Passport with Mako Router.
Written by Kashif Matin
Updated over a week ago

STEP 1: Locate the Mako Router connected to your Passport POS (pictures below, models may vary):

STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet cable from the Back Office Computer to PORT 3 On Mako Router. If Port 3 is already used then it may be connected to a Mako switch (picture below) and you can connect to any 'open' and available port.

STEP 3: Log into your Windows Operating System with Administrative rights. Open Control Panel, Network & Sharing Center -> Change adapter options -> Right-click on your Ethernet Card or Ethernet-USB-adapter connected to the Mako router. Locate -> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and enter the IP settings below:

  • Setup the I.P. on the connection as Follows

  • I.P. address

  • Subnet Mask

  • Default gateway

  • Preferred DNS

  • Alternate DNS

In case you have a dual network card setup:

Step 4: Open the Command Prompt ( with Administrative rights) and enter the following command (before connecting to XML folder) below:

route -P add mask

Step5: Open folder (any)-> Network- right click for map network drive->

  • Connection to XML Folder using \\\XMLGateway

  • Select connect using different credentials ->

  • Username: BackOffice

  • Password: BackOffice

Follow the prompts to finish the connection. If your connection to XML folders were successful you will see XML Gateway folders like in the picture below:

Step: 6

If the above steps don't provide access to XML Gateway folders then please call and contact Mako Support. Explain that you are installing a new back Office and would need PORT 3 open and IP address Mapped to reach the XML Gateway Folders on your Passport POS. In case of a Mako switch connected to Port 3 you will need a Port to be opened on the switch to access the XML folders (like above).

Step 7:

Try the above Step 1-5 again.

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