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Cisco Valet Wireless Router Giveaway for Father's Day!

by on May 24, 2010
in Computers and Software, Giveaways, Computers & Accessories, Internet & Networking, Organization :: 142 comments

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Giveaway sponsored by Cisco

Cisco Valet wireless routerIf your father is still cabled to his router, or you want to set up a wireless in your own home but have been putting it off because of the complexity of setting it up, the Cisco Valet line is for you.

Cisco® is pairing its wireless technology leadership with Flip Video’s simplicity-in-design approach to launch Valet™ -- a breakthrough new product line that makes home wireless simple and accessible for everyone.

cisco valet setup keyQuick Set-Up and Simple Management
Valet is the first wireless product line to make it simple for anyone to set up and manage their own home wireless network. Getting started with Valet is incredibly easy. Consumers simply insert the included USB set-up key right into their PC or Mac and the Cisco Connect software takes over. Unlike other wireless products that require 20 to 30 complicated steps to set up, Valet takes only three steps from start to finish. The Valet set-up key retains all set-up information and can be easily inserted into additional home computers to add them to the home’s wireless seamlessly.

Personalized Wireless Experience
Once set up, Valet gives you a simple way to manage your home wireless experience. The included Cisco Connect software makes it easy to: 1) add additional devices to the network, 2) set parental controls, 3) provide Internet access for guests on a separate guest network and 4) customize personal security settings such as passwords.

Valet also provides a new level of control for parents with simple tools to manage their family’s online experience. Valet’s Cisco Connect software lets parents easily set controls on the fly, so they can modify web usage for certain days and times of the week, or even for temporary periods. If teens are spending too much time on social networks or game systems, for example, parents can modify their wireless access so that they cannot go online after 9:00 pm on weeknights. Internet access for each personal device connected to a Valet - from a computer, to a gaming system, to a smartphone - can be individually controlled or changed as needed for the particular child or teen, including blocking inappropriate web content.

In addition, Valet makes it easy to set up wireless access when friends or family come to visit. With a completely separate wireless connection, guests can use their laptops or mobile phones around the house, while the main Valet home network remains secure and private.

Enter the Cisco Valet Wireless Router giveaway for a chance to win a Cisco Valet ($99.99 MSRP)!
 

To enter for a chance to win:

  1. First, subscribe to the Techlicious newsletter using the "Subscribe" box on this page or any other page on the site—be sure to provide your name, city and state when subscribing and a valid email address (the same one used for your comment)
  2. Then, tell us in a comment below why you want the new Cisco Valet!

Maximum of one entry per person. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on June 11th, 2010.
 

Official Rules

We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Click here for the full rules.


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From Steve on June 02, 2010 :: 4:57 pm

I am the proverbial father mentioned - still wired to my router.

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From gordon on June 02, 2010 :: 5:28 pm

Our router’s on it’s last legs as it is!

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From Tracy on June 02, 2010 :: 10:07 pm

I already subscribe! My router can named ‘dante’s inferno’ it’s so hot to the touch, I’d definitely be keeping this one, as I’m the one who hooks up all the tech gadgets in my house! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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From Tracey on June 03, 2010 :: 12:01 am

I want to go wireless!

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From David on June 03, 2010 :: 12:12 am

I need to set up wireless network and this would make it easy.

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From Bryanna P. on June 03, 2010 :: 1:43 am

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

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From Sharon Aquilino on June 03, 2010 :: 4:32 pm

I am already a subscriber and would like this to replace my clumsy wireless network.

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From Randy Bailey on June 03, 2010 :: 6:00 pm

Email subscriber
Looks like this would be a breeze to use

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From Les on June 03, 2010 :: 9:42 pm

I want to win this to give to my Dad for Father’s Day.  My mother recently passed away and my Dad and I have become very close (despite being 3,000 miles apart).  A wireless router would enable us to chat more often as he could use a laptop as he needs to rest with his feet up.  I will be donating him a kidney in the next few months and then we can both use the wireless while we are recouping together.

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From Molly Capel on June 04, 2010 :: 5:26 am

I’m a subscriber. I would love this for our house, so I can get my sons computer online, & finally get our old computer set up for the younger kids. This looks super easy to use!

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From Jenn S. on June 04, 2010 :: 5:02 pm

We need a new wireless router and this one is easy enough for me to set up.

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From Jason C on June 04, 2010 :: 5:10 pm

My wife and I are looking for a new router and this one looks great.

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From Shilo Beedy on June 04, 2010 :: 8:11 pm

I want to have a easier setup then what were currently using.

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From Karen P= on June 05, 2010 :: 2:46 am

I want it so I can set up the hours of use customizable.

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From Larry Dunton on June 05, 2010 :: 8:16 am

It may be really nice to use traveling to add wireless at times so you are not suck to a cable..

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From Amanda D on June 05, 2010 :: 11:41 am

I’m a subscriber!

This would be great because we were finally offered Highspeed in our area a couple months ago. Thank you for the giveaway!

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From Constance L on June 05, 2010 :: 2:01 pm

I would love to win this. I need something like this to get my laptop up to speed in our home.
imin2fun81 at mail dot com

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From thomas holman on June 05, 2010 :: 11:14 pm

good deal

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From M. Rogers on June 07, 2010 :: 12:19 am

I’d like to win this so I can remove my computer from it’s electronic umbilical cord.

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From Laura A on June 07, 2010 :: 12:14 pm

Would be a great way to set up my son’s computer.

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From Jill L on June 07, 2010 :: 10:30 pm

Wow, this looks like such an easy set up!!  We’ve been having lots of troubles lately and this looks like a very simple fix. Looks like even I could hook it up.

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From Dave on June 08, 2010 :: 1:09 am

This is one of those items my parents really need, but won’t admit it. So if I win this, I can show them what they’ve been missing. Thank you for the great give-away.

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From Edin Ahmedagic on June 08, 2010 :: 3:48 am

This would help with getting rid of spaghetti cabling that I’ve going at my home.

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From Christie on June 08, 2010 :: 4:03 am

I am a subscriber.  I would like to win the Cisco Valet because it would give me some valuable control over internet usage in our home.

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From Paul blundin on June 08, 2010 :: 8:55 am

I’m the Dad.  That’s why.

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From Melia Koerner on June 08, 2010 :: 8:57 am

I need to go wireless while on the road racing my hydroplane.

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From Terry quinn on June 08, 2010 :: 1:35 pm

I would luv this im disabled and on an fixed income, would enable my son and me to experience internet!

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From David Seim on June 08, 2010 :: 3:38 pm

Please let me win a much needed router!

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From PATRICK GOHL on June 09, 2010 :: 3:12 pm

So being in my wheelchair is more free to roam and be happy

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From Cynthia S on June 09, 2010 :: 3:14 pm

Our wireless router is so tempermental.  It would be great to have one that worked when it should!!  Great giveaway

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From Randall S on June 09, 2010 :: 3:18 pm

Need a new router. Mine is a piece of junk~!!

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From imma_aunt on June 09, 2010 :: 3:22 pm

I want this because my current wireless router has failed and now I have to use a ethernet cable which does not allow any freedom of movement around the house.

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From Dan M on June 09, 2010 :: 3:25 pm

Could use this so I could finally be wireless

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From Delorce Clark on June 09, 2010 :: 3:30 pm

I would love to win this! Thanks!

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From Joseph Stowell on June 09, 2010 :: 4:16 pm

I am a subscriber (stowelljg at comcast dot net) and the Cisco Valet Wireless Router would be great to have because I would then have the freedom to work from anyplace, which would be great to work outside while the weather is so nice.  Thanks for the chance to win the Cisco Valet Wireless Router.

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From juau4 on June 09, 2010 :: 4:45 pm

Subscriber;  This would be a great Father’s Day gift!
A gift of freedom..

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From Denice P on June 09, 2010 :: 6:17 pm

Well the reason that I would like to win the Valet is becuase I am trying to get a more modern router. It’s a little scary going new but I know Cisco makes good products so I am not too worried. Thank you for your time.

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From Christina on June 09, 2010 :: 9:57 pm

I hate dealing with routers, but this one seems REALLY simple, so that’s why I want it!

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From Danielle on June 10, 2010 :: 4:05 am

i have a laptop and am still “plugged in” to the internet. Not fun. Need I say more?

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From den on June 10, 2010 :: 8:23 am

I need a wireless router and this would fit the bill

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From ag on June 10, 2010 :: 8:25 am

This will allow me to at last roam

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From Kristie on June 10, 2010 :: 9:38 am

I have not set up wireless in my home yet, so I would love to win this so I could do that.

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From Kim on June 10, 2010 :: 11:53 am

I’d like to win this because it sounds like it has better access management features than my current router.

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From Kathy on June 10, 2010 :: 2:07 pm

I would love to have this to eliminate all the wires that are hanging around. It sounds pretty easy to use too ! Thanks for the chance

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From Tonya Dean on June 10, 2010 :: 2:24 pm

I’m a subscriber and want this because who wouldn’t want this? Awesome prize! Thank you.

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From Happi Shopr on June 10, 2010 :: 2:58 pm

I subscribe and would love it for traveling

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From Jennifer H on June 10, 2010 :: 3:00 pm

I would like to win

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From Nancy V on June 10, 2010 :: 3:06 pm

This would be wonderful. Thanks for a great contest!

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From Kathy Scott on June 10, 2010 :: 5:16 pm

I would like to be able to go wireless.

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From Ron Miller on June 10, 2010 :: 6:58 pm

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