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Cisco-Valet Wireless Router

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Cisco - Valet
  • Create a wireless hotspot in your home and connect your laptops, desktops, game consoles, and mobile devices to the Internet
  • Connect your wired devices to your Valet Plus for faster file transfers and streaming entertainment and get expanded wireless coverage for larger homes
  • Set Up in Minutes: Simply insert Valet's included Easy Setup Key to launch Cisco Connect software, breeze through the simple screens, and you're wireless
  • Parental controls allow you to limit your kids' time online, block specific sites and/or certain times of the day; customize the settings on each computer for a safer Internet experience
  • Give friends and visitors password access to the Internet but not your private information
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Technical Details

Model: Cisco - Valet
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Model: M10
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabits Per Second
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Product Details

Model: Cisco - Valet
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 3.2 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003B4AVRE
  • Item model number: M10
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (745 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 31, 2010

Product Description

Model: Cisco - Valet

Product Description

Valet is the surprisingly simple wireless router that gives you the power to quickly and simply make your home wireless. Valet gets you connected to the Internet in just three steps: plug in the included Easy Setup Key, breeze through a few simple setup screens, and start enjoying the freedom of wireless. The included Easy Setup Key automatically saves your wireless settings, allowing you to quickly link your other wireless devices and manage your home wireless with ease.

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Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Introducing Valet: The Surprisingly Simple Wireless Router

Valet is the surprisingly simple wireless router that gives you the power to quickly and simply make your home wireless. Valet gets you connected to the Internet in just three steps: plug in the included Easy Setup Key, breeze through a few simple setup screens, and start enjoying the freedom of wireless. The included Easy Setup Key automatically saves your wireless settings, allowing you to quickly link your other wireless devices and manage your home wireless with ease. Remember when going wireless required technical expertise and hours of effort? Not anymore--Valet just works.

The Valet wireless router makes it easy to connect all your Wi-Fi devices.

Sleek, modern styling combined with easy wireless set-up
Valet combines sleek, modern styling with easy
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Key Features

  • Valet is the surprisingly simple wireless router that makes it easy to connect your computers, gaming consoles, smart phones, and other devices to the Internet .
  • Set up your Valet in three simple steps: just insert the Easy Setup Key to launch Cisco Connect software, then breeze through the simple screens, and you're wireless--it's that easy.
  • Enjoy the speed and range of Wireless-N.
  • Connect additional computers and other devices with easy-to-use Cisco Connect software.
  • Use Cisco Connect's customizable Parental Controls to block unwanted websites or restrict Internet usage during certain hours.
  • Grant guest access to visiting friends and family by providing a temporary password to guests, without having to share your own password or private information.
  • Customize your other settings using Cisco Connect.
As easy as 1-2-3

Set Up in Three Steps

Valet gets you connected in just three simple steps. Gone are the days when wireless setup was a frustrating process with lots of complicated steps and confusing terminology. Simply insert the included Easy Setup Key to launch Cisco Connect software, breeze through the simple screens, and you're wireless. It's that easy.

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 Everything Connected

Your Valet wireless router empowers you to enjoy all the benefits of your wireless home. Surf the Internet on your laptop, print wirelessly from anywhere in the house, check your email from your smart phone, and even stream your favorite movies and TV shows to your HDTV. Valet makes it all possible.

Safely Manage Your Family's Internet Access

Easy-to-use Cisco Connect software lets you set custom parental controls on the wireless devices in your home, so you can keep your children's Internet time safe and fun. Restrict Internet usage during certain hours, block unwanted sites, or ensure age-appropriate content with "Teen" and "Child" settings--and customize these controls by device. With parental controls, you're in charge.

Guest Friendly

Give friends and family convenient Internet access with the included Cisco Connect software. Remember when getting a guest connected entailed finding a 15-character password you had jotted down on a piece of paper months earlier? Not anymore. Just open Cisco Connect, and with a few simple clicks of your mouse, you'll have a temporary password you can pass along to your guests--without having to share your personal passwords and private information. Managing your home wireless has never been this easy.

Other Valet Products

Valet Plus
  • All the benefits of Valet, plus better range for larger homes and faster transfers of videos
Valet Connector
  • Free yourself from the shackles of unnecessary wires by wirelessly connecting your desktop and laptop PCs to the Internet.
  • Get set up easily: insert your Valet Connector into the USB port of your wired device, and you'll be wireless 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

We called Cisco spent an hour on the phone.
J. Vento
I highly recommend this product -- easy setup, great reception, no hassles (so far).
S. Reznik
The setup process was very easy using the installation key.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

243 of 255 people found the following review helpful By val on April 3, 2010
Style Name: Cisco - Valet Plus
I had a very old Airport base station and was having trouble connecting my DirecTv wireless adapter to it. I figured it was time to upgrade. I did a lot of research online and was worried about not being able to set up a new router using my Mac. I bought this router with high hopes of a quick set up. I was not disappointed. I had 2 Macbooks, a Wii, my TiVo DVR and the DirecTv system all working within 15 minutes. So far signal is great throughout my three story home. The router is in the basement and my husband is on the third floor Skyping away. I highy recommend this for anyone that wants a quick and easy setup with little hassles!
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333 of 355 people found the following review helpful By E. Willinger on April 19, 2010
Style Name: Cisco - Valet Plus Verified Purchase
Bought the Valet Plus to replace a Linksys G router that occasionally lost signal and that did not offer reliable coverage throughout my (not very big) apartment. Connecting 2 computers went smoothly, and range was definitely improved. Connecting 3rd computer produced error message but seemed to work anyway - attempting to add wireless Canon printer to the network caused another error message and connection failed. Called Cisco Support and was told, basically, that they don't fix printer problems; I insisted that was nonsense, since the product is sold as a "no-brainer" wireless solution and they had to help make it work. During conversation with service rep, the printer suddenly did recognize the Valet Plus (or vice-versa) and started working. Next day, connected iPhone successfully but printing failed again. This time, Customer Support dug a little deeper and checked the settings on the router. Then they told me I had to get a better driver from Canon since the router will only work with printers enabled for WPA/WPA2 security. When I asked why that wasn't listed on the box or anywhere else as a technical requirement for the product, the person had no answer - kept repeating that Cisco used "advanced" technology. After that useless call, I tinkered with the printer LAN settings and tried getting it to accept WPA (rather than WPA2) as security protocol. I was able to print again, but don't have confidence the problem is solved for good. So I have to choose whether to send back the Valet Plus or keep it and hope it works, accepting that I may have difficulty and that Cisco Support is pretty much not supportive at all. Be warned that "plug and play" may not be your experience with this item.

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147 of 157 people found the following review helpful By H. Cruz Febus on April 11, 2010
Style Name: Cisco - Valet
This is as close to plug and play as a wireless router gets. I was a little apprehensive about purchasing it because there are no product details outside the box. There is also no instruction manual inside but the USB key is prominently displayed. It simply instructs you to plug the USB key into the first computer. An onscreen guide walked me through the set up which consisted of plugging in a few cables. In less than five minutes the Cisco had set up a secure wireless network, a separate guest hotspot and sent me off to insert the USB key in any other computers I wished to connect to the network.
This is the ideal device for the person who just wants their electronics to work and is not interested in details. It is possible to access the configuration screen from the Cisco software or via the IP address but you're paying for the convenience of never having to look under the hood.
At the end of the process they reveal the name of your network and your password but there are no further instructions. I have not had a guest log on but I understand the process is similar to the login at a hotel. They actually have to open their internet browser and enter the password you provide on a welcome screen. A little more detail would have been nice.
The Valet includes 24 hour live tech support which I consider a big plus. The router has various lighted symbols flashing but none of them are marked. I called to find out what they were and had live assistance in less than a minute. The woman was very pleasant but scolded me when I asked about what looks like a power button in the middle. It seems you could lose your set-up if you press the button.
I have purchased many routers and this is by far the quickest and easiest to set up. The connection speed is also very good.
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127 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Publius Cornelius Scipio on July 8, 2010
Style Name: Cisco - Valet Plus Verified Purchase
The Cisco Valet is, indeed, easy to set-up; there's only one very significant problem with the wireless network that it sets up - degraded and unacceptable download and upload speed. After setting up my Cisco Valet wireless service with my main desktop PC and a laptop, I noticed that web pages were exceedingly slow. I undertook some speed tests and discovered that my desktop PC was 50% slower when connected to my wireless network as to when it was connected directly to my Comcast modem even after ensuring that my laptop was not connected to the network and was powered off. I called Cisco customer service and the technician advised me that the problem was the "safe surf" attribute of the Cisco valet. After the technician took direct control of my computer and reset my wireless network, he indicated to me that the problem was solved. I then took back control of my computer and ran a speed test. The readings were absolutely the same. When I told the technician that a 50% degredation in service was just not acceptable, he countered with a mantra that as long as I was able to connect with the internet, that's all that mattered. After my protestation that that was not all that mattered, he put me on hold to confer with his supervisor. He then repeated to me that as long as I was able to connect to the internet, that's all that mattered. I determined that any further discussion was futile, advised him that I would be returning the Cisco Valet to Amazon as an inferior product and that a failure to notify the customer that he/she could expect a 50% degredation in service was an unacceptable business practice.
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