NETGEAR’s New Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Maximizes Wireless Coverage to Get the Most from Your Home Network

NETGEAR’s New WiFi Range Extender Eliminates Dead Spots and Extends Both WiFi Bands for the Best Wireless Experience Anywhere in Your Home

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – January 9, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the worldwide launch of the Universal Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP). The WN2500RP was designed specifically to extend the wireless range and optimize performance of any existing home network. 

NETGEAR’s Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender extends the coverage of both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi signals from an existing wireless router or gateway, providing consumers with the convenience of a flexible and improved WiFi connection. The WN2500RP offers simultaneous dual-band WiFi which runs both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands concurrently, doubling WiFi bandwidth and reducing WiFi interference. With NETGEAR’s FastLane Technology for range extenders, consumers can opt to use a performance optimized operating mode that is ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming. In addition, the Dual Band WiFi Range Extender supports up to four wired to WiFi connections, turning any Ethernet-enabled entertainment or computing device into a WiFi-enabled device quickly and easily. 

“With the proliferation of connected devices in the home, consumers today increasingly rely on the strength and stability of their home wireless network. NETGEAR’s new WiFi range extenders make it easier for consumers to improve their overall wireless experience by getting the most out of their existing wireless network,” said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. 

NETGEAR’s Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender is easy to install and set up with no need for a CD or Ethernet cable. 

Pricing and Availability 
The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender is available now in the United States starting at $89.99. 

More Information 
Learn more about the NETGEAR Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender at www.netgear.com/WN2500RP

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 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 at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR. © 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. 

Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. 

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, and specific uses 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 48 through 67, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2011. 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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U.S. Media Contact: Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, 408) 530-8458,JNorris2@webershandwick.com 
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