Quick Start Guide
This box contains:
One (1) Mako 4500
Anchor and screw and alternate anchor and screw for securing
Three (3) types of mounting brackets
You Must Have
A computer with a modern web browser, and if necessary, additional Ethernet ports/cables to connect the Mako Switch to the network.
An internet connection.
(For Wired Broadband) A broadband modem that delivers an ethernet connection.
Options You May Want:
The use of an electrical surge protector for your equipment is recommended.
An Ethernet switch(es) to extend your network(s).
Important Safety Instructions
Avoiding Fire, Shock, Electrical Damage
Keep your Mako Switch away from water or damp environments, including wet basements and around refrigeration units. Do not place containers of fluid on the Mako Switch, such as drinks, vases or cleaning products.
Use surge protectors to mitigate interference and damage from lightning storms.
Observe all warnings affixed to this Mako Switch or its power supply.
Do not attempt to open the Mako Switch. There are no user-serviceable parts. Repairs may only be performed by accredited service personnel.
Protect your credentials. Do not write your password down or give it to anyone else, not even to Mako Support personnel or sanctioned Managed Service Providers: they will never ask for your password. On rare occasions the Mako ID may be asked for. This is printed at the back of the Mako.
Connecting Your Mako
Please do not connect your Mako device to a power outlet until all other cables and antennas have been attached.
Your Mako 4500 device gets its configuration from the Mako Central Management System (CMS). Your Mako Networks reseller should have preconfigured a profile for your Mako device in the Mako CMS and should also have provided you with login credentials to access the Mako CMS to control and manage your Mako device.
The Mako CMS can be accessed by clicking the “Login” link at:
In the Mako CMS, you can verify that important settings are correct, such as your Wi-Fi and cellular configurations.
Connect a LAN port to your network switch. In smaller networks, the Mako device could connect directly to a single device, such as a PC.
Connecting Your Mako Device to the Network
LAN (PoE) should be connected to your existing local network.
FCC Compliance Notice
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to par 15 of the FCC Rules. These limit are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may case harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the seperation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.