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05-28-2009

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Using two fingerprint readers and a docking station

2010-04-28, 13:10 PM

I'm having a problem with the fingerprint reader when used with an Advanced mini dock station.

 

I recently aquired an Advanced mini dock and a Lenovo fingerprint keyboard to be used with my T61p and Windows 7 Ultimate.

 

The problem is that each time the T61p is docked I need to open Windows Device Manager and disable the internal fingerprint reader - and when undocked - the internal fingerprint reader needs to be enabled again.

 

This is a bit tedious - to say the least.

 

I've heard from someone that Windows should 'remember' when you enable/disable like this when the machine is docked and undocked, but this doesn't happen here.

 

Any ideas on how to make Windows automatically switch between the internal fingerprint reader when undocked - and the external fingerprint reader on the Lenovo keyboard - when docked? I know there is no longer machine hardware profiles - like in Win XP. But shouldn't there be some other feature to take care of stuff like this?

 

Any hints are welcome.

 

TIA.

Nils G. Svedmyr
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Re: Using two fingerprint readers and a docking station

2010-04-30, 4:04 AM

This site is a little old, but the basic ideas should help you get headed in the right direction.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W700-in-Mini-Dock-with-External-Fingerprint-Reader/m-p/97046

 

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Re: Using two fingerprint readers and a docking station

2010-04-30, 8:54 AM

Tinkerguy,

 

Thank you for the tip.

 

However, although very informative - it doesn't help in my case. On the Lenovo fingerprint keyboard I'm using the fingerprint reader is an UPEK as well - and for both FPR's the same driver version is loaded.

 

I forgot to mention that I've already checked that the external FPR has been set to have precedence in BIOS.

 

I'm now in contact with tech support at UPEK - Let's see if that gives anything.

 

Question: Is there _anyone_ out there that is successfully using Lenovo's Fingerprint Reader keyboard with a Thinkpad and a docking station under Windows 7?

 

By successful, I mean without having the necessity to switch the internal fingerprint reader off and on when docking/undocking?

 

TIA.

Nils G. Svedmyr
Thinkpad W510 4318-CTO 15,6" 1920x1080 nVidia Quadro FX 880M Intel i7 CPU X920XM, 256GB SDD + 500 GB HD 16GB
RAM Gobi Broadband Device Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits In our company you can name your own salary. I named mine "Fred"
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