CiscoÂ® Valet (M10) wireless router review
Cisco Valet (M10) wireless is a good performance wireless router from Cisco. It has a single 10/100 mbps WAN port and four 10/100 mbps LAN ports. The integrated access point IEEE 802.11n on it provides a wireless transmission rate of 300 mbps. It is enabled with both WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless security encryption. It has the WMM (QoS) facility to transfer the data over the network traffic.
The main advantage of Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is that it be can used for connecting the different wireless devices to the home network. We can connect the devices like computer, printer, mobile devices, gaming consoles and internet enabled HDTVs, etc to this router. We can connect the Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router either wirelessly or by cable using the Ethernet port on it.
The Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is a high performance router with dual stream specification of IEEE 802.11n with n2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio band. With the dual stream wireless on both 20MHz and 40MHz, it provides the maximum use of 2.4GHz. The Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is supported by both Windows and MAC operating systems. The built in password protection feature on it helps to protect the router from guest LAN. It will automatically set the password for administrator and thus it protects and the wireless connectivity at the time of setting up the router. This Cisco Wireless M10 router can be easily configured via web based configuration utility. It also can be done with the ”˜Cisco Connect”™ software. With a three simple steps we can protect the wireless network on it. Also the firewall protection feature on it helps to protect the entire network from the any kind of unwanted external attacks.
- FIVE – Three steps set-up
The main feature of Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is that the installation process is very simple and we can get connected in three simple steps. Till now the wireless setting up process is a very complicated task with a lot of steps. Only experienced persons can perform it properly. But, with Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router, the process is very simple.
- FOUR – Complete Connectivity
With the Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router we can enable the wireless Internet connection. All kinds of wireless devices like computer, printer, internet enabled HDTV, gaming consoles, smart phones, etc can easily connect to the router and thus the wireless Internet connectivity to all such devices can be easy. The four LAN ports on the router help to make connection of all such devices very easily with it.
- THREE – Security
The security feature on the Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is very handy. With the WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption feature it protects almost all data and thus helps us from the attacks. The parental control feature on the device helps to restrict the web usage. With the same parental control feature, we can block any unwanted websites.
- TWO – Firewall
The Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router comes with a good firewall feature. The highly powered firewall on it helps to protect the wireless network from many unwanted attacks from outside the network. The Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is supported with SPI firewall feature. The firewall on the router performs different functions like Domain/URL blocking, IP Address filtering, keyword/content filtering, date/time scheduling, Proxy, Java, ActiveX, Cookie filtering, etc.
- ONE – Design
The design of Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is attractive. The router is very compact in size and thus it is very easy to carry to any place. For placing the router at home to connect with other devices, it does not require a lot of space.
Cisco Valet (M10) wireless router is very helpful for any users for home purposes.