NETGEAR Announces Worldwide Availability of Award-Winning Wireless-N Broadband Modem DSL Router that Provides Failover Protection with 3G+ Mobile Broadband

Ideal Solution for Small and Medium Businesses that Need an Always-on, Reliable Internet Connection

SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 15, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) is now available online and at major retailers worldwide. The CES award-winning modem router (DGN2200M) with mobile broadband failover combines 802.11n wireless and a built-in ADSL2+ modem with optional support for High speed 3G+ cellular broadband connectivity, making it a unique solution that is ideal for small and medium businesses that need the reliability of an always-on Internet connection. 

The N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router – Mobile Broadband Edition provides customers with an automatic DSL-to-3G+ cellular failover in case of a DSL outage. This feature is critical for businesses that need reliable Internet connectivity with zero downtime. In the event of disruption to DSL broadband services, the router can temporarily divert Internet traffic to the cellular broadband network via an external 3G+ modem that can be plugged into its USB port. When DSL broadband service is restored, all traffic is switched back to the DSL connection. 

"NETGEAR is always working to provide a breadth of innovative and feature-rich networking choices to support customers' connected lifestyles and business needs," said Som Pal Choudhury, NETGEAR director of product marketing. "Zero downtime and an always-on reliable internet connection is a must for any business today. Telephone services in most businesses today are routed through the broadband network via Voice over IP (VoIP) and newer generation credit card machines rely on broadband for their connectivity. The comprehensive feature set that we have built into this product combined with its ease of use and failover protection makes it the ideal choice for use in small and medium businesses." 

In addition to failover protection, the router provides a host of features for secured and productive small business operation including:

  • Secure Connection — Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), Virtual Private Network (VPN) Pass through, and Denial of Service (DoS) protection
  • Broadband usage meter — Monitors Internet traffic and sends customized reports to help keep costs under control
  • Guest network access — Provides separate security and access restrictions for guests using the network
  • OpenDNS powered security and filtering — Makes your network safer, more reliable and productive


Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router – Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) is available worldwide via retailers, online e-tailers, direct marketers, and value-added resellers at an MSRP in the U.S. of $179.99. 

More information
To learn more about the product and see the list of compatible operators and USB Mobile Broadband Modems, please visit http://www.netgear.com/3G

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 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 over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available athttp://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR andhttp://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR

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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 37 through 53, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended October 3, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2010. 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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