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What does the Cisco Valet do?

What does the Cisco Valet do?

It allows you to: add Internet-capable devices to the network, set parental controls for each device on the network, give visitors access on a separate guest network, and customize security settings. Part of what sets Cisco Valet apart is its “Easy Setup Key,” which you plug into the USB port of your PC or Mac.

How do I setup a Cisco Valet?

Setting Up a Cisco Valet

  1. Connect your Cisco Valet to a wall socket using the included power adapter cable.
  2. Place your laptop computer within 10 feet of the Cisco Valet.
  3. Plug the Internet cable from your modem into the yellow “Internet” port on the back of the Cisco Valet.

How do you use a Cisco Valet Connector?

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.

How do I connect to a Cisco router?

Step 1 Connect one end of the yellow Ethernet cable to an Ethernet switch port on the router. Figure 3-1 shows a Cisco 888W router connected to a PC. Step 2 Connect the other end of the cable to the RJ-45 port on the network interface card (NIC) that is installed in the PC, server, or workstation.

How do I connect to Cisco Valet Plus?

Connect one end of the supplied Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and connect the other end into one of the numbered Ethernet ports at the back of your Valet/Valet Plus.

Can you use a Cisco router as a switch?

You can change your router’s configuration to work as a switch. Many small office routers are actually a combination of various network devices in a small package, which allows them to be used for other purposes when the routing capability is not desired or needed. You can configure your router as a switch.

How do I reset my Cisco Valet password?

Here’s how to reset a Valet M10 or Valet Plus M20:

  1. Turn it on if it’s currently off.
  2. Turn the router around so you have access to the back (where the cables are plugged in).
  3. Hold down the red Reset button.
  4. Release the button after 10 seconds.
  5. Wait while your Valet restarts, which might take one to two minutes.

Are routers faster than switches?

The speed limit is 1-10 Mbps for wireless and 100 Mbps for wired connection. The speed limit for the switch is 10/100Mbps. In various types of network environments (MAN/ WAN), the router works faster compares to Switch. In a LAN environment, a switch is faster than Router.

How do I reset my Cisco Valet router?

Resetting your Valet Hotspot to factory default settings

  1. Locate the Reset button at the back of your Valet Hotspot.
  2. Unplug the hotspot from the power outlet for 30 seconds.
  3. Access the Valet Hotspot’s web-based setup page.
  4. Click the Administration tab > Factory Defaults sub-tab.
  5. Click on Restore All Settings.

Why are hubs better than switches?

A switch is more intelligent than a hub. As a hub, a switch is the connection point for the computers (and other devices) in a network. However, a switch is more efficient at passing along traffic. It records the addresses of the computers connected to it in a table.