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NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD Awarded “Best of CES” Award by LAPTOP Magazine


Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000), Selected as the Best Product in the “Wi-Fi” Category, Recognized for Wide Range of Capabilities, Ease of Use, and Embodying Innovation and Inspiration

LAS VEGAS, January 16, 2007 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced that the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) has received the Best of CES Award from the editors of LAPTOP Magazine. According to LAPTOP Magazine, the Best of CES Award, which honors products that embody innovation and inspiration, was awarded to the Digital Entertainer HD as the best product in the Wi-Fi category.

“What makes the EVA8000 stand out from the pack is its easy, searchable user interface,” stated LAPTOP Magazine in its Best of CES winners announcement. “You have full access to your PC, including the ability to search for the exact YouTube video you want, right on your computer screen. The market is full of similar products, but at first glance, this one stood out for its wide range of capabilities and ease of use.”

“The receipt of LAPTOP Magazine’s 2007 Best of CES Award for the Digital Entertainer HD is very exciting for us and truly validates our dedication to delivering a best-in-class user experience that enable consumers to easily search and enjoy the world of content that is available somewhere but hard to find and play from the TV,” stated Vivek Pathela, NETGEAR’s vice president of product marketing. “The innovative Digital Entertainer HD changes the way that consumers can enjoy the vast amounts of digital content stored on computers throughout the home, from a world of content available through the Internet, as well as from broadcast TV. By automatically discovering, tagging, organizing, and delivering a variety of digital content directly to the television including up to 1080p format direct to an HDTV via the built-in HDMI interface, the Digital Entertainer HD will create a paradigm shift by giving consumers a more enjoyable experience in front of their TV.”

The recognition of the Digital Entertainer HD in the LAPTOP Best of CES Award program brings the number of awards garnered by NETGEAR at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show to seven including:

* LAPTOP Best of CES – Wi-Fi Category – Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000)
* CNET Best of CES Finalist – Home Video Category – Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000)
* CES Innovations Award – Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype (SPH200D)
* CES Innovations Award – Storage Central Turbo (SC101T)
* CES Innovations Award – RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N Router Gigabit Edition (WNR854T)
* CES Innovations Award – Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter Kit (HDXB101)
* CES Innovations Award – Skype Wi-Fi Phone (SPH101)

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 expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) 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 future demand for the Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) may not be as projected; 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 31 through 40, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 13, 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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