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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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.
If your institution has ethernet ports built-in to its property, connect a router for instant wireless internet.
- Place the router within about 30 ft. of your register(s).
Visit our Best Practices for Network Setup guide for other router placement recommendations.
- Connect the router to power and to the ethernet wall jack.
Using our recommended Google Wifi? Check out its setup guide.
- Connect your iPad to the router's WiFi network.
If your institution offers wireless internet, use a WiFi 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.
- Set up a WiFi range extender to connect to the institution's WiFi.
- Connect your iPad to the extender’s WiFi network.
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.
Retail businesses in managed institutions include places like gift shops or sales desks.