NETGEAR Extends WiFi Coverage Throughout the Home

NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) Now Available Worldwide for Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones, Home Theater Devices, and More

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 5, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP), which extends dual band WiFi coverage for any home office or home network, is now available for purchase at retail stores and online worldwide. The dramatic increase in connected devices in the home has created a need for better WiFi coverage. With the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender, users can keep their current wireless equipment and improve WiFi coverage, enhancing overall network quality, range and performance throughout the home for mobile connected devices such as smartphones, iPads®, tablets and laptops, as well as connected entertainment devices like smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming players and more. Unveiled at CES 2012 in January, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is the latest addition to a line-up of easy-to-use WiFi range extender products that provide an enhanced WiFi experience for consumers worldwide. 

No More WiFi Dead Spots 
The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender boosts coverage of both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi signals simultaneously, enhancing the connected lifestyle by extending WiFi range while avoiding WiFi interference. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender supports wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, making it compatible with virtually any wireless network used at home. Included is FastLane Technology for range extenders, which enables consumers to maximize bandwidth for HD video streaming and online gaming. In addition, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender supports up to four wired to WiFi connections, turning Ethernet-enabled devices such as Blu-ray® players, gaming consoles, DVRs and smart TVs into devices with WiFi connectivity. 

Stream On 
Obstacles such as walls can result in low WiFi signal strength or WiFi dead spots in different areas of the home. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender resolves this problem, so that users can surf the Internet, stream movies without constant buffering or listen to their favorite Internet radio stations no matter where they are — in the upstairs bedroom, outside on the deck or in the garage. As an alternative to buying a new WiFi router, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is an ideal accessory to consumers’ existing equipment. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is universally compatible with any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateway. 

Easy to Install and Set Up 
The device is easy to install and set up with no need for a CD or Ethernet cable. A secure connection to any existing home WiFi network is established with a simple push of a button. Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status and find the best location for extender placement for optimal wireless, interference-free coverage. “The proliferation of mobile devices in the home — laptops, tablets and smartphones — has lead to people uncovering more WiFi dead spots in and around their homes. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender solves that problem and broadens WiFi connectivity and performance at an affordable price and with minimal setup,” said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. 

Pricing and Availability 
Available now from major retailers in the United States, the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) starts at $79.99. It can also be purchased worldwide from retailers in stores and online. 

More information 
For more information, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/wn2500RP. To learn more about other new NETGEAR consumer products and services, please visit www.netgear.com

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 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 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. Apple and Apple iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Blu-ray is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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 I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 11 through 33, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2012. 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.

# # #

U.S. Media Contact: Claudia Oropeza, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408)685-0618,coropeza@webershandwick.com 
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com 
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR