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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple Design and It Works, April 26, 2010
This review is from: Cisco AM10 Valet Connector USB Wireless Adapter (Personal Computers)
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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Initial post: Apr 28, 2010 10:52:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2010 10:54:50 PM PDT
MT says:
I have a Cisco connector and all it asked me is if I had a Cisco router (yes or no), and gave a list of local connections. From there I just entered my password. It was extremely straight forward and simple.

I am using XP SP3. I wonder if that could of been the reason?

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 2:04:10 PM PDT
Maybe someone can help me out. What purpose does this wireless connector have if the PC or device you are hooking up already has built in wireless G or N ? Wouldn't the built in wireless perform the same function as does this connector?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 8:24:39 PM PDT
Vanessa H. says:
This isn't meant for that situation. This was made for computers that do not have a wireless card.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 7:16:05 AM PDT
It is an upgrade for built-in wireless that is less than Wireless-N (A,B,G). So if you have built-in Wireless-G you can potentially get faster speeds using this connector with a Wireless-N router.

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 11:30:52 AM PDT
sportlivin says:
"the setup software that comes with the device wants to be the controller for your network."

this was not the case in my situation. i didnt remember doing anything special either... i just plugged it in, the software started installing, it asked me if i had a cisco router, i said no, it asked me to select the network i wanted to connect to (there was like twice as many as i normally see with my netbook, and thats saying a lot!), i selected my network. it asked for my encryption key, i put that in and it was connected. i closed the installer and windows wireless manager has always controlled the connections. it sees this adapter just like any network adapter, as it should.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 7:48:38 AM PST
Hi Gail, someone probably already answered this for you, but if your PC already has a wireless card you don't need this. Desktop (as opposed to laptop) PCs often don't have a wireless card built in.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 1:33:01 AM PST
Does this work with Windows 8.1?
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