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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 Jessica on June 10, 2010 :: 6:41 pm

I would love to make my home more wire-free

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From addrienne mertens on June 10, 2010 :: 7:06 pm

i subscribe already…i would like a nicer one because the stupid cable co charges me to use my own. might as well have the best..right?

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From shel772 on June 10, 2010 :: 7:28 pm

The Cisco wireless router seems much simpler to install than others I have checked out. I would love to try this for my wireless connection.

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From Mike Matthews on June 10, 2010 :: 8:27 pm

Wow - I would LOVE to step up to this state-of-the-art wireless router! The features sound excellent - including the easy set-up - but since it’s a Cisco, I would expect that its best qualities would include its strong, dependable signal.

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From Alice Reynolds on June 10, 2010 :: 8:55 pm

I have an autistic child that loves to cruise the you tube videos and google cars and it would be great if he could do it on his DSI so I can use the computer smile

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From Louis on June 10, 2010 :: 9:13 pm

I want the new Cisco Valet, because my current home network is not very stable

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From Joseph on June 10, 2010 :: 9:16 pm

I’m a subscriber.

I would love a Cisco Valet Wireless Router so I can free myself from my current desktop computer in the bedroom and get a laptop so I can roam around the house/living room or even go outside this summer when the kids are playing.

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From Mike on June 10, 2010 :: 10:40 pm

With this new Cisco router, I can replace our old broken Linksys router.

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From gordon on June 10, 2010 :: 10:53 pm

Our router is shot—and this looks great!

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From Michelle H. on June 11, 2010 :: 12:21 am

I want this because I am not happy with our current wireless set-up.

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From Christina on June 11, 2010 :: 1:41 am

I’m subscribed to your newsletter, and I want the new Cisco Valet Wireless Router because it seems utterly convenient!

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From Hazel on June 11, 2010 :: 4:03 am

I would love to win this as I’ve had such bad luck with getting our computers to network and this looks simple and easy to use!

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From linda on June 11, 2010 :: 6:43 am

My daughter received a laptop for college graduation and she would love this wireless router!

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From Anita A. on June 11, 2010 :: 7:54 am

I want this because my old router is as old as the hills and I could use a speedy and sleek and great looking router.  Thanks!

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From Kelly Kimball on June 11, 2010 :: 9:12 am

I would like to win this b/c

it is easy to use

supports the newest technology

my son saved a whole year to buy Xbox, we have no way to connect it to the internet by the tv and need wireless for it.

Thanks.

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From sally wess on June 11, 2010 :: 9:53 am

this would come in so handy for our new computer setup. love cisco products, alway reliable

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From susan smoaks on June 11, 2010 :: 9:54 am

i am a subscriber, i would like the valet because i do a lot of traveling.  i saw the commercial for the valet and wanted it right away!

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From Matthew Deming on June 11, 2010 :: 10:27 am

I love to be able to bring my dad into the modern age with a new router and wireless setup.

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From John Sutton on June 11, 2010 :: 10:31 am

I would like it because it looks easy to install and use.  Thanks for the chance.

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From Erica C. on June 11, 2010 :: 10:36 am

I’m a subscriber smile
I would love to go wireless but it has seem complicated.  This is definitely perfect for our house.

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From Kathy S on June 11, 2010 :: 10:58 am

I’m a subscriber.
I’d love to win this because I received my first laptop for Christmas and just got around to hooking it up (along with my pc.) I must pay my internet provider monthly for the use of the modem which connects both. Would love to go totally wireless though! Great giveaway…thanks!

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From Adanma on June 11, 2010 :: 11:02 am

My wireless card is outdated.  I need something that works better.

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From jen on June 11, 2010 :: 11:25 am

~~*~~I want it because it’s sleek and oh so pretty~~*~~
And my old one just crapped out :0(

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From Tricia Andrews on June 11, 2010 :: 11:41 am

I am a subscriber with the email attached to this entry.
We would use it to make our office wireless! My husband and I could be on different computers!

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From Justine Pierson on June 11, 2010 :: 11:44 am

I want this cause I need a new one, I am now just ‘renting’ from comcast :(

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From Susan Smith on June 11, 2010 :: 12:35 pm

I subscribe and would love this so I could get wireless in my house.

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From estella miller on June 11, 2010 :: 2:05 pm

Would love to make our home wireless.Tired of being stuck in one room!

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From Maja Meza on June 11, 2010 :: 2:14 pm

subscriber. i want to win it for my husband. he says ours doesn’t work so well and he wants to replace it.

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From christopher h on June 11, 2010 :: 4:04 pm

my old router is in sad shape

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From pamela s on June 11, 2010 :: 6:11 pm

I’m subscribed via email.

I’d like to win because I’m very technologically challenged and this sounds easy enough for even me to do.  Thanks.

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From Jenna on June 11, 2010 :: 6:11 pm

I want this router so I don’t have to rent one from our cable company

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From Jay French on June 11, 2010 :: 6:23 pm

I’d like to have an update of my old router, which is starting to cause some problems.

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From Brian E. on June 11, 2010 :: 7:26 pm

Subscribed.

Thanks for the giveaway…still using a cable connection, looking for any excuse to go wireless !!!

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From Patti Sherman on June 11, 2010 :: 8:00 pm

Would sure like this for my RV

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From R Hicks on June 11, 2010 :: 8:43 pm

I AM A SUBSCRIBER

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

I WANT TO WIN THIS BECAUSE MY DAD HAS AN OLDER ROUTER THAT IS CAUSING PROBLEMS.  THIS WOULD FIX THAT!

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From Kim Benton on June 11, 2010 :: 8:47 pm

So my laptop would work in other rooms of the house.  Thanks so much for this offer. camsgram@kc.rr.com

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From Chrystal on June 11, 2010 :: 8:53 pm

I’m a subscriber.

I want this so having wireless in my home will be more simple.

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From Melissa B. on June 11, 2010 :: 8:57 pm

I want the cisco valet for my home to share internet with my children.

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From Chrysa on June 11, 2010 :: 9:58 pm

I want this to replace our crappy router!

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From Steve M. on June 11, 2010 :: 10:11 pm

I want this router because I don’t have one now.

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From Gianna on June 11, 2010 :: 10:30 pm

I’m a subscriber and I’d like it for my husband.

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From Kim Parrott on June 11, 2010 :: 10:40 pm

I could use this router because my old router just bit the dust! And it was purchased many, many years ago!


Thanks!

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