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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 Timmy on May 05, 2010 :: 11:44 pm

I just got a new laptop and want to set up a wireless network…no “Rabbit ears” except mine!


From Jan on May 06, 2010 :: 1:06 am

I’m a subscriber!  I really want one because my son is graduating soon and I’m sure he’d love this


From Carolyn Barnett on May 06, 2010 :: 9:09 am

I want to win because my daughter is 18 and she is graduating from High School this month and i think it is about time she became more independant.This is a good way to start.


From kathy dunaway on May 06, 2010 :: 10:26 am

I would love to win because the Cisco Valet wireless router is a lot better than the crappy one that I am using now.


From James on May 06, 2010 :: 11:49 am

I need to win this as my wireless router is on the fritz !


From Charles Wade on May 06, 2010 :: 12:08 pm

I lose contact with my router almost everday and have to restart everything.


From Cynthia C on May 06, 2010 :: 1:12 pm

Just subscribed.  I don’t currently have a router and I have been wanting to set up a home network.  This looks great to me.


From den on May 06, 2010 :: 2:59 pm

don’t have a wireless router so this would be a nice addition to my system


From ag on May 06, 2010 :: 3:00 pm

will use it with my new tablet


From Brad on May 06, 2010 :: 4:16 pm

This would be great for my parents


From Christine on May 06, 2010 :: 4:29 pm

I’m a subscriber.

I’d love this because right now we have a modem/router that works well when it wants to and this sounds so fantastic and it’s wireless!  Can’t get much better than that.  Thank you!


From Gordon Weiss on May 06, 2010 :: 11:07 pm

The ease of use to hook up a home network with this! WOW modern technology…..Good luck to all who enter….


From lawdog on May 07, 2010 :: 8:29 am

Does it work under water?  I’m looking to reduce the number of plug-in appliances I use in the bathtub.


From MARY T on May 07, 2010 :: 3:14 pm

I’m a subscriber.

I need a new router in the worst way.  My old one is unreliable at best. 

Thanks for all the great info you provide!


From carolyn f on May 07, 2010 :: 4:35 pm

new router new router wow wow wow yes


From Constance L on May 07, 2010 :: 4:44 pm

I would love this because Valet is the first wireless product line to make it simple for anyone to set up and manage their own home wireless network.I would find it hard to set up any other wireless router on my own.

constancelavery at msn dot com


From Erin Walsh on May 07, 2010 :: 10:41 pm

I’ve always wanted a home network, but was sure that setting it up would be too complicated. This sounds simple enough for even me to do.


From eileen06 on May 08, 2010 :: 4:57 am

If I win it will help me when I go back to school. I am looking into getting a nursing degree.


From nixon dieu on May 09, 2010 :: 10:02 am

i want this so bad.i m tired of other useless and old router.i cant wait to turn to techlicious to snile upon me.this is my chance to have it.a wonderful Cisco Valet Wireless Router.HAVA HAPPY MOTHER DAY.


From Janice Wright on May 09, 2010 :: 1:44 pm

This router looks like a better one than I have now.


From mickeyfan on May 09, 2010 :: 4:59 pm

My current router was a cheap one…and works like a cheap router!


From Diane Baum on May 09, 2010 :: 8:15 pm

I am in desperate need of this


From Rosa Barnett on May 09, 2010 :: 9:46 pm

I want this so i will not have to steal my mom’s and take it upstairs when she is not looking.


From Judy A on May 10, 2010 :: 1:14 am

Subscriber.  Our router was just taken out by lightening.  This would save the “day”.


From Thomas G. on May 10, 2010 :: 7:22 pm

I am a subscriber and need a wireless router.


From Jacob LaFountaine on May 10, 2010 :: 10:52 pm

I like the Cisco brand and would expect this to be bulletproof


From Mitch Samuels on May 11, 2010 :: 12:21 am

I am living in an apartment complex, and until last month, I was stealing my upstairs neighbors wireless internet. He then decided to finally lock it, so my only source of internet was gone. I called up AT&T and had them hook me up. Now, I do not have a router, so I have to have a long, bright green Ethernet cord running over the middle of my living room to reach my computer. I would love it if I won this, I could really use it, and it would be better if it was free;)


From Jessica Wagner on May 11, 2010 :: 12:43 pm

I’m a subscriber.  We could really use this because my husband got rid of the router that the cable company gave us and replaced it with a “better” one that just doesn’t work right


From Trisha Dowling on May 11, 2010 :: 5:38 pm

i want to upgrade my system!!


From timothy farley on May 11, 2010 :: 7:39 pm

im a subsriber. i would love to win this contest.
thanks for the chance to win this great prize


From Tracey on May 12, 2010 :: 12:52 am

Because is seems like this might even be simple enough for me to set up. I have a desktop and a laptop but still have not set up a wireless router because I have no idea how to do it. I win this I’ll be wireless then I can get out of my home office and sit out on the deck and work outside Woo-hoo!!!


From Susan on May 12, 2010 :: 1:07 pm

I am a subscriber and would just love to have this new easy router.  Thanks for your great newsletter.


From Aleta on May 12, 2010 :: 3:06 pm

I think the USB key is a great idea! No more futzing around with a bunch of menus offering choices you don’t understand!


From Zach Craft on May 12, 2010 :: 4:16 pm

I am a subscriber. I would replace my old, and recently starting to fail, Linksys router. This would give me a lot of versatility in using my wireless devices.


From glenda on May 12, 2010 :: 4:54 pm

I pay a small fee every month for the wireles router I have now through the cable company. If I win this one it would be free.


From Grace Mauer on May 12, 2010 :: 7:00 pm

I would love to have this to set up a wireless network.


From Dot Sandman on May 12, 2010 :: 8:02 pm

Wow this would be great and would reeplace my old router to a wireless. Thank you for the chance to win!


From John OBrien on May 12, 2010 :: 9:00 pm

I’m getting weak connections on my current wireless router, would like to see strong ones.


From Brandy Byrne on May 12, 2010 :: 11:26 pm

Subscriber (mrssquigg @

Did I mention that I have a gazillion wires behind my desk?  Yeah,  I need this wireless router…..


From Derek on May 13, 2010 :: 3:11 am

I’m using an old dlink router and would love to upgrade.


From Keith Schul on May 13, 2010 :: 11:53 am

My router at home is terrible, it kicks us off all the time!  This one looks really nice.


From Marie Leclerc on May 13, 2010 :: 4:21 pm

I would like to win becauseits such a great prize!


From amanda petrucci on May 13, 2010 :: 4:51 pm

Fathers day is coming soon.  My husband has been studying for a cisco Certification.  How cool would it be if i won this and were able to give this to him for fathers day.  He is a network engineer and loves Cisco systems.


From Ravzie on May 13, 2010 :: 7:05 pm

This router would bring us into the new century!!!!  Thanks.


From Kayce Crews on May 13, 2010 :: 11:56 pm

I want the new Cisco Valet because I’ve worked with Cisco routers, but never the wireless kind.


From Melissa Rinker on May 14, 2010 :: 2:12 pm

I would like this product because my old router stopped working


From Monica Farmer on May 15, 2010 :: 2:44 pm

I would love to have a new Router instead of pointing my old one every which way to make it work!


From roy weintraub on May 15, 2010 :: 3:04 pm

as my daughter is going to college she a course wants a laptop so to prepare the house with wireless would be wonderful. Go Cisco!!


From Garrett Grobler on May 15, 2010 :: 10:19 pm

My parents just moved and now have just a cable modem instead of their DSL line.  They want to use their laptop in another room and only have their cable hooked up in the living room. The Cisco Valet would make their wireless dreams possible!


From Kimberly Lontrato on May 16, 2010 :: 4:40 pm

I am sometimes technically challanged - and since the Valet makes it easy to set up I’ll know I can have reliable and easy setup of wireless

*subscriber brn2lisn at gmail dot com


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