NETGEAR Next-Gen 802.11ac WiFi Router Speeds Up Your Home Network for Mobile Devices and Video Streaming

 NETGEAR Next-Gen 802.11ac WiFi Router Speeds Up Your Home Network for Mobile
                         Devices and Video Streaming

R6250 Smart WiFi Router with Gigabit WiFi speeds and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adds
to NETGEAR market-leading 802.11ac WiFi router family, providing for optimal
performance with newest smartphones from Samsung and HTC

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM:
NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its
market-leading family of next-generation 802.11ac wireless products
( with the R6250 Smart WiFi Router. The industry's
newest router to support the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard, the R6250 is
designed for customers who want the best possible 802.11ac WiFi performance
but don't feel the need to have the fastest 802.11n WiFi performance in the
2.4 Ghz band. The router includes Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port so
that you can make the most of the outstanding performance it delivers with
802.11ac WiFi. The NETGEAR R6250 is ideal for HD streaming to multiple
devices, including the latest smartphones with 802.11ac, such as the Samsung
Galaxy S®4 and the HTC One®.

With a powerful dual-core 800 MHz engine to enable combined WiFi connections
at Gigabit speeds up to 1600 Mbps (300 Mbps @ 2.4 Ghz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @ 5
Ghz 802.11ac), the R6250 Smart WiFi Router offers optimal wireless coverage
for large homes. It also has a new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, capable of
transferring data from your hard drive up to 10 times faster than a USB 2.0
interface. These features make the R6250 ideal for enabling your increasingly
connected digital lifestyle. The R6250 is particularly useful as the network
hub for families with eight or more WiFi devices, and works especially well
with dual-band WiFi devices such as the Apple iPad® and iPhone® 5.

"At NETGEAR, we recognize that your home network today has become increasingly
complex and must support multiple diverse Internet-enabled devices –
smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles and more — with an
ever-expanding library of digital content," said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR
Director of Product Marketing for Core Networking.

He added, "802.11ac is the wireless standard you need for your network to cope
with the growing demands you're placing on it for smoother HD video streaming
and low-latency online gaming. The R6250, our newest addition to the 802.11ac
WiFi router lineup, will help your network achieve the high performance you
expect to support your increasingly digital lifestyle and premium WiFi devices
— now, and for years to come."

The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard ( is the
world's fastest WiFi, providing Gigabit WiFi speeds so you can download web
content faster and synchronize large video or music files more quickly. The
increased speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for mobile devices such as
smartphones and tablets by providing three times the performance for a similar
amount of battery consumption of devices using the current 802.11n WiFi
standard. As a result, many companies, such as Samsung and HTC, are now
releasing smartphones with 802.11ac WiFi, with additional 802.11ac-enabled
smartphones, tablets and TVs from other leading manufacturers anticipated to
debut in the coming year.

The NETGEAR 802.11ac Product Family

January 2013 Retail Tracking Service data from global information company The
NPD Group shows NETGEAR to be the market share leader, in both units and
dollars, in 802.11ac wireless routers. The new NETGEAR R6250 Smart WiFi Router
joins the growing NETGEAR family of next-generation 802.11ac products:

  oThe R6300 WiFi Router (the industry's first 802.11ac router), that
    supports approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1750 Mbps
  oThe new R6250 WiFi Router, that supports approximate combined WiFi speeds
    up to 1600 Mbps
  oThe R6200 WiFi Router, for approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1200
  oThe A6200 WiFi Adapter, a first-to-market 802.11ac dual band WiFi USB
    adapter that enables consumers to easily upgrade their existing PC or
    laptop to 802.11ac performance
  oThe D6300 WiFi Modem Router, with a built-in ADSL2+ modem for approximate
    combined WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps
  oThe D6200 WiFi Modem Router, with a built-in ADSL2+ modem for approximate
    combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps

All devices in the next-generation 802.11ac product line, including the new
R6250, are backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to provide optimal
interoperability with legacy WiFi devices and for maintaining maximum
performance on Wireless-N networks.

Here are some of the additional advanced features of the NETGEAR R6250 Smart
WiFi Router that you will enjoy:

  oNETGEAR genie®: This free app for PCs, Macs, iOS and Android® smartphones
    and tablets enables home users to control, monitor, repair and manage
    their home networks easily through a simple, elegant dashboard. NETGEAR
    customers can download the utility at or from
    the Google Play or App Store.
  oNETGEAR MyMedia™: The NETGEAR genie app provides the ability to find
    photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on any
    DLNA® media player.
  oAirPrint™ Support: The NETGEAR genie app enables you to print to any USB
    or networked printer directly from an Apple iPad or Apple iPhone.
  oGuest network access: The guest network prevents other people from seeing
    and accessing your household's computers, printers, storage devices and
    other home network devices.
  oNETGEAR EZ Mobile Connect: This is an incredibly easy way to enable your
    guests' smartphones or tablets to connect to your home Wi-Fi network,
    simply by scanning the QR code from the genie WiFi screen without typing
    in security keys or SSIDs.
  oNETGEAR ReadySHARE® Printer: This feature makes it easy for the router to
    turn any existing USB printer into a fully functional networked printer
    that is fully compatible with Macs and PCs.
  oMedia Server-DLNA: The router is DLNA-ready and can stream to any
    DLNA-compatible device in your house, including the latest smart TVs,
    Blu-ray® players, media players, game consoles, handheld devices, tablets
    and more.
  oNETGEAR Live Parental Controls: This is a centralized, flexible, and
    reliable parental control solution for all the devices on the network,
    including Mac®s, PCs, smartphones and tablets, for a safe online
    environment for children and teenagers. No subscription is required.
  oAutomatic WiFi Security: The router comes with wireless security turned on
    out-of-the-box, complete with a pre-configured network name and password,
    protecting home WiFi networks by default.
  oEasy installation: There's no CD required, so you can set up the router
    with smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and even a MacBook Air®.
  oUSB port: The R6250 Router features one USB 3.0 port, offering up to 10
    times faster USB hard drive access as compared to USB 2.0. It can support
    a USB hard drive for storage or a printer, to wirelessly access and share
    within the home.
  oAC Beamforming-Ready: Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed,
    reliability, and range of your 802.11ac WiFi connections. A firmware
    update available in early summer will support NETGEAR Beamforming+, which
    recognizes the location of a wireless device on your network and directs
    the WiFi signal directly at the device, constantly checking and tracking
    moving devices such as your mobile phones and tablets. This targeted
    approach improves WiFi performance at long range and enhances video
    streaming and the online gaming experience.

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR R6250 WiFi Router is available now via major retailers and online
at an MSRP in the U.S. of $169.99.

More Information
Learn more about NETGEAR 802.11ac products at To
learn about 802.11ac WiFi, including Beamforming, go to

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 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 41,000 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 or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

© 2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia, and
ReadySHARE are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries. Samsung Galaxy S is a registered
trademark of Samsung. HTC One is a registered trademark of HTC Corporation.
AirPrint, iPad, iPhone, Mac and MacBook Air are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. DLNA is a
registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance. Blu-ray is a
registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). Other brand and
product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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Contact: Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408) 530-8458,; U.S. Sales Inquiries, (408) 907-8000,; U.S. Customer Inquiries, (888) NETGEAR
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