Mako 4500

Wireless Access Point / Secure Edge Router / Secure Zone Router


Mako 4500

The Mako 4500 brings the security, functionality and cloud management of the Mako System into a streamlined, cost-effective, smaller footprint that allows for application as either a secure edge router, secure zone router or a secure wireless access point. The Mako 4500 appliance is fully cloud-managed and allows customers the same flexible deployment model as with other Mako appliances. The 4500 also uses the same centralized management and monitoring model, making remote management and support simple and straightforward. Mako 4500 appliances have no moving parts and the units are industrial-strength, designed to address the challenging requirements and environments of business users and distributed enterprises.

User-Defined Use Cases

The 4500 can be configured as either a wireless access point (WAP) or as a secure edge router/zone router depending on your business needs. The appliance can be configured easily from the Central Management System, and changes made in the CMS take place in real-time, without a site visit or a need to locally re-flash the appliance.

PCI DSS Certified

The entire Mako System—including the 4500 firmware, our wireless networking technology, the Central Management System and our onboard software—is PCI DSS certified from end‐to‐end, providing peace of mind and security for businesses that accept credit cards. Mako’s PCI-certified wireless networking technology is a perfect fit for wireless and tablet‐based POS systems. When using Mako’s PCI-certified network configuration templates, Mako’s PCI reach is unsurpassed.

Centralized Logging/Reporting

Using a patented communications protocol, the Mako 4500 securely connects to the Central Management System (CMS), providing data that is used to generate easy-to-understand graphical reports. Real-time information about the network, including cellular and broadband data use by site, user and timeframe, intrusion attempts, Internet traffic records, estate-wide network status and much more is available to authorized users 24×7.

Embedded Wireless

The Mako 4500 features dual‐band wireless on 802.11b/g/n/ac standards for customer hotspots or general business use and supports up to four wireless SSIDs per appliance.

Mako VPN Cloud Makes Creating Virtual Private Networks Easy

The 4500 is ideal for connecting home workers, IoT applications or retail or remote locations to head offices, data centers or third-party application providers easily and securely. The Mako 4500 can be used as part of a Mako VPN Cloud, which supports circuit, hardware and geographic redundancy, allowing your Mako 4500 to connect to fast, reliable VPNs across broadband directly when configured as a router, or in conjunction with other Mako appliances when configured as a WAP. Using Mako’s VPN Cloud technology, remote locations connected by Mako appliances can be linked in seconds without requiring static IP addresses.

Simple Troubleshooting

In addition to CMS troubleshooting diagnostic tools, the network LED on the Mako 4500 provides Internet and network connection information at a glance. For non‐technical users, this makes it easy to quickly diagnose network issues.

Quick and Easy to Deploy

Like all Mako appliances, the 4500 allows for zero touch deployment by automatically receiving device-specific configuration information from the Mako CMS via the cloud. Remote sites can get up and running quickly, easily and securely.


Interface 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port with 802.3af/at PoE
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port
1 x DC power connector
1 x USB 2.0 Port
Mounting Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall mount
Optional pole mount, in-ceiling bracket and junction box plate

Mounting Options: wall/ceiling, in ceiling, pole, T-rail clips, junction plate


Dual Concurrent Radio 2.4 GHz: 802.11b/g/n with max data rate up to 400 Mbps
5 GHz: 802.11a/n/ac with max data rate up to 867 Mbps
Transmit Power (combined) 2.4 GHz: 25 dBm (max)
5 GHz: 24 dBm (max)
Max transmit power is limited by regulatory power
Radio Chains /
Spatial Streams
2 x 2 / 2


Operating Mode AP, Router
SSIDs Supports up to 8 SSIDs per frequency band
Guest Network Allocates a separate network segment for guest access within the same WLAN
Security WPA/WPA2 PSK
Hidden SSID
MAC address filtering (up to 50 MAC) Client isolation
Other Wireless Client List
Background Scanning
Auto Transmit Power
Band Steering

VPN Throughput

VPN Cloud Up to 40 Mbps
IPsec Up to 40 Mbps
Concurrent VPNs 10

Physical and Environmental

Chassis Dimensions 5.59 x 5.59 x 1.34 in | 142 x 142 x 34 mm (L x W x H)
Power Supply Input DC 12 VDC/1A
PoE: Compatible with 802.3af/at
Operating Temperature 32 °F to 104 °F | 0 °C to 40 °C
Humidity 0 % to 90 % typical


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