setting a point of sale credit card terminal

October 6, 2010 at 17:04:53
Specs: Windows Vista, 2GB
Is it possible to set a point of sale credit card terminal so that every message is sent through internet instead of a phone call? I ask you this just in case phone calls are not paid through a flat rate but an internet connection is paid with a flat rate.

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#1
October 7, 2010 at 06:55:10
Ask the supplier of the terminal.

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October 18, 2010 at 12:28:26
The supplier are the banks. I ask several banks and they told me it is possible by using an ADSL router with connection to internet. The question for which the bank did not have an answer is: would it be possible as well to use this topology?

-router connected to computer A.

-portable modem usb connected to computer A and computer A sharing its internet connection with the rest of the local network.

- point of sale credit card terminal connected to the router by using a cable (I do know that this terminals can work when you connect them to an adsl router which is connected to the internet). This terminal would be hopefully getting access to the internet connection shared by the computer A.

I guess this could work, but I want to make sure there is nothing I might have missed. What do you think?

Thanks

http://www.arreglaordenador.com
In-home technical services in information technologies for individuals and companies. Arganda, Madrid,


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#3
December 17, 2010 at 09:04:19
Did you get an answer? I'm trying to do the same thing...

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#4
December 17, 2010 at 09:18:07
The thing is: none of the banks I asked knew whether it was possible or not. Actually, they found quite difficult to understand what I wanted to do.

If I had to guess I'd say it is possible to do it and pretty straight forward. However, I have not had the chance to try it yet. So this is just something that I still have to try.
If anyone tries it first, please, let us know.
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In-home technical services in information technologies for individuals and companies. Arganda, Madrid,


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#5
December 18, 2010 at 22:52:06
I'll definitally keep you posted as to my results since I will probably be trying it this week. There is no reason why it shouldn't work since you can configure a debit machine to work through a router.

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#6
December 18, 2010 at 22:58:59
Actually, the answer to your question is a definite yes! I have seen them use ethernet/internet to comunicate. Just look under the POS debit machine to see if it will take a standard RJ45 plug. If so, chances are that you can use the machine through the internet as long as the company who leases them has servers to which it can comunicate.

I am trying to use an "Internet Key" which is essentially a usb device which communicates like a cell phone but is used instead of a dedicated ISP wired service which is what everyone has. It's cheaper for the person I am trying to set this up for to cancel his internet service and just use one of these usb keys which charge you a flat rate for 500MB per month which is more than enough for debit purposes.


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