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What’s the difference between Cisco Valet and Valet Plus?

April 07, 2010 By: Admin Category: cisco valet plus wireless hotspot, cisco valet wireless hotspot

There are two reasons why the Valet Plus (model M20) is a little more expensive than the Valet (model M10).

Cisco Valet Plus Wireless Hotspot

The Valet Plus router has gigabit (10/100/1000) ethernet ports, which allow for faster transmission of data over the home network. We’re talking about the 4 ports on the back of the appliance though, so that means we’re talking about faster transmission speeds for hard-wired devices, not wireless access.

These ethernet ports are used to connect the Valet Plus, or Valet, to computers or other devices on your wired network that have ethernet ports, such as gaming consoles, HDTVs, Blu-Ray disc players, or printers.

I expect the increased speed will definitely matter to gamers, and to those who will be streaming video, but I’m not so sure how much of a difference it will make for every day printing.

The Valet has 10/100 ports. On the Valet, each indicator light on the top of the router is lit with a blue LED light whenever the port is connected to a device.

On the Valet Plus, the indicator light for a connected port is blue when connected to a 10/100 device port, and green when connected to a gigabit device port.

The second difference between the Valet and Valet Plus is that the Valet Plus features an extra antenna for better wireless coverage throughout your home.

Other than that: the Valet is blue while the Valet Plus is gray.

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