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NETGEAR DEMONSTRATES THE ‘POWER TO CONNECT’

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NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.co.uk), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is demonstrating a number of new products to press, customers and channel partners at the 2014 International CES® trade show running through January 10 in Las Vegas. NETGEAR’s new products give you the power to connect at the world’s fastest WiFi speeds to the people and content that matter the most — whether you are at home, work or play. You can see NETGEAR’s CES-related announcements on the company website at www.netgear.com/ces.

NETGEAR is a triple honouree this year in the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards competition sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®)) (cesweb.org/Events-Awards/Innovations.aspx). NETGEAR products that have received the industry’s highest accolade in the Home Networking category include the Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000); the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100); and the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200). Innovations honourees are highlighted at CES in a special Innovations Showcase located in The Venetian® Las Vegas.

“Being honoured with CES Innovations Awards is always exciting and drives us to be even more innovative in our product development. Every year we’re pushing the performance bar higher to fulfill our mission of connecting the world to the Internet,” said Patrick Lo, CEO of NETGEAR. “Without a reliable, secure and high performance network, you can’t take full advantage of the latest mobile phones and tablets, HD streaming entertainment, and smart home devices. For that reason, the new products we’re highlighting at CES supercharge and extend the reach of your wireless network. We power your connection to the world to help make your lives more productive and enjoyable — and we do it better than anyone!”

Next-Gen WiFi and Home Networking

The company’s flagship, next-generation 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi router, Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) is a CES Innovations Award honouree that already soars above the competition with a 1GHz dual core processor that delivers the fastest WiFi currently available (AC1900 WiFi = 600 +1300 Mbps*) so you enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing. With the advanced features and best-in-class technology of Nighthawk, you reduce interference and have more reliable WiFi connectivity with mobile devices, home entertainment systems, and game consoles, including the new Playstation® 4 (PS4™) and Xbox One™. More information is at www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx.

NETGEAR will be demonstrating enhancements to NETGEAR genie® software, a 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. New enhancements include NETGEAR genie for Windows® 8, an app that makes managing your home network easy, slated for release in Q1 2014. More than three million customers have already installed NETGEAR genie.

WiFi Where You Want It

NETGEAR, the world leader in WiFi Range Extenders, is debuting two CES Innovations Award honourees, the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100). Both are ideal for boosting range of an existing home network and eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones, while delivering next generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices. The AC750 WiFi Range Extender is an industry-first extender providing up to 750 Mbps* 802.11ac WiFi performance in a convenient wall-plug form factor, with Smart LED indicator lights that guide you to an optimal placement for best WiFi coverage. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is designed with ultimate performance in mind, supporting latest generation 802.11ac WiFi technology with up to 1200 Mbps* speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain 5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor (CPU) to enable ultimate range extension at groundbreaking next-generation WiFi speeds. See today’s press release for more information.

NETGEAR is teaming with Facebook® to provide Facebook Wi-Fi to small businesses. Facebook Wi-Fi ([url=file:///C:/Users/jhoffmann/Desktop/Active%20Projects/Weber%20releases%202011/2013%20releases/Facebook%20WiFi/www.Netgear.com/facebookwifi]www.netgear.com/facebookwifi[/url]) is an application that enables merchants to provide free Internet access to their customers when they “check in” at the business’ Facebook Page. This capability enables merchants to build closer relationships with customers by sharing offers and announcements directly from their Facebook page. Businesses also benefit from aggregate Facebook Page Insights about their customer base. NETGEAR is making the Facebook Wi-Fi login available on its premium line of next-generation wireless routers supporting dual-band 802.11ac wireless, the world’s fastest WiFi. See today’s press release for more information.

In early 2013 NETGEAR redesigned the market-leading ReadyNAS® family of networked storage. With all devices now running the revolutionary ReadyNAS OS 6 featuring ReadyCLOUD™ technology, creating private cloud storage to protect, access and share files has never been easier. At CES, NETGEAR announces the availability of the ReadyCLOUD mobile app for iOS and Android™ mobile phones and tablets. ReadyCLOUD mobile app users can access files anytime, anywhere and from virtually any device without the ongoing cost or privacy concerns associated with cloud-based subscription services. In addition, ReadyCLOUD can automatically upload photos from a mobile device camera roll to a ReadyNAS for effortless backup of precious memories. The ReadyCLOUD mobile app is available free at the Apple® App store and the Google Play™ store. More information on the full line of ReadyNAS products is at www.netgear.com/readynas.