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Jul
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How to guide: Adding a external card reader to a DM500S & Clones

A guide on how to add a external guide reader to a Dreambox DM500S and its clones (LinuxSat, EagleSat, V8 etc.) Useful in card sharing setups for different cards (Sky, RTE, Canal, Polsat etc.)

How To Add External Reader To DM500

I have a this for my own setup using smartbee minibee phoenix reader also works with infinity,when i was setting it up i found very little info on how to do it so am posting this as it may be useful to others.

Connect USB cable ONLY to PC.
Install drivers from CD.
Install software on PC Then start software.
Click on Options then General

In options window click Phoenix then tick Enable Phoenix mode at power-on and frequency 3.58, reset polarity Phoenix.

Click OK.
On main window click Phoenix again set Frequency and reset polarity.
Add this to CCcam.cfg

PHOENIX READER PATH : /dev/tts/0

SMARTCARD CLOCK FREQUENCY: /dev/tts/0

CAMKEY: /dev/tts/0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

CAMDATA: /dev/tts/0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

TRY ALL CHIDS : /dev/tts/0

Connect serial cable to back of your dreambox .Now you can disconnect the USB cable from PC & use a Mains powered USB hub the unit will boot in Phoenix mode.Now you have external cardreader.

Please note. with certain images depending on the firmware you cannot reboot your box with the serial reader connected, i am using plijade and there are no problems at all.

1 comment

  1. Dan Teodor says:

    Thank you for your post about smartbee minibee phoenix reader. Can you send me a copy of CD drivers and software ? Thanks again.

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