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Breaking boundaries to power the future

When we were a startup, 25 years ago, we built our very first switch. We created it to help power the future. To open doors we had only dreamt about. We began to imagine homes without wires or boundaries. Business networking without walls or barriers. Tools and services that make what matters most more secure, scalable, and enjoyable to use.

We built what we imagined. It earned us awards, a reputation, and respect as a trusted leader in connectivity. That’s twenty five years of enabling people to do more with their lives at home and at work, so they are happier and more productive.

1996 - 2021

Our history

25 years of innovation

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Founded as a division of Bay Networks

1996
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Introduction of unmanaged switch with LEDs in the jacks

1996
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Spun off from Nortel / Bay Networks

2000
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World’s first smart switch

2003
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Listed on NASDAQ as “NTGR”

2003
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RangeMax

  • Introduction of RangeMax Router
2005
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Named Fast 50 by Deloitte & Touche

2006
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Launch of ReadyNAS storage for business

2007
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Launch of ProSAFE switches

2007
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First Lightly Managed Plus Switch

2010
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First 10G Smart Switch

2011
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Named Fastest Growing 150 by Fortune

2012
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NETGEAR R6300

  • Industry-first 802.11ac WiFi router
2012
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Launch of first Nighthawk WiFi router

2013
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Flexible Mounting Click Switch

2014
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Arlo Security Camera

  • World’s first wireless camera
2014
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Nighthawk X6

  • World’s first tri-band WiFi router
2014
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C6300

  • World’s first AC gateway
2014
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Launch of Nighthawk X8

2015
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Nighthawk C7000

  • World’s fastest AC gateway
2015
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First 28-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Switch

2015
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Nighthawk CM1100

  • World’s first DOCSIS 3.1 modem
2016
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Orbi WiFi System

  • World’s first tri-band mesh system
2016
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Launch of Nighthawk X10

2016
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First app-managed access point

2017
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Nighthawk Mesh

  • World’s first mesh extender that works with any router
2017
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Nighthawk X10

  • RedDot Award Winner
  • CES Innovation Award
2017
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Nighthawk C7800

  • World’s first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway
2017
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Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router

  • RedDot Award Winner
2017
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Orbi WiFi System

  • Wirecutter: Best WiFi Mesh Networking Kit
2017
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Arlo Camera

  • #1 selling internet connected camera
2017
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Circle Smart Parental
Controls on Orbi

2017
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Nighthawk S8000 Gaming and Media Streaming Switch

  • RedDot Award Winner
2017
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Arlo QuadPod

  • RedDot Award Winner
2017
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First Fully Autonomous Cloud Management Switch

2017
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Arlo Pro

  • RedDot Award Winner
  • Wirecutter: Best Wireless Outdoor
  • Home Security Camera
  • PC Magazine: Best Products
2017
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Orbi Pro

  • First DIY WiFi msh solution for business
2017
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Launch of first Nighthawk Pro Gaming router

2018
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NETGEAR Armor on Nighthawk R7000P

  • Announced at CES
2018
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Outdoor Orbi & RBK20/23 series (Micro)

  • World’s first outdoor mesh solution
2018
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Orbi Voice

  • World’s first smart speaker with mesh satellite
  • CNET: Best of IFA
    TIME: Best Inventions
  • TechCrunch: Best of IFA
    Digital Trends: Recommended Product
2018
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Arlo

  • Spinoff and IPO on NASDAQ as “ARLO”
2018
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Meural Canvas

  • NETGEAR acquires Meural, inventing the digital canvas category
2018
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Introduction of first AV over IP solutions

2018
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Nighthawk RAX80

  • First WiFi 6 router
2018
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Nighthawk AX12

  • PC Magazine: Best of CES
2019
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Orbi Tri-Band WiFi 6

  • TechHive: Best of CES
2019
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Nighthawk 5G

  • Wall Street Journal: Best of CES
  • World’s first milimeter wave mobile 5G hotspot
2019
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Launch of industry-first dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system

2019
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Orbi LBR20

  • First 4G WiFi mesh system
2020
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Orbi CBK75x

  • First tri-band Wifi 6 DOCSIS 3.1 cable mesh system
2020
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First Ultra60 PoE++ smart switches

2020
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Launch of Meural WiFi Photo Frame

2020
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Switches fully designed for AV over IP

2020
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Launch of high-performance WiFi 6 access points

2020
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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NETGEAR and enjoy $25 off these select products for a limited time only. Use promo code NETGEAR25 at checkout to receive discount.

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