Setup for Managed Institutions

Businesses set up inside larger organizations, like malls or museums, operate within a managed institution. Learn about common network setups for this business type and how to connect our recommended hardware.

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Network Setup

Managed institutions often have an in-house network in place. Follow the steps below to connect to this network and set up your own connection for your business.

Speak with your establishment’s IT professional – institutions like hospitals and malls often have advanced security requiring on-site assistance for setup.

Ethernet Connection

If your institution has ethernet ports built-in to its property, connect a router for instant wireless internet.

  1. Place the router within about 30 ft. of your register(s).

    Visit our Best Practices for Network Setup guide for other router placement recommendations.

  2. Connect the router to power and to the ethernet wall jack.

    Using our recommended R7000 Nighthawk? Check out its setup guide.

  3. Connect your iPad to the router's WiFi network.

Wireless Connection

If your institution offers wireless internet, use the WN2500RP Range Extender to set up your business’s own WiFi network. The extender repeats your current wireless network so your printer connects directly to the extender and wirelessly to the router. This allows your printer to be located away from your router.

  1. Set up the WN2500RP to connect to the institution's WiFi.
  2. Connect your iPad to the extender’s WiFi network.

Hardware Setup

Different businesses have different needs, so here’s a look at some common hardware configuration setups.

Quick Service Hardware

Quick service businesses handle buy-and-go customers in fast-paced settings like museum cafes.

Essential Hardware

  • Set up your Ethernet or Bluetooth Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer.
  • Set up your Ticket Printer.
  • Set up your Simplicity iPad Enclosure.
  • Recommended Extras

  • Set up a Credit Card Reader.
  • Add a Cash Drawer Mount.
  • Add a case of Printer Paper.
  • Retail Hardware

    Retail businesses in managed institutions include places like gift shops or sales desks.

    Essential Hardware

  • Set up your Ethernet or Bluetooth Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer.
  • Set up your Barcode Scanner.
  • Set up your Simplicity iPad Enclosure.
  • Recommended Extras

  • Set up your DYMO Label Printer.
  • Set up a Credit Card Reader.
  • Add a Barcode Scanner Stand or Charging Cradle.
  • Add a Cash Drawer Mount.
  • Add a case of Printer Paper.

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