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NETGEAR® Offers Multiple Back-To-School Promotions for Both Students and Administrators


Summer Season Ushers in Student Retail Savings, Educational Administrator Discounts and Free Sony® and Apple® Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — August 14, 2006 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced its annual back-to-school promotion offerings for both students and administrators. Through the summer season, customers purchasing a wide variety of NETGEAR ProSafe™ business-class products through authorized NETGEAR Powershift partner resellers and participating retailers in the U.S. and Canada, are eligible to receive significant educational discounts, mail-in-rebates, or free popular products such as an iPod® or a Sony PSP™. Additionally, students can take advantage of “Back-To-School Savings!” with mail-in-rebates on select NETGEAR home products when purchased from participating direct retailers. Promotion details and end-dates can be viewed at

Students and other end-users can receive a mail-in cash rebate on in-demand wireless products such as NETGEAR’s 54 Mbps Wireless-G Router (Model WGR614NA), 108 Mbps Wireless-G Firewall Router with Super-G Technology (Model WGT624NA), 54 Mbps Wall-Plugged Wireless-G Extender Kit (WGXB102NA), Gigabit Desktop Switches, and other select products.

“The frenzied lifestyle of college students demands complementary technology devices that support mobility and uninterrupted connectivity, yet make sense to the money-conscious,” said Patrick Lo, NETGEAR’s chairman and chief executive officer. “With so many young students and educational administrators requiring simple and reliable networking solutions, we proudly offer the back-to-school promotion to help our customers keep up to date with the latest popular home and business-class products.”

In an effort to ensure that no school networks are outmoded, NETGEAR is offering the “No Switch Left Behind!” promotion. Resellers and administrators are eligible to receive a 20 percent educational discount on select NETGEAR ProSafe Business Switches, including an array of Smart, Managed, and Gigabit Switches. This promotion is available only via NETGEAR authorized Powershift Partner Resellers.

NETGEAR is also offering promotions for customers that purchase select ProSafe business-class and home products via select direct retailers. Students and administrators alike are eligible to receive up to $80 in mail-in rebates on select NETGEAR ProSafe business products and home products. They also have the choice to receive a mail-in rebate up to $150 or free Sony PSP, iPod nano, or iPod shuffle with the purchase of select ProSafe Managed and Smart Switches.

NETGEAR’s back-to-school promotions are valid through the summer and early fall 2006, with varying end-dates, dependent upon product selection and purchase location. Products are available through leading retailers, direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers. A list of NETGEAR’s authorized North American Powershift Partners by geographic location can be found at

About NETGEAR®, Inc.
NETGEAR® (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

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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 products, and expected performance characteristics, specifications, 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 end-users; the performance of NETGEAR’s products may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; 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 30 through 39, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2006. 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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