ET 153 A20 Introduction to Computer Networking
Term Paper Cisco Valet Plus Wireless Router
While exploring my text book for a topic for my term paper I chose a subject that I have recently been involved with. Several of us have configured and installed a basic home wireless network. In many homes today it is very popular to have a wireless router installed in your home office creating a connection of convenience to the internet. Installing a wireless router is relatively easy.
At the beginning of this semester I had to replace my old wireless router due to an electrical surge through my Ethernet port from my modem. While looking into the purchase of a new wireless router I came across the Cisco Valet Plus Wireless Router. The purpose of this paper is to provide the manufactures specification for the Cisco Valet Plus Wireless Router, the function, the appearance, the operation, and the pros and cons of this device.
I chose the Cisco Valet Plus Router Based on the specifications listed on the products exterior package. What caught my attention were the Data Link Protocol; Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE802.11g, Fast Ethernet, and the data transfer rate 300 Mbps. In today’s day and age it seems the speed and efficiency is very necessary and takes priority in our daily lives. The frequency band is 2.4 GHz. A feature that I have never seen offered in a wireless router is the Anti-Malware protection, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), URL Filtering, Domain blocking, and Parental control. This is the first wireless router that I have seen that gives instant protection as soon as your network is up and running. No longer are you wondering if your neighbors have gained access to your wireless network because you have not properly secured your wireless access. With the URL filtering, Domain blocking, and Parental control you have the ability to keep any user on your Wireless network from causing unnecessary issues related to virus and...
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