Connecting your Smart Card Keyboard via USB
Shut down your computer and then determine which applies to you:
Laptop with a Docking Station:
If you are using a laptop through a Docking Station, please be sure to connect the keyboard directly into an available USB port on the computer itself the first time. Once you have followed the instructions below, you can connect the keyboard through the Docking Station for future use.
Multiple computers via KVM switch:
If you are connecting two or more computers through a KVM switch, be sure to install the keyboard onto each computer that will be used before connecting it to the KVM switch. A KVM switch will not allow the drivers to install automatically; therefore it is necessary to connect the keyboard directly into each computer for proper installation the first time. Be sure that your KVM switch is for USB devices, not PS/2.
Desktop or Laptop with limited USB input ports:
Determine the number of available USB ports on your computer. You may want to add a USB Hub or port expander to accommodate multiple devices like mice, printers, keyboards, numeric keypads, PDA’s, etc.
- Remove the PS/2 adapter from the end of the keyboard cord (if so equipped on GTN models) so that the USB input is exposed. There is no adapter on GTU models.
- Connect the keyboard directly into a USB port on the computer, power up the computer and allow Windows to detect the device and install the drivers. Do not attempt to install via hub or switch, as the keyboard must be connected directly to the computer for correct driver installation. You may see a window that tells you the hardware is installed and ready for use when it is done.