Ethernet Connectivity Configuration

The following instructions guide you through the steps needed to configure the Verifone VX820 card reader for Ethernet connectivity with your POS system.
Required Infrastructure
  • Make sure to connect the devices running the POS application as well as the Verifone VX820 to the same network.
  • We strongly recommend that you reserve a Static IP address for each card reader that you connect to your network.
  • Use a unique IP address for each card reader connected to your network.
  • If you need help with configuring Ethernet connectivity, contact your network administrator.
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General Configuration
Follow these steps to make sure that the Verifone VX820 is correctly configured.
  1. Connect the VX820 to a power source.
  2. Turn on card reader by holding down the
    [GREEN]
    key.
  3. Enter the "Engineering Menu" by pressing the
    [YELLOW]
    and
    [1]
    keys at the same.
  4. Enter "12345678" as the default password. We recommend changing the password. See FAQ for more information.
  5. Scroll down and enter the “Comms Setup” menu.
  6. Select “Comm Type”.
  7. Select the “TCPIP/eth” option and confirm by pressing the
    [GREEN]
    key.
  8. In the “Comms Setup” menu, select “TCP/IP config”.
  9. Select “TCP Mode”.
  10. Select the “TCP Server” option and confirm by pressing the
    [GREEN]
    key.
Next, set the listen port on the card reader:
  1. Go back to the “Engineering menu” by repeatedly pressing the
    [RED]
    key
  2. Select “Connection Setup”
  3. Select “Listen Port”
  4. Enter (or verify)
    16107
    as the “Listen Port” and confirm by pressing the
    [GREEN]
    key.
Configuring the IP
Follow these steps to set the IP configuration required to connect the Verifone VX820 to your network.
  1. On the card reader, enter the “Comms Setup” menu.
  2. Select “TCP/IP config”.
  3. Select "IP Mode".
  4. Select "Static IP".
  5. Enter the static IP reserved for the Verifone VX820. To enter the "." character, double-press the "1" key. Press the
    [GREEN]
    key when done.
  6. Enter the Subnet Mask of your network setup. Press the
    [GREEN]
    key when done.
  7. Enter the Gateway of your network setup. Press the
    [GREEN]
    key when done.
  8. Enter
    0.0.0.0
    for the DNS Pri setting. Press the
    [GREEN]
    key when done.
  9. Enter
    0.0.0.0
    for the DNS Sec setting. Press the
    [GREEN]
    key when done.
Configuring the Application
In your point-of-sale system settings, add the IP address of the Verifone VX820 to send the transactions to the reader.