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NETGEAR® Connects the World with Innovation, Showcasing Its 2008 Line of Award-Winning and Storage Solutions at CeBIT 2008


New Wireless, Wired and Storage Networking Products Enable Consumers to Enjoy Bandwidth-Intensive Applications and Businesses to Gain Productivity Whenever, Wherever and However they Desire

HANNOVER, Germany .– NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, is showcasing its new families of next-generation Wireless-N networking solutions, ReadyNAS advanced network-attached storage solutions, built-for-business ProSafe switches, security and wireless solutions, wired and wireless network bridges and extenders, and carrier-grade broadband gateway solutions at CeBIT 2008 in Hall 13, Stand C58, this week from March 4-9, 2008.

“The growing popularity of Internet-based applications, such as social networking websites, broadband video streaming, console gaming, and Voice-over-IP in the consumer and business sectors, has created a demand for networking solutions that provide fast, reliable connectivity across the network and to the Internet,” stated Patrick Lo, chairman and chief executive officer of NETGEAR. “As users amass ever-increasing amounts of multimedia content, digital documents and other data files, it is becoming more important than ever for them to be able to easily store, protect and share that valuable content. At CeBIT, we’re showing our newest, most innovative networking products for the consumer and SMB markets, many of which have already been recognized this year with a variety of design and innovation awards. Our extensive line of end-to-end networking solutions is designed to deliver high-speed, reliable connectivity to network-enabled devices throughout the home or office, providing access to the Internet and stored digital media content wherever, whenever and however it’s needed.”

NETGEAR’s Next-Generation Wireless-N Products Utilize Metamaterial Antenna Technology to Deliver Faster Speeds at Longer Ranges

Connecting the seemingly endless variety of network-enabled devices for productivity and entertainment in the home demands a wireless network infrastructure that provides range, security, reliability, speed, and stability of connections. NETGEAR’s next-generation wireless-N family of routers and adapters are based upon the 802.11n draft specification and deliver the fastest speeds, longest ranges and most reliable connections. The innovative new products utilize an internal array of antennas based on metamaterial technology, a revolutionary and patented innovation with unique transmission properties that provides the highest level of quality, reliability and signal optimization, even in dense integrated circuit designs, to deliver best-in-class performance and stability of wireless connections across the full 802.11 spectrum. This high-performance multi-antenna array technology, which has been incorporated across the NETGEAR family of next-generation RangeMax Wireless-N products, delivers the superior range and throughput that has established NETGEAR’s RangeMax technology as the industry performance leader stemming back to the introduction of its 802.11g MIMO RangeMax series of WiFi routers and adapters.

The NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router (WNDR3300) delivers the highest Wi-Fi performance for today’s Wireless-N notebooks and dual-band adapters while providing simultaneous support for legacy 802.11g devices as well as clients based on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wireless-N. In addition to an array of eight metamaterial antennas, the WNDR3300 supports 5 GHz Wireless-N, enabling the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router to avoid interference from household appliances, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and even neighboring Wi-Fi networks, and maximizes wireless performance and range to deliver faster downloads, high-quality media streaming, and better online gaming.

The NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500) incorporates an ultra-fast four-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch (one Gigabit Ethernet WAN and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports), to deliver the fastest possible wireless-to-wired network performance, and an array of eight internal antennas to reduce the effects of RF interference and maximize wireless performance and range. Automatic Quality of Service (QoS) ensures reliable support for Internet, voice, video, and gaming applications, enabling users to simultaneously surf the Internet, e-mail, stream high-definition video, make Internet phone calls, and play online games.

Adding the performance benefits of 5Ghz Wireless-N to an existing network is fast and easy with the RangeMax 5GHz Wireless-N Upgrade Kit (WNEB3100). The WNEB3100 includes a 5GHz Wireless-N access point, which connects to any existing wired or wireless router or gateway, and a dual-band Wireless-N USB adapter to provide high-speed, interference-free wireless connectivity between the router and a laptop or desktop computer. NETGEAR’s “Push ‘N’ Connect” feature uses WPS to ensure an easy, secure Internet connection and setup is made simple through plug-and-play, automatic configuration.

NETGEAR Bridges and Extenders Provide High-Speed, Reliable Network Connectivity for Network-Enabled Devices

Providing high-bandwidth connectivity to the network for network-enabled devices such as laptops, gaming consoles and media adapters, without the need to run unsightly Ethernet cables, requires the use of bridges and extenders. NETGEAR is showcasing a variety of wired and wireless bridges and wireless network extenders designed to deliver fast, reliable network connections to support bandwidth-intensive applications around the home.

NETGEAR’s Powerline AV Ethernet Kit (XAVB101) and award-winning Powerline HD Plus Ethernet Adapter Kit (HDXB111) provide a reliable, high-speed 200 Mbps network connection to the home network and Internet over existing electrical wires to devices such as digital media receivers, set top boxes, game consoles, PCs, or storage devices. Both the XAVB101, which is based on the HomePlug AV standard, and the UPA-based HDXB111, which features built-in power sockets to save power outlet space, provide built-in quality-of-service (QoS), to ensure high-quality connectivity for high-definition video streaming, online gaming and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications, and easy operation based on a plug-in design and push-button security setup.

The NETGEAR Plastic Optical Fiber Ethernet Adapter (PF101) is an easy-to-install bridge that utilizes easily bendable and thin plastic optical fiber to transmit large amounts of data from room to room at the speed of light. Compatible with any Ethernet-enabled device, the PF101 delivers data speeds of 100Mbps at distances up to 50 meters over a very small diameter cable that is easy to run along base boards, under carpets and around tight corners, making it an ideal solution for distributing high-definition video across the network to the set-top box.

The award-winning 5 Ghz Wireless-N HD Access Point/Bridge (WNHDE111) incorporates six smart metamaterial antennas to optimize range and connects to any existing router or gateway to provide more wireless channels, better connections and less interference. By plugging the WNHDE111 to an existing router or gateway, any home network can be upgraded to support the latest WiFi-certified 5GHz 802.11n draft 2.0 wireless and existing 802.11g networks can be upgraded to a dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz network providing up to 19 more congestion-free channels. For high-performance network gaming and simultaneous streaming of high-definition videos, WNHDE111 units can be easily deployed as high-speed wireless bridges to ensure interference-free network connectivity between the router and any network-enabled device. Automatic QoS ensures prioritization of voice, video and gaming traffic for seamless simultaneous task handling. Setup is made simple through plug-and-play, automatic configuration, while “Push ‘N’ Connect” using WPS ensures an easy, secure Internet connection.

The RangeMax Wireless Signal Extender (WPN824EXT) connects into an existing wireless router or gateway to upgrade and extend the performance and range of an existing network. A patented internal array of seven smart metamaterial antennas for WiFi 802.11g networks deliver optimum range and data throughput performance, making the WPN824EXT an affordable solution to extend the wireless coverage in homes for routers and ISP gateways that have inadequate wireless range. The RangeMax Wireless Signal Extender dynamically selects from an array of antenna combinations to find the optimal, interference-free path to each wireless client, delivering a fast, stable wireless connection.

The MoCA 1.1 Ethernet-to-Coax Bridge Kit (MOEB1001), the first industry-standard and MoCA Ethernet-to-Coax Bridge based upon the MoCA 1.1 specification, is designed for high-definition video streaming and online gaming applications, enabling consumers to use their existing in-home cable TV outlets to distribute high-definition digital video and multimedia content, at a raw data rate of 270Mbps, to high-definition televisions, digital and Internet set-top boxes, computers, and other networked devices. The MOEB1001 will be available in mid 2008.

NETGEAR Delivers Intelligent Network Storage to Consumers

The ReadyNAS™ Duo 500GB Home Media Server (RND2150), ReadyNAS Duo 750GB Home Media Server (RND2175) and ReadyNAS Duo 1TB Home Media Server (RND2110) are intelligent award-winning network storage solutions that enable consumers to centralize, organize, and serve digital media throughout the home to a growing variety of network-attached devices including Windows- and Macintosh-based computers, digital media receivers such as the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD, and game consoles. To protect valuable stored digital media, ReadyNAS Duo, when equipped with the optional second drive, automatically mirrors all digital data to protect against data loss due to a disk failure using NETGEAR’s own patent-pending X-RAID™ technology.

By simply connecting any digital camera to the front-mounted USB port, ReadyNAS Duo quickly and easily copies the photos, and makes them available to friends and family across the Internet. In addition, ReadyNAS Duo also provides integrated support for BitTorrent™ enabling users to download digital entertainment content directly to the ReadyNAS Duo without requiring any of the network computers to be on and in use.

NETGEAR’s Business-Class Network Solutions Provide Data Storage and Protection, and Robust, Reliable Network Connectivity and Security

NETGEAR is showing the newest members of its award-winning ReadyNAS™ family of business-class network-attached storage solutions: ReadyNAS NV+ 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4275), ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4210), ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4475), ReadyNAS NV+ 4TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4410) and ReadyNAS 1100 4TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (RNR4410). The award-winning ReadyNAS products, which support Windows, Macintosh and Linux clients, are ultra-efficient network-attached storage solutions that feature Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with Jumbo Frames support to provide maximum data throughput speeds to and from the network backbone. ReadyNAS supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and NETGEAR’s proprietary X-RAID™ technology which provides automated RAID expansion that enables users to scale from one to four disks and beyond.

NETGEAR’s new high-speed ProSafe® 24- and 48-Port Gigabit L2 Managed Switches with Static Routing (GSM7224R and GSM7248R) affordably deliver wire-speed Gigabit performance, a full-set of Layer 2 management features and static routing for the demanding network requirements of small and medium businesses. In addition to 24 or 48 10/100/1000 ports, the switches support fiber connectivity through four combination small form-factor pluggable (SFP) gigabit interfaces. Layer 2 management functionality provides users with the ability to configure the network for maximum performance, reliability and availability, while static routing enables inter-VLAN routing and provides a faster network with more effective bandwidth management.

The NETGEAR ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G) is a versatile, feature-packed firewall that provides network security, remote access and reliable Internet access for small and medium businesses. Simultaneous support for up to 25 IPsec and 10 SSL VPN tunnels enables the ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall to serve secure connections for both site-to-site communications and remote or telecommuter access without the need for VPN client software. Equipped with an integrated four-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch for high-speed network connectivity, the SNMP-manageable FVS336G provides two Gigabit WAN ports to support dual broadband connections for load-balancing or fail-over, to increase the bandwidth and reliability of a company’s Internet connection.

NETGEAR’s Broadband Gateway Provides Reliable, High-Speed Connectivity to the WAN

The only thing more important than having a high-speed whole home network to support the entertainment and productivity needs of the connected home is providing a reliable, fast connection for that network to the broadband Internet.

Ideal for home and small business CPE deployments, the new NETGEAR HSDPA Broadband Wireless Gateway (MBM621) supports standards-based HSDPA wireless networks around the world enabling users to connect wirelessly to the newest mobile 3G networks at broadband speeds from anywhere there is coverage.

NETGEAR Femtocell Solution Enables Mobile Operators to Deliver Reliable Broadband Connectivity to Converged Home Networks

NETGEAR recently announced the availability of the Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH), the first single-box solution that includes a comprehensive residential gateway with integrated ADSL2+ modem, router, 10/100 wired LAN switch, 802.11g wireless access point, Voice-over-IP (VoIP, SPI double firewall, and 3G femtocell technology. In addition to collaborating with NEC to develop an integrated 3G access point for femtocell applications, NETGEAR is also certifying the DVG834GH for interoperability with femtocell gateways from Nokia Siemens Networks and Kineto Wireless.

NETGEAR’s Open Source Router Promotes Custom Network Designs

NETGEAR’s Open Source Wireless-G Router (WGR614L) is designed for Linux developers who are passionate about networking and desire to create open source applications to build custom functionality and optimizations on top of one of the world’s premier open wireless platforms. The WGR614L delivers high-performance with the integration of a 240 MHz CPU, 4 MB of Flash memory, 16 MB of RAM, and both external and internal antennas for improved performance. The WGR614L is “Works with Windows Vista” certified and supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). In addition to a comprehensive open-source user guide which is available to developers, NETGEAR provides an open source community website ( which provides a virtual meeting place for forums, blogs and downloads.


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