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Cisco Valet Wireless Router Giveaway for Grads!

by on May 04, 2010
in Computers and Software, Giveaways, Computers & Accessories, Internet & Networking, Organization :: 176 comments

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Giveaway sponsored by Cisco

Congratulations to Linda from Winchester, CA for winning the Cisco Valet!

Cisco Valet wireless routerIf you have a child graduating from college who will soon be living on their own, 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 your own 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 May 21st, 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 Eve W. on May 04, 2010 :: 1:17 pm

Looks like i am the first to comment. Sign me up! I love to win things!


From adrienne Gordon on May 04, 2010 :: 3:50 pm

i’d like it because Cisco makes great products.


From Kim on May 04, 2010 :: 5:03 pm

I want to win this because I have a crappy router!


From Ann F on May 04, 2010 :: 6:18 pm

I just got a new laptop and want to set up a wireless network.  This would be great to win!


From Carol on May 04, 2010 :: 6:31 pm

I subscribe, and want to win because my router is like an antique.


From Jaque on May 04, 2010 :: 7:03 pm

I am subscribed.
I want this Cisco Valet Wireless Router so we can rid ourselves of all those cords snaking throughout our home…and because it is an excellent product.

Thank you. grin


From Michael Smith on May 04, 2010 :: 7:41 pm

would love to lose the cord


From bw on May 04, 2010 :: 7:59 pm

I need it because my router freezes up.


From mimi on May 04, 2010 :: 8:03 pm

I would really love to win this as mine just gave up working ... just stopped period .  :(


From SANDY on May 04, 2010 :: 9:55 pm

would seriously love this


From Gary McLaughlin on May 04, 2010 :: 9:59 pm

We have a lot of wireless devices. This would be perfect.


From blackdragons on May 04, 2010 :: 11:00 pm



From john rasmussen on May 04, 2010 :: 11:37 pm

I would like to get rid of the wires


From Amy Brewer on May 05, 2010 :: 1:20 am

I would use this when my friends come over to visit. I have one who comes at least once a week.It would also be for my daughter.


From Jaime on May 05, 2010 :: 1:56 am

My old D-link router is giving up on me. Recently I just start having a lot of dropped and weak connections. So this would be a great replacement to my old router, and it can finally rest in peace.


From Theresa Jenkins on May 05, 2010 :: 2:51 am

Already a subscriber…My parents are 81 years old and the grandkid just bought then a laptop so they can keep in touch with the great grandkids when they fly away for the winter…This sounds like something they could hook-up themselves…..thanks


From Jerry Lafferty on May 05, 2010 :: 5:26 am

Amazing timing. I constantly have to reset my router and it is driving me bonkers! I have to go unplug it and wait awhile and then plug it back in again. This would be wonderful. Thanks!


From Cecilia Davis on May 05, 2010 :: 9:34 am

With one in middle school and one starting college and both at home computers are a necessity. It would be nice to not trip over all the cords running through the house.I am already a subscriber.


From Kristi C on May 05, 2010 :: 10:11 am

I would love to have this for my daughter who is going to college in the fall.  I am a subscriber.


From Heather Simone on May 05, 2010 :: 10:33 am

I need a reliable router and this one looks great


From jl on May 05, 2010 :: 10:58 am

subscribed.  I want to replace my old netgear. should be alot reliable than my old one.


From Annette D on May 05, 2010 :: 11:01 am

I am an email subscriber!  I would love to win this for my son who will be going away to college!


From George on May 05, 2010 :: 11:09 am

I subscribe. I have had nothing but problems with my current wireless router. My new house has only one line coming in for the DSL making a working router all the more necessary.


From Steve Dadolf on May 05, 2010 :: 11:16 am

I’m using a 10 year old router and want to upgrade to be with the times.


From Kathy Markham on May 05, 2010 :: 11:21 am

I am a subscriber (FB and email) and would love to get this because I was JUST looking at these online and thinking about getting one! Booya!


From david basile on May 05, 2010 :: 11:24 am

my router is a little tired could use a nice clean connection


From Diane Zawislak on May 05, 2010 :: 11:28 am

Help!  We could use a new router.


From Deb Stewart on May 05, 2010 :: 11:46 am

I have subscribed and I would love this for my 17 year old niece when she goes to college.


From Linda Kish on May 05, 2010 :: 11:52 am

I am in desperate need of a wireless setup.


From Susan on May 05, 2010 :: 12:03 pm

I am a subscriber and I know just the person to give this to.


From Gina on May 05, 2010 :: 12:21 pm

I am a subscriber, I would love to win this because i’m always’ on the internet getting things’ done for my extended family, and would love to have a new router, because my old one has been giving us nothing but trouble. thanks for this chance


From Char on May 05, 2010 :: 1:25 pm

I’d love to replace my old router with this one, thank you for offering it!


From Edin Ahmedagic on May 05, 2010 :: 1:27 pm

This one would be welcomed in my home. It would help with my spaghetti cables problem (only myself to blame there). I’d be able to walk around my home without wondering if today I’ll break a leg (literally) or something else.


From Clark on May 05, 2010 :: 1:30 pm

I am subscribed, I could use a new router, my old one is on it’s last legs!


From Gary on May 05, 2010 :: 1:31 pm

My home wireless network could use an upgrade and this product would be a very nice upgrade.


From Jim on May 05, 2010 :: 2:05 pm

This would be great for my new laptop.


From tung ton on May 05, 2010 :: 2:09 pm

subscriber here & this would be for my son


From John Stewart on May 05, 2010 :: 2:25 pm

This is the first home router I’ve seen that makes provision for a separate “guest” network. This would really be useful for me!


From Ellen Beck on May 05, 2010 :: 2:48 pm


I would love to go wirelsss! We have cable and to eliminate this spider web of wires would be awesome!


From Christina on May 05, 2010 :: 3:16 pm

I’m a subscriber - and I’d love to have the new Cisco Valet for my niece, who now has an apartment of her own and will be studying music at the university!


From sharon goodpasture on May 05, 2010 :: 4:36 pm

i am a subscriber and love all the info. i would love to win as we now have 2 computers in the household and hope to get a laptop soon - this would come in handy.


From Joe on May 05, 2010 :: 5:09 pm

I need some new wireless bad….........


From Colin on May 05, 2010 :: 5:40 pm

um because its sweet and wireless, of course. Wires are the bane to home networks everywhere


From Jackie Hagman on May 05, 2010 :: 6:46 pm

i am subscriber and my husband would love a new router to set up


From Tracy on May 05, 2010 :: 8:11 pm

We are all switching from desktops to laptops in our home office, and aside from being the accounting department, office manager, inventory control and customer service I am also somehow multi-platform ‘tech support’ here in my ‘free’ time, this usb key made me do a ‘tim the toolman taylor grunt of satisfaction’ which means it’s VERY HIGH in my MUST HAVE list! grin


From Joseph Stowell on May 05, 2010 :: 8:37 pm

Awesome!  Who wouldn’t want a Cisco Valet Wireless Router?  Once you set it up, you can print to a wireless printer from anywhere in the house.  In fact, with spring being here now, taking your laptop outside to enjoy the great weather would be fabulous!  Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.


From Marie Leclerc on May 05, 2010 :: 8:48 pm

Because my husband just loves to have all the newest gadgets!


From Kevin on May 05, 2010 :: 9:25 pm

Show me the money!!!!


From Linda Lansford on May 05, 2010 :: 10:00 pm

I want one because I need one


From tpnoser on May 05, 2010 :: 11:12 pm

This is for me.  My graduate can get my hand-me-down D-Link router.


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