Mako 6500-M

Fast, flexible and secure Internet access.


Mako 6500-M Network Appliances

The 6500-M continues Mako’s legacy of design innovation, building on the award-winning 6500 platform and incorporating new features that deliver fast, flexible and secure networks for businesses with small sites. With a sealed tamper-evident unit, no moving parts and high heat tolerance, the 6500-M adds LTE, 1Gbps transfer speed technology, more wireless channels and four LAN ports.

Built with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in mind, the Mako 6500-M allows businesses to quickly and easily segment their payment networks, apply strict security controls, and lock down their systems to PCI DSS criteria.

Fast, Flexible Connection Options

Mako 6500‐M appliances provide WAN connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, and a fast and multi-carrier capable LTE connection. However your business connects to the Internet, Mako protects it.

Embedded Wireless

The Mako 6500-M features single or dual-band 802.11 b/g/n wireless for customer hotspots or general business use, supporting up to four wireless networks in one appliance. Retailers can even use Mako’s secure wireless tor tablet-based POS systems.

Fast LTE and Failover

If enabled, the Mako 6500‐M will automatically switch over to use LTE if the fixed-line network connection drops, protecting businesses in case of unexpected interruptions. This non-stop network feature provides high availability at a business-friendly cost. Where fixed-line connections are impractical, LTE can also be set as the primary connection method. Mako’s LTE connection works with all U.S. carriers, and is certified on the Sprint network.

PCI DSS-Certified

The entire Mako System – including the 6500-M, our wireless, Central Management System and software – is PCI DSS certified from end-to-end, providing peace of mind and security for businesses accepting credit cards.

Centralized Logging/Reporting

Using a patented communications protocol, Mako 6500‐M appliances securely send traffic information to the Mako Central Management System every few minutes. This data is used to generate easy‐to-understand graphical reports about the network, including data use by site, user and timeframe, intrusion attempts and Internet traffic records.

Easy Virtual Private Networks

Remote locations connected by Mako appliances and VPN concentrators can be linked in seconds by three easy mouse clicks via the CMS, all without requiring static IP addresses. Each Mako 6500‐M can simultaneously link up to 20 external VPNs.

Simple Troubleshooting

A color-coded LED panel on the Mako 6500-M provides Internet and network connection information at a glance. For non-technical users, this makes it easy to quickly diagnose network issues. When technical support is needed, helpdesk technicians use the CMS to view and control the appliance status, connections and configuration, making it easy to troubleshoot and resolve issues without the need for site visits.

Quick and Easy to Deploy

Like all Mako appliances, the 6500‐M automatically receives configuration information from the Mako CMS via the cloud, so sites are up and running quickly and easily.


LAN Interface 4 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps ports. Auto crossover.
WAN Interfaces 1 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps port. Auto crossover. 1 x RJ11 ITU G.992 port, half or full duplex 1GBit/s transfer.
Power Supply External 100 or 240VAC Input (50 or 60Hz) 12VDC output
USB Port For support functions (i.e. manual configuration).
Chassis Dimensions 8.58 x 8.58 x 1.57 inches 218 x 218 x 40 mm (L x W x H)
Operating Temperature 41° F to 104° F | 5° C to 40° C
Humidity 10% to 90% relative, non-condensing
Hardware VPN Encryption Supported
Power Consumption 10W – Typical


Channels 2.4/5 GHz, four SSIDs supported
Supported Standards 802.11 b/g/n
Bandwidth Up to 300 Mbps per channel
Security WPA2 Personal
Frequencies 802.11b/g:
2.412–2.472 GHz
802.11n HT20:
2.412–2.472 GHz
802.11n HT40:
2.422–2.462 GHz
5.18–5.825 GHz
Other Integrated access point scanning Wireless Multimedia (WMM) QoS
Output Power < 100 mW (e.i.r.p.)

Cellular Protocols

LTE 1900(B2), AWS(B4), 850(B5), 700(B13), 700(B17), 1900(B25)
Modem MC7355
LTE 2100(B1), 1800(B3), 2600(B7), 900(B8), 800(B20)
Modem MC7304


Network Protocols PPP over Ethernet (RFC 2516 PPPoE)
Electromagnetic Compliance EN55022 – CSPIR 22 Class B (EMC) EN55024 – CSPIR 24 (Immunity) FCC Part 15 Class B
Wireless Compliance EN 300328
Safety Standards CB, IEC 60950, EN 60950 & AS/NZS 60950
NZ Telecoms PTC 257 (3G)
Environmental Lead-free and RoHS compliant
Firewall Stateful Packet Inspection, Verifone MNSP Program, Gilbarco MNSP Program

Model Variations

6500-M Single-band wireless (802.11 b/g)
6500-MW2 Dual-band wireless (802.11 b/g/n)
6500-M/LTE Single-band wireless (802.11 b/g) + LTE WAN
6500-MW2/LTE Dual-band wireless (802.11 b/g/n) + LTE WAN


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