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

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and PowerLINE WiFi are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

HomePlug® is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and data over distance can vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, home wiring construction and materials, interference from other electrical devices, age of home wiring, other networking products in use on the same network, and other adverse conditions may result in lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system and outlets must be electrically connected in order for devices to provide a network connection between them. 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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