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Determining which smart card reader is which RRS feed

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  • Hi 

    I have an application that uses the SCardXXX type functions to read and write details from Mifare cards. It works well. However, I have an issue with device naming. As readers are attached they get the names:

     

    XYZ 0

    XYZ 1

    XYZ 2

     

    Where XYZ is the name of the reader (OMNIKEY CardMan 5x21-CL in this case). These names are used to attach to the reader. However, the names assigned by the system

    depends on the order the devices are attached, which when the system boots can be random. If a device is reset it can get another name. How can I tell which physical device is which?

    Friday, November 4, 2011 4:37 PM