“ALEXA, ASK NETGEAR TO TURN ON GUEST NETWORK”

Voice commands now available for NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System, Nighthawk routers, and Nighthawk DSL modem routers to make managing your network even easier

SAN JOSE, California — February 14, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is  introducing support of voice commands for your home WiFi network using Amazon® Alexa™ voice service platform. Your voice can now command NETGEAR Nighthawk® routers, Nighthawk DSL modem routers and the award-winning NETGEAR Orbi™ Tri-Band WiFi System.

The Amazon Alexa voice service has become a popular command center for today’s smart home. And now, using the NETGEAR skill for Alexa, you can ask Alexa to turn on or off a guest WiFi network or securely remind you of your own WiFi password via a card to Alexa app. To be able to take advantage of these capabilities, you need an Alexa voice service-enabled product such as the Amazon Echo speaker or the Amazon Fire TV voice remote, as well as a supported NETGEAR product.

NETGEAR products that currently support Alexa through the remote NETGEAR genie® include:

  • Orbi™ Tri-Band Home WiFi System (Model: RBK50, RBK53)
  • Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Model: R7000)
  • Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO (Model: R7000P)
  • Nighthawk AC2350 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO (Model: R7500v2)
  • Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Gaming Router (Model: R7800)
  • Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (Model: D7800)
  • Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (Model: R8000)
  • Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Tri-Band WiFi Router (Model: R8500 and R8300)
  • Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Tri-Band WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (Model: D8500)
  • Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (Model: R9000)

“Innovation is at the very core of NETGEAR products and is something that has come to be expected by our customers,” said Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of NETGEAR product marketing for Home Consumer Products. “As adoption of intelligent personal digital assistants like Alexa become more widespread, voice commands for your home WiFi network is a natural next step to help you manage your home network. We have considered some of the most relevant use cases- like enabling guest networks for voice command that can be used in a secure manner with your NETGEAR product.”

Sample commands in the NETGEAR skill set include:

  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network
  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable/disable 5G guest network
  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings

NETGEAR products are available in major retail stores and online. For more information about Amazon Alexa integration of NETGEAR products please visit the NETGEAR.com/Alexa landing page.

About Netgear, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk and Orbi are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Amazon, Echo, Alexa, and Fire are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* 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 compatibility with any future standards.

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