"Quick, easy setup, decent range and speed"4.0 starson by Elliott Minor
Pros: Using Cisco's Easy Setup USB flash drive got me connected in about 10 minutes. No complaints about the speed and range. The Valet Plus seems to be a giant leap in terms of convenience, especially for those with no experience.
Cons: The assigned WPA key has an exclamation point. My wireless multifunction machine has no option for inputting an explanation point. A silly situation. Afraid I'll lose the convenience of Easy Setup if I change the encryption key manually.
Summary: I'm happy with the purchase. It replaces a 10-year-old Belkin Pre-N router, which had great range and speed. The Valet Plus seems to match or surpass the performance of the old router. Now if it would just make coffee, serve breakfast in bed and shine shoes.More than decent range and speed as I said initially. Now I'd say excellent range and speed! I solved my wireless multifunction machine problem by connecting to it through the guest network, which has only a simple password, not an encryption string for WPA. So now I've regained wireless printing. I can understand networking experts grousing about this equipment limiting their choices, but for me, at least, it seem to make all the right choices - automatically.
Updated on Nov 17, 2010