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European Hardware Award winners tested by 9 top technology media review sites

SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 12, 2016 — The Nighthawk® X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) has been named Best Router in the 2016 European Hardware Awards competition to honor exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X6 is the product of NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a leading provider of networking equipment for the home and small businesses. Nighthawk X6 won over five other nominated routers. 

This annual list of the best hardware on sale across Europe is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Judges from the experienced editorial teams of nine EHA member publications represent the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: KitGuru (United Kingdom), Hardware.Info (The Netherlands), Hardwareluxx (Germany), CowCotLand (France), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), HispaZone (Spain), PurePC (Poland), SweClockers (Sweden) and Lab 501 (Romania).

The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router delivers more high-speed WiFi connections to more devices through its breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology that connects automatically and simultaneously to every WiFi-enabled device in the home. Nighthawk X6 also offers a 1GHz dual core processor that supports combined WiFi speeds up to an incredibly fast 3.2Gbps*, three WiFi bands (one 2.4GHz and two 5GHz), six high-performance antennas, Smart Connect intelligence, and Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). This powerful combination of features ensures that every device is assigned to the WiFi band where it can connect at its maximum possible speed. The result is that faster devices can connect and perform unhindered by slower or older WiFi devices—meaning ALL devices can download, stream, and game at their maximum speed. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, smart home devices, and IP security cameras become X6-accelerated so consumers can roam freely and enjoy strong WiFi coverage and performance anywhere in the home.

“We’re honored that Nighthawk X6 has been recognized by the EHA and top technology media as the Best Router in the European market,” said David Henry, senior vice president of home networking products for NETGEAR. “The challenge in home networking today is to meet the insatiable demand of an ever-growing number of WiFi devices for more bandwidth in order to stream even more video content. We designed the Nighthawk X6 Router with the capacity, flexibility, and intelligence to solve for these challenges enabling the Nighthawk X6 to deliver an award-winning, best-in-class experience for mobile streaming, sharing and gaming.”

Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X6:

  • Blazing-fast 802.11ac WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps*
  • Tri-Band WiFi delivers more high speed WiFi connections to more devices
  • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • 6 high performance antennas for maximum range
  • Smart-Connect automatically connects slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands
  • 1GHz dual core processor with 3 offload processors
  • Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability
  • USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, ReadySHARE® USB storage-ready access
  • FREE ReadySHARE Vault PC software for automatic backups to USB storage
  • NETGEAR genie® with remote access, a personal dashboard that makes it easy to  monitor, control and repair your home network when you’re away from home

Watch this video for more information about the multi-award winning Nighthawk X6.

Pricing and Availability

The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) is available worldwide from major retailers in stores and online at an MSRP of €299.99.

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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 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 and Facebook.

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk and ReadySHARE and ReadySHARE Vault 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.

*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC3200 equals 600Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1300Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 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.

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