Setup for Managed Institutions

Businesses set up inside a larger organization, such as a mall or museum, 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.

Institutions such as hospitals often have secure networks requiring on-site setup assistance. Talk to the organization’s IT professional if you need help.

Ethernet Connection

If the institution has ethernet ports built into 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 guide for other router placement recommendations.

  2. Connect the router to the ethernet wall jack and set it up according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    Using our recommended Google Wifi? Check out its setup guide.

  3. Connect your register to the router's WiFi network.
  4. Connect an ethernet receipt printer to the router or set up a Bluetooth printer.

Wireless Connection

If the institution offers wireless internet, use a WiFi range extender to set up the business’s own network. The extender bridges the public WiFi connection to create a secure wireless network.

  1. Set up a WiFi range extender to connect to the institution's WiFi.
  2. Connect your register to the extender’s WiFi network.
  3. Connect an ethernet receipt printer to the extender or set up a Bluetooth printer.

Hardware Setup

Different businesses have different needs, but 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, such as museum cafés.

Essential Hardware

  • Set up your Ethernet or Bluetooth Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer.
  • Set up your Ticket Printer.
  • Set up your ShopKeep or Freeform iPad Stand.
  • 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 ShopKeep or Freeform iPad Stand.
  • Recommended Extras

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

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