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Cisco Valet: Connect the Entire family... Just in Time for Back to School! (Review & Giveway)

(Cisco Valet Pictured Above)

                                      A Little Bit About the Cisco Valet

Get Connected
Quickly and easily connect your laptops, desktops, game consoles, and mobile devices wirelessly to the Internet with your Valet Wireless Router. Treat your family to an Internet experience that simplifies your life.

Set Up in Minutes

Simply insert Valet's included Easy Setup Key to launch Cisco Connect software, breeze through the simple screens, and you're wireless.

You're the Boss

Parental controls allow you to limit your kids' time online, block specific sites and/or certain times of the day. Customize the settings on each computer for a safer Internet experience.

Instant Guest Access
Give friends and visitors password access to the Internet but not your private information
(Cisco Valet's slim line design Pictured Above)
Our Experience with the Cisco Valet
My kids and myself are just a tad bit "techie" and we all love computer's. This can cause a problem in my house, as most of the time we all want or need to be online at the same time. Due to issues with our old wireless router (one of the kids knocked it off the book case and broke it when they hurled a stuffed animal across the playroom we had  a mysterious flying stuffed animal incident in which the router was broken) , we could not all be online at the same time.  Even when our old router worked, if we all went online at once the connection was so slow I could get a manicure in the time that it took a page to load (seriously)!

With B starting school this year I was concerned that he would need to be on the computer when I needed to be online working (and of course the princess would want to be online playing her games because, well, she is the princess and refuses to be left out :). So I called my cable provider and asked how much it would cost (naively thinking that they would offer it up for free) to install another modem......well let me just tell you, they would charge me DOUBLE (yup you read that right) to have two modems! I was appalled , and set off to find another router (one that would install quickly in our netbooks, laptops, and desktops, and that could handle all of us online at the same time (would such a device exist?)

Imagine my excitement when I came across the Cisco Valet! This "plug and play" unit is unbelievably quick and easy to set up (really my five year old could do it on his own) and with a few clicks we were up and running! I repeated the quick install on all of our computer's and our home was gloriously WIRELESS (Que the joyful angelic music here)....and here's the best part....the connection was actually just as speedy as it is when the computer is directly connected to the modem (yes even with all three of us online at the same time) and if  DH ever has an interest we could easily add another computer! Guests can bring their computer's along  and have instant access to the Internet; without actually having to use our computer' great is that?! As the school year quickly approaches, connect your family with ease with the Cisco Valet!

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DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255