NETGEAR BOOSTS YOUR HOME WIFI WITH NEW AWARD-WINNING, HIGH-PERFORMANCE WIFI RANGE EXTENDERS

Eliminate WiFi dead zones and go farther with 3 new WiFi Range Extenders for whole-home connectivity, including powerful Nighthawk AC1900 Extender

LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2015 — Today at the 2015 International CES® trade show, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced three additions to its WiFi Range Extenders product family. The next-generation, CES Innovations Award honoree Nighthawk® AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX7000), the AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150), and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender - Essentials Edition (EX3700), give you an easy and effective way to fight WiFi dead zones. You’ll enjoy whole-home connectivity for HD video streaming and online gaming on any device in any location of your home. NETGEAR will demonstrate the new WiFi extenders to press, customers, and channel partners this week during CES, alongside other exciting new products in their suite in the Marriott Las Vegas.

All three extenders work with any router and leverage NETGEAR FastLane™ technology, which uses two WiFi bands simultaneously to establish one super-fast wireless connection that is ideal for HD video streaming and gaming. In addition to extending the range of your wireless home network, you can also use the new Extenders to create WiFi access points.

“WiFi dead zones can create unnecessary restrictions on your connected lifestyle, but our broad product portfolio enables you to match the right extender to your home network,” said Damir Skripic, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. “With the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender, we have pushed the performance capabilities, resulting in the fastest and most powerful WiFi Range Extender on the market.”

A Gigabit Ethernet port enables you to connect wired devices like game consoles, smart TVs or streaming players to your existing WiFi network. Or when the extender is set to Access Point Mode, you can plug in a wired Internet connection into the Gigabit Ethernet port to create a new WiFi access point or hotspot.

All of the new extenders will launch with a redesigned NETGEAR genie® experience that offers a new look and feel, an easier installation, and improved features such as access point mode, WiFi coverage controls, and access scheduling for parental controls. Additionally, the new genie user interface will automatically adapt to the screen size of your device to provide an optimal viewing experience on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

Additionally, NETGEAR extenders can be used with the free NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app for Android™ tablets and smartphones, which helps you to get more information and optimize your home network with information about network status, signal strength, and channel interference.


(1) Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX7000)

Designed for maximum WiFi range extension, the high powered NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX7000) delivers 802.11ac performance with up to 1900 Mbps* of dual-band WiFi speed. This first WiFi extender in the Nighthawk product family — NETGEAR’s premium line of 802.11ac wireless networking products — uses a dual-core processor and is outfitted with advanced high power amplifiers offering a staggering 700mW of wireless power to easily penetrate walls for WiFi coverage up to 10,000 square feet. Coupled with three high-gain omni-directional external antennas, Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender transmits the extended signal in a 360-degree radius to blanket your entire home with strong WiFi coverage. Nighthawk Extender supports NETGEAR Beamforming+ technology, which focuses the WiFi signal on the location of your device, minimizing data loss and delivering optimal WiFi speed.

Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender offers five Gigabit Ethernet ports that act as a WiFi bridge, ideal for connecting up to five devices — game consoles, smart TVs, streaming players, etc. — 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.


(2) AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150)

Designed to fit into a standard wall outlet, the NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150) is the first WiFi extender in a wall-plug form factor to offer 802.11ac performance with up to 1200 Mbps* WiFi speed. The extender is effortless to install, with Smart LED indicator lights that guide you to an optimal location for the most effective WiFi coverage.

Like the Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender, the AC1200 WiFi Range Extender improves the range of a home network and eliminates frustrating WiFi dead zones while enabling lag-free gaming and uninterrupted video streaming with 802.11ac speed and performance. It offers a Gigabit Ethernet port to connect wired devices to WiFi.


(3) AC750 WiFi Range Extender – Essentials Edition (EX3700)

The AC750 WiFi Range Extender has a convenient wall-plug design for easy placement. It offers dual-band WiFi up to 750 Mbps*, external antennas for better performance, and one Ethernet port for connecting wired devices to your wireless network. It boosts any existing WiFi network, giving you a greatly improved wireless experience throughout your home for WiFi connected devices including tablets, laptops, smart TVs, smartphones, and more.


Pricing and Availability

The new extenders are available now from major retailers in stores and online, at the following prices:

  • Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX7000), MSRP in the U.S. of $169.99
  • AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX1650), MSRP in the U.S. of $119.99
  • AC750 WiFi Range Extender – Essentials Edition (EX3700), MSRP in the U.S. of $79.99

More Information

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: 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 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. 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.

©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, FastLane, NETGEAR genie, and Nighthawk 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. AC750 equals 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 433 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. AC1200 equals 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 900 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. AC1900 equals 600 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300 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.

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