NETGEAR Boosts Your Home Network to the Max with Two Award-Winning AC WiFi Range Extenders

  NETGEAR Boosts Your Home Network to the Max with Two Award-Winning AC WiFi
  Range Extenders

Get more out of your existing home network with new WiFi Range Extenders, CES
Innovations honorees that leverage 802.11ac technology to fight WiFi dead
zones and improve signal strength for the ultimate experience in connectivity

2014 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2014

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company
that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service
providers, today announced the availability of two new WiFi range extenders
that are also 2014 CES® Innovations Award honorees. NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range
Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100) and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range
Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) are ideal for delivering
next-generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi
throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while
providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices.

The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (Photo: Business
Wire)

The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (Photo: Business
Wire)

The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range
Extender have been recognized by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA^®)
for outstanding design and exceptional engineering in the home networking
category. Both extenders will be highlighted in the Innovations Showcase of
the 2014 International CES® event in Las Vegas this week.

The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender is an industry-first extender providing
up to 750 Mbps* 802.11ac WiFi performance in a convenient wall-plug form
factor. The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is designed with
ultimate performance in mind, supporting latest generation 802.11ac WiFi
technology with up to 1200 Mbps* speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain
5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor (CPU) to enable ultimate
range extension at groundbreaking next-generation WiFi speeds.

Both extenders are ideal for improving the range of a home network and
eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones while enabling lag-free gaming and
uninterrupted video streaming with the ultimate in 802.11ac speed and
performance. Like other dual band NETGEAR WiFi range extenders, both support
the NETGEAR FastLane™ technology that uses both WiFi bands simultaneously to
establish one super-fast wireless connection that is ideal for HD video
streaming and gaming. Additionally, consumers can use the free NETGEAR WiFi
Analytics app for Android™ tablets and smartphones to optimize their home
network with information about their network status, signal strength, and
channel interference.

“We provide our customers with the latest WiFi extender technology, so we’re
thrilled that industry experts have recognized the innovative design and
features supported by our new WiFi Range Extenders,” said Damir Skripic,
senior product line manager at NETGEAR. “Not only are our new AC750 and AC1200
WiFi Range Extenders the fastest for providing whole home coverage, but we
have even redesigned Smart LED indicator lights for the AC750 Extender that
help you place it properly in your home. Improper placement of a WiFi range
extender is one of the biggest frustrations we see with our customers, and an
important one that we wanted to help solve.”

Highlights of the AC750 WiFi Range Extender

The compact NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender is the first wall-plug extender
delivering dual-band 802.11ac performance to maximize network speed for older
a/b/g/n WiFi devices, while providing up to 750 Mbps to the latest 802.11ac
WiFi devices. It is outfitted with dual external antennas boosting range and
improving WiFi speeds. With its uniquely stylish, compact wall-plug design
that is effortless to install, you can discreetly plug it into any electrical
outlet. Smart LED indicator lights on the front of the extender guide you to
an optimal location for best WiFi coverage.

In addition to extending a home network, you can also use the extender as an
access point by creating a new WiFi hotspot when you plug in a wired Internet
connection. The available Gigabit port on the NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range
Extender can be used as a WiFi bridge, ideal for connecting a device like a
Blu-ray® player, game console, or smart TV to the latest 802.11ac WiFi
standard, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary WiFi adapters.

Highlights of the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender

The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender delivers next generation
802.11ac WiFi with speeds up to 1200 Mbps. It’s the first WiFi range extender
to use a dual core processor that’s up to twice as fast as other processors,
to improve efficiency and maximize 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi performance. It is
equipped with dual high gain 5dBi external antennas and 10 amplifiers that
boost output power to a staggering 700mW. This combination provides ultimate
wireless whole-home coverage, increasing WiFi range and easily penetrating
walls to eliminate WiFi dead spots throughout large homes and even back yards.
The Extender also offers Beamforming+ for more reliable connections.

The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender offers five Gigabit ports
that act as a WiFi bridge, ideal for connecting up to five devices like gaming
consoles, smart TVs and streaming players to the WiFi network, eliminating the
need to buy proprietary WiFi adapters. Additionally, you can access and share
all your stored media with the USB 3.0 port. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range
Extender has a stylish design with glossy black enclosure and red accents.

Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR AC750 and  AC1200 WiFi Range Extenders  are available worldwide from
major retailers in stores and online. The AC750 WiFi Range Extender is
available at an MSRP of $89.99 in the U.S. The  AC1200 High Power WiFi Range
Extender  is available at an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S.

More Information

  *NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100): www.netgear.com/ex6100
  *NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200):
    www.netgear.com/ex6200
  *WiFi Analytics app for Android™ tablets and smartphones available on
    Google Play™:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netgear.WiFiAnalytics&hl=en
  *See all CES-related news from NETGEAR at www.netgear.com/ces.
  *You can read all 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,
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 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 39,000 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.

©2014 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. 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 standard 802.11
specifications. AC1200 equals 300 Mbps @2.4GHz + 900 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac.
AC750 equals 300 Mbps @2.4GHz + 433 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1200 Mbps (or
750 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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Contact:

U.S. Media Contact:
Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR
Jocelyn Shaw, 415-262-5904
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U.S. Sales Inquiries: 408-907-8000
sales@netgear.com
or
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR