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NETGEAR® RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless-N Product Family Tops PC World Roundup of Draft-N Wireless Routers


NETGEAR RangeMax Next Earns Top Wireless-N Ratings in Comprehensive Review of Wireless Routers based on Draft-11n Technologies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 12, 2006 – NETGEAR, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced that its draft 802.11n-compliant RangeMax Next Wireless Router (WNR834B) received top ratings for Wireless-N in a product roundup of wireless routers published in the October issue of PC World and online at,126821/article.html.

The article, which tested routers based upon draft 802.11n technologies, recommended NETGEAR’s RangeMax Next, which was rated highest among the draft 802.11n routers and provided the longest range of all the draft-11n wireless routers reviewed.

“If you want to buy a draft-n router now, the RangeMax Next is your best choice, with very good features, setup and ease of use, and reasonable performance,” wrote Becky Waring in the article. According to the test which compared draft 802.11n-compliant wireless routers from four major manufacturers, RangeMax delivered the highest throughput speeds at medium range and provided the lowest long range failure rate of all of the draft-11n products tested.

“While NETGEAR continually seeks to bring to market innovative products based on cutting-edge networking technologies, we also understand how critical it is that once our customers purchase our products, they must receive an excellent user experience through the critical combination of ease-of-use, performance and reliability,” stated David Henry, Director of Product Marketing – Consumer Products. “This PC World product roundup confirms that we have been successful in accomplishing this with our top-end RangeMax products. Though the 802.11n standard has not yet been ratified, NETGEAR is continuously working to improve the performance and usability of the RangeMax Next products and is providing these improvements periodically through firmware upgrades that are available on our Web site. It is obvious from the PC World product roundup that our efforts are paying off.”

About RangeMax Next
RangeMax Next offers the most complete family of draft 802.11n-compliant wireless products, including:

* RangeMax Next Wireless-N Router Gigabit Edition with 10/100/1000 Switch (WNR854T)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N Notebook Adapter Gigabit Edition (WN511T)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N Router with 10/100 Switch (WNR834B/M)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N ADLS 2+ Modem Router with 10/100 Switch (DG834N)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N Notebook Adapter (WN511B/T)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N PCI Adapter (WN311B/T)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter (WN121T)
* RangeMax Next Wireless-N Access Point (WN802T)

The NETGEAR RangeMax Next wireless product family delivers speeds of up to 300 Mbps utilizing an advanced internal antenna design to automatically optimize performance. These internal antennas are incorporated into NETGEAR’s newest industrial design casing, providing the next generation of style for which NETGEAR has been recognized with design awards worldwide. NETGEAR’s RangeMax Next wireless product family provides users with all the great range of RangeMax while incorporating NETGEAR’s new “Steady Stream” technology to deliver the stable connections required for signal-quality-sensitive applications such as streaming high-definition videos throughout the entire home and making Internet telephone calls. All RangeMax Next products are manufactured and tested with NETGEAR’s unique “11n-True Test” process to ensure the highest performance possible for any draft 802.11n products.

The RangeMax Next wireless product family provides the security and ease of use that NETGEAR is known for with a robust set of features including: NAT and SPI firewalls, Touchless WiFi Security, 64- and 128-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK), Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS), and Exposed Host (DMZ) for secure gaming.

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.

© 2006 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo and RangeMax are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput.

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 the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s draft 802.11n-compliant RangeMax Next family of 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 the RangeMax Next family of products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance and throughput 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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