New Wireless Access Point From NETGEAR Upgrades Small Business Network Performance

    New Wireless Access Point From NETGEAR Upgrades Small Business Network

ProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point (WN203) with Power over Ethernet
offers rich features and flexible deployment options at attractive price point

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM:
NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has shipped the
NETGEAR  ProSAFE™ Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point (WN203)to satisfy
demand from small and medium-sized businesses to improve the performance and
security of their wireless networks in a practical, cost-effective
progression. Offering Power over Ethernet (PoE) for flexible deployment,
comprehensive business-class security features, and an external antenna
option, the WN203 operates in the 2.4 GHz band with up to 300 Mbps* throughput
speeds. The WN203 Access Point provides a standalone configuration for easy
setup of a reliable, high-performance and affordable 802.11n wireless

The capabilities of networks in small offices and home offices are being
stressed by the bandwidth demands of new media, voice, video and data.
Networks are struggling to support the rapid increase in the number of devices
accessing the network — traditional desktop computers and printers, mobile
devices, smartphones and tablets, as well as IP phones and security cameras.

"Small business owners and their Value-Added Resellers (VARs) know they need
to upgrade their networks from 802.11g wireless, but they generally do so
incrementally, in a more conservative manner than larger enterprises. They
look for a reliable and affordable solution, which is where the WN203 comes
in," said Thomas Cheng, senior product line manager for NETGEAR business
wireless products. "The WN203 is our most feature-rich standalone wireless
access point for small businesses and home offices. Whether it's an office
with 5 employees or a 50-room motel, the WN203 enables the customer to expand
and upgrade a wireless network quickly and easily, adding access points when
and where needed, and at a price that's easy on the bottom line. NETGEAR makes
an extra effort to meet the needs of small businesses for an access point that
couples affordability with many high-performance features under a lifetime
hardware warranty."

The NETGEAR ProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point (WN203) offers many
features that are an improvement over other wireless access points:

  oUp to 15 times the speed and up to 10 times the coverage of legacy 802.11g
  oAn internal antenna, with two additional reverse SMA connectors for
    external antennas for added range
  oMultiple SSIDs for traffic segmentation
  oEnterprise-grade wireless security with 802.1x and Radius servers
  oLayer 2 VLAN for added security
  oPower over Ethernet, eliminating the need for external power adapters and
    providing deployment flexibility
  oDesktop or wall mounting options for optimal placement

"Our experience with the new NETGEAR ProSAFE WN203 Access Point was
unbelievably simple and flawless. The device literally took five minutes to
set up and add to an existing network," said Matthew Hill, director and
technician with Restech IT ( "Products like this make
our lives easier. All of the features worked as expected and on many occasions
outperformed expectations. Restech IT would definitely use these devices with
our clients and recommend them elsewhere."

Typical Deployment Scenarios for the WN203 Access Point

NETGEAR has designed the ProSAFE Wireless-N Access Point (WN203) to serve as
the network hub in a broad variety of small and medium-sized business
implementations. Below are just a few that resonate with potential NETGEAR

Small Offices or Home Offices: The business owner or office manager deploys
one or two NETGEAR WN203 Access Points to connect five to ten employees using
10-20 wireless laptops and smartphones for email and web surfing. The WN203 is
a perfect option as it offers flexible placement options, direct AC power to
the wall or Power over Ethernet, WPA pre-shared key (PSK) for wireless
security, MAC address filtering for additional security, and single and
secured SSID to ensure only the staff can access the network.

Clinics and Dental Offices: A VAR deploys three to five NETGEAR WN203 Access
Points to support approximately 20-50 wireless devices — such as laptops,
smartphones, printers and medical equipment — for email, web surfing, patient
records and medical apps. The WN203 is suitable for this type of office as it
offers multiple SSIDs for visitors as well as staff, WPA-PSK security access
for staff, a Web page redirect for visitors, MAC address filtering for added
security, Power over Ethernet to eliminate unsightly external power adapters,
and flexible mounting options.

Small to Medium-Sized Motels (10-50 rooms): A part-time IT administrator or
VAR deploys five to ten NETGEAR WN203 Access Points around the motel to
support 30 to 150 laptops and smartphones connecting to the network for basic
email and web surfing. The WN203 is an excellent choice for this environment
as it supports open access with a Web page redirect for guests, multiple SSIDs
for staff and guests, and an interface with the hotel billing server for
property management. Power over Ethernet enables the WN203 to be deployed in
hallways around the property.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEARProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point (WN203) is available
now worldwide at a suggested retail price in the U.S. of $145. It can be
purchased through a broad variety of NETGEAR PowerSHIFT™ partners
( and authorized reseller and DMR channels.

More Information

All NETGEAR ProSAFE business networking products offer world-class reliability
and are backed by the industry-leading ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty and
24x7 technical support that connects businesses directly with networking

Learn more about the NETGEAR ProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point
(WN203) at

For more information on NETGEAR ProSAFE wireless access points for businesses,
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,
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 36,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 43,000 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

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*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11
specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network
traffic, interference, and building construction may lower actual data
throughput and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied
representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any
future standards.

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