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TMCNet:  NETGEAR Showcases Next-Gen WiFi Solutions for Your Connected Home at IFA 2014

[September 05, 2014]

NETGEAR Showcases Next-Gen WiFi Solutions for Your Connected Home at IFA 2014

BERLIN --(Business Wire)--

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is participating in the IFA trade show for consumer electronics running September 5-10 in Berlin. NETGEAR will be located in Hall 17, Booth 106 of the Messe Berlin exhibition center, where it will be demonstrating its newest WiFi (News - Alert) networking products for the Connected Home.

"The new products we're demonstrating in our IFA booth emphasize our commitment to offering you the most innovative and broadest range of connectivity products, so that no matter where you live, you can find the right option with NETGEAR," said David Henry, vice president of product management and engineering for the NETGEAR Retail Business Unit. "Whether it's our newest 802.11ac WiFi Router or 4G LTE (News - Alert) Mobile Hotspot, our products help connect more devices to the Internet to make your life easier and more enjoyable."

Intensify Your Gaming and Streaming Experience

Earlier this week, NETGEAR announced the Nighthawk® X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500), an addition to its award-winning Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. Powered by a 1.4GHz dual core processor, the X4 supports Quad-stream WiFi Architecture to deliver the fastest dual-band 802.11ac speed and performance for high intensity gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity. The Nighthawk X4 is capable of a blistering 2.33 Gbps combined network speed, up to 1733 Mbps* on the 5.0 GHz band + 600 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band. Its unique, Dynamic QoS prioritization capability is both application-aware and device-aware, for a totally seamless experience. 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi technology is designed to deliver faster WiFi to multiple devices. Twin (News - Alert) USB 3.0 ports and one eSATA port offer high-speed, storage-ready access to your data from anywhere. The Nighthawk X4 is available now at an MSRP of �229 (EUR), �229 (GBP), and $279.99 (USD). More information is at www.netgear.com/R7500.

Upgrade Your Devices to AC WiFi for the Ultimate Range and Performance

The new NETGEAR AC1200 High Gain WiFi USB 3.0 Adapter (A6210) with high-gain antennas provides up to three times faster access than USB 2.0. It enables you to easily upgrade your devices to next-generation 802.11ac WiFi for the ultimate in range and performance. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to an 802.11ac network for applications such as lag-free, multiple HD streaming throughout your home, online gaming, and a secure, reliable and ultra-fast connection to the Internet. Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, the AC1200 WiFi USB 3.0 Adapter delivers dual band WiFi technology with speeds up to 300/867 Mbps.* The adjustable design of the high gain antenna offers flexible placement options for desktop and notebook computers. In addition, Beamforming+ technology boosts speed, range and reliability of WiFi connections. It includes NETGEAR genie® for easy set-up. The AC1200 High Gain WiFi USB 3.0 Adapter is available now at an MSRP of �39.99 (EUR) and $69.99 (USD). More information is at www.netgear.com/a6210.

Share Your Mobile WiFi without Contracts

At IFA, NETGEAR is introducing the AirCard® 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot (AC785-100EUS), the world's first "unlocked" 4G LTE mobile hotspot with simultaneous dual-band WiFi coverage for greater range and performance. The AirCard 785 mobile hotspot with 4G LTE is ideal for parents, students, travelers, renters, telecommuters, small business entrepreneurs, temporary work sites, and seasonal and mobile homes where access to fixed broadband infrastructure may be limited. Up to 15 laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, or other WiFi-enabled devices can easily and securely connect on-the-go to the built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless access point and share a single mobile broadband connection. With the AirCard 785, you're free to choose almost any service provider in Europe and parts of Asia and to change providers at will, without committing to a long-term service contract. The AirCard 785 will become available throughout Europe in October at an MSRP of �149.99 (EUR) and �119.99 (GBP). See today's other press release for more information, or go to www.netgear.com/ac785.

An accessory for the AirCard 785, the new 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet (DC113A) enables you to use the AirCard 785 as a standalone WiFi router and primary Internet connection for the devices in your home. Its Gigabit Ethernet port provides Internet connectivity from your mobile hotspot to your desktop computer, laptop, printer, media server, network attached storage (NAS), or any other Ethernet-enabled device. You can even connect the cradle to a WiFi home router via the Ethernet port if you want to leverage your hotspot's mobile broadband connection for Internet access, but still need capabilities and features from a higher performance router. The cradle has 2 built-in MIMO antennas and two connectors for external antennas. The 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet will become available throughout Europe in November at an MSRP of �49.99 (EUR) and �39.99 (GBP). See today's other press release for more information, or go to www.netgear.com/DC113A.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, AirCard, and Nighthawk are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE (News - Alert) standard 802.11 specifications. AC2350 equals 600 Mbps @2.4GHz 802.11n -256 QAM + 1733 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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