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Eliminate your monthly modem rental fee and accelerate your home network to 802.11ac wireless combined with 16x4 channel bonding, so you can experience better HD video streaming and faster online gaming and file downloads

LAS VEGAS — January 4, 2016 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its product family of AC WiFi Cable Modem Routers with the NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS) ( It’s the perfect choice if you are looking to upgrade from older WiFi to the new AC wireless speeds and create a highly reliable, fast broadband connection. The cost-effective AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router with 16x4 channel bonding will quickly pay for itself with the money you save by eliminating your Internet provider’s monthly rental fee, while improving your online and WiFi connectivity experiences.

In addition to equipment fees, the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router saves power and space by integrating a high performance WiFi router with a built-in CableLabs®-certified DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem. It supports Internet cable download speeds up to 640Mbps* along with best-in-class, simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 1.6Gbps** (300Mbps + 1300Mbps).

The AC 1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports the highest data tier plans offered by major U.S. cable Internet providers like Comcast XFINITY® and more. By accelerating your home network performance with this cable modem router, you’ll enjoy smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads — even during the most congested traffic hours on the Internet superhighway.

Cable Internet bandwidth is shared with other cable subscribers in your neighborhood, so you may find decreased performance during peak usage times with your current cable modem router supplied by your Internet provider. But with the new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you have 16x4 channel bonding, which means it supports 16 downstream bonded channels simultaneously. As a result, you have a fatter “pipe” for Internet traffic as compared to your neighbors with a cable modem router that only supports four downstream bonded channels. During peak hours, this increased throughput will help you receive the subscribed data speed of your cable service.

“Upgrading your home network with the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router is a smart move in terms of performance and your personal finances,” said Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of product marketing for NETGEAR Home Consumer Products. “You’ll get more bang for your buck. Not only can you take full advantage of the upgrades your cable provider is making to their network to offer more data throughput, but you’ll also save money by owning your router instead of paying monthly rental fees. The NETGEAR difference with the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router is especially noticeable during peak usage hours, when you still experience better performance, faster WiFi speeds, and whole-home coverage.”

In addition to ultra-fast cable Internet and AC WiFi speeds, the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology so you can also 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.

With the new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you can also enjoy the unique capabilities of the NETGEAR genie® app. The user-friendly NETGEAR genie, already enjoyed by more than 6 million NETGEAR customers worldwide, is your 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. You can easily access your home network, view the network map, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing, anytime, anywhere, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia™ feature enables you to find and play your stored media files from anywhere on your network to your DLNA®-ready TVs and music system. You can also make any printer AirPrint® compatible for printing from an iPad or iPhone.

Furthermore, there is a built-in NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB port for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on a USB hard drive from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.

XFINITY customers can install the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router without a service call thanks to its fast, web-based self-activation capability.

The new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router is one of the innovative new products on show this week in Las Vegas, where NETGEAR is hosting an invitation-only suite in the Marriott Las Vegas during the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®).

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS) will be available soon from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP starting at $169.99. Go to for more details, including compatible cable Internet service providers.

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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 or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc . 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.

* Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider.

** Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications . AC1600 equals 300Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1300Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300Mbps 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.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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