Hello everybody,

I was wondering if someone could help me.

I have a magnetic stripe reader, that uses KB wedge, but since my laptop doesnt have a kb wedge i am using it with usb extension.

I want to make a simple magnetic stripe reading program, that just reads and displays data read from the card.

I don't know how to get started with this, and i have a couple of questions:

1) cant find a driver for this particular reader on the net. do i even need one?
2) what C# class must be used for reading input( and if possible, how to use it :) )?

Any kind of help is more than welcome!

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Last Post by nick.crane

it uses the KB wedge but since my computer doesn't have that, i am using it with USB extension.


It is also possible that the USB device is added as a virtual serial port.
(It should show up under Ports in the Device Manager).
If this is the case then you could(should) use RS232 to communicate with the card reader.

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