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Cisco Valet Connector

Wi-Fi® adapter with easy setup

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Item #: 750AM10
 

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Get online with ease

Want to go wireless with a PC that doesn't have built-in Wi-Fi? Plug this handy adapter into your computer's USB port, and you'll be online in a matter of minutes. The pre-loaded software runs automatically. Dual wireless "N" antennas in the adapter give you a dependable wireless connection for browsing websites and streaming audio and video.

Valet Connector
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Highlights:

  • wireless connector for Wi-Fi® home networks
  • easily installs with built-in software
  • dual wireless antennas for a consistent connection to your home network
  • compatible with the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11n
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • system requirements: Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista™ SP1 or Windows 7

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What's in the box?

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  • Wireless USB adapter
  • USB extension base (with attached 57" USB cable (terminated by a male USB type-A connector)
  • Connector cap
  • Cisco Valet brochure

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Features

Overview: The Cisco Valet Connector (AM10) helps you connect your Windows-based computer to a Valet wireless network or any other wireless network for quick Internet access. The Cisco Valet Connector provides wireless internet access for USB-enabled computers so you can connect your home PC or laptop to your home network's wireless router or a retail hotspot.

Minimum System Requirements: To use the Cisco Valet Connector (AM10), your desktop or laptop PC must have an available USB 2.0- port, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7. Your computer must also have a 1 GHz or faster processor, and 512MB or more of RAM.

Note: A wireless router or hotspot with an internet connection is also required. The Valet Connector is not compatible with Mac.

Simple Setup: Installing the Cisco Valet Connector (AM10) is easy and only take minutes. Simply insert the Valet Connector into the USB Port of your desktop or laptop PC and follow the on-screen instructions of the pre-loaded Cisco Connect software. The wireless USB adapter will install for an Internet connection in just minutes.

Note: It is recommended that you disable your Internet security or anti-virus software before installing the AM10. This is to prevent the AM10 from being blocked by your anti-virus software or Internet security. Once installation is complete, make sure to reactivate all of your security settings.

USB Extension Base: The Valet Connector comes attached to its USB Extension Base. Using the Valet Connector in its Base may often improve wireless signal performance, especially with desktop computers that may be located under desks or tabletop. To use the USB Extension Base, make sure the Valet Connector is connected to the Base, and then connect the Base to a USB port on your computer or laptop.

Note: The AM10 comes with a plastic cap to protect the unit's USB connector when not in use.

Wi-Fi Certified: The Cisco Valet Connector is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified and uses built-in (2.4GHz) dual wireless antennas for a reliable connection to your home network. It also features Wi-Fi protected Access 2 (WPA2) encryption for security, helping to protect your data and privacy.

Wireless Network Connection: The Cisco Valet Connector allows you to experience the Internet without the use of an Ethernet cable. Its seamless wireless connection and high-speed access capabilities are designed to let you go online anywhere in your home to watch movies, share photos, or transfer files with ease.

Portable Connection: You can also take the pocket-sized Valet Connector with you anywhere to connect your laptop to hotspots at your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and airports.

Specifications:

PC Compatibility Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
Connector Type USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Standards 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Antennas Dual internal antennas: 0.33 dBi and 1.4 dBi
Receive Sensitivity 11 Mbps: -85 dBm typical
54 Mbps: -75 dBm typical
Security Features WEP, WPA, WPA2 (up to 128-bit encryption)
Dimensions (with base) Width = 2.4375", Height = 3.375" Depth = 1.875"
Weight 0.39 oz
 
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5 out of 5

This was easy

Written By Tom, Carmi, IL on Monday, April 25, 2011
 
I ordered this as an open box item and it is perfect, Five minutes out of the box and I was connected to my network. Too bad everything isn't this simple and reliable. I really like it and recommend it to everyone.

It also arrived very quickly and the Crutchfield Advisor whom I talked to before the purchase was very helpful.
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