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Cisco AM10 Valet Connector USB Wireless Adapter

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  • Offers seamless connections and high-speed access designed to let you go online anywhere in your home to watch movies, share photos or transfer files with ease
  • Wireless-N (2.4 GHz) standard
  • Easy setup - self-installs directly from Valet Connector USB adapter
  • Includes extension cable and base
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Model: AM10
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Connectivity Technology: Wireless

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.7 x 2.3 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003B41XYO
  • Item model number: AM10
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 31, 2010

Product Description

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Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Introducing the Valet Connector Wireless Adapter

The Valet Connector Wireless Adapter lets you enjoy the Internet without the hassle of messy cords. Use the Valet Connector to provide a fast and reliable wireless connection to non-wireless desktop and laptop PC computers. Simply plug the Connector into your computer's USB port to launch pre-loaded software, follow a few simple on-screen steps, and your computer is now wireless.

The Valet Connector provides a reliable wireless connection to non-wireless desktop and laptop PC computers.
The Valet Connector with included stand
The Valet Connector with included stand.

Key Features

  • Provide a wireless connection to your non-wireless desktop and laptop PC computers
  • Enjoy the speed and range of Wireless-N
  • Get set up easily: insert your Valet Connector into the USB port of your wired device, and you'll be wirelessly enabled in just a few minutes
  • Enjoy wireless on-the-go: take your pocket-sized Valet Connector with you to connect your laptop to hotspots at coffee shops, hotels, and airports
  • Makes a great addition to homes with a Valet wireless router
Set up in minutes
Set up in minutes with just a a few simple on-screen steps (see more screenshots from the set-up software).

Get Connected

The Valet Connector lets you enjoy the benefits of your wireless home on your non-wireless laptop and desktop PC computers. Use the Valet Connector to provide a fast and reliable wireless connection to your wired PCs, so you can surf the Internet, check your e-mail, and print wirelessly--without having to bother with messy cords.

Set Up in Minutes

Your Valet Connector makes it quick and easy to provide a wireless connection to your wired device. Just insert your Valet Connector into the USB port of your non-wireless computer to launch pre-loaded software. Then follow a few simple on-screen steps, and your computer will be connected wirelessly in minutes. It's that easy.

Wireless On-the-Go

Your pocket-sized Valet Connector gives you the power to enjoy wireless on-the-go. Take the Connector with you to connect your laptop to hotspots at coffee shops, hotels, and airports.

Other Valet Products

Valet
  • Create a wireless hotspot in your home and easily connect your computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and other devices to the Internet.
  • Get set up in minutes: insert the Easy Setup Key to launch Cisco Connect software, breeze through the simple screens, and you're wireless.
  • Connect additional computers and other devices with easy-to-use Cisco Connect software.
Valet Plus
  • All the benefits of Valet, plus better range for larger homes and faster transfers of videos

Product Description

Cisco Valet AM10 IEEE 802.11n (draft) - Wi-Fi Adapter AM10 Network Adapters - Wireless

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Do not buy from Cisco they are awful.
Sandy Lynn
Set up is easy, just plug in and install.
James M.
Concerned about the heat issue, though!
Farris81

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 26, 2010
My goal was to connect my new desktop (running Windows 7) to my existing wireless network.

What I liked:

1. It worked - not to set the bar too low, but this was the second adapter I tried. So I was elated that this actually worked.
2. Ease of setup - no extra discs, just plug it into a USB port and the necessary drivers (and the actual Win7 drivers, which it seems most adapters on the market do not have pre-packaged) are right in the adapter itself. Though this was not perfect - see below.
3. The design is attractive and convenient with a built-in stand.
4. Speed seems good - no issues so far.

What I did not like - the setup software that comes with the device wants to be the controller for your network. After downloading the drivers it did not want the password for my network, but rather the Hexidecimal password. After shutting that part of the installer down I just used the wireless network function within Windows itself to locate and join my existing network. A minor issue at best.

My needs are simple, so I cannot say if this will be good for more complex situations/ needs, but it works and I'm happy.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Burton on November 11, 2011
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It works just fine and the price here was the same as Woot.com the day I bought it.

This guy does a neat trick I've been expecting some device to do for years, but this is the first one I've seen:
It's a multi-function USB device.
When you plug it in, it appears to your computer twice: once as a wifi adapter and also as a USB mass storage device ("thumbdrive") WITH DRIVERS ON IT.
Surely there aren't drivers for every single OS ever made and ever to be made, but I'm sure the popular ones are covered. The WinXP ones were there for me. Not sure what else is.
So, in addition to being wifi adapter, it's also a USB mass storage device.
You could use it as a thumb drive. It doesn't hold a ton though. Seems like there's about 1-2 GB free.
So, no need for a disk with the drivers and no need to get drivers from the Internet (which can be hard it you're replacing another broken network adapter which is surely a popular reason for buying this).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ha on October 22, 2011
it works, and the extension cord is nice, but the adapter gets hot after a while. I got this to replace my tp link adapter because the item description where i bought it said it was 300 mbps which was twice that of the tp link adapter, so i thought it meant it was faster and better. but really they're about the same, except when the cisco adapter got really hot i had no connection and had to take it off the extension cable and put it back on. i get 2/3 bars with the cisco vs 3/4 bars with my tp link adapter (without a usb extension). the bad thing about the included usb extension is that it's shaped so that it'll only fit the cisco adapter. i wish it didnt have the walls so i could use it for my other usb devices, especially because i only have two usb ports in the front of my tower. anyway, i don't recommend this to anyone at retail price. i got it for about $6 +$5 shipping brand new from woot, but it's not really worth it, considering how hot it gets relatively quickly and doesn't pick up signal as well as other wireless adapters i've used. it looks pretty though
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Reznik on July 9, 2010
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Worked as expected. I have used Liksys and Cisco products other than the Valet, and I can say wholeheartedly that the Valet is by far the easiest to setup/use. Signal is strong and no problems so far. Thumbs Up!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Margaux Paschke VINE VOICE on December 1, 2010
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I love this thing! I have the Cisco-Valet Plus Wireless Router which made setting up a home network and connecting all my wireless devises a breeze. I had a HP Media Center pc that was so slow I was forced to upgrade. I moved it to the guest/study room and was planning to use it for my kids but I could not get the pc to connect to my network. A quick call to Cisco Valet Plus customer service (I cannot say enough great things about their service) determined that the HP Media pc did not have built-in wireless. They advised me that I needed a wi-fi adapter to access my network, and more importantly to my kids - the internet with all its Cartoon Network games. Several options were provided that would work for my outdated Windows Service Package 2. I asked about this Cisco Valet connector since I was already impressed with the ease of the Valet Plus but was told that this product only worked with Windows Service Package 3.

I dragged my old pc back to the modem to upgrade so I could purchase this instead of another product that would work with the older Serivce Package 2. After receiving this Connector, I am glad I went through the extra effort. It was a breeze to set up. All I had to do was follow the 3 step process listed on screen and presto, I was connected to my network and had access to the internet. After installing Nanny software to monitor usage by my kids, my old pc is viable once again. Yeah!
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