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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 crystal on May 21, 2010 :: 11:13 am

I would love to have this to get rid of the cord clutter that I have.


From Paul on May 21, 2010 :: 11:48 am

What a great prize.  I am in desperate need of a wireless, and my wired router is getting to be a problem (operationally).  When are you going to send it?? LOL!  And yes I am already signed up!


From Charlene on May 21, 2010 :: 11:49 am

Subscribe & I want to win this for my son who is in need of one smile


From Susan Smith on May 21, 2010 :: 12:51 pm

Subscriber and I could use this.


From susan smoaks on May 21, 2010 :: 1:00 pm

i want the cisco valet for my son


From Charity S. on May 21, 2010 :: 1:04 pm

All I could afford was a cheap router. You get what you pay for…because it’s a piece of crap.


From lilshuga2001 on May 21, 2010 :: 1:39 pm

I am a subscriber!!! I sooo need one of these!


From Lisa G. on May 21, 2010 :: 1:51 pm

I would love to win the Cisco Valet because my daughter will be getting her first laptop this summer and we could really use a wireless router.
I’m a subscriber.


From Heather on May 21, 2010 :: 1:54 pm

my current router cant seem to support 3 computers playing online games! I need a new one!


From Jeff on May 21, 2010 :: 1:55 pm

I need a new router so I can play online with my gf who has a laptop.


From Happishopr on May 21, 2010 :: 3:01 pm

I subscribe and would love to have this to make our browsing experience so much easier now that we have a desktop and laptop.


From ALaina on May 21, 2010 :: 4:03 pm

I need a new router and can’t afford one. Our current one doesn’t work at all, it cuts the signal out every 2 minutes.


From Maja Meza on May 21, 2010 :: 5:06 pm


My router is kind of cheap and not that good.


From justin Castillo on May 21, 2010 :: 5:25 pm

Already subscribe. The wireless router would be great for any given emergency.


From kathy pease on May 21, 2010 :: 6:33 pm

i would love this for my dauhter who starts college in the fall smile


From amy d on May 21, 2010 :: 7:07 pm

i subscribe and i need this for my sons laptop he just got.he cant use it because we have no router


From R Hicks on May 21, 2010 :: 7:26 pm

I am a subscriber

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

I want this to replace my cheap router that is now causing me headaches!


From Betty C on May 21, 2010 :: 9:47 pm

I’m a subscriber and I would like this because I can never get the wireless set up right the first time. It takes me forever!


From Melanie on May 21, 2010 :: 9:49 pm

Im moving into a new apartment, and having this router would make the setting up the dsl process a whole lot easier.


From Mya Brooks on May 21, 2010 :: 9:56 pm

I’m a single college mom with a laptop, and I hate having to use the college’s computers!


From Kerri R on May 21, 2010 :: 9:57 pm

need one really bad for my other computer


From Chrysa on May 21, 2010 :: 10:55 pm

I like all the parental controls!  I subscribe.


From Gianna on May 21, 2010 :: 11:23 pm

For my husband for father’s day smile


From brian e. on May 21, 2010 :: 11:25 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…subscribed…well, our family will be the last on the block to go wireless if we win, tired of being tied down to a cable connection !!!

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com


From Donna K on May 21, 2010 :: 11:25 pm

I need it to protect my tweens.


From kimbly on May 21, 2010 :: 11:44 pm

I need this to manage the wireless confusion we currently deal with on a daily basis


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