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This topic is ONLY relevant to security gateways. It is NOT relevant to managed switches.
The Hardware page (Fig. 1) allows you to update the hardware configuration of the selected Mako in the Central Management System (CMS) so you can replace the existing Mako device with a new Mako device while preserving some of your settings. Most existing settings will be erased. Proceed with caution.
Changing the hardware configuration will erase most of your existing settings. The only exception is where both configurations have the same WAN interface type, e.g. both are ADSL, both are Ethernet, or both are cellular. In this case, only the LAN ports and Mako Failover settings are changed.
- Unplug the old Mako device.
- Update the hardware configuration using the Update Hardware Configuration form.
- Plug in the new Mako device.
Update Hardware Configuration
Use the update hardware configuration form to update the hardware configuration for the selected Mako in the CMS so it will match the new physical device.
Mako Device Model
Choose the appropriate model number of the new Mako device.
You can find the model number of a 6000 series Mako in the top line of the serial number sticker on the back of the Mako device.
For other Mako devices, you can compare the back panel configuration with the illustrations that display as you change the selected model number in the dropdown.
The Mako device will be rendered inoperable if the selection you choose here does not match its physical configuration. This may result in a significant delay in service enablement.
For Mako 4500 and 4600 models (Fig. 2), choose whether the Mako device behaves as an Access Point (AP) or a Security Gateway.
- The Mako device is configured without a WAN. Instead, the WAN port is configured as part of the LAN.
- The Internet is accessed via the LAN.
- Multiple Wi-Fi networks can be bridged to the LAN or trunked off the LAN using 802.11Q VLANs.
- The Mako device is configured with both WAN and LAN segments.
- The Internet is accessed via the WAN.
- Multiple Wi-Fi networks can be bridged to the LAN or trunked off the LAN using 802,11Q VLANs.
- The WAN and LAN segments must be separate subnets.
Enter the Mako ID of the new Mako device.
The Mako ID is a unique 12-digit identification printed on the bottom panel of every Mako device.
Enter your password for security purposes.
Click the “Update Configuration” button to initiate the automated update process using the values entered above.
The Mako device may restart shortly after this update to download new software packages.