Do Not Buy The Cisco Valet Router — 5 Comments

  1. Sometimes when we are frustrated with something to begin with we inadvertantly make mistakes.

    Also being a tech support person myself I have to say it does not help when the customer is yelling because that tells me that they are not in the frame of mind of taking direction.

    I got mine a few weeks ago because my step mother who is 70 could not get it to work so she just shipped the whole thing to me.

    We had it up and running smoothly connected to our two towers and one laptop.

    There is reason why tech support had you take out the key first but I wont bore you with the details.

    However I will agree with you that for the average layman the advertisements on the box make it seem like your 4 year niece can hook it up and that is not the case.

    Also the signal will be “lost” after you get it u adn running for some reason even though it will be working the last time you turned on your computer. Then you have to go through the wonderful task of reconfig again so that is about 15 min.

    You got to love technology!

  2. That’s too bad you had problems. I bought a Valet Plus yesterday. Set it up last night. And it was JUST like it promised. On line in 10 minutes or less and haven’t had an issue since. It ‘cured’ my problem with an old “B” router that did not want to communicate with my new laptop apparently. I could not be happier. And setting up the two other computers in the house on the network went just as smooth. I liked NOT having to set up / name my home network and fiddle with entering a password/key just exactly right (the way it was with the old router). This came prepackaged with security already in place with a pre=named home network and a unique password. So far, so good.

  3. @Ted: OK, I officially hate you. That’s exactly the experience I wanted. Maybe they have improved things since I tried. But I gotta say (jinx) that my router is very stable and solid and delivers a strong signal a long way. Have fun!

  4. Cisco Valet Routers are a breeze to setup.

    I purchased the Plus version for myself and loved them so much I got 3 of them for Christmas presents this past year. In fact, I installed this at our family owned radio station and it easily handles small enterprise-class network traffic.

    We were able to get wifi access in parts of the building we previously did not, acceptable receptions over 85 feet away in an old bank building with very thick concrete walls. Also, the MAC Address filtering is easy to work with when securing wifi.

    I could not be happier with this unit! Go Valet Plus!

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