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NETGEAR® Spreads Holiday Cheer with Promotions on Home and Business Products Including Popular RangeMax™ and ProSafe™ Lines


Shoppers Wrap Up Savings via Promotions on #1 Selling MIMO-G RangeMax Wireless Product Family; Free NIC, iPod® nano, iPod shuffle, and Songs from iTunes® with Purchase of ProSafe Switches, Wireless Access Points and VPN Firewalls for Business

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — November 21, 2005 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, is celebrating the upcoming holiday season with promotions in the U.S. offering significant savings on popular products for homes as well as small- and medium-sized business. These promotions encourage even more users to extend and enhance their wireless experience with the industry’s #1 selling MIMO-G products, NETGEAR’s RangeMax™ family of Smart MIMO wireless offerings for extended-range, higher-speed wireless networking. Shoppers who purchase NETGEAR ProSafe™ products for businesses, including Managed and Smart Switches, Wired and Wireless VPN Firewalls, and Wireless Access Points, are eligible for free products such as a NETGEAR network interface card (NIC), an iPod nano, an iPod shuffle, and songs from iTunes. All promotions run through December 31, 2005, variously at participating retail, direct market reseller, value added resellers, and e-commerce partners.

“The holidays are a time for families, friends, and colleagues to connect, and connecting people is NETGEAR’s mission,” said Patrick Lo, NETGEAR’s chairman and chief executive officer. “It’s the perfect time for families to consider expanding their home networks, or moving to wireless solutions, but it’s also when many small businesses look to find reliable, affordable ways to upgrade their infrastructure before the New Year. For that reason, our seasonal sales promotions cover a wide variety of our reliable, high-performance networking solutions for businesses in addition to our stylish networking innovations for the home.”

NETGEAR is offering two promotions to enable consumers to experience the full benefits of its best-selling RangeMax product family with Smart MIMO technology.

Under NETGEAR’s “Trade Up to RangeMax” Program, consumers who purchase a new RangeMax Wireless Access Point (WPN802) or RangeMax Wireless Router (WPN824) are eligible to receive a free RangeMax Wireless Adapter as a trade-in for their existing old wireless access point or router of any brand. Shoppers can choose from three NETGEAR RangeMax wireless adapters for desktop and notebook PCs as his/her gift, each a $100 value — RangeMax Wireless PC Card (WPN511), RangeMax Wireless PCI Adapter (WPN311), or RangeMax Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WPN111).

With the purchase of a RangeMax Wireless Router or RangeMax Wireless Access Point, customers can also “Get in-Tune for the Holidays” and receive five free songs from iTunes.

NETGEAR’s RangeMax routers and access points offer a unique capability to dynamically sense the environment and select from over 100 possible antenna configurations, eliminating Wi-Fi dead spots and optimizing the wireless connection to each client for the fastest and most stable connection available. While RangeMax provides performance increases of up to 50 percent for existing standards-based 802.11g, 802.11b/g and Atheros® Super G® products, a full RangeMax solution including adapters can deliver up to 10 times the coverage and speed of standard 802.11g-based solutions.*

NETGEAR is also creating a holiday mood for small and medium-sized businesses through four different promotions covering many of its award-winning business products:

* The “Get in-Tune for the Holidays” promotion applies as well to NETGEAR’s business products, offering customers from five to 30 free songs from iTunes with the purchase of select ProSafe Unmanaged Desktop or Rackmount Switches, or ProSafe VPN Firewalls.
* The “Spread the Holiday Cheer” promotion offers a free iPod nano with the purchase of ProSafe Layer 3 Switches.
* Buyers can “Shuffle through the Holiday” with a free iPod shuffle after purchasing select ProSafe Layer 2 Managed or Smart Switches.
* The “Extend Your Holiday” promotion entitles shoppers to a free NETGEAR network interface card (NIC) with the purchase of select ProSafe Wireless Access Points or Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switches.

NETEGEAR promotions are valid through December 31, 2005, variously at participating major traditional and online retailers, direct market resellers, value added resellers, and e-commerce partners for in-store and website purchases. More details on the promotions and participating partners may be found on NETGEAR’s web site 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.

©2005 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR®, the NETGEAR logo, ProSafe and RangeMax are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. 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 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 “Risk Factors Affecting Future Results”, pages 19 through 28, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2005, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 12, 2005. 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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