NETGEAR Introduces Two New Cable Gateways to Provide Complete Cable Product Lineup for the Retail Market

Eliminate monthly equipment rental fees from your cable bill with new gateways that offer the fastest DOCSIS 3.0 cable download speeds and blazing-fast WiFi for an improved home entertainment experience

2014 International CES

LAS VEGAS--()--NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its portfolio of cable products for the retail market. This week, the company is launching two new industry-leading Cable Gateways at the 2014 International CES® trade show in Las Vegas, where the company is demonstrating a number of new products to press, customers and channel partners.

The new gateways (www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers) offer you faster Internet and blazing-fast WiFi in one space-saving device so you can simplify and supercharge your cable Internet connection. With these gateways, you’ll make modem rental fees on your monthly cable bill a thing of the past.

NETGEAR now has a full line-up of DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem and gateway products to offer for the retail market:

  • The new AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router, a best-in-class gateway combining the fastest cable modem speeds of up to 680 Mbps** with Gigabit WiFi speeds of up to 1750 Mbps*
  • The new N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router, a gateway offering cable modem speeds up to 340 Mbps** with the fastest 2.4GHz WiFi speed and performance up to 450 Mbps*
  • The existing CMD31T DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, for connecting directly to your high-speed cable Internet provider

“We know our customers have come to expect best-in-class products from NETGEAR to improve home entertainment experiences. To that end, we’ve rounded out our cable product portfolio with the introduction of these two new Cable Gateways that incorporate industry-leading technology in both cable modem and wireless technologies to supercharge your home network,” said David Henry, NETGEAR’s vice president of product management for retail business. “You’ll get the newest and the fastest technology while being able to eliminate your monthly equipment rental fee.”

The NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router Gigabit Ethernet (C6300) (www.netgear.com/c6300) is a powerhouse device combining the fastest Internet cable download speeds available today with the world’s fastest WiFi. It is designed for today’s connected homes with an increasing number of devices to provide superfast HD coverage throughout your home. The C6300 combines a high performance Intel® Puma™ 6 processor to provide the best wired and wireless performance combined with best-in-class 802.11ac WiFi speeds. Its 16x4 CableLabs-certified® DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem supports the fastest Internet cable download speeds available today with download speeds up to 680 Mbps** — up to 16 times faster than previous-generation DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems — with support for 16 download and 4 upload channels simultaneously. NETGEAR combines the powerful DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities of the C6300 with next-generation dual-band AC1750 WiFi (450+1300 Mbps*), which delivers data throughput up to three times faster than 802.11n WiFi. With the C6300, you’ll experience smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads, with the best wireless coverage possible today. The C6300 supports the NETGEAR genie® application, 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.

The NETGEAR N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router (www.netgear.com/N450) is a low-cost alternative to the C6300. It has a built-in high-speed 8x4 CableLabs-certified® DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem that supports download speeds up to 340 Mbps** — up to 8 times faster than DOCSIS® 2.0 — for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming. It supports 8 download and 4 upload channels simultaneously. It also enables 802.11n WiFi networking speeds up to 450 Mbps* (@ 2.4GHz). Like the C6300, it is compatible with current and next-generation WiFi devices and offers advanced Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6 support, and the highest level of wireless security.

The two cable gateways are each equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports so you can 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.

Both gateways are simple to install and you can easily set up functions such as parental controls and guest access. Furthermore, you can attach a USB hard drive to the NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB port on the gateways and you will have wireless access of the storage drive from any device in your home network.

The products are compatible with major U.S. cable Internet providers such as Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Time Warner Cable ®, XFINITY®/Comcast and more. You can choose the modem router that best fits your lifestyle and experience easier and faster home networking.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router is available now from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP of $119.99 in the U.S. The AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router Gigabit Ethernet (C6300) will become available in the second quarter of 2014, at an MSRP in the U.S. of $219.99.

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About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. CableLabs and DOCSIS are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC1750 equals 450 Mbps @2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1750 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1750 Mbps 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.

** Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on the MSO provisioning and speed tier subscription.

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.

Contacts

U.S. Media Contact:
Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR
Jocelyn Shaw, 415-262-5904
jshaw2@webershandwick.com
or
U.S. Sales Inquiries: 408-907-8000
sales@netgear.com
or
U.S. Customer Inquiries: 888-NETGEAR

The NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router Gigabit Ethernet (C6300) (Photo: Business Wire)

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Contacts

U.S. Media Contact:
Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR
Jocelyn Shaw, 415-262-5904
jshaw2@webershandwick.com
or
U.S. Sales Inquiries: 408-907-8000
sales@netgear.com
or
U.S. Customer Inquiries: 888-NETGEAR