NETGEAR Introduces an Easy and Economical Upgrade to Next-Gen WiFi with Newest 802.11ac WiFi Router

  NETGEAR Introduces an Easy and Economical Upgrade to Next-Gen WiFi with
  Newest 802.11ac WiFi Router

R6100 WiFi Router with AC1200 dual-band offers easy and economical transition
to superior wireless network performance for video, gaming and voice calls

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 2, 2013

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 R6100 WiFi Router.
The R6100 is a dual band router that supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200
Mbps* with Fast Ethernet wired connections, providing secure and reliable
Internet connections for fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD
video, and lag-free gaming. At only $99.99, the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router
offers the best value and enhanced features for improving your home theater
experience and prepares your home network for new or upgraded devices that
integrate 802.11ac WiFi support, such as the MacBook Air® and smartphones like
the new Samsung Galaxy S®4 and the HTC One®.

The NETGEAR R6100 (Photo: Business Wire)

The NETGEAR R6100 (Photo: Business Wire)

The NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router is an affordable solution for upgrading your
WiFi home network to the latest and faster wireless networking standard,
802.11ac, which is up to three times faster than 802.11n and
backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices. The NETGEAR R6100 offers
improved performance and whole-home wireless coverage by incorporating
simultaneous dual band WiFi technology. The 2.4 GHz band supports legacy
devices while the less interference-prone 5 GHz band is perfect for multiple
HD media streaming and online gaming. Moreover, the R6100 works with the free
NETGEAR genie® app and software for easy installation and network management,
ensuring you a hassle-free transition to 802.11ac.

“In the last couple of years, there’s been an explosion in the number of WiFi
devices connected to the home network. If it doesn’t already, your house will
soon have smart TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray® players, and media servers in
addition to smartphones, desktops, laptops and tablets,” said Sandeep
Harpalani, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing for core networking
products. “To future-proof your network and keep it humming along at peak
performance, you’re going to need to upgrade to AC wireless. The newest
smartphones and Mac®s already have 802.11ac inside. It enables you to be more
productive at home and to experience the world of entertainment available
through the Internet in a seamless fashion.”

The new 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 up to 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.

Advanced Features of the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router

In addition to combined 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps* (300 Mbps @ 2.4
GHz 802.11n + 867 Mbps @ 5 GHz 802.11ac) and reliable and secure connections,
the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router offers many advanced features that are usually
available only in high-end routers offered at premium pricing. Below are some
of the features that you can enjoy:

  *NETGEAR genie®: This free app for PC, Mac®, iOS and Android® smartphones
    and tablets enables you to control, monitor, repair and manage your home
    network easily through a simple, elegant dashboard. NETGEAR customers can
    download the utility at or from the Google
    Play or App Store.
  *Play your music anywhere: NETGEAR MyMedia™ provides the ability to find
    photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on any
    DLNA® media player.
  *Print from your iPad®: Support for AirPrint™ enables you to print to any
    USB or networked printer directly from an Apple iPad or iPhone®.
  *Guest network access: The guest network provides Internet access but
    prevents other people from seeing and accessing your household’s
    computers, printers, storage devices and other home network devices.
  *NETGEAR 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.
  *NETGEAR ReadySHARE® USB Access: You can wirelessly access and share USB
    hard drives via the USB port.
  *Media 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.
  *NETGEAR 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.
  *Automatic 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.
  *Easy installation: There’s no CD required, so you can set up the router
    with smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and even a MacBook Air®.

The NETGEAR 802.11ac Product Family

April 2013 Retail Tracking Service data from global information company The
NPD Group shows NETGEAR to be the U.S. market share leader, in both units and
dollars, in 802.11ac wireless routers. The new NETGEAR R6100 Smart WiFi Router
joins the growing NETGEAR family of next-generation 802.11ac products:

  *The R6300 WiFi Router supports approximate combined Gigabit WiFi speeds up
    to 1750 Mbps; MSRP $199.99
  *The R6250 Smart WiFi Router supports approximate combined Gigabit WiFi
    speeds up to 1600 Mbps; MSRP $169.99
  *The R6200 WiFi Router supports approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1200
    Mbps; MSRP $149.99
  *The new R6100 WiFi Router supports approximate combined WiFi speeds up to
    1200 Mbps; MSRP $99.99
  *The A6200 WiFi Adapter, a dual band WiFi USB adapter that enables you to
    easily upgrade an existing PC or laptop to 802.11ac performance; MSRP
  *The D6200 WiFi Modem Router with a built-in ADSL2+ modem supports
    approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps; MSRP $199.99
  *The D6300 WiFi Modem Router with built-in ADSL2+ modem for approximate
    combined WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps; available internationally at MSRP
    €179 euros

All devices in the next-generation 802.11ac product line, including the new
R6100, 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.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router is available now at an MSRP in the U.S. of only

More Information

Go to for more information on the R6100 WiFi
Router, the full range of NETGEAR 802.11ac WiFi networking products such as
routers, adapters and gateways, and Beamforming+, a smart, signal-focusing
technology that extends coverage, reduces interference and dead spots, and
boosts the speed of your 802.11ac WiFi connections.

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

© 2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia, and
ReadySHARE are trademarks and/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.

*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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