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STEP 1c & 2c:  USB type C EXTERNAL CAC READERS

Installation Steps

Step 1: Obtain a CAC Reader
Step 2: CAC Reader driver
Step 3: DoD Certificates
Step 4: ActivClient
Step 4a: Update ActivClient
Step 5: IE adjustments
Log into a CAC enabled webpage now to test
 
 

 

 Click the images below each reader to find online businesses selling the CAC reader you desire

 

ONCE YOU'VE DECIDED WHICH READER YOU WANT TO PURCHASE OR DOWNLOADED THE DRIVER, PROCEED TO STEP 3

 

 

 This page shows the 5 different USB type C CAC readers I have been able to find.

 

 

CAC Reader Manufacturers (listed alphabetically):

 

 ACS  |  IOGear  |  Stanley Global

 

NOTICE:  The links to vendors / products is an attempt to save you time searching for the specific item, by linking you directly to the item shown.  You will notice I have multiple [when I can find] vendors to choose from.  I have no personal preference as to who you decide to purchase from.  I am not endorsing any particular product or vendor, I'm merely informing you what works and where you can purchase a CAC reader from.

 

 

Consider a USB-C hub that will allow you to run your regular USB devices including CAC readers and an external mouse

USB-C hub

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USB C Hub 5 in 1 aluminum adaptor

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IOGear Reader

 

IOGear USB-C CAC Reader

IOGEAR model USB-C Smart Card Reader

Mac Friendly [unknown] none of my Macs have USB type C

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If purchasing from Amazon, consider Amazon Prime (free for 30 days), includes free 2 day shipping and the ability to watch over 40,000 movies and TV shows anytime and Music Streaming

 

 

Stanley Global Readers

 

SGT111-8c USB Type C reader

Stanley Global Model SGT111-8 USB-C Smart Card Reader

Mac Friendly [unknown] none of my Macs have USB type C

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If purchasing from Amazon, consider Amazon Prime (free for 30 days), includes free 2 day shipping and the ability to watch over 40,000 movies and TV shows anytime and Music Streaming

 

 

 

 

SGT118X-6C USB-C CAC Reader 

Stanley Global Model SGT118X-6c USB-C Smart Card Reader

Mac Friendly [unknown] none of my Macs have USB type C

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If purchasing from Amazon, consider Amazon Prime (free for 30 days), includes free 2 day shipping and the ability to watch over 40,000 movies and TV shows anytime and Music Streaming

 

 

 

SGT119XM USB-C CAC Reader

Stanley Global Model SGT119XM USB-C Smart Card Reader

Mac Friendly [unknown] none of my Macs have USB type C

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If purchasing from Amazon, consider Amazon Prime (free for 30 days), includes free 2 day shipping and the ability to watch over 40,000 movies and TV shows anytime and Music Streaming

 

 

Advanced Card Systems Readers

ACR-39U-NF USB type C CAC Reader

ACR39U-NF Pocket Mate II Smart Card Reader

Information from manufacturer (including drivers)

Mac friendly after this update (except when using Firefox)

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OTHER TYPES OF READERS TO CONSIDER

External USB type A CAC reader

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Desktop computer reader

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USB keyboards with built-in CAC reader

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Laptop CAC reader (PCMCIA, ExpressCard, USB)

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