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New Netgear WiFi Range Extender Amplifies Home Wireless Coverage And Supports Airplay



New Netgear WiFi Range Extender Amplifies Home Wireless Coverage And Supports
                                   Airplay

WiFi Range Extender now has Universal Dual Band providing you with greater
home coverage and Airplay streaming to audio speakers

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR)
(www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today at
the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) the availability of the
NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition (WN3500RP)
at retail and online stores worldwide. The WiFi Range Extender amplifies any
existing WiFi network, giving you a greatly improved wireless experience
throughout your home for WiFi connected devices including tablets, laptops,
smart TVs, smartphones and more. The extender is the latest entry to the
NETGEAR family of easy-to-use WiFi range extenders and is the first WiFi range
extender that can also be directly connected to speakers for music streaming
using AirPlay®, while at the same time amplifying an existing network
connection.

With an ever-increasing number of consumer products relying on WiFi
connectivity, it is important that a strong signal be available to ensure your
ability to take full advantage of your connected devices, while moving freely
around the house and even outside on a patio or a backyard. The NETGEAR
Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender provides simultaneous extension of
both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands, increasing range and improving wireless
coverage while minimizing interference on the less-crowded 5GHz WiFi band.
Furthermore, the WiFi extender supports 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi standards,
ensuring compatibility with almost any wireless router and gateway, even those
provided by your Internet Service Provider.

"Consumers are relying on WiFi to drive their rapidly growing number of
connected devices, so WiFi dead spots are simply not an option," said Damir
Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "Our new
extender makes dead spots a thing of the past, and takes it a step further by
supporting AirPlay for streaming music from iPhones® and iPads® to a stereo
system or individual audio speakers."

For performance-oriented consumers who want the most out of their wireless
network, the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender supports a
feature called FastLane™ technology. FastLane enables you to take advantage of
both WiFi bands to establish a single connection, providing additional
performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as audio/video streaming
and gaming. The WiFi Range Extender also features an Ethernet port, providing
a high-speed Internet connection for distant, wired-only entertainment
devices. The Extender is easy to set up, as it does not require an
installation CD or Ethernet cable. You're able to establish a secure
connection to any existing home WiFi network with the simple push of a button.

Since WiFi dead spots can be found anywhere around a connected home due to
environmental factors such as building materials, it's important to place the
extender in a location where it can most effectively support optimal coverage.
The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender has been designed with
this in mind and includes real-time LED indicators helping determine optimal
extender placement. The design offers flexible placement options so that you
can place the extender as a wall plug or simply add the included docking
station for desktop placement.

In addition, you can use the WiFi Range Extender to wirelessly stream audio to
a stereo system or audio speaker using the 3.5 mm audio jack or USB 2.0 port
on the extender. The WiFi Range Extender supports Airplay from devices such as
the iPhone® and iPad®, or DLNA® for wireless audio streaming from Android™
smartphones. Additionally, the WiFi Extender offers the ability to print
wirelessly from any device connected to the wireless network in the home by
simply plugging any printer into the USB port on the WiFi Range Extender.

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition
(WN3500RP) is available now worldwide from major retailers in stores and
online at a suggested retail price of USD $99.99.

More Information
To learn more about the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender,
please visit:
www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-range-extenders/WN3500RP.aspx. For
information on other NETGEAR products for homes and small offices, see
www.netgear.com/home/products/.

NETGEAR launched a number of new WiFi, networking and media streaming products
today during a press conference held in conjunction with the opening of CES in
Las Vegas. Read the other CES-related announcements from NETGEAR at
netgear.com/about/press-releases/.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: 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,
whole home solutions for their customers. 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 25,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 40,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® 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.

©2013 NETGEAR, Inc.  NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and FastLane are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. AirPlay, iPad and iPhone are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc. DLNA
is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance. 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.

* 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,
including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the
section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 46 through 65, in
the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended
September 30, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
November 6, 2012. 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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SOURCE NETGEAR, Inc.

Website: http://www.netgear.com
Contact: Claudia Oropeza, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, +1-408-685-0618,
coropeza@webershandwick.com; U.S. Sales Inquiries: +1-408-907-8000,
sales@netgear.com; U.S. Customer Inquiries: +1-888-NETGEAR
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