Integration Kit, you do not need to install
additional driver software. If you want to be certain that you have the latest
driver, check the Reflex Readers Download website (www.reflexreaders.com/
Support/Downloads/downloads.html).
To manually install or update the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software,
go to the Reflex Readers Download website (www.reflexreaders.com/
Support/Downloads/downloads.html) to download the Reflex 72 v2 driver
package for Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. See the
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package’s Install Notes installation instructions. Note that the Microsoft Smart
Card Base Components are pre-installed on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and
Windows Server 2003 computers; do not reinstall the Microsoft Smart Card
Base Components.
Step 3:
Initiate a scan for hardware changes
Use the Device Manager to initiate a scan for hardware changes.
1 To start the Device Manager on Windows 2000, select Start → Settings →
Control Panel. Double-click System, click the Hardware tab, and then
click the Device Manager button.
To start the Device Manager on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003,
select Start → Control Panel. Double-click System, click the Hardware
tab, and then click the Device Manager button.
2 In the Device Manager, select Action → Scan for hardware changes.
After the scan for hardware changes is initiated, messages will report that the
system has found the new hardware and has located and installed the software
for it.
NOTE
On Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 computers, the
operating system sometimes automatically configures the Reflex 72 v2 to
use a different driver from the one that is installed with the Cyberflex Access
SDK or Cyberflex Access Integration Kit. See the Troubleshooting chapter for
information about checking the driver version and manually updating the
driver if necessary.
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader is ready to use without rebooting the
computer. The Smart Card Resource Manager automatically detects the Reflex
72 v2 smart card reader’s change in status whenever you disconnect or
reconnect it.
At this point you are ready to start using the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader.
You can test the reader setup using the Smart Card Reader Tools. From the
Start menu on the Windows taskbar, select Programs → Schlumberger
Smart Cards and Terminals → Smart Card Readers → Tools.
Refer to the release notes for driver version numbers and information about
potential installation and update issues.
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Connecting the Reader
The Reflex 72 v2 reader uses a serial port for transferring data and draws
power from the host machine through a PS/2 connector, which it can share
with the keyboard or mouse. The illustration shows both connector types and
demonstrates how to “daisy-chain” the reader with a keyboard or mouse using
the adapter provided.
female PS/2 connector: If it is necessary to daisy-chain the reader with
the keyboard or mouse, insert the keyboard or mouse PS/2 jack here.
serial plug:
Attach to a
computer COM port
PS/2 jack:
Attach to a computer
PS/2 connector
Reader Connectors
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Troubleshooting
3
This chapter describes some
problems you might encounter when
you set up and use the Schlumberger
Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader, along
with possible causes and solutions. If
you need additional help, use the
User Discussion Forums or contact
the Schlumberger reader support team through the Reflex Reader Technical
Support website (www.reflexreaders.com/Support/support.html).
Refer to the release notes for information about other known product issues.
The reader is not getting power to operate
No PS/2 connection
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s PS/2 jack is not
connected to a PS/2 connector.
Cause Description:
Make sure the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s PS/2 jack is securely
inserted in a PS/2 connector on the computer.
Solution:
Insufficient power (laptop)
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader is connected to an
older laptop computer that is not compliant with industry standards and does
not supply sufficient power through the PS/2 connector to run the reader.
Cause Description:
You can build an external power supply for the Reflex 72 v2 smart
card reader. (For information about the pinout for an external power supply
cable, see www.linuxnet.com/docs.html, and follow the link to PS2 Power
Vampire AC Cable PINOUT.)
Solution:
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Legacy application (Windows NT 4.0)
An application that allocated COM ports statically was
once installed on the host Windows NT 4.0 system, and was connected to the
reader’s COM port.
Cause Description:
Solution: Remove the legacy driver that is causing the conflict. The driver
could be from an application that was incompletely uninstalled. Alternatively,
connect the reader to a different COM port. (Schlumberger recommends that
you connect the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader to COM1 if possible.)
Polling error (Windows NT 4.0)
A nonstandard device is using one of the COM ports and
interfering with detection of the reader. By default, the system attempts to poll
all four standard COM ports at boot-time in order to detect the Reflex 72 v2
smart card reader. If a nonstandard device uses one of the polled COM ports,
the device can cause the system’s initialization command to fail to reach the
reader’s port. (It is also possible for polling to cause the nonstandard device to
work erratically or stop working completely.)
Cause Description:
Solution: Disable polling of the COM port used by the nonstandard device, by
editing the system registry.
Do not modify the system registry yourself unless you are a system
administrator or have considerable system administration expertise. You can
disable your system by modifying the registry improperly.
To resolve the problem, follow these steps:
1 Determine which device is causing the interference (or is being disabled),
and which COM port the device uses.
2 Display the system’s Registry Editor window.
3 Locate the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s registry parameters. The reader
parameters are located in this path:
My Computer → HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE → SYSTEM →
Current Control Set → Control → Services → Slbl4 → Parameters
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4 Double-click the COMMask parameter icon.
The Edit DWORD Value dialog box appears
5 In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, modify the specification in the
Value data box to specify the COM ports to be polled.
The default COMMask value is Fh (15 decimal). Converted to a binary
value, the default setting is 1111, with one bit assigned to each COM port.
(COM1 occupies the Least Significant Bit, or LSB.)
To specify a bit mask that disables polling for one of the COM ports, assign
a setting of 0 (off) to its bit position, convert the resulting binary value to a
hexadecimal or decimal value, and enter that value in the Value data box.
The following table shows some examples of COMMask settings.
NOTE
Hex
Value
Decimal
Value
Binary Values:
Bit 4 Bit 3 Bit 2 Bit 1
COM Port Polling Status
F
15
1
1
1
1
1111 = All COM ports polled.
E
14
1
1
1
0
1110 = COM1 not polled.
D
13
1
1
0
1
1101 = COM2 not polled.
B
11
1
0
1
1
1011 = COM3 not polled.
7
7
0
1
1
1
0111 = COM4 not polled.
Schlumberger recommends that you disable polling only for COM ports
that are causing problems. Allow the system to poll all other COM ports.
6 Click OK to save the change.
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The reader is getting power, but I can’t connect to it
No COM connection
Cause Description:
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s serial plug is not
connected.
Solution: Make sure the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader’s serial plug is
connected to a COM port.
BIOS Setup
The COM port is disabled in the system Basic Input/
Output System (BIOS).
Cause Description:
Solution: To see if the COM port is likely to be disabled, check to see if the
port appears as a system device, as described in the following text. If the COM
port does not appear as expected, check the system BIOS setting to make sure
the COM port is enabled. (For information about your BIOS control system,
refer to the documentation for your system.)
Verifying the COM Port Status on Windows NT 4.0 systems
To see if a particular COM port is possibly disabled on a Windows NT 4.0
system, select Start → Settings → Control Panel, and then double-click
Ports to display the Ports list. Verify that the COM port appears in the Ports
list.
Verifying the COM Port Status on Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP systems
Open the Device Manager (for information about how to open the Device
Manager, refer to the documentation for your system) and verify that the COM
port appears in the device tree, as shown in the following example:
If the COM port appears, the BIOS setting is likely to be enabled. If it does not
appear, check to make sure the COM port is enabled in the BIOS setup.
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Faulty COM port
Cause Description:
Solution:
The COM port is not functional.
To verify that the COM port is working properly, use one of these
methods:
•
Perform a loopback test.
•
Test the COM port by connecting another serial device to it.
•
On a Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, or Windows Server 2003 system, open the
Device Manager (for information about how to open the Device Manager,
refer to the documentation for your system), select the COM port, and then
click the Properties button. Check the port status in the dialog box that
appears.
COM port allocation or settings (Windows NT 4.0 systems)
Cause Description: The COM port you selected on the host Windows NT 4.0
system for the reader may be allocated to another device. (This is less likely to
be the problem than an incorrect setting in the system BIOS.)
Check to make sure your system does not have any IRQ conflicts
and check the serial port settings, such as:
Solution:
•
Address value — If your serial port hardware uses address values other
than the values that Windows NT detects, change the base I/O address.
•
Unique IRQ numbers for multiple COM ports — To use multiple COM
ports simultaneously, assign a unique IRQ number to each COM port.
The method for setting advanced port options is varies somewhat by operating
system. Brief instructions follow for setting port options on a Windows NT 4.0
system. For information about other operating systems, refer to your system’s
Windows help or documentation.
To display the Advanced Settings dialog box on a Windows NT 4.0 system,
follow these steps:
1 Select Start → Settings → Control Panel, and then double-click Ports
to display the Ports list.
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2 Highlight the name of the port you chose for the reader, and then click the
Settings button.
The Settings for COM X dialog box appears.
3 Click the Advanced button.
The Advanced Settings for COM X dialog box appears.
4 Make any needed changes, and then click OK.
A message appears and informs you that changes do not take effect until
you restart Windows NT.
5 To implement your changes immediately, click the Restart Now button.
The system implements the new port settings. Check to see if you can
connect to the reader.
Infrared port conflict
Cause Description:
The laptop computer’s an infrared port conflicts with the
COM port.
Solution: First verify that the COM port is functional (as described on
page 21) and enabled in the BIOS setup (as described on page 20). If neither of
these is the problem, change the infrared port’s resource settings or disable
the infrared port. Make sure the infrared port is set to use a different COM port
than the reader. For more information about changing infrared port settings,
see the documentation for your system.
Premature reader connection (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Server 2003 systems)
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader software was not
present on the computer when you connected the reader and the system
detected its presence. In this situation, the system may configure the Reflex 72
v2 smart card reader incorrectly. This flawed configuration can interfere with
future attempts to configure the reader properly.
Cause Description:
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Solution: Uninstall the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader hardware on your
Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 system, and then install
it again correctly. For information about uninstalling hardware, see the
documentation for your system.
An error message says the removal monitor error retry threshold has been reached
Reader disconnection (Windows 98 and Windows Me systems)
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader was disconnected in
the middle of a session on a Windows 98 or Windows Me system. The Smart
Card Resource Manager service responds with the following error:
Cause Description:
Reader removal monitor error retry threshold reached. The
specified network resource or device is no longer available.
If you click OK to close the message box, the following message might display:
Reader monitor ‘Schlumberger Reflex 72 0’ received uncaught
error code: The device does not recognize the command.
If one or both of these messages appear, the reader will not function again in
the current Windows session, even if you reconnect it.
To make the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader functional, reconnect it
and reboot the system. The Smart Card Resource Manager detects the Reflex
72 v2 smart card reader only at boot-time on Windows 98 and Windows Me
computers.
Solution:
If you do not need to use the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader again in the
current Windows session, close the message boxes and continue the session.
Device driver reinitialization (Windows 98 and Windows Me systems)
The system reinitialized the Reflex 72 v2 smart card
reader’s device driver when you clicked the Refresh button in the Device
Manager tab of the System Properties window on a Windows 98 or
Cause Description:
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Windows Me computer. The reinitialization interrupted the Smart Card
Resource Manager service, and the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader stopped
working.
The Smart Card Resource Manager service responds with the Microsoft Smart
Card System errors shown earlier in this topic. If you click OK to close the
first message box, the second message box appears.
Solution: To make the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader functional again,
reconnect it and reboot the system. The Smart Card Resource Manager detects
the reader only at boot-time on Windows 98 and Windows Me computers.
If you do not need to use the reader again in the current Windows session,
close the message boxes and continue the session.
Since I added the reader to my system, I have a problem with another peripheral
Polling error (Windows NT 4.0 systems)
Cause Description: The COM port polling the system conducts at boot-time is
confusing the other (nonstandard) device and causing it to stop working.
Polling a nonstandard device’s COM port can also potentially prevent the
reader from working. (By default, the system attempts to poll all the COM
ports at boot-time, in order to detect the reader.)
Solution: Disable polling of the COM port used by the malfunctioning or
interfering device. Edit the system registry or ask your system administrator to
edit it.
Since I installed the reader, the system boots slowly
COM port selection (Windows 98 and Windows Me systems)
The Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader is connected to a
COM port that follows the one used by an internal or external modem.
Cause Description:
Solution: Reconnect the devices so that the Reflex 72 v2 smart card reader
uses a COM port that precedes the modem. If possible, connect the Reflex 72
v2 smart card reader to COM1.
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The Reflex 72 v2 is not using the driver installed with the SDK or IK
The operating system chose the wrong reader driver
Cause Description: On Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003
systems, the operating system sometimes automatically configures the smart
card reader to use a different driver from the one that is installed with the
Cyberflex Access SDK or Cyberflex Access IK. A detailed discussion follows.
Solution: Reconfigure the smart card reader to use the correct driver. Detailed
instructions follow.
When the operating system detects that a smart card reader has been added
(during installation) or changed (during update), the operating system tries to
find the best driver for the device.
On Windows 2000 and Windows XP (pre-SP1) systems, depending on
characteristics of both the new driver and drivers already installed on a
system, the operating system sometimes automatically configures the smart
card reader to use a driver that is not the one that is installed with the
Cyberflex Access SDK or Cyberflex Access IK.
On Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 systems, at the time of
release, if the smart card reader is plugged in before the driver software is
installed, the correct driver is automatically selected by the operating system.
If the reader is not plugged in before the driver software is installed, the
operating system sometimes automatically configures the smart card reader to
use a driver that is not the one that is installed with the Cyberflex Access SDK
or Cyberflex Access IK.
You can confirm whether your smart card reader is using the correct driver by
checking the driver version number, as outlined in “Checking a Driver Version”
in this section.
If you discover that your smart card reader is configured to use an older driver
and you want to use the driver that was installed with the Cyberflex Access
SDK or Cyberflex Access IK, you can manually update the driver using the
instructions outlined in “Manually Updating a Driver” in this section.
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Checking a Driver Version
To confirm whether your smart card reader is configured to use the driver that
was installed with the Cyberflex Access SDK or Cyberflex Access IK, you can
check the version number using the Device Manager.
1 In the Device Manager, expand the Smart card readers device type, and
then double-click the name of the device to open its Properties. In the
device’s Properties, click the Driver tab. Click Driver Details…. to
display driver information, including driver file name and version number.
2 Compare the version number displayed in the Driver File Details screen to
information in the Driver Versions table in the release notes to confirm
whether the operating system has configured the smart card reader to use
the driver included in the installation package.
NOTE
You can also check version numbers of the latest available reader drivers on
the Reflex Readers Download website (www.reflexreaders.com/Support/
Downloads/downloads.html). In some cases, drivers posted to the website are
newer than drivers installed with the Cyberflex Access SDK and Cyberflex
Access IK.
If the smart card reader is currently configured to use an older driver, you can
manually update the driver using the instructions that follow.
Manually Updating a Driver
Use the Upgrade Device Driver wizard (on Windows 2000) or Hardware
Update wizard (on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003) to update the
smart card reader driver:
1 In the Device Manager, expand the Smart card readers device type, and
then double-click the reader device to open its Properties.
2 In the device’s Properties, click the Driver tab, and then click the Update
Driver… button. The Upgrade Device Driver wizard (on Windows 2000) or
Hardware Update (on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003) wizard is
launched.
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3 On Windows 2000, in the Upgrade Device Driver wizard, select “Display a
list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific
driver.” On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, in the Hardware
Update wizard, select “Install from list or specific location (Advanced),”
click Next, and then click “Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.”
4 In the Select a device driver screen, click Have Disk …
5 In the Install from Disk screen, type in or browse to the \Program
Files\Schlumberger\Smart Card Readers\reader_name directory, and click
OK.
6 In the Select a Device Driver window, select the new device driver from the
list, and click Next.
You might see warnings that you are about to install an unsigned driver or
that you are about to install an unsigned driver over a signed driver. Click
Yes or Continue Anyway.
7 Follow screen instructions to complete updating the driver. If you need
more information about using the wizard to complete this task, refer to the
operating system’s Help.
The smart card reader is ready to use without rebooting the system.
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Index
Index
C
cards supported 1
certifications 2
connectors 15
O
D
P
connecting the reader 15
daisy-chaining 15
operating system requirements 1
physical specifications 2
driver
checking version 26
manually updating 26
plug-and-play capability 4
E
R
electrical specifications 1
I
installation 3–14
on Windows 2000/Windows XP 13
on Windows 98/Windows Me 10
on Windows NT 4.0 6
summary 4
introduction 1–2
power light behavior 4
regulatory approvals 2
requirements
operating system 1
other system 1
S
smart cards supported 1
specifications
electrical 1
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Index: T
physical 2
standards 2
supported
smart cards 1
system requirements 1
Windows Server 2003
installation 13
update 13
Windows XP
installation 13
update 13
T
troubleshooting 17–27
U
update
driver, manually 26
on Windows 2000/Windows XP 13
on Windows 98/Windows Me 12
on Windows NT 4.0 8
W
Windows 2000
installation 13
update 13
Windows 98
installation 10
update 12
Windows Me
installation 10
update 12
Windows NT 4.0
installation 6
update 8
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