LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) ( www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) the availability of the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition (WN3500RP) at retail and online stores worldwide. The WiFi Range Extender amplifies any existing WiFi network, giving you a greatly improved wireless experience throughout your home for WiFi connected devices including tablets, laptops, smart TVs, smartphones and more. The extender is the latest entry to the NETGEAR family of easy-to-use WiFi range extenders and is the first WiFi range extender that can also be directly connected to speakers for music streaming using AirPlay®, while at the same time amplifying an existing network connection. With an ever-increasing number of consumer products relying on WiFi connectivity, it is important that a strong signal be available to ensure your ability to take full advantage of your connected devices, while moving freely around the house and even outside on a patio or a backyard. The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender provides simultaneous extension of both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands, increasing range and improving wireless coverage while minimizing interference on the less-crowded 5GHz WiFi band. Furthermore, the WiFi extender supports 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi standards, ensuring compatibility with almost any wireless router and gateway, even those provided by your Internet Service Provider. "Consumers are relying on WiFi to drive their rapidly growing number of connected devices, so WiFi dead spots are simply not an option," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "Our new extender makes dead spots a thing of the past, and takes it a step further by supporting AirPlay for streaming music from iPhones® and iPads® to a stereo system or individual audio speakers."