How to configure the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader with a Common Access Card to pair with a computer

Article ID: KB14043

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 09-16-2013

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader
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Prerequisites

Important: Do not install the software included with the Bluetooth adapter.


Installation and Configuration

Important: Do not install the software included with the USB adapter.

  1. Connect the USB adapter. Windows will identify and automatically install drivers to control the USB adapter. Windows will then find the Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator device. If the USB adaptor is not automatically detected, contact the vendor for more information.
  2. If prompted, select the option to Install from a list or specified location (Advanced). If not prompted to install from a list or specified location, proceed to step 5.
  3. Select Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install and then click Next to complete the setup of the Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator.
  4. If prompted, allow Windows to restart.
  5. Install the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software on the computer and allow Windows to restart if prompted. For instructions on installing the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software, see KB05159.
  6. Turn the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader on by pressing the action button (the button to the immediate left of the screen on the back of the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader).
  7. Open the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Options on the computer by clicking Start > All Programs > BlackBerry > BlackBerry Smart Card Reader > Options.
  8. Click the Connect button. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Pairing Tool dialog box appears.
  9. Set the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader into Bluetooth pairing mode by pressing the action button on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader. The screen will change from On to a number, and the LED light will be green. The number is the Reader ID associated with the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader.
  10. Type the number displayed on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader into the Reader ID field on the computer and click Next.
  11. Press the action button on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader to display the Bluetooth Pairing Key. Note: If a new number does not appear on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader, the LED is not blinking green, and the Bluetooth Pairing Key field is grayed out on the computer, press the action button on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader again.
  12. Type the Bluetooth Pairing Key displayed on the Smart Card Reader (from step 11) into the Bluetooth Pairing Key field on the computer.
  13. Click Next to display the Secure Pairing Key on the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader.
  14. Type the Secure Pairing Key (from step 13) into the Secure Pairing Key field on the computer and click Finish.
  15. A Connection Set Password window appears. Enter a new Connection Password in the Connection Password and Confirm Connection Password fields, and click OK.
  16. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is now connected via Bluetooth with the computer and has a flashing blue LED light. Click OK to close the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Options window.

BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Tips

  • The same Bluetooth adapter cannot be used with multiple computers and one BlackBerry Smart Card Reader due to limitations in Bluetooth encryption. Although the same model number is acceptable, a separate Bluetooth adapter must be used on different computers.
  • The same version of the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software must be used on both the computer and the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader. To upgrade the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader using BlackBerry Desktop Software, see KB13446.
  • The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader can be connected to two or more computers at the same time, but the certificates on the CAC cannot be used in two places at the same time.

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