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How to Manually Install Device Driver for OMNIKEY 5421 or 5422 Card Reader
Author: Microengine Views: 6545 Created: 09-07-2018 03:46 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

Problem (Issue) Statement:

How to manually install device driver for OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 card reader?

Description:

A guide to manually install device driver for OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 card reader. With the integration of MicroEngine xPortal Security Management Software with HID OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 desktop reader, users are now able to use the OMNIKEY card reader with the xPortal software to read & write card ID number.

Related Software:

  • xPortalNet Standard
  • xPortalNet PS
  • xPortalNet HS
  • xPortal 3000

Related Hardware:

  • HID Omnikey 5421
  • HID Omnikey 5422

System Application:

  • Visitor Management System
  • Access Control System

Symptom and Finding:

NA

Cause:

For first time guide to manually install device driver for OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 card reader.

Solution:

Summary

  • To manually install device driver for OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 card reader.

  • To verify that the device driver for OMNIKEY 5x21 is installed correctly.


Note

The OMNIKEY 5421/ 5422 reader supports standard MIFARE™ and MIFARE DESFire™


Tips

For manual driver installation, local administration rights may be required.

Step by step:

  • To manually install device driver for OMNIKEY 5421 / 5422 card reader:

Step 1: The OMNIKEY 5x2x driver must be available locally in the PC. If the OMNIKEY driver has been downloaded, skip to step 4.


Step 2: Download the latest OMNIKEY driver and select Download OMNIKEY drivers.

Figure 1: Downloading the OMNIKEY Driver


Step 3: Select the correct OMNIKEY model and the computer's operating system. Select the driver for download and Accept the license agreement.

Figure 2: Selecting the Correct OS and OMNIKEY Model


Tips

  • Users can find more information about the PC operating system by right-clicking My Computer and select Properties.
  • OMNIKEY 5x21 is a Smart Card Reader device. This Windows driver was developed by HID Global. Ensure that the correct driver for OMNIKEY 4121, 5121, 5321, 5125, 5325, 6321 is downloaded (V1.2.26.140 - Release: 2014-05-12)



Step 4: Click on the downloaded file. At the HID Driver License Agreement window, read the agreement carefully and click Accept to continue.

Figure 3: HID Driver License Agreement Window


Step 5: Select the driver installation location by clicking Browse and click Extract.

Figure 4: Driver Extraction Window


Step 6: Once the driver is extracted, plug-in the OMNIKEY reader to the port (USB, ExpressCard, or PCMCIA) and start the installation process. When the Windows Hardware Wizard requests for the driver, select Install from a list or specific location.


Step 7: Check Include this location in search and specify the location where the driver is stored (for example: C:\HID Global\5x21_V1.2.9.2). Click Next. When installation is completed, click Finished.


Note

If using unsigned BETA drivers, choose the Don't search, I will choose the driver to install radio button.



Step 8: Once the driver installation is completed, the OMNIKEY Smart Card Reader is ready for use.

  • To verify that the device driver for OMNIKEY 5x21 is installed correctly:

Step 1: Right-click Computer > Properties > Device Manager to open the Device Manager window.

Figure 5: Opening the Device Manager Window


Step 2: Expand the Smart card readers tab and ensure that the OMNIKEY reader is detected.

Figure 6: Ensure that the OMNIKEY Reader is Detected


Tips

If an OMNIKEY reader with a native CCID driver is being used, the reader will be listed as a CCID compliant device.


Note

The following are software versions that are able to support HID OMNIKEY 5421 Card Reader:

Date Documentation:

21/6/2018 (Rev 1.0)

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