RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]
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RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by rfidquestion on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:10 pm

Hello Adafruit,

I purchased your reader with the intention to read a hid rfid card. I can not seem to do this. Any advice, input, anything?

The HID Card is iClass and the same frequency. Even getting garbled junk would be better than nothing.

Thanks
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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by adafruit on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:55 pm

what frequency and protocol are the HID cards

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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by rfidquestion on Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:07 pm

adafruit wrote:what frequency and protocol are the HID cards


The card is 13.56khz and it is an iClass protocol. It should be reading.
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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by adafruit on Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:21 pm

does the included card work?

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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by rfidquestion on Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Yes, I can read the MiFare card but not a similar iClass card.
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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by ktownsend on Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:57 am

I believe iClass cards are ISO14443B which is supported by the PN532, but not having any cards I really can't offer any specific advice because I've never come across them. Someone on the libnfc forum might be able to offer some experience using these cards, but everyone I've worked with uses Mifare, and most of the libnfc comments tend to revolve around that well-understood card family.

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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by ToySldr on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:22 pm

I'm going to order the shield with the intention of reading/writing my personal iClass card. Has anybody had any progress with this?
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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by wilsonajdesign on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:13 pm

It looks like this issue is still outstanding.
Has anyone within Adafruit or outside been able to read HID iClass 13.56MHz with the reader you sell?

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Re: RFID Reader Can't Read HID Cards [URGENT!]

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:24 am

We don't have any plans to add support for ISO14443B to the PN532 library.

It's a question of code size. It takes a certain amount of code to support each protocol, and the bigger the library gets the less room is available for other code.

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