Wireless Setup

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Simplify supports Wifi, Bluetooth and GPRS wireless communications. Supported methods are device-dependent.

  • Wifi can be used to communicate with the POS, Fusebox and HEM/IngEstate.
  • Bluetooth can be used to communicate with the POS.
  • GPRS can be used to communicate with Fusebox.

Accessing Wireless Setup

  1. Select Wireless from the Elavon Main Menu to access the Wireless Setup menu:

    Wireless Setup Menu

    Note: the above screenshot was taken from a Move 5000 PIN Pad.

  2. You can then select Wifi Setup, Bluetooth Setup or GPRS Setup, based on the setup you wish to perform.

Wifi Setup

This menu item provides access to Ingenico screens that can be used to configure Wifi.

Accessing Wifi Setup

  1. Select Wireless Setup on the Elavon Main Menu to display the Wireless Setup menu.

  2. Select Wifi Setup on the Wireless Setup menu to display the Wifi Setup menu

    Wifi Setup menu

Note: the above screenshot was taken from a Link 2500 PIN Pad.

Available Configuration

  • Switch Off - This button is a toggle to enable or disable Wifi.
  • Scan networks - This button will scan for all available and non-hidden networks. The PIN Pad will display a list of the networks found. Select a network from this list. (To access a network not detected by scanning, select Other at the end of the list and define the SSID manually.) Follow the prompts to complete configuration.
  • Status - Wifi connection status.
  • Advanced Options - Selecting this button will provide access to the following functions:
    • My Networks - This button allows the user to manage configured networks, as follows:
      • Force use - Force use is used to assign the highest priority to the selected network.
      • Remove - Select to delete the definition of this network.
      • Update - Select to modify this network definition as follows:
        • Access Point Visibility - Select Visible or Hidden. A network will only be detected during scanning if this parameter is set to Visible.
        • Security Type - Select Home Security or Enterprise Security.
        • Wifi Password - Enter a password.
      • Connect - Select to connect to the POS using this network.
      • IP configuration - Select to report on IP configuration values.
    • Default IP Configuration - Use to configure IP communications. Note that Ethernet configuration for Wifi can be performed either here or under Network Setup.
    • Active Roaming - Select this item to display a screen used to enable/disable active roaming.
    • SSID Status- Select this item to modify whether the SSID is displayed on the Status Bar. Not available on all systems.

Wifi Standard (Home) vs. Enterprise Security

The principal differences between Wifi Standard (Home) and Enterprise Security can summarized as follows:

Standard (basic Wifi security)

Requires: SSID and Passphrase:

  • SSID - can be hidden or broadcast
    • Standard channel details
      • 2.4 GHZ - Fully supported
      • 5 GHZ - Supported, except Hidden SSID - If Wifi SSID is Hidden, Ingenico Pin Pad cannot handle DSF Channels.
  • Passphrase - 63 Bytes (Alpha, Numeric)

Enterprise Security (server controls connection)

note

To implement Wifi Enterprise, consult with your Elavon representative.

Requires: Standard Security plus the following Enterprise Security Details

  • Certificate
  • Certificate Password

The following table summarizes these differences:

Network Details RequiredStandard SecurityEnterprise Security
Service Set Identifier (SSID)YesYes
PassphraseYesYes
CertificateNoYes
Certificate PasswordNoYes

Updating Security Details

  • The SSID and Passphrase can be updated manually on the PIN pad.
  • Networking Certificate information is updated manually. An Elavon Solution Engineer requests a new Simplify package that includes the merchant’s updated Certificate.

Bluetooth Setup

Bluetooth communication with the POS is supported for the iSMP4, Link 2500 and (for non-Pay@Table) Move 5000.

Accessing Bluetooth Setup

  1. Select Wireless Setup on the Elavon Main Menu to display the Wireless Setup menu.

  2. Select Bluetooth Setup from the Wireless Setup menu to display the Bluetooth Setup menu:

    Bluetooth Setup menu

note

The following screenshot was taken from a Link 2500 PIN Pad. Selections on the iSMP4 and Move 5000 are very similar, but with minor differences in verbiage, as shown below.

Available Configuration

  • 1-Switch Off (or Disable/Enable) - This button is a toggle to enable or disable Bluetooth.
  • 2-Phone Pairing (or Pair with phone) - Selecting this item will display information needed to pair the PIN Pad with a phone.
  • 3-Add peripherals (or Add device) - Used to pair a device with the Simplify PIN Pad.
    • When this item is selected, setup will search for available Bluetooth-capable devices and display a list of devices found.
    • When a device is selected from this screen, a list of device types will be displayed.
    • Select a type (typically Other) from this screen to pair the selected device with the Simplify PIN Pad.
  • 4-Paired devices - Select this item to display a list of paired devices for the PIN Pad, and to remove pairings.
  • 5-Advanced Options - When this item is selected, the Advanced options menu will be displayed. This menu allows users to manage Bluetooth settings.

Note: the following procedures are described using verbiage from the Link 2500.

Renaming a Paired Device with a User-Friendly Name

To facilitate working with a paired device (e.g. a computer running the POS application), it is recommended that the device be renamed with a user-friendly name. To rename a computer:

  1. Go to Windows Bluetooth settings on the computer and remove the pairing with the terminal. Restart the computer.
  2. Start the terminal and use the green key to access the Elavon Main Menu. Select Wireless, then Bluetooth Setup.
  3. Select Paired Devices from the Bluetooth Setup menu. Select the computer, then select Disassociate to remove the pairing.
  4. Select Advanced options from the Bluetooth Setup menu, then Rename. Type in a user-friendly name for the computer and press the green key.
  5. Select Add peripherals from the Bluetooth Setup menu. Select the computer under its new name. A pairing code will be displayed.
  6. On the computer, go to Windows Bluetooth settings and select the terminal from the list of available devices. A pairing code will be displayed. Verify that this code matches the code displaying on the terminal and press OK.
  7. Exit the Bluetooth Setup menu and allow the terminal to reboot
  8. The terminal is now ready to connect to the computer via Bluetooth, under its new name.

Connecting the Simplify Terminal to a Device

  1. Go to the Bluetooth Setup menu and select Add peripherals. A list of available devices will be displayed. Select the device you want to connect to. You will then be prompted to select the device type. Select Other.
  2. A pairing code will appear on the terminal. This code should match the pairing code displayed on the device you want to connect to. If the codes match, press OK to validate the code appearing on the terminal. The message “Pairing successful” will be displayed.
  3. After the device is paired, exit the Elavon Main Menu and allow the terminal to reboot. Once the terminal has booted, it is ready to connect to the device.

GPRS Setup

For Move 5000 devices, Simplify supports the use of GPRS for host communications (an Elavon provided SIM card must be present in the device).

The host communications type is set under Communications Setup. Besides selecting GPRS, this menu can be used to select GPRS w/Wifi priority. In either case, GPRS (when used) will operate as configured under GPRS Setup.

If GPRS is selected, Simplify will attempt to connect to GPRS during initialization. If connection is lost, Simplify will attempt to re-connect when idle.

Accessing GPRS Setup

Note: The following screenshot was taken from a Move 5000 PIN Pad.

  1. Select Wireless Setup on the Elavon Main Menu to display the Wireless Setup menu.

  2. Select GPRS Setup from the Wireless Setup menu to display the GPRS Setup menu:

    GPRS Setup

Available Configuration

  • APN - Access Point Name for SIM.
  • Password - Password for SIM.
  • Login - Login for SIM. Can be left blank.