Hardwired connections can be as much as 5x faster than Wi-Fi and are less prone to connectivity issues. ✔️

To achieve this high-speed, reliable network and internet connection between your POS and Fresh KDS iPad, the following equipment is required:

  • Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter.
    Purchase directly from Apple, or find it on Amazon.
    *Note: We recommend using an official Apple adapter that includes a lightning power port, as imitation replicas can be defective.

  • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter.

    Purchase directly from Apple, or find it on Amazon.
    *Note: We recommend using an official Apple adapter, as imitation replicas can be defective.

  • Standard Ethernet Cable.
    Purchase directly from your desired provider, or find it on Amazon.
    *Note: Choose the appropriate length to accommodate your kitchen setup.

  • Standard Apple Lightning Power Cable with Wall Charger Block.
    Purchase directly from Apple, or find it on Amazon.


How To Hardwire Fresh KDS (iOS)

💡 Helpful Tip: The order of operations is essential for internet and network access.

Power to the Fresh KDS iPad must be sourced from an AC outlet (not a USB from a computer).

  1. Connect the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter to your network using the Standard Ethernet Cable. (via the back of the modem or applicable ethernet port.)

  2. Plug the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter into the Camera Adapter USB port.

  3. Plug an Apple Lightning power cable into the Camera Adapter.

  4. Turn off Wi-Fi on the Fresh KDS iPad.

  5. Connect the Camera Adapter to the Fresh KDS iPad.

After 5-10 seconds, the hardwired internet and network access should be available.


🌐 Looking to hardwire the connection for a Fresh KDS Android device?
Visit: Hardwiring Setup for Android Devices.

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