10 May

Cisco – Valet Plus M20 (Wireless Router ~$109) – Closed

This is a special guest post from Mr. My Wee View (also known as Daddy.  He’s a techy)

It has been a few years since I have setup a new router. I had my old Linksys WRT54G running for years up until recently. I finally made the jump to Wireless N technology by getting a Linksys WRT-300, so far so good.

It looks like a few things have changed at linksys as well. This is the first router I have used since Linksys was purchased by Cisco a few years ago. The first thing I noticed is the huge change in packaging. I have to say that the packaging is quite attractive.  Defiantly makes the product feel like something special. I was very impressed with the Cisco Flip packaging and this is along the same line. I also like to see the manual missing, sound strange but I never read the manual. I always lookup the pdf in the website, this goes for just about everything I buy.

I never really had a issue setting up a wireless network before.  The only time I did was with my latest Wireless N router. I wanted to save a few bucks and bought an open box. Hey why not, maybe someone just had trouble setting up the router. Turns out the WAN port (Port that connected to your Internet Service Provider) was bad. Returned it with no problem and no issues after buying a brand new one.

Anyway, the setup is very easy now with the “Cisco Easy Setup Key”. You basically run the program on your computer and fill in the info required and your done. Security settings, Parental Control even a cool feature I like called “Guest Access”. Guest Access allows a seperate password for guest on your network. Also, you can set a limit on the number of guests and the access they have to devices on your home network. With Parent control features you can block specific websites from being accessed at all. Also you can set the time a specific computer can access the network. For example, say your daughter has a laptop and is only allowed to use the laptop after dinner. You can restrict the laptop’s access to from 5-9pm on weeknights and your PC has full access all the time.

The ports on the router are labled and are easy to figure out what goes where. The webinterface can always be improved. I was able to login and change a few things no problem.

The preformance of the router is as expected. The wireless signal is very strong and the transfer speed over wireless is compariable to the current wireless N router I have. Where I see the huge improvement is the 4 Gigabit ports on the router itself. I currently have a gigabit switch for my network because my WRT-300 could not keep up with my HD video streaming to my PS3. But now I can almost get rid of my switch. One port short.

Overall, The Cisco Valet Plus M20 is a very good product for first time user who wants to setup a wireless network and not miss a step. Everything is covered in the wizard that you would need. If you want something more customizable you might want to look into the Linksys E Series.

Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky reader is going to receive a Cisco Valet Plus M20 router ~$109

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561 thoughts on “Cisco – Valet Plus M20 (Wireless Router ~$109) – Closed

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  3. The Cisco Umi looks so awesome. We live 12 hours away from our family. This would help us stay in touch.

  4. well i couldnt really say what else i liked as i didnt know what most of the items where except for the router lol, i imagine some of the security items they had there would be good to have
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  6. Looking through their website I have to admit that I’m really green in this area but the router does sound good

  7. I like the options for a high speed data modem. Not sure which I would choose, but it would be great to own my own instead of renting it from the cable company. 🙂

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  9. I like the look and sound of the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Router

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  10. I want ONS 15500 Series Metro DWDM
    •Carries storage and data applications over a metro optical DWDM network

  11. Also like the Cisco Aironet Antenna. I’m still trying to learn about all this technology stuff. Lol.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. Well Daddy I like the Tele Presence 🙂 it would be cool to hook this up with my Mom

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks bunches

  13. I love the whole family of flip video cameras! They look fun and are compact enough to bring on trips!

  14. At the Cisco website, I am interested in the Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

  15. I buy a lot of Cisco AIR-BR1410G-A-K9 air bridges for work. They seem to work good. Thanks.

  16. I like the Linksys E4200. I need a new router and Cisco is a great choice.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  17. I also like their Cisco MWR 2900 Series Mobile Wireless Routers!
    -lauren chan
    lil_bunnie_goez_mewatyahoodotcom

  18. Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Cisco ūmi telepresence system; it’s like Skype on steroids.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  19. I like this fromt he cisco website:
    Linksys WVC80N
    Wireless-N Camera it is found in products for the Home user area

  20. I like the Cisco IP Video Phone E20. Great for making face to face calls

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  21. Thanks Mr Wee View! I am not a techy, but am told by tech boy that this is cool: Cisco 1900 Mobile Wireless Edge Router

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