NETGEAR LAUNCHES TWO NEW CABLE MODEM ROUTERS TO EXPAND YOUR HOME NETWORKING OPTIONS
Say goodbye to modem rental fees with two new cable modem routers that feature DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and the NETGEAR genie app to provide ease of use and set-up with faster Internet and WiFi
SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 19, 2014 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is adding two new cable modem routers to its growing family of cable products: the N600 Dual-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and the N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3000). These two-in-one devices (www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers) integrate a DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem for faster Internet access and an N300/N600 high-speed 802.11n WiFi router together in one space-saving device. Supporting the NETGEAR genie® app, the cable modem routers enable you to simplify installation and management while supercharging your cable Internet connection to enjoy smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads. After you set up one of these cable modem routers, you’ll be able to take advantage of the new, faster broadband speeds that cable providers are offering while eliminating monthly modem rental fees from your cable bill.
The new cable modem routers integrate an 802.11n WiFi router with a built-in high-speed 8x4 CableLabs-certified® DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem. DOCSIS 3.0 is the next generation of Data Over Cable Services Interface Specification (DOCSIS), an international standard that enables cable operators to deliver significantly faster data speeds to your home. A DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 cable modem offers download speeds up to 340 Mbps*, eight times faster than the previous version, DOCSIS 2.0. Both of the two new cable modems support eight download and four upload channels simultaneously, which is ideal for HD video streaming, fast downloads, and high-speed online gaming.
"NETGEAR believes in offering a broad range of technology options for your home network so you can choose the one that best suits your needs," said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for Retail Networking Products. "To that end, we are expanding our portfolio of cable products to meet the requirements of the fast-growing cable Internet market. Our new cable modem routers integrate the latest DOCSIS 3.0 cable technology with the superior ease-of-use capabilities that you’ve come to expect in NETGEAR routers, thanks to the NETGEAR genie® app. By owning one of our new cable modem routers, you have an easy option for avoiding your cable provider’s monthly modem leasing fee."
In addition to the fastest cable speeds, both of the new cable modem routers integrate an 802.11n WiFi router. The N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports WiFi speeds up to 300 Mbps* on the 2.4GHz band. The N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router offers simultaneous dual-band networking, reducing WiFi interference and doubling bandwidth, supporting speeds up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands so all your wireless devices have a super-fast WiFi connection.
Both cable modem routers support the NETGEAR genie® software application, a free app and personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets. The MyMedia™ feature helps you to find and play media files in your network. Setting up parental controls and guest access is ultra-easy. Furthermore, you can attach a USB hard drive to the NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB port on the cable modem routers and you will have wireless access of the storage drive from any device in your home network.
The new N300 and N600 Cable Modem Routers are compatible with current and next-generation WiFi devices and offer the highest level of wireless security and support for IPv6. Each cable modem router also comes equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports so you can benefit from the fastest wired speeds to connect your desktop computer and other devices such as network storage, while still enjoying the freedom of wireless connections for mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
The NETGEAR Cable Family
With the availability of two more NETGEAR DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem products, you’re sure to find one that’s a match for your budget and Internet needs so you can experience easier and faster home networking. Prices listed below are the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) in the U.S.:
• The new N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3700) is a dual-band device with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. It offers cable modem speeds up to 340 Mbps** with the fastest WiFi speed and performance up to 600 Mbps* (300+300 Mbps*) across the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. It’s available now for $129.99.
• The N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router (N450) has four Gigabit Ethernet ports, making it ideal for HD video streaming and gaming. It offers cable modem speeds up to 340 Mbps** with the fastest 2.4GHz WiFi speed and performance up to 450 Mbps*. It’s available now for $119.99.
• The new N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3000) has two Gigabit Ethernet ports. It offers cable modem speeds up to 340 Mbps** with the fastest 2.4 GHz WiFi speed and performance up to 300 Mbps*. It’s available now for $99.99.
• The CMD31T DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem connects directly to your high-speed cable Internet provider at speeds up to 150 Mbps**. It’s available now for $69.99.
NETGEAR cable modems and cable modem routers are CableLabs® Certified and compatible with most major U.S. cable Internet providers, such as Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Time Warner Cable ®, XFINITY®/Comcast and more.
In the second quarter of 2014, NETGEAR expects to release the AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6300) for $219.99. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, it’s a best-in-class device with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 16 download and 4 upload channels simultaneously, combining the fastest cable modem speeds of up to 680 Mbps** with Gigabit WiFi speeds of up to 1750 Mbps* (450+1300 Mbps*).
• NETGEAR Cable Family: www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers
• N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router Gigabit Ethernet: www.netgear.com/N300
• N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router Gigabit Ethernet: www.netgear.com/N600
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 50,000 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, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. CableLabs and DOCSIS are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. 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. N600 equals 300 Mbps @2.4GHz + 300 Mbps @5.GHz 802.11n. N450 equals 450 Mbps @2.4 GHz 802.11n. AC1750 equals 450 Mbps @2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. 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.
** Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on the MSO provisioning and speed tier subscription.
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