NETGEAR POWERLINE WIFI 1000 GIVES YOUR MOBILE DEVICES WHOLE-HOME COVERAGE EVEN IN INTERNET DEAD ZONES

Get WiFi where you need it with the first networking adapter in the U.S. to combine Gigabit powerline technology with high-speed 802.11ac WiFi in a wall-plug design

LAS VEGAS — January 4, 2016 —NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is introducing the industry-first NETGEAR PowerLINE WiFi™ 1000 Adapter Kit (PLW1000) (www.netgear.com/PLW1000) at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) this week.

Using blazing-fast Gigabit powerline technology compliant with the HomePlug® AV2 standard, PowerLINE WiFi 1000 Adapters send data through your home’s electrical outlets —at twice the speed of previous 500Mbps powerline products— for plug-and-play Internet connectivity. Without running new wires or drilling holes in walls to install Ethernet cables, PowerLINE WiFi creates an extra WiFi hotspot in any room to eliminate weak signals or “dead” zones and provides super-fast 802.11ac WiFi connectivity. Now your mobile devices can get the fastest WiFi speeds even in the hardest-to-reach areas of your home.

The average U.S. home network today supports more than 12 Internet-enabled devices, according to a recent survey conducted by research firm MarketLab. Yet 35 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing Internet dead spots within their homes. Building construction such as brick, as well as distance from the wireless router, can cause your home to work against your wireless network. This presents a challenge to the smart home of the future that is dependent on whole-home connectivity for an ever-increasing number of mobile devices.

“As the number of integrated products in the smart home increases, so does the demand on your network for seamless connectivity. Yet there may be areas in your home where your WiFi signal suffers due to construction materials and you don’t want to punch through walls to run wiring,” said Oleg Fishel, product line manager for NETGEAR Powerline products. “PowerLINE WiFi 1000 addresses these challenges so you have Internet access where you need it, and at incredibly fast speeds. And setup is as easy as plugging in a lamp.”

Simply plug your PowerLINE WiFi 1000 adapter into an electrical outlet and connect the adapter directly to your router. Then position the companion PowerLINE WiFi access point, using its signal strength LED indicators to identify the best electrical outlet for placement. Your WiFi connection is then able to leap through walls and floors, putting an end to dead zones even in basements and other hard-to-reach areas. The PowerLINE WiFi access point has two external antennas to increase the range and reliability of the WiFi connection, enabling your family to enjoy lag-free 4K HD video streaming, lightning-fast gaming, and web surfing without worrying about a weak signal.

The PowerLINE WiFi 1000 Adapter Kit is among the exciting innovations for smart homes that NETGEAR will reveal this week during CES to invited press, analysts, customers, and channel partners, in a showroom atop the Marriott Las Vegas.

Pricing and Availability

The Powerline WiFi 1000 Kit (PLW1000) is available now from major retailers in stores and online at an MSRP of $119.99 in the U.S.

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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 38,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 30,000 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 at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and <