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NETGEAR Adapter Enables WiFi N900 Performance With Home Theater And Gaming Devices

BERLIN, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR ®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the availability of the NETGEAR N900 4-Port WiFi Adapter (WNCE4004). The adapter connects up to four Ethernet-enabled devices - like Smart TVs, Blu-ray™ players, Xbox 360 ®, PlayStation ®3 and others - to WiFi for ultra-fast HD video streaming at 450Mbps on each WiFi band, providing an unparalleled home entertainment experience.

The NETGEAR N900 4-port WiFi Adapter supports multiple, simultaneous 1080 HD wireless streams so consumers can enjoy HD content from Netflix ®, Vudu™, YouTube™, Hulu ® Plus and other Internet content services, as well as an improved gaming experience with lower-latency. The NETGEAR adapter is ideal for upgrading home theater and gaming devices to Dual Band N 450 Mbps WiFi for an enhanced entertainment experience. For those who already have a dual-band router, the NETGEAR N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter is a way to add 5-GHz performance to gaming consoles, TVs and Blu-ray players which is ideal for demanding tasks such as HD video streaming.

Streaming HD content to Ethernet-enabled devices at home often requires a wired connection that is frequently impractical to install. The NETGEAR N900 4-port WiFi Adapter quickly and easily makes an Internet connection for multiple wired devices in a room via WiFi, which  eliminates the need and additional cost of having to use multiple USB WiFi adapters for the respective devices. Because of the adapter's small form factor, it can easily be placed next to a TV or within a home entertainment center.

Connectivity for an Enhanced Entertainment Experience

  • Wirelessly stream multiple 1080p HD videos throughout your home
  • Ideal for upgrading your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, or any device with an Ethernet port, to the maximum (450 Mbps) WiFi speed
  • Connect up to four devices like Blu-ray players, smart TVs, streaming players and game consoles
  • Dual band WiFi connects to an existing 2.4, or better yet, a 5 GHz WiFi access point, gateway or router to eliminate interference, providing greater signal quality and performance for online gaming and HD video streaming
  • Optimized for buffer and glitch-free HD video streaming when watching video from streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon®, Vudu, Crackle®, YouTube and more
  • One-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS) wireless connection
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK) and WEP data encryption
  • Four 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect to home A/V devices

"It's important to get a great entertainment experience when streaming an HD movie from Vudu or playing an online session of Activision ® 'Call of Duty ®' on your Xbox 360," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "The NETGEAR N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter is ideal for consumers who want to simultaneously connect multiple entertainment devices to their WiFi network at a faster WiFi speed."

Pricing and Availability The NETGEAR N900 4-Port WiFi Adapter will be available worldwide September, 2012 for $79.99 from major retailers in stores and online.

More information To learn more about NETGEAR's N900 4-Port WiFi Adapter, please visit http://www.netgear.com/N900.

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, whole home solutions for their customers. 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 32,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 42,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and  http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

© 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Xbox 360 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. PlayStation3 is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Blu-ray is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), registered in the United States and other countries. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix . Hulu is a registered trademark of Hulu, LLC. Activision is a registered trademark and Call of Duty are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon Inc. Vudu is a registered trademark of Vudu, Inc. Crackle and the Crackle logo are trademarks of Crackle, Inc. YouTube video community is a trademark of Google, Inc. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 45 through 63, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2012. 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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SOURCE NETGEAR, Inc.

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